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Tag Archive: beginner


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Scuba Q and A: What’s The Best Advice For Someone Starting Open Water Diver Qualification? Q. What advice do experienced divers have for someone starting their PADI Open Water certification? Answer: Practice, practice, practice. Do not accept the bare minimum timescale for graduation if you are not very confident and competent to go diving unsupervised […]

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Scuba Q and A: 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? Andy’s Answer: I know of at least one diving fatality that could otherwise have been avoided if intra-relationship dispute and/or the […]

air sharing emergency scuba diving

Don’t Get Gas Mugged! – A Predictable Strategy For Stress-Free Air Sharing Emergencies by Andy Davis I see lots of debate on scuba diving social media about optimal regulator configurations for air sharing. Divers debate the pros and cons of ‘traditional’ octopus, AIR2 systems, using the long hose, spare air and pony systems, primary share […]