Diving Blog

Oct 2016

10 Things for Environmentally Conscious Divers to Avoid

10 things for environmentally conscious divers and dive schools to avoid: 1) Most Commercial Sunscreens This might seem to go against everything you’ve been told your whole life. But hear me out. There are chemicals in most c...

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Jun 2016

A Brief History of Scuba Diving

For centuries, humanity has had an obsession with exploring. It seems as though every time an obstacle has come up, human ingenuity has been there to knock it down. Even today, we are pushing the boundaries of exploration, yet, even so, much of our p...

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May 2016

Changing Dive Agencies

We all know that there are lots of different diving agencies out there. Some offer very similar courses and methods of teaching while...

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Apr 2016

Master Scuba Diver or Divemaster?

So you've completed your Open Water Course and discovered an amazing new world beneath the surface, falling in love with the corals, colours and the marine life. You've Continue reading

Apr 2016

My Ups and Downs as a Beginner

On first arriving in Koh Tao, Thailand my first priority was scuba diving. I had never been diving before but I knew I would love it, and this was the moment I had be...

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Feb 2016

Overcoming my Fear of the Ocean

I had never been in the ocean before I came travelling to Thailand. I took my first steps in the sea in Phuket and went snorkelling in Koh Phi Ph...

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Feb 2016

Taking a Dive Vacation with Non Diving Companions

Taking a dive vacation or learning to dive while on vacation is something most divers or soon to be divers strive for. However, if you are going with a non-diving spouse, family or companions, things might not go as smooth as you planned. A little bi...

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Dec 2015

Diving the Andamans Vs Thailand

The Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago consists of over 500 islands and Thailand has a few hundred. Despite the crazy variety one can find in each of these places, many divers, in choosing between The Andaman...

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Oct 2015

Find Your Perfect Dive Mask

There is a huge choice of dive masks out there, many different brands, shapes, sizes and colours. It can be a minefield trying to find your perfect match, and one thing is for sure: you need to make the right choice. Using a mask that doesn’t fit p...

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Sep 2015

To Dive or Not to Dive?

There are two types of people in this world, those that are divers and those that are not. Like me, many of you will have tried to explain to a non-diver what it’s really like down there and the feeling you get from swimming alongside marine life. ...

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Sep 2015

Getting back into the water

Dust off your mask, dig out those fins and squeeze into that wetsuit. That exciting feeling of anticipation inside you as you prepare to go on holiday, knowing you are heading back below the surface. It’s been a long time, too long in fact! Time ti...

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Sep 2015

Divers Behaving Badly

As a scuba diving instructor one of my key responsibilities, aside from teaching safe scuba diving, is to promote environmental awareness. The underwater environment is a delicate ecosystem that has evolved over hundreds of millions of years without ...

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