Diving Blog

Apr 2016

How Ocean Pollution Affects Humans

The ocean takes up over 72% of the world’s surface and provides over 97% of our water supply as well as over 70% of the oxygen that we breathe. The ocean is vital to the existence of life on earth. With that said however, everyday the ocean is unde...

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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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Nov 2015

50 Fascinating Ocean Facts

When we think about the ocean, we imagine how vast this watery desert is, however the majority of us do not understand the sheer scale of the world’s ‘Global Ocean’. Approximately 71% of the earth’s surface is covered in ocean, and with that ...

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Oct 2015

An Introduction to Freediving

What is Freediving?

Freediving or Apnea, is diving under the surface on a single breath without the aid of any breathing equipment. To some, that may sound ridiculous. Why would anyone want to do that if scuba diving equipment exists? Freed...

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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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Sep 2015

Komodo: Dragons and Mantas

The dive options in the Republic of Indonesia are endless. The country consists of 17,500 islands, harbouring awe inspiring tropical beauty and endless biodiversity above and underwater. With such a wealth of dive options, I found myself overwhelmed ...

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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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