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In the Bahamas forbidden to hunt for sharks

It has recently become known that the authorities have introduced the Bahamas absolute ban on shark fishing in the territorial waters of an area about 630 square kilometers. In addition, categorically prohibits the sale of meat of marine predators, as well as exports or imports. Earlier, in 1993, has already introduced new operators for automatic doors and a ban on catching sharks bearded gear, but this measure proved ineffective.

It also reported that a total ban on fishing of sharks in the Bahamas was introduced after the largest local producer of seafood, “Sankoh” has announced its plans several times to increase exports to Hong Kong shark fin, which are considered a delicacy.

As we learned from official sources, such Read the rest of this entry »

Sharm El-Sheikh – the list of leaders in the diving tourism

More recently, international experts in the field of tourism said that the resorts of Egypt, in connection with recent political upheaval, would lose popularity among tourists a year, and even more. However, it appeared that the Egyptian resorts were equally popular. For example, the well-known among the diving in Sharm El-Sheikh, according to rankings published by respected British portal “Chipflayts”, this year was in seventh place in the top ten favorites in the field of diving tourism. As indicated by the rankings, Sharm El-Sheikh attracts divers not only rich in marine life and excellent service, and democratic prices. While exploring Sharm El-Sheikh you should also explore the exchange hosting providers that can better server you.

It is very interesting for both beginners and Read the rest of this entry »

Artificial reefs attract tourists to resorts in Florida

The American state of Florida for several decades been a leader among elder care services through Assiting Hands and the most attractive diving areas. However, it must be noted that much of the coast of Florida were in demand thanks to the efforts of divers themselves.

The fact that these waters are not only natural but also artificial coral reefs that create the most enthusiastic divers, associates and members of the diving clubs.

For example, most recently in the waters near the city of Jacksonville have been created over sixty man-made coral reef as shown on Such large-scale Read the rest of this entry »

Sign of Panic

Things to remember in the midst of the swimming season.

At the beach Astana sank a 30-year-old citizen of China, reports the press service of the MES RK.

Rescuers recovered the body of water after five hours.

According to the World Health Organization, on the water about 450 die every, year thousands of people around the world. More than half of all drowning – those aged 20-25 years, and most of them – the people who knew how to swim.

How do you know that a person is drowning?
We’ve learned at that people are drowning in movies and noticeably loud – shouting, waving and splashing with his hands. Real life is not so.

In his article in the American Journal of Coast Guard “Coast Guard’s On Scene” PhD Francesco A. Pia described the so-called instinctive reaction of a drowning man. And this reaction is not the way we think, must look like a drowning man behavior.
Drowning man is simply no time to come up so much that he had enough time to breath and cry.

Hands he did not waving: the person instinctively throws his hands in hand to push off from the water and push the body upward. In addition, as the scholar, with an instinctive reaction drowning man can not control the hand movements.

He physiologically unable to stop the instinctive movement and begin to make meaningful – for example, waving his arms, move to the rescuer or cling to life-saving devices.

Certainly, a drowning man might shout and wave my arms – a state of panic, which precedes the instinctive reaction drowning. But the panic may not be buried just quietly go under water.

Sometimes the surest sign that a person is drowning – is that it does not seem to drowning, says U.S. expert on the Coast Guard Mario Vuitton blog gCapitan.

“It may seem that a person simply goes in the water. Do you want to be sure? Ask if everything is in order. If you answer, then, perhaps, the way it is, and if the answer you will only blank look – you have 30 seconds to save the man. ”

Often, people are drowning due to neglect of safety rules. Often would-be swimmers are swimming and diving, where it is prohibited. The saying “do not know the ford, do not go into the water” here is appropriate in the most literal sense: a person can not cope with the flow and to panic – but it is a sure way to the bottom. Or receives a head injury and neck when jumping into the water. Another proverb says that a drunken man in the water – half-drowned.

Drunk man is poorly controlled their movements, poorly focused. In addition, alcohol blocks sosudosuzhayuschy and vasodilator center in the brain.

Even a good swimmer, having too much, may overestimate their own strength, and water is a presumption does not forgive. So that alcohol and swimming are not compatible. Other Pitfalls in the water – this is hypothermia. If a person gets into the water colder than 10 degrees (in a mountain stream, the temperature is quite possible), then begin to act psychological reactions. A person in a state of shock from immersion in cold water slips his breath, he can not control their movements. This shock can be fatal in itself.

Length of stay safe in the water depends on its temperature. But even at 20 degrees more than 2.5 hours in the water people can not survive. The time spent in water increased gradually better with every race.

This popular entertainment today as diving can also be deadly. Many think that the cost to buy a mask and flippers, and they are fully prepared to master the water element. In the meantime, if time does not float and do not refill the oxygen in the body can lose consciousness and die under the water. And with scuba diving and barotrauma can get – from high blood pressure.

Rules of conduct on the water is not so complicated. Because of the seeming insignificance of their often neglected.

Do not swim for the buoys. Behind them can be places with strong currents, there are walking and boat launches. You do not want to please them under the screws? For the same reason you should not swim in the waves coming from the boats, personal watercraft and boats. Swim buoys for more dangerous because you can not calculate their strength. But if this has already happened and you feel fatigue in the distance from the shore, do not get lost and do not try to swim faster to it – so you can only break out of power. At such a moment to relax on the water, turned over on her back and supporting himself on the water with light movements of the hands and feet.

Precautions need to float on air mattresses: the wind can carry them far from shore and the waves – turn.

Swim better in the morning or evening when there is no danger of overheating. The water temperature should be at least 17-19 degrees in the water is recommended not to exceed 20 minutes.

Sharply to enter or jump into the water after prolonged sun exposure is not necessary – with cooling water comes muscle contraction, and this may lead to heart problems.

The rescue of drowning, as is known, the handiwork of drowning. However, our best in this category simply avoid drowning. We must remember that swimming is only safe in well-equipped beaches where all the dangerous places are marked with appropriate signs, and the rest on the water guarding the workers life-saving stations.

Man and the Sea

Description Directed by Andrei Alexandrov, Stepan Kocharian.

Written by: Leonid Dobriden, Andrei Alexandrov.

Man and the Sea

Diving, 2008, Russia

In recent years, with the increasing popularity of diving, a lot of people rushed into the water. We will try to tell about how people affect the underwater world and the consequences that result, this meeting. In comparison, the problem will be considered on the southern and the northern seas, where most notably the presence of man.

Trip to Dragon

“Fortress descending dragon” (which translates to Hanoi – the main city in the country) these days is celebrating its millennium. The capital of Vietnam admired for its ancient temples and pagodas, elegant colonial villas, narrow streets and wide boulevards. Worth a visit Hanoi Cathedral, Thong Nat Park, Sword Lake and the Read the rest of this entry »

Description of Diving Center La Marina de Reig

Diving Center Reig Navy they have a unique location for underwater sports pratica. The Marine Reserve of Cabo de San Antonio is an area where artificial reefs have been installed for the development of Read the rest of this entry »

ABC… of S.C.U.B.A. Diving

Learn S.C.U.B.A. Diving

(Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus)
For years scuba diving was considered “A rich man’s sport”. Well, not any longer! Today it is practiced and enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people across the world. Another great improvement is the safety factor. Scuba Diving has never been safer! Children in their young teens all the way to “little old ladies in their 80’s” are taking classes and becoming Scuba Certified.
For years the only real means for the average person to experience this great sport was to watch such things as the Jacques Cousteau or National Geographic documentaries. Along with the growth of our knowledge of the underwater world and the technology that allows us to experience it, we have seen a boom in participation, widespread acceptance and also a dramatic drop in cost!
scuba diving for the disabled 36 Most Common Diving Physiology Myths Read the rest of this entry »