Posts Tagged ‘basics’


Rebreather Diving Basics

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
The advantages of rebreather diving include extended dive times and no-decompression limits. How do rebreathers work? Should you consider rebreather training?

Regulator First Stages: Piston vs Diaphragm – Regulator Basics for Beginners

Friday, June 20th, 2014
What is the difference between a diaphragm and a piston regulator first stage, and which is better? The short answer is that both are very good, but there are some differences to consider when choosing a scuba diving regulator.

What Is Cave Diving? Facts and Absolute Basics

Friday, June 20th, 2014
What is cave diving and why would anyone ever want to swim into a dark hole in the ground? Here is a very basic article for people with no previous knowledge of the sport.

Balanced vs Unbalanced – Regulator Basics for Beginners

Friday, June 20th, 2014
Is balanced scuba diving regulator better than an unbalanced regulator? Will it perform better at depth? Learn about the basics of balanced vs unbalanced regulators.

Balanced vs Unbalanced, Piston vs Diaphragm – Regulator Basics for Beginners

Friday, June 20th, 2014
Which is better? An unbalanced or a balanced scuba diving regulator? A piston style first stage or a diaphragm style first stage? The truth is that while all styles have some advantages and disadvantages, they will all work well and safely for recreational scuba diving.

No-Decompression Limits – Essential Concepts for Safe Diving

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
No-decompression limits vary from dive to dive. A diver who stays underwater longer than the no-decompression limit for his dive can not ascend directly to the surface, but must pause...