Weight Up!

How versed are you in buoyancy control? Proper buoyancy is key to a successful dive and it is in part due to weighting. Read more about weighting yourself correctly .

Close up of a diver's mid-section has he straps on his weight belt

The Boat Left Without You: Now What?

Signaling gear is incredibly useful in a variety of situations — including when the boat leaves without you. Here’s how to purchase signaling gear and what to do.

Surfaced diver floats next to red marker

Breaking into Backplates

Recreational divers are using highly customizable backplate-and-wing BCs to improve their trim and meet their needs in varying conditions.

A Black diver is wearing fancy backplates to help them dive

Validation of Dive Computers

Dive computers have evolved rapidly since their inception, however, questions arose over the years over their safety. Read more about dive computers.

Variety of dive computers and watches on a red fabric

When Gas Goes Bad

Breathing gas is incredibly important to divers and just as important as quantity is quality. Do you know the signs of breathing gas contamination?

Man sniffs the valve of his air cylinder

Invisible Crystals

Polymorphic crystallization inside hoses has recently emerged as a hazard divers should be aware of. Be sure to replace old hoses, limit hoses’ exposure to high temperatures, and follow manufacturers’ maintenance recommendations.

A new black hose is being held

Redefining Performance

Diver propulsion vehicles are a handy tool that can redefine a diver’s performance. Read more about these vehicles and how to choose one for you.

Female diver holds a yellow propulsion vehicle

Underwater Communications Systems

Communication systems are a niche product for recreational and tech divers. If you’re wondering whether your next diving project might benefit from vox (voice) communication, it’s worth learning a little about the technology, its implementation and use.

Dive pops up from hole in ice holding a communication system

Oxygen Sensing in Rebreather Diving

Reliable measurement of oxygen is the technology that makes mixed-gas closed-circuit rebreathers (CCRs) possible. The first digital solid-state CCR sensor was made available in Spring 2017, and has greater accuracy and reliability.

A diver photographs a temperature logger that is lodged into a coral

It’s All About the Toys

Technological advances have greatly changed and improved the dive experience. Learn more about these advances.

Diver floats through a shipwreck. The diver is wearing a blue wetsuit.