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  1. Perfect Buoyancy Control - Part 3 of 3

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    Beyond using the BCD to help you manage buoyancy and trim during a dive, the other thing to know about your BCD is the lift capacity. Lift capacity is essentially a measurement indicating how much negative buoyancy the BCD is able to offset. Without going scientific on you, I maintain that the greatest lift capacity youíll ever need is when the BCD is floating freely on the surface, fully loaded with weight and a full tank. In essence, the amount of lift capacity ...
  2. Perfect Buoyancy Control - Part 2 of 3

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    Speaking of tanks, most divers today dive an aluminum 80 cubic foot tank, but many of the more experienced divers prefer steel tanks. Ask them why and most will tell you they dive them because they get to carry less ballast weight by diving steel. Although this is true, there is something of an urban myth regarding why Ė many believe they need less weight because the steel tank is more dense than an aluminum tank, or that the steel tank is heavier. Actually, ...
  3. Perfect Buoyancy Control - Part 1 of 3

    Itís difficult to overstate the importance of buoyancy control as a dive skill Ė most dive magazines feature it, itís a component of nearly all dive courses, and among dive skills, it can make the difference between a dive that is memorable for all the right reasons, and one that youíd rather forget. Too, if you dive with someone that seems to be part fish, uses less air than everyone else, and is a picture of grace beneath the surface, you can be certain that it is buoyancy control that sets them ...
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  4. What Regulator is Right for You? (Part 2 of 2)

    A second adjustment found on many regulators today is one commonly referred to as an Inhalation Adjustment. As its name implies, this control increases the flow rate as you rotate the control counter-clockwise. If youíre an Advanced Open Water diver or better (or plan to be), youíre likely going to be doing dives in the 60 to 100 foot range, and in that case I highly recommend it.

    Some other features to consider in purchasing a regulator are whether or not it is designed for use ...
  5. What Regulator is Right for You? (Part 1 of 2)

    Some dive shops encourage Open Water students to buy their regulator during the class, making the case that a diver that invests in their own equipment is more likely to continue diving. I wonít argue with the business case, but I donít believe that buying all your own gear during the Open Water class is a particularly great idea. I think itís not a great idea at that point because for the most part, the Open Water student doesnít really donít know what they donít know at that point. Personally,

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