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Weight Training for better diving
May 21st, 2018
A weight-training program that targets the muscles most used diving will allow you to do multiday dives without undue strain or fatigue. ...  Read More
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Sweet Dreams: When Can I Resume Diving Post Anaesthesia?
May 21st, 2018
The ability to dive depends on the diagnosis for which the anaesthetic was given and the disability from the surgical procedure will determine when you can resume diving. If one was put to sleep for s...  Read More
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Breath-hold diving: Running on reserve -Part 5
May 11th, 2018
Our human design was not specifically intended for the aquatic environment. We flaunt this idea regularly and impetuously for our own gain or enjoyment. During breath-hold diving, the alien environmen...  Read More
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Learning to Rebreathe
May 11th, 2018
When using a closed-circuit rebreather, breathing does not change the total volume of the liquid displaced in terms of Archimedes’ law, it simply moves the volume of gas back and forth between your lu...  Read More
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Emergency Planning: Why Do We Need It?
May 10th, 2018
Ensuring a plan is effective requires a more detailed assessment and an understanding of what actions may be necessary. We start with a vulnerability assessment in which we consider the probable hazar...  Read More
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When things go wrong
May 10th, 2018
History teaches us that accidents are always possible. Emergency action plans (EAPs) are essential tools for dive professionals and dive businesses. These plans typically provide information needed in...  Read More
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The Boat Left Without You: Now What?
April 25th, 2018
While being left behind by the dive boat is a rare occurrence, simply becoming separated from it is far more common. Either way, when divers are stranded at sea, the prospects can seem bleak. Even in ...  Read More
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Five pro tips for capturing better images in cold water
April 25th, 2018
All underwater photographers, at some point in their shooting life, will find themselves captivated by the unique subjects found only in temperate or cold water. Whether you're shooting the white shar...  Read More
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Cape Town Diving
April 24th, 2018
For those divers traveling to Cape Town for the Dive Festival...  Read More
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Compensation Legislation and the Recreational Diver
April 23rd, 2018
The requirements placed on dive operators to ensure that, as far as reasonably practicable, their workplace is (as the Occupational Health and Safety Act [OHSA] states)“safe and without risks to healt...  Read More
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Breath-hold diving. Part 3: The Science Bit!
April 23rd, 2018
Humans were designed to be terrestrial, air (gas) breathing organisms. Thus, the body’s anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms are well suited to this role. The aquatic or marine environme...  Read More
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Scuba Air Quality
April 20th, 2018
In this first of two parts, the rationale behind set contaminant limits for acceptable scuba air quality Is explained. Our knowledge-base on air quality for scuba diving has traditionally been driven ...  Read More
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