The Buoyancy Control Device or commonly referred to as BCD is the jacket that you see scuba diver wear while diving. BCD works by adjusting the air inside the inflatable air bladder present inside the BCD. The more air you have inside the BCD the more positively buoyant you will… Read More »How does a scuba diving Buoyancy Control Device (BCD) work?
Before we jump into understanding in detail how a scuba diving regulator works. Let’s first learn what is a scuba diving regulator. What is a scuba diving regulator? A scuba diving regulator is one of the most essential parts of your scuba diving equipment. It allows scuba divers to breathe… Read More »How does a scuba diving regulator work?
The following is an attempt to describe how does snorkel work along with some information on the different types of snorkels along with their advantage and disadvantages. A snorkel is a tube that allows breathing while swimming in water. It allows breathing air from above the surface while the head… Read More »How does snorkel work
A scuba diving mask works by creating a pocket of air in front of your eyes. A watertight seal around your eyes and nose creates an air pocket. This helps your eyes to focus naturally and allows you to see things. Without the air pocket, you will have a very… Read More »How does a scuba diving mask work?
When someone has been scuba diving for a while, they are highly likely to start buying their own scuba diving equipment to dive with rather than use rented equipment that belongs to the dive centre they’re diving with. This is a great step in anyone’s scuba diving adventure, and is… Read More »How to choose the right mask
So you’ve heard of scuba diving, and decided that you want to give it a try. If you reached out to any dive centres to ask how you could get started with scuba diving, it’s very likely that they gave you the choice between a Discover Scuba or Open Water… Read More »Discover Scuba or Open Water course: Which should you start with?
Tioman Island is known for its pristine natural beauty, crystal clear blue waters, and easy to dive scuba diving locations. With healthy corals, diverse marine life, and shipwrecks, Tioman attracts scuba divers from all around the world. We work with some of the top dive centers in Tioman. Each scuba… Read More »Everything About Tioman Island Diving
In this post, I am going to teach you how dive masters and experienced divers stay away from dive mask fogging problems. And how they keep their masks from fogging while scuba diving. I will also give you tips on what to do before, during, and after diving to ensure… Read More »How to solve dive mask fogging problem while scuba diving
In this post, you are going to learn how to clear scuba mask underwater and become a confident diver. You will learn how to clear scuba mask underwater while diving and what to avoid. This has been broken down into the following sections: Why you need to learn how to… Read More »How to clear scuba mask underwater
Before we get down to the techniques of how to equalize while scuba diving, lets first try and understand why equalizing is important. Below is a cross-section view of the anatomy of your ear. As you can see there are 3 parts to the ear that is involved in the… Read More »HOW TO EQUALIZE WHILE SCUBA DIVING
One question we frequently hear is how to use less air while scuba diving to increase dive time. This question usually comes to mind when new divers find their divemaster or dive buddies seem to finish a dive and still have half a tank left over when they are at… Read More »HOW TO USE LESS AIR WHILE SCUBA DIVING
Mastering buoyancy control while scuba diving is one of the key skills that you need to have to enjoy diving. Acquiring the skills to have total control on your buoyancy might seem difficult at first but with practice, it gets easier. Not being able to control your buoyancy properly during… Read More »MASTER NEUTRAL BUOYANCY WHILE SCUBA DIVING
Malaysia is one of the best places in the world for scuba diving. The great underwater visibility, weather, and the marine parks make Malaysia a haven for scuba divers. If you live in Kuala Lumpur, your next underwater adventure is just a few short hours away. Here we have compiled… Read More »DIVING LOCATIONS NEAR KUALA LUMPUR
If you’ve been diving for a while, you may have already made the decision to invest in buying your own dive equipment. So that you don’t have to use rental equipment that’s been used by God-knows-how-many people before you. If this is you, great! Having your own equipment will enhance… Read More »How To Maintain Your Scuba Gear
Have you ever heard of an athlete, an artist or a professional of some sort having a routine that they do before they perform whatever they’re good at? It’s quite a common occurrence, and sometimes it is so important to the person that their performance would be drastically hindered if… Read More »6 Things You Should Do Before Every Dive
Let’s face it: Humans are not meant to be able to breathe, stay warm, and move freely underwater for an extended period of time. It’s simply not what our bodies evolved for. But guess what? That’s exactly what Scuba Diving is, and that’s exactly what Scuba gear allows us to… Read More »All About Scuba Gear
There are many dangers to scuba diving. Here we have compiled the top scuba diving mistakes newbie divers make and how to avoid them. These tips will not only save you from embarrassment but also helps to remain safe while scuba diving. Not defogging mask Wearing a weight belt incorrectly Leaving… Read More »Newbie Scuba Diving Mistakes & How To Avoid Them
Hello and welcome to this new episode of Mythbusters! Just kidding, we don’t actually have Adam and Jamie as part of our team here at Travlapp. What we do have, though, is some scuba diving myths to debunk, so let’s get right to it! Learning to dive takes a long… Read More »Debunking Scuba Diving Myths
The objective of this post is to answer some of the most frequently asked scuba diving questions before embarking into the world of diving. I personally had many questions before deciding whether I should learn to dive or not. In order to make it easier for you to navigate I… Read More »Frequently Asked Scuba Diving Questions And Answers
As humans, a lot of our success can be attributed to our ability to communicate with each other. Normally, we use our tongues to speak or use our hands to write and type. In the underwater world, neither of those are an option. Therefore divers have to use a system… Read More »Common Scuba Diving Hand Signals
As exhilarating as it is to scuba dive, it is unfortunately not completely risk-free. There is some danger, and accidents can happen. The good news is: it’s actually relatively easy to avoid running into any problems. All you need to know are some basic rules of safe scuba diving. If… Read More »Safe Scuba Diving: Tips and Tricks For Scuba Diving Safety
The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian, Pulau meaning island in local Malay language) have been a popular beach destination in Malaysia for many years. Split into two separate islands, Besar (Big) and Kecil (Small), each Perhentian offers a specific brand of relaxation. Perhentian island is famous for its white sandy beaches,… Read More »Scuba Diving in Perhentian Island
Given that you’re reading this, it’s probably safe to assume that you’ve heard a thing or two about scuba diving. Perhaps it piqued your interest from wondering what all that bulky equipment is for or you might have come across a video of some divers exchanging hand signals underwater and… Read More »Back to Basics: What is Scuba Diving?
Peacefulness In the above quote by Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon mentions how diving allows him to be secluded from his daily problems. This is definitely one of the best parts of diving. For anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes, all your troubles seem to… Read More »What Is So Awesome About Scuba Diving?