The risks of becoming dehydrated are serious, and symptoms include headaches, a dry mouth, extreme thirst, dizziness, confusion and fatigue.
We all know that there’s some risk involved in diving. For many of us, the challenge of preparing for and dealing with potential problems is part of the sport’s attraction.
Becoming a Rescue Diver not only teaches you how to prevent dive accidents and emergencies — and how to manage them should they arise — but it also consolidates your skills and experience from earlier courses, making you a more confident and accomplished diver.
As divers who have perfected their buoyancy know, finally getting it right is a watershed moment that opens the door to true freedom underwater.
Although nitrox has been used for recreational diving for almost 25 years, it is still often misunderstood.
For those whose eyesight requires corrective measures, the prospect of diving — a primarily visual pastime — can be a little daunting.
The PADI Advanced Open Water course, for example, is designed to increase diver confidence and self-sufficiency by exposing the student to a range of new experiences.
On Monday, March 31st, the United Nations International Court of Justice decreed that Japan must stop their whaling efforts in the Antarctic with immediate effect.
If Lydia makes it to the U.K., she’ll be the first-known great white to cross the Atlantic
Although scuba is technically a sport, for most of us, diving is more about calm than cardio.
When it comes to marine conservation, research is of paramount importance.
Since the explosion of the controversial documentary Blackfish onto screens last year, the question of whether orcas should remain in captivity has become a global debate.
Working as both an instructor and a dive guide, I often wonder whether a diver’s certification card truly reflects their…
Last week saw a milestone victory for manta-ray conservation efforts worldwide, with the Indonesian government passing legislation to ban the fishing and export of the species within its waters.
These sharks cast a kind of spell — you desperately want them to stay, but they command too much respect to even consider chasing them.
While learning to dive is an experience made up mostly of highs, as with all experiences there can be some lows.
In the past week, images of the blood-stained waters of Japan’s Taiji cove have made their way into international media, providing sickening proof of the massacre recently committed there.
For many newly certified divers, the idea of plunging into the inky darkness of the ocean at night seems a little bit crazy.