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A DiveFit® guide to getting back in the water
By Gretchen M. Ashton, CFT, SFT, SFN, SSC, NBFE
The average age of female divers getting certified to SCUBA dive is about the same as the average age of women giving birth for the first time; between ages 26 and 27. In the United States, women are waiting a bit longer to have children (into the 40s) and are having more children. Having a family and SCUBA diving is nothing new. Read more
October 15, 2018 | SDRadmin
Source; afar.com by Yasmin Khan
Frequent flyer and cook Yasmin Khan shares how she eats healthily while traveling so she has optimum energy for any adventure. Read more
July 20, 2018 | SDRadmin
Source: Health Benefits
SCUBA diving is known as a thoroughly enjoyable and sometimes adrenaline boosting sport, however most do not know that SCUBA diving has many health benefits. Did you know that it is truly good for your health…mind, body and soul? Whether you are a beginner recreational diver interested in seeing the beautiful reefs of the sea, or an experienced deep sea diver who travels to depths seldom seen by the human eye, scuba diving can provide numerous benefits. Read more
January 4, 2018 | SDRadmin
When it’s time for fun in the sun, lather up with sunscreen that is good for you AND the ocean. when you go to buy a sunscreen you are faced with the daunting prospect of choosing from hundreds of products lining your store’s shelves.
August 24, 2017 | SDRadmin
Author: Boby Taylor
What makes your purchase even more complicated is that you have been told that not all sunscreens are created equal, false labeling is rampant and often misleading. So, what brands are safe for you …. Read more
You’ve completed your final checks; you jump into the water, signal to show you’re ready and begin your decent. You try to equalize, but nothing happens, you try again but still nothing happens and now you feel discomfort.
Do you continue trying to descend or end your dive before it has even begun? It is incredible to think that almost every diver at some point in their diving career will suffer with ear and equalizing issues. Read more
June 12, 2017 | SDRadmin
Source: Goodunited.org and Foxnews.com
There are many complementary and alternative medicine therapies emerging to help veterans better manage mental health problems after combat – but have you heard about diving with sharks? Read more
June 1, 2017 | SDRadmin
Here’s How to Choose an Ocean-Safe Formula
Source: Kari Molvar – Vogue
In the spring of 2005, Craig Downs, Ph.D., a forensic ecotoxicologist in Virginia, received an unusual phone call from the National Park Service. “They wanted to figure out what was happening to the bay around Trunk Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands,” he says. Specifically, “they wanted to know what was killing all the coral reefs.” Read more
May 15, 2017 | SDRadmin
Source: AlertDiveronline by Petar Denoble M.D
A group of authors associated with DAN Europe published the results of a new flying-after-diving study in March.1 The results are intriguing and may lead some divers to wonder if it is time to revisit the flying-after-diving guidelines. Read more
March 20, 2017 | SDRadmin
By Lita Davis
Are you postponing a vacation because of concern about viruses (Zika, chikungunya and dengue) carried by mosquitoes, ticks or other organisms capable of causing harm to humans? That is not a bad idea until you become informed about the risks you are being exposed to depending on where you plan to travel. Read more
December 12, 2016 | SDRadmin