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Simple Steps to Treating Marine Life Injuries

The ocean is full of beautiful and wondrous creatures, hence our love for diving. Along with their majesty and wonder, however, some of these creatures can also possess the ability to inflict harm on us as we explore their underwater home.

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How To Clean and Store Your Drysuit

As kids start to return to school and summer slowly comes to an end it's time to start looking ahead to the cooler months of diving fun. Before you know it you will be breaking out those drysuits (if you ever even put them away). Here is a reminder of how to properly clean and store your beloved drysuit to make it last longer and stay fit to dive.

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How to Prep Your Mask for Diving

Your diving mask has to be one of the most important yet under-appreciated pieces of your scuba gear. Wearing a mask that fits right and doesn't fog or leak will make the difference between having an amazing, comfortable dive or a miserable one. Every diver has had at least one dive that was no fun…
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5 Ways to Improve Your Air Consumption

There is nothing more refreshing and awe-inspiring than plunging beneath the surface of the water and staying there. Unfortunately, it's only a matter of time until you run low on air and have to end your dive. By following the five simple steps listed below you will be able to improve your air consumption, and…
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How to Choose the Right Regulator – Part 2

Now that we've explored and defined the basic parts and functioning of a scuba regulator, let's explore the various types of regulators and their features. The regulator lowdown: First Stage scuba regulators can be separated into two basic groups: diaphragm regulators and piston regulators. Diaphragm Regulators Diaphragm refers to a thick piece of plastic rubber…
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How to Choose the Right Regulator – Part 1

Are all regulators created equal? What's the difference between "balanced" and "over-balanced" regulators and diaphragm vs. piston regulators?  With so many options laid out before you in your dive shop's display case, how do you know which one is right for you? Walk into your nearest dive store and you will most likely see an…
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The Types of Buoyancy Compensators and How They Work

In the early days of diving, there were no Buoyancy Compensator Devices (BCD’s). The diver just used a back plate and harness system to keep they tank secured to their back. For this reason, all scuba divers in the years prior to the invention of the BCD had to be good watermen, having to control…
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Why Dive Nitrox?

The Benefits of Nitrox and When to use it If you’ve been diving for any amount of time you’ve most likely come across the term “Nitrox.”, and have heard that if you dive with it you can stay down longer. This may or may not be the case depending on your planned dive, but before we get…
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