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Jacket BCDs vs Back Inflation BCDs

When you choose a buoyancy compressor or buoyancy control device (BCD), the choice between a jacket (aka: vest-style) or back inflation BCD is one of the most important decisions to make. Both designs are good solid designs, with pros and cons for each. I’ve listed a few below as GENERAL GUIDELINES. The main difference between…

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5 Common Mistakes Divers Make and How to Avoid Them

We are all capable of making mistakes.  It’s just that mistakes made underwater, where we can’t breathe, have a tendency to go bad a lot faster than on the surface.  Plus, they are much harder to communicate underwater.  So sort out your “stuff” on the surface before hitting the water and you’ll be far more…

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A Perspective on Underwater Photography Etiquette

Photography is a great way to capture the majesty of the underwater world and share it with others.  I have been shooting UW for several years and have taken some photos that are great.  Lot’s have hit the trash bin too, but that’s all part of the game. Unfortunately, a lot of photographers have a…