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Author : Russell Bowyer

Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

Why Should You Rinse The Inside Of Your Buoyancy Control Device?

You should rinse the inside of your buoyancy control device to remove saltwater or chlorine depending on your most recent diving activity, to clean out any sediments and to prevent bacterial growth. Proper maintenance of your BCD by regularly rinsing the inside with water will help your BCD last.

How Can I Improve My Buoyancy Control?

The best way to improve buoyancy control is to use your buoyancy control device effectively, master your breathing and perfect your weights. Maintaining a better body position and fine tuning your finning technique also helps, but one of the best ways to improve buoyancy control is to dive more.

Are There Great White Sharks In Nantucket And Nantucket Sound?

There are great white sharks in Nantucket and Nantucket Sound mostly from June to October when waters warm to over 12°C (53.6°F). Great white sharks prefer temperatures above 12°C and come to feed on the proliferation of harbour and grey seals before heading back down south along the US coastline.

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