Trim is one of the four fundamental skills in scuba diving, yet there are many divers who don’t always have good trim. Why is that, and is it really that important? Although the concept of trim is fairly simple, it’s not always so simple to achieve it. Today we’ll take a look at what trim is exactly and why it’s important. I’ll also give you some tips to help you achieve perfect trim, and discuss common problems.
There’s one dive skill that you’ve been doing way before you even became a scuba diver: breathing. You’ve been doing it all day, every day from the moment you’ve been born, and I’m guessing it has worked out pretty well for you so far. So it can come as a surprise when I tell you that your breathing technique may not be as good as you think it is! In this article you’ll find out everything you need to know about breathing underwater.
Buoyancy control lies at the very core of scuba diving. It’s the key to a safe and relaxed dive, and it affects many other important factors such as trim and air consumption. It’s a skill that you can (and should) always keep perfecting – even as an experienced diver! Learn more about my 6 favorite tips to improve your buoyancy control.
Using your fins when scuba diving seems pretty straightforward. Besides correctly executing a certain technique, one technique may be more efficient than the other depending on the situation. In this article, you’ll learn how to execute the 4 most important finning techniques, and when to use them!
We all make mistakes sometimes. Big, small, funny or embarrassing mistakes. But in scuba diving, even a seemingly innocent mistake can lead to a dangerous situation. Here are 5 mistakes I’ve made when scuba diving over the years. Learn from them, laugh at them, but whatever you do: don’t repeat them!
Scuba diving and healthy hair are not always a great combination. So how to care for your hair when scuba diving? It’s a popular and sometimes frustrating topic of conversation among scuba girls. Over the years, I learned a few lessons when it comes to my hair and the ocean. Click here to learn more about my hair tips for scuba diving!
Scuba diving, just like any activity with a certain level of risk, has many do’s and don’ts. This list is a combination of things divers tend to ‘forget’ as their experience grows, and things that may not be so obvious to every diver. These are 10 things you should never do in scuba diving!
So you’ve decided that you want to become a scuba diver. Congratulations! You’re about to enter a very exciting world, but not one without any risk. Your instructor will have a huge influence on the experience you’ll have during the course, but also long after that. But how do you choose your dive instructor?