Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Choosing The Correct Scuba Diving Fins

Scuba fins are one of the most important things any scuba diver needs to have. Fins assist all scuba divers move through the sea water. Without the help of scuba fins, advancing through the waters might be far more tough. Your work connected with forward movement might make the scuba divers to use up a great deal of much needed oxygen. This would substantially cut short their stay underwater, making their own diving much less fulfilling. This is the reason just why selecting the best pair of fins is critical. Getting a set of scuba diving fins that lowers the efforts needed for you to handle a particular distance could extend a diver’s stay underwater. Finding out how they do the job certainly will aid a person to choose the proper pair of fins for any dive.

The way Scuba Fins Work


Paddle fins might possibly be the most ordinarily utilized scuba diving fins. This is the most traditional kind of fin out there. With each kick, all these diving fins move the water upwards and downward like a fishes tail. This can be very useful to scuba divers that happen to be combating powerful currents. While the mechanics associated with paddle fins tend to be pretty efficient, a number of improvements of their construction could decrease the drag which will cause an individual to use additional energy when scuba diving. The main cause of this specific drag is definitely the build up of the water upon your paddle fins.

A Small Customization to Minimize Work


To help make it easier for divers to maneuver under the sea, the original form of scuba diving fins were altered in order to counterbalance the causes of this kind of drag. A few paddle fins currently have angles that might enable scuba divers to get a much better kick at the specific position. This can additionally result in the water to slide down instead of building up over the fins. The side effects of using these kinds of fins is that a person may need to exert a lot of effort in the portion of a stroke if your fins happen to be in a certain location.

A Brand New Variety of Scuba diving Fin


Recently, a number of well-known companies have created scuba diving fins that are modified to relieve the particular drag. The majority of the fins on the market have holes, cut-outs and ports which will boost their performance under water. The split fins, for instance, have a vertical divide in the centre. Due to their design, these kind of fins can slice through the water just like a boats propeller that can cause a lift plus forwards propulsion. Instead of building up atop your fin, the water passes through the opening within the blades, lowering the drag. This enables the scuba diver to cover a certain range using less strokes.

A number of fins have sideways holes or even cut outs that allow these to propel the water back. They also have well-placed ports which make sure that the water doesn’t gather atop the fins.

Correct Care of Scuba diving fins


The actual efficiency of diving fins will be maintained simply by proper care. As proven by the science in the model of scuba dive fins, a change in the shape could minimize their efficiency. For this reason, they have to not be put away vertically since this may cause these to become curved. Additionally, whenever packaging these fins, you need to make certain that they are lying down flat on the surface.

Our Oceania Tourist Tips

I decided to write an a few tourist tips that I picked up from my last holiday through Australia and the Pacific.

In my mind Cairns is the all round best place to learn how to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef taking value, quality and safety into consideration. Don’t think that you can wait until the last minute to sort out your Great Barrier Reef Cruise , in the tourist season they all get booked out

Australia’s beautiful beaches can hold nasty dangers in the form of strong currents called rips. Avoid them by always staying between the red and yellow flags – they mark the best place to swim on the beach. Clubbies wearing red and yellow hats generally patrol beaches during the summer, but some of the most well frequented beaches are patrolled all-year round. Never swim alone, at night, under the influence of alcohol or directly after a meal. Always check water depth before diving in and never run and dive into the waves from the beach.




Kava, the local drink in Fiji, can affect you more than you would think (numbing of your mouth is one thing). Only imbibe if you feel comfortable and are in safe surroundings. One or two sips won’t do much, however, so don’t be worried about trying it if you trust the supplier.Another point: 20 years ago women NEVER were involved in the kava ritual. In tourist areas this has changed, but in the outer islands of Fiji and many other island nations, it remains taboo.

Fiji Warning. I have been in contact with some relatives who have just returned from a Pacific trip.Try to use your bankcards as little as possible as both of them had $5000 stolen out of their accounts during the Fiji portion.Just as well they had insurance so will be covered.

New Zealand was a disturbing place to drive, and as a 26 year old male, not much scares me…but when there are constant single lane roads and the locals are trying to pass with 25 m line of sight… There were scenes of devastation noticed frequently on the sides of the roads, and some trucks that had plunged off the sides of the mountains.

Definately don’t take food into New Zealand. Check your backpack before you depart for NZ to make sure you have not had an orange that you bought 3 days ago in your handbag and have forgotten about it, for when it is found you WILL get fined NZ$200 on the spot and not even be able to eat the offending article! This means any fruit, seeds or food.

I hope these help anyone going on a Pacific Holiday.

Technical and Blue Hole Diving

Technical Diving


In 1995 The MV Ocean Exlporer became the first Bahamas liveaboard to offer Nitrox, Trimix, and Bluehole Cave Diving Expeditions.Ocean Eplorer expedition teams have explored, surveyed, and studied over 25,000 feet of virgin cave passage, marking the discovery of some of the deepest and most extensive marine caves known.

These world class cave and wall diving sites, and the continuing search for more will be the focus of our upcoming expeditions.Onboard blending of Nitrox allows safe repetitive diving for open water and stage decompression for the technical divers.Trimix blending is key for deep cave and wall diving during our TEK trips.

We will be offering technical education in controlled environments specifically chosen for training. Warm water, no current, 100-foot visibility, and safety dives make for a relaxed enjoyable introduction of technical diving.Nitrox, Extended Range, Trimix, and Cavern & Cave Diving. Please call our office to find out more about our technical diving schedule and rates.

Blue Hole Diving

 Blueholes are one of the world's last unexplored frontiers; a unique environment with a unique ecosystem that may have remained little changed for over 150,000,000 years. Their exploration over the past 25 years by underwater cave explorers has barely scraped the surface of what can be learned from their depths. Already they have yielded vital information on past world climates, on geological and hydrological relationships within limestone banks, and on structure and specification of living organisms within stygian habitats. Their exploration, in both physical and scientific terms forms one of the greatest adventures in submarine exploration.

The Andros Expeditions cruise the East Coast of Andros Island, based on the MV Ocean Explorer. They explore marine cave and cavern systems near Mangrove Cay and South Bight (scene of the George Benjamin and Cousteau expeditions of the 1970's) where Bejamins Bluehole and Exley's Boling Hole are found. Then we head Far South to dive the deep systems of Atlantis, 4 Shark and Lusca's Breath. These stunning offshore Blueholes have evolved into isolated coral reefs due to the rich nutrients of the tidal exchanges. This stimulates dense lush coral formations and supports an unusual quantity of sea life. This is a real pleasure for cavers decompressing and for free divers due to their shallow depths. These spectacular ocean holes offer an enlightening experience for the cavern diver and a challenging technical dive for even the most seasoned cave diver. Upon return to the South Bight, we gear up for the grand finale, "Stargate". An experience you will never forget!

We will be offering technical education in controlled environments specifically chosen for training. Warm water, no current, 100-foot visibility, and safety dives make for a relaxed enjoyable introduction of technical diving. Nitrox, Extended Range, Trimix, and Cavern & Cave Diving.