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This Atomic T2X Regulator has been designed to be the highest performing, most corrosion resistant and best looking regulator on the market. The T2X is ultra lightweight making it the perfect travel regulator where every pound counts.

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Intova Camera Cache- www.simplyscuba.com

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The Camera Cache from Intova is a compact, medium sized, camera bag which can be used with digital and standard film cameras. Includes one main compartment with a front pocket that includes storage for memory or film. It has an adjustable shoulder strap, its lightweight and is made from strong, tough materials.

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Scuba Diving

0 Scuba DivingHello everyone. This video I decided to make a video and discuss with the girls at Ascuba Venture in Corpus Christi , Texas about how there are fitness benefits to scuba diving. I got a chance to get in the water and play a bit.

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Scuba diving license?

I want to start scuba diving. Not that much, probably twice a year or something.
Basically, I travel a lot so I just want to explore the sea of the areas I have visited as well. I don’t have equipment on diving, so I plan on renting there. Do I need specific license to dive?
If so, how much it costs, and how long it takes?

Do you think it’s just waste of time and money when you can just sneak in and dive the way you want?

Short answer to your questions:

No, you don’t necessarily need a certification to go diving (but it’s useful to have).

A basic entry-level scuba course takes 25-30 hours’ tuition to complete. Certification cost is variable, depending on location and what’s included — but usually somewhere in the US$250-500 range.

No, it’s not a waste of time and money — how much is your life worth to you?

Longer answer:

Scuba gear is life support equipment for exploring an alien world, where mistakes can be fatal — and sometimes are, even for highly qualified and experienced divers. If you don’t have the first clue what diving does to your body, or how to assemble and use the gear correctly, or how to plan dives safely, scuba diving can injure or kill you in many… interesting… ways, even in very shallow water. A scuba certification shows that you have learned at least the basics of scuba diving.

It’s true that, wherever you go in the world, you will nearly always be able to go scuba diving without being certified BUT you will only be allowed to dive with an instructor/guide, AND you will be restricted to the shallowest, most boring sites (so you can’t do too much damage), AND the guide will stick to you like glue to make sure that you don’t do anything stupid.

Without a dive certification, no dive shops will be willing to offer you anything more adventurous than this, never mind supplying you with the means to go scuba diving on your own. There is not a single dive shop in the world where you would be able to "just sneak in and dive the way you want" (where on earth did you get this idea?).

Even if you somehow managed to acquire a full set of scuba gear, you’d still need to get your tanks filled. So you’d also need to buy and maintain your own compressor. And frankly, if you can afford to do that, you can certainly afford to pay for an entry-level scuba course. Doing a basic scuba course costs relatively little, and the certification lasts a lifetime, which is likely to be a lot closer to your natural span than it would be if you try to go diving on your own without knowing what you’re doing.

I went scuba diving for the first time a week ago. I had trouble equalizing my ears during the dive and ever since, my ears have been blocked and won’t clear. How can I get them to return to normal?
I’ve tried sinus rinses and even visited the doctor who told me to take some decongestant, but my nose is not blocked and I have no cold-like symtoms. My ears just won’t pop.

Since you had trouble equalizing you probably did some trauma to the tissues surrounding the middle ear or the eustachian tubes leading from the middle ear to your airway. Unless there was permanent damage, it will just take some time for the tissues to heal. A week sounds like a long time to still be having problems, but if you have been continuing to try to force your ears to equalize you might be still be irritating the damaged tissues and slowing healing.

Normally I would suggest that you see a doctor, but you’ve already done that. My opinion is that you should just give your ears a rest without trying to equalize for a couple more days and see if they start to improve on their own. If not, you might want to step it up a notch and go see an Ear/Nose/Throat specialist for a more detailed exam on your ears. You can also try calling the Diver’s Alert Network non-emergency medical line at 1-800-446-2671 (assuming you are in the USA) to get an opinion from a medical technician or doctor trained in dive medicine.

Another over the counter medication you might want to try is ibuprofen, which can help reduce swelling of the tissue in your ears.

Good luck.

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