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Tag Archive: open water


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Scuba Q and A: How Can I Overcome My Fear of Mask Removal? Q. How do I get over my fear of removing my mask to get my scuba certification? Answer: Firstly, you aren’t performing skills in your class simply to be gifted a plastic card. Those skills are trained to preserve your safety on […]

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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 […]

cheap quality scuba courses

Are Some Scuba Courses more Equal than Others? by Andy Davis There are some big discrepancies in course pricing for seemingly ‘identical’ scuba courses. Cheaper courses, that result in the same certification and adhere to the same minimum agency standards should all be equal…. shouldn’t they? Why shouldn’t a prospective student simply shop around for […]

Technical Sidemount Diving

 The following commentary was first published as a post on the Scubaboard internet discussion forum. I felt that it provided a very beneficial perspective on the positive and negative aspects of sidemount configuration; particularly in comparison with back-mounted alternatives.  It’s a useful read for those divers, of all levels and backgrounds, who are considering their […]