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Using The Right Weights

Using The Right Weights Being properly weighted while scuba diving not only increases your safety and diving ease, but also increases your dive time; the less you struggle with maintaining buoyancy, the less air you'll consume. Assemble your weight belt. See "How to Use a Weight Belt in Scuba Diving." Steps: Assemble your weight belt. See "How to Use a Weight Belt in...

Underwater Navigation

Underwater Navigation Because you can't tell east from west by looking at the sun when you're underwater, here's how to navigate using natural markers or a compass. Always check tide tables before diving, check for landmarks - an island, rock outcropping or sand trap - to orient yourself during and after your dive. Knowing where you are and more importantly how to get...

How To Use Fins

How To Use Fins The basic movement is called the flutter kick, which can be done on the surface or underwater. Keep your arms at your sides. You'll get more than enough power from the action of the fins alone. Steps: Keep your arms at your sides. You'll get more than enough power from the action of the fins alone. When swimming on the surface, keep your legs...

How to Protect the Environment When Scuba Diving

How to Protect the Environment When Scuba Diving Scuba is a way to explore the underwater environment, but you don't want to destroy it in the process. Employ gentle techniques to observe - rather than adversely affect - the underwater world. Enter the water carefully, avoiding objects on the shoreline and below the surface. Steps: Scuba is a way to explore the underwater environment, but you...

Equalize Underwater Ear Pressure

Equalize Underwater Ear Pressure As you descend into the water, the air inside your ear is compressed and its pressure reduced. The water on the outside of your ear increases in pressure causing a squeeze. You must equalize to bring the two pressures into balance. If you do not equalize properly, the pressure inside your ear could rupture your eardrum. A reverse squeeze is the...

Emergency Ascent

Emergency Ascent Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent (CESA) (aka "blow and go") is a technique used by scuba divers as a safety measure when a diver has run out of breathing gas in shallow water and must return to the surface. One of the scariest things that can happen to a Scuba diver is an uncontrolled ascent either intentionally initiated in an emergency or by...

Diving in Strong Currents

Diving in Strong Currents Some of the most exciting diving is accomplished in moving water. Don't let currents shake your confidence. Never swim against a strong current. Learn the technique of drift diving from a qualified instructor, and swim the opposite way. Steps: Assess the visual pattern of currents before diving. Ask a knowledgeable local resident about an...

Defog your Mask

Defog your Mask While there are a few high-tech solutions to this problem, most people rely on this preventive technique that has been around for decades. Dip your mask in the water to rinse it out. Empty as much of the water from the mask as possible. Steps: Dip your mask in the water to rinse it out. Empty as much of the water from the mask as possible. Spit...

Buddy Breathing

Buddy Breathing Always scuba dive with a partner so that you have an emergency breathing plan if you run out of air. Before you dive make sure to set a schedule for the dive, and make sure that you and your buddy both understand it, and agree on hand signals to indicate low air, out of air and requests to buddy breathe. Scuba diving is an inherently dangerous...

List Of All Red Sea Liveaboard Diving Sailboat Vessel Safari

List Of All Red Sea Liveaboard Diving Sailboat Vessel Safari Go diving in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, Nuweiba, Marsa Alam and El Gouna. Red Sea liveaboard holidays offer guests greater diving flexibility compared to land based packages, and are more suited to the adventurous diver. Diving in EGYPT - especially the more experienced divers from Europe enjoy the sometimes challenging liveaboard diving trips to...

PADI Dive Centers and Resorts In Sharm El Sheikh, Sinai

PADI Dive Centers and Resorts In Sharm El Sheikh, Sinai Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization. PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere. PADI boats are member of PADI's International Resort and Retailer Associations (IRRA). Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the...

Sinai Diving Tips & News

Sinai Diving Tips & News Practical Information For Snorkeling and Diving Diving centres: Professionals manage most of the centres, and the necessary equipment is available for use. You will find diving centres in nearly all of the seaside resorts. Please note that these centres are privately owned. You may check List Of All PADI Dive Centers and Resorts In Sharm El Sheikh...

Diving Straits of Tiran & Nabq

Diving Straits of Tiran & Nabq The Strait of Tiran lies at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba and is bounded by the west coast of Sinai and on the east by the island of Tiran, in the middle of this channel are four coral reefs lying in a north east, south west direction that were named after a 19th century English cartographers who drew the first nautical map of this region....

Al Karm Ecolodge, St Katherine, Sinai Desert

El Karm Echolodge in El-sheikh Awwad, Sinai Desert Al Karm is a Bedouin owned and managed Ecolodge situated in the beautiful surroundings of Wadi Gharba near Sheikh Awaad and Naqb el Hawa, the old pilgrims route to the monastery of St Katherine, South Sinai, Egypt. Its remoteness makes it an unique destination for eco tourists and peace-seeking visitors. It is also very suitable for workshops and...

Terrazzina Beach - Sharm El Sheikh, Sinai Beach, Red Sea

Terrazzina Beach regular events at Sharm El Sheikh One of Sharm el Sheikh’s most picturesque stretches of sand, Terrazzina Beach is a great place to chill out for a while. After exploring Sharm el Sheikh’s other interesting attractions, visitors can take a much-needed break by simply lounging around on the sand and swimming in the cool, clear waters. Terrazzina is the local hot spot. Currently,...