Diving Blog

May 2015

Preventing Heartburn when Diving

If you feel heartburn, acid build-up or nausea while diving, don’t worry, there are others out there suffering too. Many people get the feeling of needing to vomit whilst diving that they end their dive pre...

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Apr 2015

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...

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Apr 2015

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...

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Apr 2015

Combating Sea Sickness

On the medical forms for diving you will find a section asking you if you suffer from severe or frequent motion sickness. Most people who are new to boat travel may assume that as they are fine in cars or on planes they will be fine on a boat too. It...

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Mar 2015

Flying after Diving

How long do I have to wait to fly after diving?

This is frequently asked question by divers who are wanting to fit just one more dive into the last day of their diving holiday. Despite the fact that you cover this topic in entry level dive ...

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Jan 2015

First Aid for Divers

A responsible diver will plan each and every dive. This means they plan all the necessary equipment for the dive, they will take into account their own ability level and the abilities of their buddies. Most importantly a responsible diver will be pre...

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Jan 2015

Taking the Sting out of Jellyfish

There is one creature found in the water that puts a little bit of fear into the heart of all water users. They are not aggressive, they are found all over the world and their size can range from the size of a thumbnail to bigger than a human. I am t...

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Nov 2014

Maintain your Dive Gear

Dive gear is expensive, so it is important to look after it correctly. It may seem like all you need to do is give it a rinse in fresh water after a dive but there is a lot more to it than that. If you fail to properly maintain your dive gear it will...

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Nov 2014

Diving in Remote Areas of the Tropics

The majority of the world’s most beautiful reef systems are found within the tropics. As a scuba diver these reefs provide some interesting and unique dive opportunities, however the tropics also provide a unique set of challenges that you may need...

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Oct 2014

Open Water Diver Difficulties

There are some parts of the Open Water course that many beginners would rather not do. Usually because the skills are more difficult and sometimes because they feel uncomfortable. As a dive instructor, I have regularly heard students complaining abou...

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Oct 2014

Emergency Oxygen

Oxygen is absolutely vital for survival. The reason we need to inhale fresh air is because we need to take the Oxygen from the air, for our blood to transport it around our body and oxygenate our organs. It is a colourless, odourless and tasteless ga...

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Aug 2014

Diver Rescue

In order to become a dive professional there is a skill that is to repeated time and time again, and assessed to become a Divemaster and then again t...

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