diving gas mixes

The 6 Most Used Diving Gas Mixes

The most common of the breathing gases is compressed air (filtered and dehumidified), which is a mixture of 21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen, and 1% other trace gases. Since it falls within the limits of recreational diving, unlike specialized mixtures, it does not require additional training. However, once you reach a certain level of experience and confidence, you may want to dive into the world of diving gas mixes. And here’s why.

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Hyperbaric Chamber Treatment for Scuba Divers

A hyperbaric chamber, also known as a decompression or recompression chamber, is a sealed chamber in which a patient breathes oxygen at pressures far greater than the normal atmospheric pressure. A hyperbaric chamber is commonly used to treat decompression illness, a condition that may occur when a diver ascends too quickly and, as a result, suffers damages from insufficient pressure compensation. But how does it work?

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The Old Gentleman of Raahe, the Oldest-known Surviving Diving Suit in the World

Resembling a nightmarish creature, or a mummified Patrick Star, the Old Gentleman of Raahe is, in fact, the oldest surviving diving suit in the world. While its origin is not entirely known, the suit appears to be dating back to 18th century Finland. This valuable rarity is the best-known exhibition piece owned by Raahe Museum, the oldest local history and culture museum in Finland, established in 1862.

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What You Need to Know about Liveaboard Diving

Many scuba divers are now familiar with liveaboard diving. But if you’re a new diver or one that is used to diving rather close to the mainland, you probably never considered booking your place on a “floating hotel”. However, liveaboards can provide you with the ultimate scuba diving experience, as you’ll be able to reach remote locations on the globe which you otherwise couldn’t set your fin in. Here’s what you need to know about liveaboards and their advantages over regular dive boats. 

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4 Places Where You Can Dive with Mola Mola (Oceanic Sunfish)

The Mola mola, or oceanic sunfish, is not only the world’s heaviest bony fish but it also lays more eggs than any other animal on the planet. Sadly, it also holds an unofficial record of being one of the unsightliest fish out there. But luckily for them, scuba divers have always been big fans of the weirdos of the seas. Here are the best destinations where to dive with Mola mola, one of the most elusive species of fish in the world.

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8 Best Wreck Diving Destinations in the World

Wreck diving offers divers the chance to take a step back in time and explore old man-made structures that are now part of the oceans. Often times, these structures become home to a myriad of marine animals, from corals to fish of all sizes, which is why they are known as artificial reefs. While these ships, aircraft, or other different types of vehicles can be found throughout the globe, some regions are known to be the resting grounds for a significant number of wrecks. Take a look at the best wreck diving destinations that feature some of the most historically-rich dive sites.

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10 Lesser-Known Diving Destinations Worth Your Time

Have you noticed that all the lists featuring great diving destinations in the world contain pretty much the same names? There’s obviously a good reason why you’re seeing the Raja Ampat Islands, Galapagos Islands, and Malapascua Island, for example, listed everywhere. They are truly stunning, indeed. But what if we told you there are still some phenomenal diving opportunities beyond the obvious?

We researched the lesser-known diving destinations that are terribly underrated. These picturesque places offer some of the best diving opportunities on Earth, but minus the crowds of divers you can’t help but bump into at the most popular destinations in the world. Take a look at the secret gems of scuba diving that are worthy of your time.

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Diving with Sharks: 20 Worthwhile Destinations

The Earth is home to over 400 species of sharks and evidence of their existence dates from 450-420 million years ago. It is not at all surprising that humans find these majestic creatures fascinating and are willing to leave all prejudice aside and share the waters with some of the most feared predators known to man. Diving with sharks is one of the most rewarding experiences for any diver and we know exactly where you can find them. Depending on what species you want to bump into, here are the best shark diving destinations in the world.

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The Philippines Named World’s Leading Dive Destination in 2019

The Philippines has long been recognized as one of the premier diving destinations on Earth, but on November 28, 2019, the nation finally received its first official title of World’s Leading Dive Destination at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony held at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman. The Philippines bested eight other nominees, namely the Azores Islands, Galapagos Islands, Maldives, Fiji, Mexico, Cayman Islands, Bora Bora, and the Great Barrier Reef.

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10 Best Winter Scuba Diving Destinations

For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is settling in with its cold temperatures and windy, snowy days. While some would be contempt with spending their free time all wrapped up in a blanket next to a cup of tea, we know there are still plenty of adventure-seekers out there. If you’re looking for a sunny break or just a place where you can still find good diving conditions, check out the best winter scuba diving destinations for the holidays or the beginning of a new exciting year.

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