New Diver Corner


Ask an Instructor

As a course director, I get the honor of being one of the people that many in the industry turn to when they have questions about diving that no one else seems to know the answer to.  Usually, these questions are so obscure, unlikely or outlandish that they do not […]


Choosing Scuba Instructors

How do I choose the right Scuba Instructor?   Scuba instruction tends to thrive in economies such as the one we are experiencing today. When jobs are difficult to come by, people rely on skills that allow them to trade their knowledge for extra income. This means that the consumer […]


Testing your Gas for Carbon Monoxide (CO)

Where is CO found? CO is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it. What are the symptoms of CO Poisoning? According […]


Sun Safety

As a diver, we expose ourselves to many hazards, and most of those are clearly explained by dive operators and scuba instructors. However, one hazard that is often overlooked is sun exposure.  The most immediate danger of too much sun exposure is sunburn.  With repeated sun damage, skin begins to […]


Pre-dive Safety Check

Due to a very good comment on Facebook, I have decided to add another paragraph to this article.  Huge thanks to James Lapenta for his input Conducting a standard pre-dive safety check before every dive is a great habit to get into. Every agency teaches students to check over their […]