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7 reasons why you should dive

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Why do I need to dive? Good question. DIVE LIFE we do not want to convince you of anything, but we warn, diving is one of the most incredible experiences that exist. Today we are going to give you some reasons why we think you should go scuba diving. Let’s go there!

  1. Explore a world that many will never see: if 70% of the earth is covered in water, if your challenge and goal is to see the world and travel, yes or yes you will need to dive, otherwise you will see less 30% of reality. Your vacation will never be the same.
  1. The closest to experiencing weightlessness: We know that going to the moon is almost impossible nowadays, but diving undoubtedly allows you to feel the sensation of zero gravity, as if you were an astronaut navigating in space. But if you really want to have that wonderful experience, you can do it under the sea, a place where you can see the true sensation of flying.
  2. You will see unimaginable creatures: at the precise moment in which you immerse yourself, you will access a fascinating universe full of biodiversity, animals you have never dreamed of, brilliant corals and invertebrate creatures full of life. Each dive will be different, and you never ever really know what you are going to find.
  3. You will make new friends: this activity is a very social sport that will allow you to meet people from other cultures with whom you can share the same love for scuba diving, exchange moments and experiences. You will find people with the same tastes and concerns. And it is that diving strengthens relationships with others and fosters camaraderie and social integration.
  1. You exercise body and mind: if you have already seen that your mind and your senses relax, and the stress disappears, the body also gets in shape when you dive. In addition to improving coordination, space orientation and psychomotor skills. But not only that, your muscles are also toned and strengthened when diving.
  2. You will feel better about yourself: underwater the worries are diluted. The stress suddenly melts away and your senses focus only on enjoying and experiencing sensations. And not only that, you will feel better about yourself, it will improve your self-esteem and confidence.
  3. You will appreciate nature even more: if you were aware of environmental problems before, now you will be even more so. When you dive, you feel the need to protect the sea like never before, with each dive you will love more the sea and the marine ecosystem above all else. until next time!

Open water course for you with DIVE LIFE

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  • Official PADI certification in just 2 days.
  • 6 dives in the sea (usually 4).
  • Orientation, support and permanent guidance.
  • 100% professional and personalized attention.
  • Flexible schedules.
  • Absolute security.
  • Constant commitment.
  • Rent of diving equipment.
As one of the first 5-star dive centers and Instructor Development center in Mexico, with more than 18 years of experience, various branches in the Republic and on-site pools for your comfort and highly trained professionals by our PADI Course Director , we have the whole environment so that as of today you can be certified as OPEN WATER in an unforgettable way and at your own pace.

The importance of regulators in DIVING

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The importance of regulators in DIVING

In Dive Life we have all your DIVING equipment and regulators are a very important part for your enjoyment and your safety.

Today we are going to tell you why these pieces are fundamental.
Here we go…

The function of the Diving Regulator is none other than to reduce the air pressure found in the tanks passing it to the ambient pressure at which the diver is. Of course, this environmental pressure will vary depending on the situation of the person at any time.
It is more than obvious to talk about the enormous importance of this element within the team. That is why it is convenient to know it well; know the options offered to us in the market, their characteristics, maintenance, etc.

To begin, we will comment that currently the regulators are characterized by being “in demand”, that is, they give the diver the amount of air that he breathes or demands at all times, unlike the old or military regulators, which deliver the air so constantly which undoubtedly supposes an enormous expense of air in addition to a constant bubbling that hinders the vision of the diver.
Although in principle we can talk about two types of regulators: the bitrachea and monotrachea, the truth is that today the diving regulator used by the vast majority of divers is monotrachea with two stages, although at the beginning the only notable difference between the two is that the bitrachea has the two stages together, while the monotrachea has them separated by a low-pressure hose.
But without a doubt, the two-stage regulator is much more convenient to use thanks to its low weight, low volume, and high performance; so it is used in recreational diving.
Let us know the function of each stage in these regulators:

First stage: it is the high-pressure chamber. It reduces the high pressure at which the air coming from the cylinders reaches an average pressure.
There are two types of first stages: piston or membrane, later we will talk about them.
In this first stage, the valve is a seat made of a silicone-like material, which makes the necessary contact to let the air pass and cut it. This is where the friction occurs with the necessary air so that a sudden pressure change does not occur and so that the air temperature remains constant.
The second stage: regulates the average air pressure of the hose to the ambient pressure, which is set according to the depth at which the diver is at each moment.
The air reaches this second stage through a hose formed by several layers of rubber and fabric.
In it, is a piston that lets air pass at the required pressure.
This is the part of the regulator that is located in the mouth and this is where the safety mechanisms are located, which can be of two types: Upstream Valves or DownStream (most used this second); in such a way that if at any time a component of the regulator fails, the air that reaches more pressure than is due will leave as a continuous flow directly from the mouthpiece.

In addition to being essential in any dive, the regulator is one of the most delicate pieces of diving equipment, so it is advisable to carefully monitor its maintenance.
The first rule that we must comply with is to wash it properly and with fresh water after each dive. Of course, before doing so, we will put the cap on the connection to the bottle to prevent water from entering. For this, it is not convenient to apply a high-pressure water jet.
When we are sure that we have removed any remaining saltpeter or residue, we will dry it and then hang it in the shade in a dry place. We will place it with the second stage down, to drain any possible remaining water that may have remained in the hoses.
When storing it, we will take special care that none of the tubes are bent in a forced way, since that would undoubtedly damage the regulator.

In addition to this, we must respect three golden rules in the regular use of the regulator:

For transport, keep it always separate from the rest of the equipment and with great care.
Never take the tanks by the regulator (even while in the water).
Never leave the regulator exposed to the sun or high temperatures.
Apart from this maintenance that we could define as daily, it is necessary that each regulator pass a series of more technical periodic inspections, necessary to guarantee a correct operation throughout its useful life and maintain the guarantee.

For an active diver who makes an average of more than 15 dives per year, an annual review is recommended. Between one review and another it never hurts to verify that the regulator does not send whistles or noises when we inhale since if it does it is a clear symptom that it needs repair. The attention we will also pay to the state of the first stage conical input filter if it is oxidized or has residues we must send the regulator to be repaired as soon as possible since that filter is a faithful reflection of the state of the whole equipment.

Cómo mejorar tu flotabilidad durante el buceo?

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Intentaremos ofreceros algunos consejos para controlar y mejorar vuestra flotabilidad durante las inmersiones de buceo, a simple vista parece que sólo se debe elegir el correcto lastre y regular el jacket, pero en realidad hay más factores que influyen en nuestra flotabilidad. Vamos a conocer qué afecta nuestra flotabilidad en el buceo.


flotabilidad-en-buceoUna buena flotabilidad durante nuestras sesiones de buceo permitirá tomar imágenes del fondo con mayor facilidad, así como podernos aproximar a ciertas zonas con mucha más seguridad. Como añadido, mejorar el control de la flotabilidad permitirá consumir una cantidad menor de oxígeno, por el hecho de permanecer más tranquilos bajo el agua y practicar menos movimientos.

Para empezar debemos conocer el lastre que necesitamos para la profundidad que vayamos a bajar. Con el tiempo nos familiarizaremos también con el neopreno y el grosor, que modificará nuestra flotabilidad a distintas profundidades. Todos los cambios experimentados durante nuestra inmersión serán contrarrestados con el chaleco de buceo y nuestra respiración.


Habitualmente los buceadores van excesivamente cargados de peso, es algo común ya que los instructores acostumbran así a sus alumnos para no tener problemas de ascensos demasiado rápidos. El problema de nuestra flotabilidad y el lastre es que el lastre es fijo, y hay otras variables que influyen, por lo que no nos soluciona la papeleta. Además, el exceso de lastre deberá ser compensado constantemente, así pués, a medida que ganamos experiencia podemos reducir poco a poco ese lastre extra de seguridad.

El grosor del traje y la profundidad deseada determinarán el lastre, os aconsejamos consultar este artículo para elegir el lastre correcto del buceo.

Referente al neopreno, cada modelo ofrece una flotabilidad distinta, depende del grosor y del aire que permanece en los tejidos. Se trata de cambios muy progresivos pero a medida que utilizamos el neopreno este pierde algo de flotabilidad. Si cambiamos de neopreno es posible que notemos pequeños cambios, se trata de compensarlos con el resto de factores.


Este es un factor clave que aprenderemos a medida que ganemos experiencia. Controlando nuestra respiración podemos ascender y descender bajo el agua, los pulmones son nuestro compensador natural. Expandiendo y contrayendo nuestros pulmones podemos modificar nuestra flotabilidad cómo lo haría un lastre de medio kilo o un kilogramo aproximadamente.


Este es un valor muy influyente en nuestros cambios de flotabilidad. A medida que descendemos, la presión aumenta disminuyendo la flotabilidad de nuestro equipo. Así pues, en los primeros metros de nuestro descenso nos puede costar hundirnos, pero en los siguientes el descenso de la flotabilidad de nuestro equipo aumenta considerablemente.

Del mismo modo debemos ir en cuidado mientras ascendemos, aumentará nuestra flotabilidad exponencialmente a medida que nos acercamos a la superficie.


Evidentemente, a medida que pasan los minutos la botella es menos pesada. Equilibraremos esos cambios en la botella con nuestra respiración y con la ayuda del chaleco. La botella es de los factures que menos influye en los cambios de flotabilidad ya que se trata de cambios muy graduales y progresivos.





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Como evitar que tus gafas se empañen? Aqui algunos tips…

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Vamos a ofrecer algunos remedios para evitar que las gafas de buceo de empañen. Algo muy molesto que puede acabar con nuestra inmersión. Estos son algunos consejos para evitar que las gafas se empañen pero no son los únicos, pueden aportar sus ideas!

Si tus gafas son nuevas, debes limpiarlas antes de tu primera inmersión. El cristal nuevo trae protección y es habitual que durante los primeros días te puedan dar problemas y se empañen con facilidad.

Para prevenir que tus gafas se empañenpuedes usar uno de estos dos remedios en casa.

El fuego es otro remedio que se usa para evitar que las gafas se empañen. Hay que ir con cuidado, y basta con hacerlo una vez. Debes apuntar la llama de un mechero o una vela hacia el cristal y quemarlo hasta que quede de color negro, luego puedes limpiarlo y listo! Cuidado, no apliques fuego en gafas de plástico, y evita que las gafas se calienten demasiado.

La pasta de dientes es otro remedio muy usado. Aplica la pasta con las gafas nuevas por dentro y por fuera y frota suavemente para no rayar el cristal.

Después de estos dos remedios básicos para prevenir vamos con los consejos usados antes de bucear para evitar el vaho en las gafas de buceo.

Usar patatas para evitar el empaño de las gafas. Parece ridículo pero es verdad, frota unos trozos de patata pelada por encima del cristal, tanto interior como exterior, frotando suavemente para evitar que el cristal se pueda rayar y al agua!

Escupir, el remedio que todos conocerán. Justo antes de entrar el el agua, escupe encima de la máscara y frota suavemente, la saliva evita que las gafas se empañen, pero debes evitar que la saliva se seque.

El champú de bebé puede ser otro remedio útil. Se trata de aplicar jabón, aconsejamos el de bebé ya que no es irritante y su olor es agradable. Puedes llevarlo en un pote disuelto con agua y aplicar unas gotas encima del cristal antes de entrar en el agua.

Utilizar productos antivaho. Para los que no les convencen los remedios tradicionales, existen productos específicos para aplicar a las gafas de buceo que también suelen funcionar bien. Para su uso, es tan simple como aplicar el producto encima del cristal.