Scuba Diving performing a buoyancy weight check

Scuba Skills: Performing a Weight Check on the Surface.

Diving incorrectly weighted will increase your air consumption and hold you back from attaining that amazing weightless feeling that we’re all chasing. If you’re weighted incorrectly you will either spend the whole dive adjusting your BCD, or battling to prevent yourself from floating up on your safety stop – neither of these is fun or safe. By performing a weight check on the surface, you will get a better understanding of how much weight you really need and have better dives because of it. Continue reading

buying dive gear masks for scuba where to start from how to buy

Scuba Skills: Buying Dive Gear – Start with your mask

Your own gear is a wonderful luxury and the right kit can completely change your diving experience. Dragging on stiff suits and peering through a foggy mask can add stress and unnecessary angst to what should be an awesome experience. On the flipside, buying everything you need is a big investment and it can be hard to know what to buy, when to buy it and where to get it. This series of posts should answer some of those questions and cover off the basics of investing in your own gear.

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