Diver with suspected decompression sickness also called 'the bends'. DCS can cause join pain and immobility.

Why is Decompression Sickness Called the Bends?

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A commercial diver in his equipment including helmet.

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A commercial diver is a diver who works underwater for long periods of time. Today we are chatting to Aiden, a commercial diver who works in Canada. What...
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Have you started SCUBA diving and thought that there's no chance of you remembering all of these wacky acronyms that we use? Don't worry, you're not alone!...

How Old Do You Have to be to Scuba Dive

Getting comfortable in the water at a young age is important in gaining a healthy respect for the water world. And if your child is interested in...
What To Wear Under Board Shorts when snorkeling, swimming and scuba diving

What to Wear Under Board Shorts?

Getting into the water or hitting the beach? You might choose to wear board shorts; a cool, laidback, and trendy piece of clothing that can go from...
Older man contemplating if there is a maximum age for scuba diving

Maximum Age for Scuba Diving

In recent years scuba diving has become more and more popular with younger and older divers, due to its accessibility and interest. According to the Diver’s Alert...
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The Difference between Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

71% of Earth is covered by water, which means there is a lot to explore! So if you ready to take the plunge into the water world,...
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How Long Does it Take to Get Scuba Certified

Scuba diving is a fun and accessible activity, and getting scuba certified is a relatively easy process. But how long does it take to get scuba certified,...
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Today we are chatting to James Hawes (UK) who is currently working in Melbourne, Australia. What is your job title? I am a "SDX Instructor” (shark dive...

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