By Nicolas Lakoff, PADI Scuba Instructor – © Copyright 2013-2017
How many of you have heard of stories of people not being able to or having great difficulty equalizing their ears and concluding that diving isn’t for them? I wanted to share with my readers a recent experience with a client who had just about given up on diving herself because of equalizing issues.
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By Nick Lakoff, PADI Scuba Instructor – © Copyright 2013 – 2016
This article, written by me, originally appeared on the site healthandfitnesstalk.com on the 15th of January 2013 Night Diving – A Different World
I’ve just returned home from guiding a night dive at Mandy’s Eel Garden in West Bay on the Island of Roatan. No matter how many times I go on a night dive I’m always blown away by how different diving here is once the sun has gone down. One of the reasons for this change is many creatures that during the day are dormant will come out at night in search of food and prey. The largest migration of animals on the planet is at night as animals from the depths, sometimes thousands of feet down, will come to the shallows and feed.
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By Nicolas Lakoff, PADI Scuba Instructor – © Copyright 2016 – 2017
There isn’t a dive instructor working in the industry today that hasn’t dealt with a very anxious client during an initial dive experience or an open water course. If you’ve found your way to this article there is a good chance that you are either seeking information to help you deal with your fear and anxiety or you are soon to get in the water and are freaking right out! In either case I wrote this article specifically with you in mind based on my own experiences with my clients. Here are some things you can do before you even get going.
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By Nick Lakoff, PADI Scuba Instructor – © Copyright 2016
Every time I’ve gone diving in Cuba I would ask the diving instructors what was the best place to dive in Cuba. On more than a few occasions some would joke “Well here of course!”, then after a pause and a nostalgic look in their eyes they would all conceed “Jardines de la Reina”. The way they all spoke of its made is sound like a mystical place where one could discover the secrets of the sea.
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