Health&Fitness Talk

Supporting Healthy Life Styles

Diving With Kids and Teenagers

One essential element is for the dive professional to enjoy working with children and teens. This category of clientele is not for everyone. Secondly you have to make it fun for kids therefore creativity is a must. When you’re doing confined water with them you can play games…

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Best Techniques To Get Close To Marine Life

One of the best part of diving is by far the marine wildlife. It’s exciting to encounter a turtle, an eagle ray or even a shark and be able to approach it without scaring it off. Although there are no guarantees, keeping the following in mind when encountering an animal of interest will over time make you more successful at getting close to them in a way that is non-threatening to them…

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How to Use Fins Underwater the Right Way

As a diving instructor I have used all sorts of fins in all sorts of conditions but my observation over the years have led me to conclude that it’s more how they are used that determines how proficient your are underwater. Finning is very important in diving …

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A Disturbing Sight Off Flowers Bay, Roatan, Honduras

Shortly after going down the steep Church Wall Reef we came upon a strip of about 250-300 feet where there was sediment and garbage from the top of the reef all the way down to about 150 feet along. Everything was dead or dying. From what I could tell it seems that people have been dumping here for a while since there was so much of it…

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The Importance of Marine Protected Areas

The Jardines were declared a National Park in 1996 and a strict no catch policy is in effect for the entire 2200 KM2 of its territory. Sport fishing is catch and release only and limited lobster fishing is allowed outside the outer edges of the park limits…

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Part 5 Break into Scuba Diving this Spring
After you have exited the waters you carefully walk over to your tank area and slowly sit down so that the tank can enter its holding dock.   Every one on the boat is giddy with pleasure and gathering around the all-knowing Divemaster to ask questions about the different kind... Read more
Part 4 Break into Scuba Diving this Spring
From Part 3 … You lay back and feel the warm sun and the cool air hitting your body and you smile that smile once again.  The boat gently rocks as the boat captain turns up that smooth head rocking reggae tune.   After you have finished your surface... Read more
Fun Ways to Turn Exercise into a Habit
There’s no rule that says you have to go to a gym or buy equipment or that says that exercise has to be strenuous and painstaking long.   You have to be able to shift your perception of exercise as being regimented to exercise being a physical activity that can... Read more
Part 3 Break into Scuba Diving this Spring
You are then slowly guided upwards and sideways over the reef to explore more of the colors of the reef and sand patches and on you continue until you get to around 30 feet where you will spend the remainder of your Bottom Time hanging around visiting and gliding... Read more
Part 2 Break into Scuba Diving this Spring
After this two-day First Aid course you go on to the Divemaster course, which entails around two to three months of on site training at an actual dive center or resort and you learn to guide and watch over scuba fun divers who are out to explore the reefs... Read more