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Scuba Lessons In Chicago Are Underway

Spring is hitting Chicago in a weird way this year.  Snow in March is a little crazy if you ask me.  Then temperatures reaching as high as 60 degrees.  Only in Chicago you will have such a swing.  That does not stop scuba divers from hitting the water in the Midwest.  Scuba lessons, diving, will be in...

A Weighty Matter

The average person probably does not think about the weight of water.  That average person is not like you and hold that coveted scuba diving certification.  Have that understanding that water plays a critical role in what happens to our body while diving. Sure, we learned that a cubic foot of freshwater...

Who is this Archimedes Guy and what does he mean to Me?

Do you happen to remember this statement; “An object wholly or partially immersed in liquid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object” That is Archimedes Principle; it is also one of the more important principles in diving.  As scuba divers here in the Northwest...

Dalton’s Law

Most people or scuba divers do not know who or what Dalton’s Law is.  Those that have gone through some technical diving or military training, you have heard of this law.  What it states is that the pressure of a gas is made up of of the partial pressures of the gases contained within.  It will also go...

PADI Tec 40 in a nutshell: Applying The Basics of Deeper Diving

Some people are turned away from technical diving, including instructors.  Just like scuba diving, itself, is not for everyone.  But before jumping to conclusions, you should look at expanding your knowledge with the PADI Tec 40 class. Tec 40, is more or less, a basic introduction to deeper diving by...

Nitrox Scuba Diving: Extending Bottom Time With Scuba

You jump on a plane with your scuba diving buddies and head out of the country. Though hopping onto a rocking boat isn’t what you came here for, the boat will get you to the dive spot.  Finally, you make the plunge into the deep blue and you start to think “this is what makes it all worth...

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