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Training ArticlesThe Heart of a Solo Diver
A solo diver is not someone who just dives on their own, on occasion. A solo diver is someone who is prepared at the highest levels with a host of contingencies for even the most remote problems that may occur.
Self Sufficiency: Are you prepared?
For years the term "Solo Diver" has been tantalizing the industry because it debunks the practice that the buddy system is an absolute. Whether you are an advanced level, frequent diver, or still finding your way to a dozen dives as an open water diver, you have already learned this is a sport of skill and knowledge. Divers at every level need to invest the time to become more self-sufficient.
Alert Diver Magazine Now Available for the iPad and iPhone
Can't wait for your next issue of DAN's Alert Diver? Now it is available for the iPad and iPhone. No more waiting by the mailbox.
Fool Proof Methods Scuba Divers Use to Equalize Their Ears
For most divers, clearing their ears is simplistic and routine. However, for those who have been out of the water for a while, or for those new divers who are still getting the hang of this, the following is a great primer on the different methods for clearing your ears while Scuba diving.
Thinking About Going Pro?
Working with students and certified divers is an unquantifiable reward. There is no way to measure the impact you have while escorting someone into the lifetime of adventure a dive class can foster.
Be a Great Scuba Diver: Oxygen Management
The most prevalent gas in our breathable air is Nitrogen which equals 79%. Oxygen, which is the gas that our life depends on, is a mere 20.9% of the gas we breathe. While this blend is harmonious and life-enabling, it all changes once you add pressure while Scuba diving.
What It Takes to Get Certified to Scuba Dive
If you want to learn how to Scuba dive, then taking a beginner lesson and getting your Open Water Scuba Diver or Scuba Diver certification is the first step.
How To Choose a Scuba Instructor
Are you just starting to Scuba dive? This is an article on how to choose a Scuba instructor. This will help you through the process of objectively comparing different Scuba diving instructors.
Maintaining Your Safety Stop in Big Seas
Do you find it impossible to hold a safety stop in "Big Seas"? Paddle your way to comfortable diving in not so comfortable conditions.
Why Take The Deep Diver Specialty Course?
Getting the advanced level training you need to safely execute recreational dives to 130 feet (40m) is an essential part of your diving journey.
Diving With a Medical Condition
An increasing number of patients with controlled diabetes, asthma, and other diseases are getting the green light for Scuba diving.
Scuba Diver Tips for Easy Ear Equalization
11 easy tips every diver can use to assist in clearing their ears.
Tips and Advice for Choosing a Scuba Instructor
Advice and other valuable information to help you choose the best Scuba diving instructor for you.
Keep Your Scuba Skills Fresh
Just because the temperatures outside are a little colder doesn't mean we should lose focus on our passion for Scuba diving. In fact, there are plenty of things that you can do to keep your head in the proverbial Scuba game. After all, you don't want those skills you developed over the summer to rust.
Scuba Divers: 10 Tips To Better Buoyancy
The goal of any Scuba diver is to hover effortlessly through the water. When you dial in your buoyancy, you will reap the benefits such as better air consumption, diving with less exertion, protecting the environment, and safely controlling your ascents and descents.
I'm a Tech Diver, Now What?
This article was written by a newer technical diver who brings some interesting new perspectives to the concept of being a techie.
Solo Diving: Trend? Fact? Dangerous?
Solo Diving: A controversial topic. Featured on Diverwire, this article has sparked a variety of email debate. Is this a growing trend or potentially dangerous practice?
Solo Diving: The Sequel - How to be a Good Dive Buddy
Solo Diving: A controversial topic. Featured on Diverwire, this is the follow-up article to the email debate that came about from the first article on solo diving.
Altitude Diving Tips and Refresher
For those who have taken class and are certified to dive altitude, following is a list of tips to remember when Altitude Diving.