Diving Blog

Aug 2014

Plan to Dive, Dive to Plan

SCUBA diving is an adventure sport, this means that there are added risks to it that other sports may not include. Whenever taking part in any sport or activity with added hazar...

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Jul 2014

Equalizing when Diving

As a scuba diving instructor, we have to deal with a few learning difficulties that students may have, some of them are more frequent than others. Buoyancy troubles, difficulties understanding the tables and ...

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Jul 2014

Tips for Mask Clearing

There is one skill that can strike fear into the hearts of many, and not just for new student divers. I have even heard of divers on their instructor exams panicking and shooting to the surface. It is of course, Mask Clearing.

Why do I have to c...

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Jul 2014

Learning to Navigate

With the Open Water certification, you can dive at any popular location where in the world independently. This term independently does not mean on your own, but with another certified dive...

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Jul 2014

Common Misconceptions of Nitrox

I once had a customer walk into the shop while I was working who was interested in taking the Nitrox (Enriched Air Nitrox, or EANx)  specialty. After talking him through what we would cover I asked him what level he was and what it was about diving ...

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Jul 2014

Being a Better Dive Buddy

It might be a great day out on the boat. The sun is shining, the water is flat, no current and the visibility looks stunning. But there could still be something that makes your dive not as pleasant as it could be. If you go fun Continue reading

Jul 2014

Keep Wrapped Up!

Being too cold is never a nice thing, and neither is being too hot. In fact being on either side of the ideal temperature can actually be very dangerous and if exposed to the cold or to heat can actually kill you! We have all felt these temperature e...

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Jun 2014

The Hazards of Wreck Diving

As you are swimming along the reef you notice a large dark spot in the endless blue appears. As you start moving towards it, it gets bigger and bigger until you can start to make out some of its features. A large barrel sticking out, a chimney towing...

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Jun 2014

How to Perform a Scuba Diving Buddy Check

“Right guys, let us get into our gear now, remember to do your buddy checks!” Is usually the last sentence of most dive briefings. Many people perform a brief check over each other's gear without really knowing what they are supposed to be actual...

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Jun 2014

Scuba Diving Signalling Devices

Once you have assembled a basic set of kit together there are so many different bits and pieces you may want to get, some of it is very useful and other bits are more for specialised types of diving such as Continue reading