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This sunset illustrates two of water’s three forms: liquid and vapor. (Only ice is misssing.) FLAMINGO DIVERS WEST CAICOS • FRENCH CAY • NORTHWEST POINT • SANDBORE CHANNEL Located on Venetian Road Tel/Fax 649 946-4193 800-204-9282 Email: • Web: “PROVO’S LITTLE DIVE SHOP” PRIVATE CHARTERS -SMALL GROUPS -8 Divers Max. READ ALL ABOUT THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS Although divers can be surrounded by pressure that would crush a sealed, air-filled can, you really don’t notice it just as long as the pressure in your airspaces – ears, sinuses, and mask – are equal to the pressure surrounding you. Even though you don’t necessarily feel the pressure, you certainly have to un-derstand and respect it. It’s the pressure of water that determines how long you can remain at given depths. How your body deals with gases, such as nitrogen, under pressure, is the rea-son you should religiously adhere to your dive tables, safety stops, and rate of ascent. Pressure is the reason we don’t hold our breath underwater. It all has to do with the weight of water. Much of your training is devoted to the physics of pressure and how it relates to diving. And as a new diver it’s important to study it well. Water affects the diving experience in many ways. Tides, currents, wave ac-tions, temperature and salinity all play a role, and we’ll be discussing these inter-esting topics in future issues of Dive Training . I 100 • • • • • MARCH/APRIL 2017 “Where When How -Turks & Caicos Islands”

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