Propeller safety should be taken as seriously as every other aspect of dive safety. Much of the responsibility certainly lies with the pilot of a boat, but there are several things divers can do to help increase their safety margin when sharing the water.
How do you determine what’s safe and what’s not? Dive computers have mostly replaced the common usage of decompression tables in rec diving. However, there is a lack of hard data on the validation of decompression safety. Read more.
Sidemount gear configuration creates a lower profile in the water enabling people to explore new environments easier. Sidemount is no longer considered something exclusive to tech divers and is moving into the recreational dive space.
Three divers share their stories with their experiences with closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO). Post-operation, all three divers are back to diving but prove how individualized surgeries and recoveries can be.
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a relatively benign cardiac defect that creates a passage in a wall that normally separates the left and right upper chambers of the heart. But preferred treatment is up for debate.