The Library

How to Control Seasickness

There are many ways to describe it: tossing your cookies, hugging the porcelain, calling for Ralph or letting out a technicolor yawn. but no…

Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke

I remember vividly a dive trip to the Philippines, where we often had to shuttle from our large transoceanic vessel in small outboard wave…

Protection from the Sun

It’s very tempting to lie out in the sun, to soak up the warmth, to work on a tan. I know my first instinct…

When a Diver Has a Fever

The last thing anyone wants to happen on a dive trip is that he or she becomes ill, but sooner or later it happens…

Kelp – Forests in the Sea

During an ideal day, few places on earth appear more inviting than a southern California kelp forest. On the surface, the Pacific is calm,…