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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Tips For Beginner Scuba Divers: How To Control Panic or Anxiety Attacks Underwater

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Tips For Beginner Scuba Divers: How To Control Panic or Anxiety Attacks Underwater | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Although under water anxiety attacks are common events in scuba diving, most beginner scuba divers may not know how common they are until they start taking their training classes. So, instructors who want to keep their classes safe from harm usually advise their students of the frequency and how to handle them if they occur while they are under water.

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Elevator to the Surface

Elevator to the Surface | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
From our Dive Training series 'Lessons For Life': Why diving beyond your fitness level and not properly controlling your buoyancy can be fatal.
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Ron Peters's curator insight, February 12, 2014 9:39 AM

Lessons learned...?   

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Myths « Be A Diver

Myths « Be A Diver | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

If you don’t dive yet, some of what you “know” about diving might actually be wrong. A lot of these “myths” are perpetuated in the media and movies, and you might be surprised at what is right and what myths are “busted!” Which one of these myths have you been believing all along?

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Lessons for Life: Death in the Shallows

Lessons for Life: Death in the Shallows | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In a classic case, panic, claustrophobia and poor decision-making lead to a dive fatality.
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Don’t make dives you aren’t comfortable making. Don’t allow peer pressure to goad you into a dive you aren’t ready for. 

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Dad drowns in tragic scuba diving accident after wife tells him she is pregnant | Latest News | Latest Breaking News | Daily Star. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week

Dad drowns in tragic scuba diving accident after wife tells him she is pregnant  | Latest News | Latest Breaking News | Daily Star. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
SCUBA diver Lex Warner died at sea just hours after his wife ­revealed she was pregnant. (Latest...
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Is a liveaboard scuba diving trip right for you?

Is a liveaboard scuba diving trip right for you? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
If you are an avid scuba diver and have experienced diving all over the world, you might be considering a liveaboard scuba diving trip next time around. However, there are a few things you should consider before you book a liveaboard trip.
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Top 5 Places to Scuba Dive with Sea Turtles

Top 5 Places to Scuba Dive with Sea Turtles | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Do you dream of diving with turtles? Below are five great scuba diving areas for turtle sightings. You can click the link to get more information about the travel destination and start planning your trip!
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11 Quick Tips for Avoiding Motion Sickness

11 Quick Tips for Avoiding Motion Sickness | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Perhaps nothing ruins a dive trip more quickly than an urgent need to 'feed the fish' from the railing. Thus, most divers try very diligently to avoid getting motion sickness - but how? What really works?
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5 Tips: Diving in Kelp

5 Tips: Diving in Kelp | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We've got advice on how to navigate through a kelp forest. Some of the world's best diving can be found in kelp forests, but this can be an intimidating environment, especially the first time.
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The ScubaDiver girls dive this in San Diego all the time---they are experts!

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5 Bad Habits of Scuba Diving

5 Bad Habits of Scuba Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
From skipping the buddy check to miscalculating your weight, we all are guilty of bad diving habits from time to time.Bad Habit #1 - Skipping the buddy checkYou ask your buddy, 'You ready? Yeah?
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What It's Like To Dive in a Subway

What It's Like To Dive in a Subway | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
What is it like to dive in a subway? A freelance photographer explores one of the world's most unusual dive sites: a flooded subway shaft in Munich, Germany.
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Tanks labeling: the good and the bad! | The Scuba News

Tanks labeling: the good and the bad! | The Scuba News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
I will always remember the remark of one of my mentors and Trimix Instructor when I was labeling my mixed gas diving double tanks before we jump on the water.
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World Record: Scuba Diving in 100+ Countries

World Record: Scuba Diving in 100+ Countries | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For most people, diving in a dozen countries is a feat worth bragging about. But what if you hit the 100-country mark? Furthermore, what if you claimed the World Record for scuba diving in the most countries?
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Diving in the Middle of Nowhere

Diving in the Middle of Nowhere | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Picture this: clear, warm water bathing spectacular coral reefs, clouds of fish, circling sharks, and 17 scientists intent on studying the pristine tropical marine ecosystems of the Southern Line Islands. What could go wrong? That these ecosystems are, at best, nearly two days' transit from modern medical facilities—they sit roughly between Hawaii and Tahiti—may not weigh heavily on the minds of our scientists.
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Huge Underwater Pyramid Discovered Near Portugal - The Navy is Investigating - The Mind Unleashed

Huge Underwater Pyramid Discovered Near Portugal - The Navy is Investigating - The Mind Unleashed | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Portuguese news reported the discovery of a very large under water pyramid first discovered by Diocleciano Silva between the islandsRead More...
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Gill-Mimicking Scuba Masks

Gill-Mimicking Scuba Masks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Triton Oxygen Respirator - With the Triton Oxygen Respirator, it might be possible to breathe beneath the surface of the water as if you were a fish. Requiring no bulky tan...
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I was going to ask....

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5 Bad Habits of Scuba Diving

5 Bad Habits of Scuba Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
From skipping the buddy check to miscalculating your weight, we all are guilty of bad diving habits from time to time.Bad Habit #1 - Skipping the buddy checkYou ask your buddy, 'You ready? Yeah?
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My Scubadiving Stories: Scuba diving in Iceland - part 2

My Scubadiving Stories: Scuba diving in Iceland - part 2 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scuba diving in Iceland is a serie of posts leading up to my diving adventure in march 2014.
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Five Reasons Why Cenote Diving Is Not For You - Book Your Dive

Five Reasons Why Cenote Diving Is Not For You - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Cenote Diving is one of the main scuba diving attraction in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and surrounding areas. Explore these ancient cenotes but come prepared.
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CaribbeanReady's curator insight, February 25, 2015 12:26 AM

If you are lucky enough to be in this part of the world, do yourself a favor;  book a cenote dive.  A cenote is a fresh water cavern with relatively no sea life in it.  You enter a pool in the middle of a jungle and drop underneath a rock formation to begin your dive.  


The water is a brisk 72, so it's best to bring a wetsuit.  72 sounds warmer than it actual is so the wetsuit recommendation should be heeded.  The sights you will behold  on this type of dive are unparalleled and bringing an underwater camera is highly recommended.  A GoPro would do the job nicely as long as its the type with a light source.  There is nothing like this and you need to see it.


Ed

CaribbeanReady.com 

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10 Tips for Seeing the Most While You Scuba Dive | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia

10 Tips for Seeing the Most While You Scuba Dive | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The best way to see any dive site is with a guide who knows the area and the native wildlife or coral formations in the area. Don’t be afraid to ask them about the site or tell them what you are interested in.

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How your health will benefit from scuba diving - Book Your Dive

How your health will benefit from scuba diving - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ever wondered if scuba diving will benefit your health? Although no exact science it is hard to believe scuba diving does not benefit your health and overall fitness. In this article we explain more.
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Lessons for Life: Split Decision

Lessons for Life: Split Decision | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A diver makes a difficult decision in an attempt to get help for his buddy while cave diving
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FAIP Services - Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention

FAIP Services - Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention services | Education, Legislation, Victim Support
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A daring dive into the wild blue off Costa Rica

A daring dive into the wild blue off Costa Rica | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The scent of diesel, rusting anchors and fish slurry hung in the humid air of the harbor.
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