Diving Blog

Aug 2015

8 Tips for Easier Equalizing

As we descend underwater the pressure quickly increases around us. This increased pressure causes the air inside our body's air spaces to compress, which is mostly noticeable in our ears. If left unchecked, this added pressure will cause discomfort t...

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Aug 2015

Bunaken Marine Park, Indonesia

Among the highlights of diving in Indonesia is Bunaken National Marine Park. Located near to the 400,000 strong city of Manado<...

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Aug 2015

Nitrogen Narcosis

Frequently referred to by divers as ‘getting narked’, nitrogen narcosis is a condition that affects people when breathing gas at high pressure, such as when a scuba diver descends to depths of 30 metres or deeper. The name derives from the Greek ...

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Aug 2015

The Strange World of Muck Diving

Sometimes more experienced divers begin to get a little bored of the pretty corals and the colourful reef fish, and start looking at the smaller, stranger things that inhabit our oceans. If this sounds like you, then you really need to head out and t...

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Aug 2015

Ocean Acidification

Pumping greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere does not only causing global warming and change the climate, it is also causing significant damage to our oceans too. The oceans absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, but since the dawn of the ...

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Jul 2015

The Basics of Buoyancy

Scuba diving has a lot of important physics and physiology behind it, but the most important thing for a diver to understand is buoyancy. Knowing how to control it separates the good divers from the bad ones. Although at first, it may seem a little c...

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Jul 2015

Mimicry and Camouflage

Living on the reef must be tough! There is nowhere else on Earth where life is found in such an abundance and diversity as it is on a coral reef. Thousands of different species are competing against each other for food and space, and in a constant st...

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Jul 2015

Cold Water Considerations

Chances are that you may have gotten into scuba diving while on holiday in some tropical location. You may have fallen in love with diving, but the only spots near you might seem uninvitingly cold. Well with the right planning considerations, a cold ...

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Jul 2015

What Makes a Great Dive?

There are good dives, and sometimes there are bad dives. At some point in your dive career you will surface feeling a little disappointed, but with the right planning and forethought, you can make sure that most of your dives will be positive experie...

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Jul 2015

Shark Awareness

Today, 14th July is known as ‘Shark Awareness Day’. This is not a day to shout out to the world about the dangers of sharks, it is intended to inform people of these stunning creatures and their battle for survival against possibly the most savag...

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Jul 2015

Overcoming Pre Dive Nerves

Pre dive nerves can kick in for a variety of reasons, and almost all divers will be effected at some point over their diving career. Trainee divers who may be worried about their first time at depth, or a particular skill they must perform are most l...

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Jul 2015

Solo Diving

Scuba diving has always traditionally been a team sport. The buddy system ensures that you never dive alone, mainly for safety reasons, but in 1999 SDI began to offer the Solo Diver Certification. Since then it has become a popular speciality, but ma...

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