Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Learning to Scuba Dive? Try It in Hong Kong

You wouldn’t think of Hong Kong as a dream destination for diving. Visually, it’s just not that appealing, and visibility is often not the best. Locals, however, insist that it’s a great place to begin learning, and here’s why.

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Hong Kong, first of all, is an island so you won’t lack for dive sites. Rob Christie of the South China Diving Club says conditions are easy enough for rookies. Average visibility is at five to ten meters, with a greenish, murky tinge. This isn’t caused by pollution, but by the seabed’s topography, which is silty and sandy. Particles are too easily stirred up by tides and have a hard time settling at the bottom.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Thrilling And Adventurous Scuba Diving

The most important thing which would strike while planning for scuba diving is that what constitutes minimum equipment or the diving tools which recreational divers must have and should use on each dive? To some extent, it will be the factor of environment and also purpose of dive.

Cold water diving
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Moreover the Divers in the cold water need more thermal protection as compared to the divers in the warm water. Divers who are usually engaged in the activities, like underwater photography and night diving, deep diving, wreck or ice or the cavern diving, needs extra specialized diving tools that may not be required by the sight-seeing divers in the open or shallow water.