All my bags are packed… or are they?

Did you remember everything?

Did you remember everything?

One of the most exciting times is packing your gear for your next dive trip! It can also be one of the busiest. This can be especially true if you’ll be traveling overseas.

With some pre-trip planning you can avoid that sinking feeling when you’re on the dock and you realize you’ve forgotten…

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Is a knife part of your dive kit?

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UPDATE: Hey Dive Buddies! After so many comments on this article posted on LinkedIn and elsewhere I decided to dedicate Episode 004 of the Under Pressure Divecast to the subject – check it out: Under Pressure Divecast – Episode 004

If you’ve been diving a while you may already have a strong opinion about whether or not you need a dive knife and; if you own one, which type you prefer. If you’re a new diver you may be wondering “Do I need a dive knife?”

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Getting from ‘What’ to ‘Why’ SCUBA Diving Accidents Happen

© Gareth Lock. Used with permission.

© Gareth Lock. Used with permission.

There is a project underway by PhD candidate Gareth Lock to develop a model for examining SCUBA diving accidents that is intended to get from ‘what happened’ to ‘why it happened’.

If better understanding of accident analysis and prevention is something you’re interested in please keep reading but Gareth could use the help of the diving community. He needs to raise money to keep this research going – consider making a donation here!

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Why Dive a Computer? – Ascent Rate Addendum!

Divers in Egypt. © 2010 Mika Hiltunen. Used with permission.

I’m a gear-o-phile. Okay now that we got that out of the way…

Dive computers are a great addition to your dive system. When a diver on a limited budget asks me what they should purchase first, a dive computer is always high on the list (usually right below regulators – but every situation warrants some thought). I don’t sell diving computers, I don’t get commission when one a diver buys one but I’m passionate about getting divers into computers.

And here’s why…

I missed one… arguably the one thing that genuinely separates dive computers from gauges & tables…

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