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Timothy Conner, M.D.

How to ride a jet ski with a child: an essential safety guide

A lot of kids will absolutely love the idea of going on a jet ski with a guardian. In some cases, you might notice that they are overexcited, and you might be too. During this excitement of taking your child on a jet ski with you, it is vital to keep in mind all safety precautions. So, let’s take a look at how to ride a …

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7 Dangers of Flyboarding and How to Stay Safe

Flyboarding is a relatively new watersport that’s becoming more popular. But like with any powered watersport, there are risks of injury during participation. Luckily, with a few precautions and some common sense, many of these dangers can be avoided.   Seven potential dangers of flyboarding are: Drowning accidents Marine life  Falling on rocky shoreline, reefs, and …

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Snorkeling can be tiring: Here are reasons why

It can be a misconception that snorkeling is easier and less tiring than swimming or scuba diving. However, even without using vigorous swimming strokes or finning done in scuba, it can be as tiring as both because it uses similar movements at a slower pace but often over a longer period of time. Snorkeling requires …

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Why do Scuba Divers Ascend Slowly?

Scuba diving is a popular activity that is appealing to many, it is also an activity that requires proper training to maintain safety.  Each year, approximately 200 people die worldwide as a result of scuba diving accidents. Knowing how to dive correctly is essential. Scuba divers ascend slowly because ascending too quickly can cause serious injury …

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10 Great Exercises to Prepare for Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is a peaceful, relaxing sport. But to enjoy it fully, you must prepare physically. Finning for 45 minutes takes leg and core strength. It also requires endurance. Carrying around heavy tanks and gear will take some serious muscle power too. So, what exercises should I do to prepare for scuba diving? There are five …

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14 Health Benefits of Snorkeling According to a Doctor

Snorkeling provides many health benefits according to science, along with the fun and recreation it provides. For those who are looking to incorporate more outdoor exercise into their lifestyle, snorkeling is a great option. Snorkeling provides many benefits to mental, physical, and emotional health that improve overall fitness and well-being.  The 14 health benefits of …

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This Is Why Scuba Diving is an Amazing Workout

Scuba diving might not be one of the first activities people think of when they think of outdoor fitness, but it is a surprisingly balanced way to get a workout from head to toe. Not only do people exert more energy moving through water than they do through the air, but the reduced-gravity environment is …

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Is Scuba Diving Hard and Dangerous? A Beginner’s Guide

Scuba diving can be both an awe-inspiring and relaxing experience. To be able to explore the ocean and make great discoveries is an experience you can share for years to come. It is well worth the training and time. But here’s the real question, is scuba diving hard or dangerous? Once you have had the …

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Are Full-Face Snorkel Masks Dangerous? A Diving Doctor’s Review

If you have heard about full face snorkel masks, you know they are supposed to be more comfortable and allow you a larger field of view. But a few isolated incidents in Hawaii in 2018 raised concerns over the safety of these masks. A well-designed full face mask is not dangerous as long as the …

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