Category: Health

Hyperbaric Chambers
Health

Making Sense of Hyperbaric Chambers

Although hopefully you’ll never need to use one, here we’ll explain exactly what hyperbaric chambers are and how they work.

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Medical Questionnaire
Health

The Importance of the Medical Questionnaire When Diving

Whenever you take a dive course, you must fill one out. Here’s why it’s important to be honest when you complete a medical questionnaire.

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Women Better Scuba Divers Than Men
Health In the Water New to Scuba Stories

Are Women Better Scuba Divers Than Men?

We’re about to open a can of worms by asking: are women better scuba divers than men?

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Decompression Sickness
Health Training

Signs and Symptoms of Decompression Sickness

Scuba diving is statistically very safe, but whenever we dive there is the small possibility of decompression sickness (DCS). What are the signs and symptoms?

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New stuff
Great Barrier Reef

Mission Complete: The Great Barrier Reef Survey

Marine biologist and underwater photographer Johnny Gaskell recently explored the Great Barrier Reef in search of the truth on its current condition.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith
southern california sea life

A Beginner’s Guide to Southern California Sea Life

Beneath the waves lies a wonderland — Southern California sea life inhabits a magical realm, including forests, canyons and caves. Here are some highlights.
by Frankie Grant
sawfish

Sharks and Rays on the IUCN Red List

The IUCN Red List was established to track threatened species. Unfortunately, 28 sharks and rays appear on the list. Here’s the lowdown on 20 of them.
by Juanita Pienaar
Sebastian

Saving Sebastian — A Story With a Happy Ending

Tired of hearing tear-inducing awful news? Check out Sebastian the crab's story — with a happy ending.
by Beth McCrea