Florida Diver Magazine
A New Spin in Dive Fitness: AQUACYCLING
April 29, 2017
It’s always great to meet divers, instructors and dive center owners that understand and embrace the importance of physical fitness for diving. Jeffrey Davis at Aqua Hut in Toledo, Ohio “gets it”. Aqua Hut is a full-service PADI and SSI dive center focused on all aspects of the diving lifestyle including education, safety, travel, fitness and family. In addition to swimming lessons and physical therapy in the dive training pool, Jeff is offering AQUACYCLING for his diving clients, instructors and the surrounding community… Download or view on Florida Diver.
Pokémon Go Combines Fitness and Fun for Divers
July 19, 2016
Walking is one of the most convenient ways to improve and maintain physical fitness for diving. The new Pokémon Go app is definitely getting divers moving by combining fitness with fun. The app uses the surrounding environment to generate Pokémon… Download or view on Florida Diver.
Fitness for Diving Around The World: Grand Turk
April 25, 2016
Turks & Caicos Islands are nestled in the Atlantic Ocean at the southernmost tip of the Bahamas due north from the Dominican Republic. Consisting of two island groups, Turks and Caicos is separated by the 7,000-foot deep Turks Island Passage… Download or view on Florida Diver.
Diving Fitness: The Top 20 Trends for 2016
January 6, 2016
Results are in from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2016. Not surprisingly, Wearable Technology, such as heart rate monitors and pedometers, ranks number one on the list. Body Weight Training, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Strength Training, Educated Fitness Professionals, Personal Training, Exercise and Weight Loss, and Yoga, round out the top ten… Download or view on Florida Diver.
Diving Fitness: Combining Exercises Saves Time, Advances Fitness
November 10, 2015
Diving is a sport that engages the entire body and mind. This combination of static and dynamic exercises helps condition divers for both the mental and physical requirements of handling scuba equipment, basic diving skills and transitions to and from buoyant and gravitational environments. .. Download or view on Florida Diver.
A Lifetime of Fitness for Diving: An Interview with Glen Egstrom, Ph.D.
October 21, 2015
Dr. Glen Egstrom’s research in diving performance and development of fitness principles are timeless. His diligent work, role model and influence, continues to inspire and permeate the sport, business and safety of diving. While developments in diving and equipment were taking place around the globe, right here in the heart of America and later the heart of Los Angeles, a… Download or view on Florida Diver.
Diving Fitness: Water Yoga for Divers
October 19, 2015
Diving is a highly sensory personal experience. The feel of weightlessness and water on the skin, the steady sound of breathing and bubbles, and visual movements of fascinating creatures elicit healthful vibes. Pure joy is experienced in the freedom of flying with a current. Healing calmness is found by simply sitting in the sand and meditating on dappled streams of… Download or view on Florida Diver.
Diving Fitness: Healthy shoulders are vital to a positive diving experience
August 27, 2015
Healthy shoulders are vital to a positive scuba diving experience. The mobility of the shoulder joint exceeds every other joint in the human body. It enables divers to reach behind, under, around, above and beyond in nearly unlimited directions and rotation. Consequently, by design the shoulder joint and its musculature are highly susceptible to injury all of the time and … Download or view on Florida Diver.
California Lobster Season Off To A Rough Start With 5 Accidents
October 4, 2014
Lobster season in California has only been open for a week, but it’s already been a tragic season, with 5 divers losing their lives off the Southern California coast. Four of the five divers who died were diving for lobster, and all accidents happened at night… Read more or view on Florida Diver.
Hydration for SCUBA Diving and Fitness: Are you drinking enough?
July 10, 2014
Good hydration is important to a successful exercise program and especially important to SCUBA divers to reduce the risks associated with diving. Some physicians will tell you that most people are dehydrated most of the time. This general introduction reviews how much of the human body is made up of water, what water provides for the body, how fluid loss occurs, and general recommendations for daily fluid intake… Read more or view on Florida Diver.
ScubaFit® Joins Dive Zone Radio: Fitness for scuba divers on the air
December 21, 2013
ScubaFit® debuted this week on a new radio program for scuba divers. Dive Zone Radio airs every Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on 960 The Patriot. Dive Zone Radio is a continuing conversation about all things aquatic and adventuresome. Created and hosted in Phoenix, Arizona by NAUI scuba diving instructors Mark J. Hadrich and Lew Edwards, Dive Zone Radio is starting out quietly and is already the foremost radio show on scuba diving, dive and adventure travel, and marine topics in the western United States… Read more or view on Florida Diver.
Keeping Legs Strong for Scuba Diving is Not for Sissies
April 24, 2013
When exercising the legs to keep them strong for scuba diving it is important to develop muscle strength, endurance and flexibility. The legs must be versatile for diving activities which place unique demands on the body. During this leg workout divers will benefit from imagining themselves: safely rising from a seated position under the weight of gear; climbing boat ladders; traversing uneven shore terrain; turtling distances on the surface, moving against and across currents; kicking into high gear in an emergency… Read more or view on Florida Diver.
PADI approves ScubaFit® Diver Distinctive Specialty Course
January 10, 2012
Dive and fitness instructors alike can now become certified to teach fitness to divers. The Padi ScubaFit® course was developed by Gretchen M. Ashton, a certified fitness trainer and Stephen Mendel, a multi agency scuba instructor… Read more or view on Florida Diver.