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Decompression Sickness vs Nitrogen Narcosis - What's the Difference?

Both Are Caused By Nitrogen, So What Is the Difference?: During the open water certification course, student divers learn about both nitrogen narcosis and decompression sickness. I have noticed that students tend to get the two conditions confused b...
by scubascoop on Jul 4, 2013

Friends share stories of diving beneath the ice

Brad Grecula could not see anything in the pitch-black water. Very slowly, something came into focus before him. Grecula was looking at the Hopkins/Minnetonka shipwreck, which was once part of a fleet of six streetcar boats that transported people a...
by scubascoop on Mar 13, 2013

DAN Case Study

Reprinted with permission from Chantelle Taylor-Newman of Dive Medic DAN Case study 8 This diver was a 61-year-old male in good health, taking no medications. He was on a liveaboard dive vessel in the South Pacific, vacationing with his son. He h...
by scubascoop on Feb 11, 2013

Return to Antikythera: Divers revisit wreck where ancient computer found

Thanks to: Jo Marchant is the author of a book about the mechanism, Decoding the Heavens: Solving the Mystery of the World's First Computer In 1900, Greek sponge divers stumbled across "a pile of dead, naked women" on the seabed near the tiny island...
by scubascoop on Oct 8, 2012

Day Three of Advanced Nitrox

So... after dreams of run times, gas switching and one minute warnings, I was up bright and early for today's set of dives. I had planned our dive down to the minute... well Jim had planned the timings, and as homework, I had worked out how much gas...
by DiveBunnie on Sep 20, 2012

Day Two of Advanced Nitrox

So... after dreams of run times, gas switching and one minute warnings, I was up bright and early for today's set of dives. I had planned our dive down to the minute... well Jim had planned the timings, and as homework, I had worked out how much gas...
by DiveBunnie on Sep 20, 2012

And Back to Being a Beginner!

So...  I have decided to finally embark on my Advanced Nitrox Course. Whilst this is not actually taking me to decompression levels, this tends to be taught in the style of the Decompression Procedures course. It is basically the first baby rung...
by DiveBunnie on Sep 19, 2012

DiveBunnie Goes Techie!!

I know!! It is shocking really that after all these years here, and a good three thousand dives, I am still only qualified to dive within recreational limits. And... like a true goodiegoodie (I always was), I have not yet broken my forty metre depth...
by DiveBunnie on Sep 18, 2012

Waters of Lake Michigan are a treasure trove of sunken wrecks

Roger Rice says the Bermuda Triangle, that polygon in the western Atlantic reputed to occasionally gobble up ships and aircraft, "has got nothin'" over the storm-battered waters off Wisconsin's Door Peninsula. "Lake Michigan was a nautical superhigh...
by scubascoop on Sep 6, 2012

Air Breaks… what are they, and do people take them for the wrong reason?

Thanks to doppler and his Tech Diving Blog I find the concept of taking air breaks to manage oxygen toxicity while decompressing comparable to using a paper towel to mop up an incoming tide at the beach. Or put another way, air breaks in this contex...
by scubascoop on Aug 30, 2012

Diving into the mysteries of the deep

Some people like to read mysteries. Ross Richardson likes to dive for them. He traces his interest in shipwrecks back to a contest in first grade when he wrote about a wreck. That fascination quickly developed into a passion. “I love solving my...
by scubascoop on Mar 26, 2012

Welcome to Sailing Thailand INFO Forum

Sailing Thailand INFO Forum Hello everybody, welcome to our new Sailing Thailand INFO platform for sailors, holiday sailors, scuba divers and marine enthusiasts who are planing to or did sail the waters of Thailand. Indeed, we have here one of the mo...
by Sailing Thailand Info Forum on Apr 25, 2008


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