scuba diving equalization using Valsalva or Toynbee method
22.03.2017 by Ina Medick

The Toynbee Method is a method used to induce the pressure compensation in the inner ear when descending. The method is conceivably simple and gentle. You simple keep ...

rapture of the deep
22.03.2017 by Ina Medick

The Rapture of the Deep actually has similar symptoms to an alcohol intoxication. When you suffer from it, you are suddenly euphoric, your intellectual and concentration capacity is ...

technical diving with trimix
22.03.2017 by Ina Medick

Technical Diving also called Tec Diving, is diving which surpasses normal scuba diving. What exactly is understood by Technical Diving? The term designates all dives which require special, technical equipment ...

divers with diving masks showing ok sign
21.03.2017 by Ina Medick

Before you dive for the first time, your medical diving ability must be examined. This is important in order to exclude any health risks. A doctor examines the ...

diving instructor with student practicing water nose reflex
21.03.2017 by Ina Medick

The Diving Reflex is a physical reaction, which occurs when your head or face dives into cold water. Then your heart rate as well as your pulse decrease ...

dive profile
21.03.2017 by Ina Medick

A dive profile is comparable to the tachograph of a lorry. You get this profile when you record the diving depth for every moment during your dive. A ...

scuba dive
21.03.2017 by Ina Medick

A dive is the stay of a diver under water. Thereby, not only the time under water counts, but also the preparation for it. There are different types ...

d-rings
16.03.2017 by Felix Wiesel

D-Rings are used to attach different parts of your Diving Equipment onto your Jacket. That could be for example your underwater camera, a torch or a divers knife. The name ...

decompression chamber to treat decompression sickness and diving creeps
15.03.2017 by Ina Medick

Diving Creeps have nothing to do with feelings of fear or insects. This refers to the symptoms of the so-called Caisson disease. You can get it if you ...

alpha flag - diving flags
15.03.2017 by Ina Medick

Diving Flags are always hoisted when divers are located in the respective bodies of water. This signals to ships and boats: "Careful, there are divers under water!" Thus ...

drift diving in a current / Strömungstauchen
15.03.2017 by Ina Medick

As the name already says, drift diving is diving in strongly drifting bodies of water. This discipline belongs to the extreme dives (such as apnoea diving, altitude diving among ...

drift diving in a current / Strömungstauchen
15.03.2017 by Ina Medick

In physical terms, the current is the movement of a liquid in relation to its environment. Concretely this means for you as a diver the movement of the ...

15.03.2017 by Ina Medick

A Thermocline occurs in water, when the density changes. Why is that important for a diver? The density of water is very significant for you as a diver because it ...

Giant-Stride Entry Method
14.03.2017 by Ina Medick

Recreational Diving differs from professional diving and rescue diving by the level of training. If you practise diving as a pure free time activity, you only have to ...

14.03.2017 by Ina Medick

Visibility is a very individual thing when diving. Above all the light conditions and suspended particles determine how far you can see under water and the visibility conditions at ...