Diving with Poor Eyesight
During your Open Water level training, you will learn that water magnifies objects underwater, making them seem larger and closer. For divers with mild vision problems (like myself) the magnifying effect of the water may help correct vision so it is ...Continue reading
Boat Diving Etiquette
Boat diving has many advantages over shore diving, such as being able to go much further afield than normal, therefore getting out to the better dive sites. Most beginner divers will conduct most of their dives from the shore, which takes far less pl...Continue reading
Is it Safe to Dive with Sharks?
Sharks as a species produce a wide variety of feelings in different people. As divers, snorkelers or free divers we usually cherish every moment we get to witness these top predators in their natural environment, whereas some people are too afraid of...Continue reading
Diving and the Dentist
Not many scuba divers would think that a pre-dive holiday trip to the dentist is important, but the health of your mouth is just as important as the health of the rest of your body. Many of us would dive for a life time and never have any kind of rea...Continue reading
Citizen Science. Helping Protect our Planet!
As scuba divers, free divers or snorkelers we are privileged to enjoy the beautiful marine environment, however we are also at the front line witnessing changes to it as the years go by. As the population continues to surge the impact on all of Earth...Continue reading
Dive Cylinder Care
Generally scuba diving cylinders require very little maintenance, simply rinse the body and the valve after a dive, and make sure you keep up to date with visual and hydrostatic tests. The most important thing you can do to help ensure your cylinder ...Continue reading
Defogging your Mask
A foggy mask can do more than just spoil your dive by obstructing your view to the incredible underwater world. It can damage you and your buddies ability to effectively communicate together, and it can even be dangerous to the less experienced diver...Continue reading
Asthma and Diving
Asthma and diving is a controversial topic. Historically anyone with asthma, or with a history of asthma were told they would never be allowed to dive. More recently opinions have changed, and now there are many scuba divers with asthma. Potential fu...Continue reading