What is trimix diving ? PADI Trimix course

What is trimix diving ? why do you want to learn trimix? What is the trimix course? learn all there is to know about trimix scuba diving

Repeated DCS and the Efficacy of Counselling

Released this year, an interesting study on Belgian DCS cases looked at PFO presence, patency of present PFOs, and personality traits in divers who suffered cerebral DCS one or more times. Over the st

Yap & Chuuk (Truk)

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Yap & Chuuk (Truk)

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Outcomes of Decompression Illness

Recompression treatment and hyperbaric oxygen (HBOT) are standard treatment for decompression illness. While it is generally accepted that sooner recompression is associated with better outcomes, the

New Port Douglas day trip - AquaQuest

AquaQuest is a brand new custom built luxury dive and snorkel vessel being introduced to Port Douglas in July 2017. She is fully equipped with the most modern and state of the art facilities includi

Trimix instead of air, decreases the effect of short-term hyperbaric exposures on platelet and fibrinolysis activation. - PubMed - NCBI

Adv Med Sci. 2010;55(2):313-6. doi: 10.2478/v10039-010-0050-3. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Best 5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Scuba Diving Destinations

I know this blog post might make everybody’s scuba diving bucket list much longer than it already is, but the curious ones will sure be happy. Plus, the seasoned scuba divers will be probably discov

Venous gas bubbles in breath hold divers

Venous gas bubbles in breath hold divers remained a focus of researchers this year, with a notable presentation coming from Danilo Cialoni and his EDAN team1.  At EUBS 2017 they presented the extensi

Shark Attack

“Thump!” “I felt the impact on my back, but I wasn’t sure which part of me was hit. I felt myself being carried through the water like a helpless ragdoll. I remember hoping I wasn’t losing t

New Decompression Model Based on Occurrence of Gas Bubbles in Small Arteries

A group of scientists proposed recently a new mechanism of DCS: the evolution of bubbles in the distal arteries, independent of venous gas bubbles.(1) They presented their work at the EUBS 2017 meetin

Waiting for the Light

Learning life’s lessons the hard way looms large in my legend. (Along with an avowed affinity for alliteration…) But one thing’s for sure, I rarely make the same mistake twice. Well, there was t


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The Great Barrier Reef from above - drone footage

Check out this amazing drone footage of the Great Barrier Reef! The reef is made up of 3,000 reefs along 2,300km and you can't even begin to grasp it's scale until you see it from above.


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PADI Trimix course | Tec trimix diving | Utila Honduras

PADI Tec Trimix qualifies divers to dive to depths of 90 meters/300 feet, and takes 6 days in Utila in the Caribbean Bay Islands of Honduras.

ReefQuest - experience a day on the Great Barrier Reef

Experience a day on the Great Barrier Reef with Cairns' premium tour ReefQuest. Snorkel or scuba dive on two of the 17 exclusive reef sites, enjoy the pristine natural world and relax on the many su

Scuba Diving on ReefQuest - Great Barrier Reef

Spend a day scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, leaving from Cairns to explore 2 of our 17 exclusive sites for the day.


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Medicating Against DCS – Using Rosiglitazone to Prevent DCS Related Liver Injury

Decompression after diving often causes gas bubbles to occur in the systemic veins. Presumably, bubbles occur in tissues rich with fat, and one of the fattiest areas of the body is the mesentery, whic

Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea

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What is the Common Risk Faced by Recreation, Technical, and Breath Hold Divers?

Immersion pulmonary edema (IPE) continues to be a central focus of dive medicine researchers and clinicians. Late last week, at the 2017 EUBS Annual Meeting, four scientists presented five different

Paradise Lost

I recently bought a GoPro camera and accessories and was dismayed at the amount of packaging I had to discard, much of it plastic. Even buying routine groceries, fruit and vegetables in plastic wrappi

What’s Left to Learn about Bubbles?

  EUBS 2017 has left us with more questions than answers, on the topic of post-dive bubbles. Ballestra presented the preliminary results of an exploratory study of the effects of sonic vibrations on

Solo Diving : Yes or No?

Scuba diving is mostly a social sport as it involves a somewhat crowded boat, and a dive buddy. The dive buddy is a major part of all scuba diving certification courses. Indeed, you’re taught underw

Underwater Photography: It’s Easier Than it Was But You Still Need Some Skills

At weekends, I work in a store that specializes in underwater photography equipment. We try to match products to each customer’s needs. Recently, a young woman came in to buy an underwater camera. S

Amazing Nudibranchs

Our minke expeditions aren't *just* about the whales - it's also about diving and snorkelling some of the most beautiful places on the Great Barrier Reef. Check out these awesome nudi's that were spo

Minkes spotted - 9th June

We were happy to spot more minkes on our second expedition of the year!

Minke Whale Expedition 2nd - 6th June 2017

Our first expedition of 2017 exploring the beautiful ribbon reefs. We were stoked to have an in water encounter with 2 curious Minke whales at the crackerjack dive site but sadly wasn't able to get f

Rebreathers Offer Diving Advantages – At a Price

modern diving marvels are not for everyone Closed-circuit rebreathers have become very popular with technical divers since they offer the possibility to do extreme dives without the imposition of carr

Swimming with a friendly turtle

This is how we start our mornings on OceanQuest - swimming with a really friendly turtle!

Dolphins playing on the bow of OceanQuest

After her one month and $300,000 refit OceanQuest was heading back to sea - and encountered a friendly pod of dolphins on the way!

Friendly Maori Wrasse wants to make friends with Scuba Diver

Our favourite fish is Wally - he's a Maori wrasse and is basically like a puppy dog of the ocean! He loves to play with scuba divers and can get a bit cheeky...

Does Diving Damage the Brain?

It is well known that compressed gas diving may result in acute decompression sickness and cause permanent injury to the brain and spinal cord. However, the risk of possible injury to the brain in the


Decompression sickness has been the suspected cause of the post-dive symptoms of brain injury in breath-hold divers for a long time, and the quest for the proof of culprit has been ongoing, but withou

How is Eustachian Dysfunction related to Inner Ear Barotrauma

Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Volume 46 No. 2 June 2016 Normal Eustachian tube (ET) function is important for fitness to dive. Eustachian tube dysfunction may result with ear injury during diving. Th

Specialised Training for Career Enhancement

At GoProUtila and Utila Dive Centre we have a proven success in our training programs and can offer you training in IAHD Adaptive Teaching (disabled divers), International Yacht Training and the Diver

Island Lifestyle & Environment

Utila is the real Caribbean, escape the crowds, no cruise ships, sustainable development, a way of life that is traditional and authentic.  Amazing diving with over 50 dive sites, diversity of fringi

Becoming a PADI Scuba Instructor

“Because my worst nightmare is to wake up old and grey, thinking about all the things I didn’t do!” –  Start your journey to becoming a PADI Scuba Instructor and living the dream lifestyle an

Tec diving

Awaken your inner explorer and advance your dive training and discover the depths of technical diving.  Our PADI TecRec courses are offered all year round and Utila is the perfect training location f

IYT Coxswain & DiveBoat Mate Graduates!

Well done to Dee Wilson, Jordan Kirkland and Jason Sharp on qualifying as an International Yacht Training Dive Boat Mates opening up an ocean of possibilities in both the dive industry and superyacht/

Utila Dive Center 100% Aware

Make a difference with Utila Dive Center We're proud to announce that in January 2014 and beyond Utila Dive Center will be supporting Project Aware as a 100% partner and financially supporting Project

Get Rebreather Certified & Dive Galapagos with us!

Join our Rebreather Trip to the Galapagos September 7th to 14th 2015 Following the success of our first comprehensive rebreather trip to the Galapagos in 2013, we are now organising the next bi-annual

Utila Whale Shark sightings

Look who's showed up! – Utila Whale Shark Sightings! During the Easter week the conditions on Utila have been flat seas and the Whale sharks have been consistently sighted, in this photo our awesome

Congrats Ossie – Rebreather Instructor

How fitting that on Earth Day this week, marine biologist Ossie Stewart qualified with us as a PADI Poseidon Rebreather Instructor, and becomes the 1st female certified as a PADI Rebreather Instructor

Congrats August Instructors!!!!

Congratulations to our August Scuba Instructor course with another 100% Pass – Often Imitated but Never Surpassed!!!! What a way to start summer and giving themselves a gift that can now be shared w

Diving Truk Lagoon: Betty Bomber

Diving Truk (Chuuk) Lagoon: Betty Bomber (Mitsubishi G4M)The Mitsubishi G4M (or "Type 1 land-based attack aircraft") first took to the air in 1939,with mass production starting in 1940. It

Diving Truk Lagoon: Sankisan Maru

Diving Truk (Chuuk) Lagoon: The Wreck of Sankisan MaruThe Sankisan Maru is considered to be one of the prettiest wrecks in Chuuk. She is a medium sized freighter built 1920, captured by Japanese 1942

Diving Truk Lagoon: Amagisan Maru

Diving Amagisan Maru, March 2013The Amagisan Maru was originally built (1933) as a cargo and passenger ship for he Japan-New York Line. In 1943 the Japanese Navy took her over to be used for military

Welcome to feel the magic of the Underwater World!

Welcome to my YouTube channel "Dive2video".You will find here great underwater views from Red Sea, Micronesia and Finland.My videos contains reef diving, wreck diving, underwater marine lif

Sharks of Truk Lagoon

A short "test video" from Truk Lagoon safari. More wreck diving videos will be published here (http://www.youtube.com/user/Dive2video) in coming weeks! Stay tuned!

Lasten lääketieteen päivät Heurekassa

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Vene - Båt 2013 ja Hylkysukellusseminaari - tunnelmakuvia

Katso näkymiä ja tunnelmia Vene - Båt 2013 -messuilta, ja sen yhteydessä olleesta "Hylkysukellus 2013" -seminaarista.

Diving Sudan - Liveboard trip from Port Sudan

This is the last part of video serie "Diving Sudan 2012".In this ca 10-minute videoclip you see both underwater views, but also some clips from our team & boat Suzanna.Complete playlist

Night Diving ("Fish soup") @ Sudan

This is short 2-minute videocliop from night dives at Sangeneb and Sha'b Rumi Reefs at Red Sea, Sudan. There were amazing amount of small fishes (or shrimps?) which came to see our lamp lights - it

Visiting Sanganeb Lighthouse at Sudan

This video is from our Dive Team's visit to Sanganeb Lighthouse, Sudan.Sanganeb is a huge coral atoll at Red Sea, Sudan. It arises from sea-floor (800 m) forming one of the most famous and unique oce


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