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Top Ten in Florida

More than 1200 miles of sandy beaches, adrenaline inducing theme parks and year round sunshine, the American state of Florida has something to offer literally everyone. Whether it's freshwater, saltwater, or fly-casting, Florida is a top-notch destination to visit if fishing takes your fancy. Southwest Florida is the best spot to visit for fishing; it has some of the best backwater fishing in the state as well as an abundance of freshwater opportunities. It would be impossible to mention Florida without referring to Disneyland, the state's most popular vacation destination. For a spot of fairytale living this is the place to visit and it proves popular with kids as well as grownups. Orlando is best known as the home of Disneyland but there is much more besides. Universal Orlando is a popular destination resort with its own hotels and theme parks, Seaworld Orlando provides hours of entertainment and International Drive boasts more than 100 hotels and 150 restaurants. Florida is an ideal place to ge...


The tranquil in underwater world

The tranquil underwater world may put your mind at ease, but for many divers, the hours that follow can be one big headache. Don't let throbbing pain put a damper on your next dive.Loosen up: Your hood is tight. Your wetsuit is tight. Your mask is tight. You've got your jaw in a death grip around your regulator. Pay attention during the dive to how you hold the regulator in your mouth: Are you clenching it? Bite down gently on your mouthpiece. And a well-fitted mask doesn't need to be cinched within an inch of its life. The more restricted and constricted you are, the more likely you are to emerge with a headache.Check your tank position. If the back of your head keeps hitting your first stage, adjust the position of the cylinder as needed.Breathe Carbon dioxide buildup is one of the most common causes of post-dive headaches. CO2 can only build up when you don't get enough oxygen. So it's common in people who take small sips off their regulator or "skip breathe" by pausing after every inhalation and holding t...


Secrets to Saving Air while diving

Fix the Small LeaksEven a tiny stream of bubbles from an O-ring or an inflator swivel adds up over 40 minutes, and may be a sign of more serious trouble ahead anyway. Ask your buddy to look behind you to be sure. A mask that doesn't seal is another kind of leak in that you have to constantly blow air into it to clear out the water. It's also a source of stress, which needlessly elevates your breathing rate and thereby reduces your breathing efficiency. Dive MoreInexperienced divers are famous for burning through their air supply at a furious rate. The reason is anxiety. A new diver is understandably nervous, and his body's automatic response to danger is to raise his metabolism, his heart rate and his breathing rate. It's hard-wired, the body revving its engine to be ready for fight or flight, though the result is a lot of air cycled through his lungs but never used, just dumped into the ocean.Take a ClassAny class, almost, will reduce your gas consumption just by making you feel more accomplished and therefo...


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