Category: Scuba Q&A


scuba diving weighting

SCUBA Q&A: When To Drop Your Weight belt?   Question:   On my Open Water course, I was taught to drop my weight belt in an emergency. What situations would merit dropping my weights? I am naturally concerned that dropping weights will lead to a rapid ascent to the surface.     There is one primary [...]

technical wreck penetration training course

Technical Wreck Penetration – A Question Of Experience by Andy Davis I often get asked how many dives should a technical wreck diver have before they undertake serious wreck penetration dives at depth. It’s  hard to answer, because it is a very individual question; which deserves more than a simple numerical answer. I can dive [...]

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Recreational Scuba Depth Limits for Deep Diving Question:   I was taught that “recreational divers plan all dives to be no stop dives” and also that  most agencies consider 40m /130 feet as the maximum depth for recreational deep diving.  That seems inconsistent when my dive computer allows me to dive below 40m/130 feet and still [...]

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QUESTION:  I am a recreational diver and I dive mostly with my husband. Our relationship issues (bickering) caused me stress.  Is this a factor I should consider when scuba diving? I know of at least one diving fatality that could otherwise have been avoided if intra-relationship dispute and/or the associated stress wasn’t a factor. It’s [...]