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Eliminating the quarter-turn back “Turn on your cylinder, and then close it one-quarter turn.” Many divers have heard this instruction during and after their scuba certification classes. Have you ever wondered why this procedure was recommended? Is this practice still necessary? In the past, valve designs were not as sophisticated as they are today. Overtightening older valves could cause damage in two ways. When forced beyond fully open, a seal inside the valve near the
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There are dozens of reasons to become a scuba instructor: you get paid to dive, you meet amazing people, etc. But that’s not what this article is about. There are dozens of reasons to become a scuba instructor: you get paid to dive, you meet amazing people, etc. But that’s not what this article is about. This article is about the myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings that prevent people from taking their passion for scuba diving
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As a PADI certified diver, you’ll surely spark awe and curiosity in your non-diving friends. Even with millions of certified divers in the world, it’s still extraordinary to have the ability to breathe underwater while exploring the magic of the underwater world! We broke down some common misconceptions about scuba diving like, “Aren’t sharks aggressive?” and “Don’t you have to travel far away to dive?”. Here, we’re taking a look at five of the most common questions you’ll
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Edgardo has been diving from a very young age and has now racked up several thousand dives from all over the world. He started with recreational diving, then moved into scientific diving and finally became a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, teaching science diving techniques to his students.  Currently serving as a diving safety officer for Conservation International, Edgardo wants to encourage others to increase their knowledge of conservation to protect our oceans. Thankfully, he’s
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The State Tourism Secretariat invited local, national and international tourists to admire the whales passing by the coasts of Oaxaca. The State Tourism Secretariat invited local, national and international tourists to admire the passage of whales along the coasts of Oaxaca, which cross the area during their migratory journey. According to experts, whale watching season off the coast of Oaxaca is December to March, so that specimens of this species are already seen and enjoy
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