What to Wear Under Your Wetsuit When Scuba Diving

Scuba diving attire can make or break an experience. Think about what to wear under a wetsuit so you can have the best dive possible. Most scuba divers will wear wetsuits because they help maintain body temperature and help protect the body against the sun and other hazards on the open sea. Even when the air temperature and surface temperature of the water are warm, it can get quite cold the deeper you dive. So wetsuits are standard attire. But ... what should you wear under your dive sui...

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Surface Detection Devices Could Save Your Life

Sometimes with scuba diving, not everything always goes exactly as planned. You may surface a distance away from your surface level. There may be other boats in the area that aren't aware of your presence. Or a multitude of other things can go wrong during a dive. That's what makes surface detection devices so valuable to divers. These are tools divers use to notify others of their presence, whether it's their own dive team or somebody else. Purpose of Surface Detection Devices Surface ...

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Scuba Diving Oahu: A Glossary of Surface Dive Equipment

One of the best things about being a scuba diving enthusiast is all the gear. There's always some new gadget coming out or a new twist on an old tool or piece of equipment. That's one of the reasons serious divers are almost always also gear heads. Surface Equipment You can dive for years and still  not see all the equipment that can be used in scuba diving. Here are some pieces of surface equipment that are commonly used with underwater diving for fun and for work. Diver Down Fl...

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Scuba Related Gifts for Scuba Enthusiast on Your Holiday Shopping List

Here in Hawaii, we're blessed with great weather all year round. For Hawaiians, the holidays mean sunny skies and warm temperatures, not snowfall or icicles. Scuba diving in Hawaii during the holidays is one of the best things about living in a tropical climate. While most other people are shivering around the yule log, we can don our swimsuits and hit the water so we can share our holidays with the sea turtles, tropical fish, and colorful coral reefs. Holiday Scuba Shopping One of the ...

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HED team member volunteers to help false killer whale
HED team member volunteers to help false killer whale

    Volunteeers tried to help the cub A false killer whale cub was found in the sand at Keiki Beach, on the North Shore, in the begining of November. Hawaii Eco Divers’ director of training, Loren Kearney, heard about the situation and headed to the scene to help. "We fought for the animal’s survival, but unfortunately he couldn’t resist. He was already out of the water for about an hour and a half when I got to Keiki "he said. Several people in the community have m...

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5 Tips to Make You a More Popular Diver
5 Tips to Make You a More Popular Diver

The great thing about scuba diving Oahu is that it's always summer here. So you can always join a dive team or sign up for a scuba diving class all year round. Scuba Diving Etiquette Tips Whenever you dive, you want to make sure you fit in with the rest of the crowd. With that in mind, here are five scuba diving etiquette tips to help make you a popular diver: 5. Be On Time One of the most important ways to be popular with other divers is to show up on time for your scheduled dive or...

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See Natural Beauty from a Unique Perspective While Kayaking Oahu
See Natural Beauty from a Unique Perspective While Kayaking Oahu

One of the best ways to observe the natural splendor and astonishing beauty that Hawaii has to offer is while kayaking Oahu. The island has more beaches than any other island in Hawaii, making it one of the best places for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Start at Kailua Bay Kailua Bay is located on the lush, green windward side of Oahu. While it's only about 30 minutes from bustling Honolulu, it might as well be a world away. From the moment you first settle into your kayak...

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Safe Diving Means Following the ‘Buddy System’
Safe Diving Means Following the ‘Buddy System’

Diving is a fun, exciting activity. But diving alone is never a good idea. There's simply too many things that could potentially go wrong. And when you need help, you want to be sure there's somebody there to provide it. Divers are trained to use the "buddy system" to reduce risk and improve safety. But diving is an experience that's better when it's shared with somebody else anyway. Self-Reliance Is Critical While it's important to always dive with other people, it's also critical that...

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Good Health Leads to a Great Scuba Diving Experience
Good Health Leads to a Great Scuba Diving Experience

Scuba diving in Oahu is an incredible experience whatever your physical condition. But you can do more and go longer and deeper if you are in good health. Everybody knows you need to check out your scuba diving equipment before you get into the water. But what about your personal health and fitness? Shouldn't you check that out as well? The answer is "yes!" The fitter you are, the more comfort and enjoyment you can experience during each dive. Fitness Could Save Your Life Scuba divin...

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