4 Things That Damages Your Diving Gears

A set of dive gear could be a huge investment. If you’re inquisitive about doing everything you can to keep your diving gears in high condition, check out this list of things to avoid:


Bad Buoyancy Skills

A diver with poor buoyancy and unhealthy “trim” is in danger of dragging gear over rocks, coral reefs and thru sand that results in damage of diving equipment, as well as the environment. Keep your gauges, octopus, and accessories secure and near you once you’re diving by honing your buoyancy skills.

4 Things That Damage Your Diving Gears


Poor Storage

Scuba diving gears require special storage techniques. As an example, never pack away your gears till they are completely dry. Coil your regulator hoses so that they don’t kink. Store your things in damp-proof boxes. If you are taking the time to store your gears properly, they will last longer.

4 Things That Damage Your Diving Gears


Being Too Distracted

Diving involves heaps of energy and excitement. Don’t wear yourself out or get distracted that you simply become unaware of wherever your gear is resting between dives—the center of a car parking zone, road, or busy docking facility isn’t any place to lay your gears. Passing traffic may cut back your new torch to a tragic pile of broken plastic, and an expensive camera won’t be wherever you left it. Keep your diving equipment secure, and out of the way.

4 Things That Damage Your Diving Gears


Chemical-Based Products

Chlorine from swimming pools accelerates the breakdown of materials and may fade the color of your diving gears. Petroleum jelly might sound harmless, however, it destroys rubber o-rings. Get recommendations from an expert if it involves exposing your diving equipment to chemical-based products—they’ll shorten the lifetime of your gears, or perhaps, fully destroy them.

4 Things That Damage Your Diving Gears


 

3 Essential Tips For Better Macro Photos

3 Essential Tips For Better Macro Photos

Macro photographers are now using new techniques and high-quality equipment to deliver inventive underwater images. Purchasing these apparatuses can be costly, especially if you are just kick-starting your journey to macro photography. So we’ve come up with these essential composition hacks to help you take better photos with or without fancy camera gears:


The closer the subject, the better.

The best macro pictures often have its subject fill the frame. You should keep on moving closer to your subject until it takes up the vast majority of the space in the viewfinder. With the littlest subjects, a macro focal point will help accomplish this.

3 Essential Tips For Better Macro Photos


Capture your subject’s eyes.

Capturing the eyes of your subject creates more emotions to your photographs. Endeavor to take the shot so the two eyes (if your subject has eyes) are in the center and coordinated toward the camera. Ensure the eyes are looking at the camera lens. Focusing the eyes additionally gives a look-ahead composition—considerably more ­engaging than a fish-tail or ­top-down shots.

3 Essential Tips For Better Macro Photos


Highlight your subject’s best features.

There is no set-in-stone rule in ­positioning your subject. Picking an angle that highlights your subject’s best features must be the objective. Applying the rule-of-thirds, the golden ratio or the principles of Gestalt will take your photos to the next level.

3 Essential Tips For Better Macro Photos


 

New Divers Guide to Scuba Diving Gears

Scuba diving is an equipment-intensive sport because humans are not designed to swim, or stay warm underwater. In this sport, we rely on gears for a successful dive. Here is a handy guide to the essential gears all scuba divers need:


Dive Mask and Snorkel

So you can see clearly underwater, your dive mask makes a pocket of air in front of your eyes and nose—which also equalizes the pressure on your ears and sinuses as you dive deeper. Snorkels are breathing tubes that enables you to inhale and exhale when swimming face down near the surface of the water.

Regulator/Octopus

You breathing apparatus underwater—connected to your tank and delivers air to your mouth when you inhale. The one with a neon-bright yellow body with longer hose is called an octopus—it is a backup regulator.

BC/Power Inflator

The BC or buoyancy compensator fits like a backpack. It supports the weight of your tank above water. The BC’s most significant function is to help you control your position in the water. You rise toward the surface by adding air to an internal bladder; you sink toward the bottom by venting air from it. Found at the end of the corrugated hose on the left side is part of the power inflator.


Dive Computer

Dive computers monitor and display your depth, time underwater and how much longer you can safely stay. They can also keep track of how much air you still have left in some models.

Diving Fins

Diving fins give you powerful kicks underwater. For bare feet, use full-foot fins; wear neoprene booties for open-heel or adjustable fins. Perfect fit is the key to finding the right fins.

Wetsuit

Wetsuits provide insulation—to slow down cooling effect when underwater. Common thickness options: 3mm-thick suits in full and shorty (bare arms and legs), full-length 5mm, and 7mm full-suits with a hood and gloves.