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Do You Need To Know How To Swim To Scuba Dive?

November 18th, 2019
Do You Need To Know How To Swim To Scuba Dive? Technically speaking there’s no direct association between swimming and scuba diving. Swimming keeps you above water whilst scuba diving is done under the water. The common factor between the two is the kicking movement. However, for safety reasons when you’re learning to scuba dive there may be some minimum swimming requirements. Do you need to know how to swim to scuba dive? Read on… Non-Swimming Basics Some entry-level scuba diving programmes don’t ask you to pass a swimming test. These programmes offer diving in a swimming pool – or...   Continue Reading...
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How To Tread Water

November 12th, 2019
How To Tread Water Did you know that the world record for treading water is 85 hours? That’s about 3.5 days and was set by a 19-year-old in 1997. Being able to tread water makes you feel more confident – and lets you stop mid-swim to get your bearings and recover breath. Learning this basic swimming technique will also allow you to get a certificate in scuba diving. See how to tread water here… The Basics How to float in water vertically is achieved by using both your arms and legs with your body in an upright position. Keep your...   Continue Reading...

How Deep Can A Human Dive Without Scuba Gear?

November 4th, 2019
How Deep Can A Human Dive Without Scuba Gear? As you grow in confidence swimming under the water with scuba gear you may become curious as to how deep you could dive without it. This activity is known as freediving. Find out how deep a human can dive without scuba gear here… The Freediving Experience What is freediving? The definition of freediving is diving underwater without the use of breathing apparatus – particularly in deep water. It’s extreme and can be very dangerous. A free diver will take one very deep breath and dive hundreds of feet under the water...   Continue Reading...
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What Is A Dive Watch? How To Use A DiveWatch?

October 18th, 2019
What Is A Dive Watch? How To Use A DiveWatch? Frequently asked questions about dive gear include what is a dive watch? How to use a dive watch? Find the answers here… An Essential Piece of Kit Dive watches are designed for underwater diving. And the most common bezel markers are found on these dive watches. The scales go from zero to 60 – the number of minutes in an hour. After you’ve aligned the bezel to zero the minute hand will start moving – when it points to 15 on the scale, you’ll have been diving for 15 minutes....   Continue Reading...
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The 10 Golden Rules of Safe Scuba Diving

September 30th, 2019
The 10 Golden Rules of Safe Scuba Diving Because of the fact that we are a school for scuba diving, a question we are frequently asked by customers at our dive shop is ‘how can divers ensure they are as safe as possible?’ It’s not an unknown fact that this pursuit does contain some inherent risks – consequently, here are our top ten scuba diving safety rules for ensuring you stay as absolutely safe as possible. These rules for safe scuba diving and general advice should be followed at all times while you are diving. How Dangerous is Scuba? Just...   Continue Reading...