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Articles for the Tech DiverFool Proof Methods Scuba Divers Use to Equalize Their Ears
For most divers, clearing their ears is simplistic and routine. However, for those who have been out of the water for a while, or for those new divers who are still getting the hang of this, the following is a great primer on the different methods for clearing your ears while Scuba diving.
Scuba Diving Dry in Arizona - It's a Dry Heat
Colder water temperatures don't mean you have to put away your dive gear until next summer. Investing in a drysuit is an excellent way to keep diving all year long.
Be a Great Scuba Diver: Oxygen Management
The most prevalent gas in our breathable air is Nitrogen which equals 79%. Oxygen, which is the gas that our life depends on, is a mere 20.9% of the gas we breathe. While this blend is harmonious and life-enabling, it all changes once you add pressure while Scuba diving.
Savvy Dive Travelers and the TSA Rules and Regulations
This article discusses Scuba travel and related challenges, specifically looking at TSA restrictions and their impact on Scuba divers.
I'm a Tech Diver, Now What?
This article was written by a newer technical diver who brings some interesting new perspectives to the concept of being a techie.
Rebreather Diving 101
It may seem to be a new trend in dive equipment but the idea of a rebreather has been around for nearly 300 years. Original working designs were intended for mine rescue and it wasn't long before someone got the idea of diving with one. The first actual rebreather dive occurred in 1879, almost sixty years before Scuba was even invented.
Solo Diving: Trend? Fact? Dangerous?
Solo Diving: A controversial topic. Featured on Diverwire, this article has sparked a variety of email debate. Is this a growing trend or potentially dangerous practice?
Solo Diving: The Sequel - How to be a Good Dive Buddy
Solo Diving: A controversial topic. Featured on Diverwire, this is the follow-up article to the email debate that came about from the first article on solo diving.
Savvy Dive Traveler Updates - The Ever Changing Airline Baggage Restrictions
This article discusses Scuba travel and related challenges, specifically looking at baggage restrictions and their impact on Scuba divers.
The Enigma of DIN Valves - Unveiled
In an open-circuit Scuba set, the first-stage of the regulator has an A-clamp, also known as a yoke, or a DIN fitting to connect it to the pillar valve of the diving cylinder. This article explains DIN valves.