Category Archives: Specialties

wreck diving

An Introduction to Wreck Diving

PADI and other dive agencies generally have a similar structure when it comes to diver education. You begin your diving career as an Open Water Diver, taking your first underwater breaths and seeing all the amazing life that normally inaccessible to us land dwellers. Then you progress to you Advanced Open Water (or equivalent) and […]

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Tips for Diving in Current – Drift Diving

There is nothing quite like the thrill of jumping in the water and letting the current push you along an endless reef. When done properly, drift diving is by far the laziest and most relaxing form of diving. You don’t need to worry about navigation, or even swimming. You simply jump in, let the current […]

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10 Tips for Underwater Photography Etiquette

Underwater photography is becoming more and more popular among divers and snorkellers. What was once considered a pastime that only the wealthy and very experienced divers could take part in, is fast becoming available to everybody as camera systems get better and cheaper, and divers are becoming more adventurous and travelling to more exotic diving […]

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Underwater Photography Tips for Beginners

Underwater photography is a natural progression for most divers who want to show their friends and family all the amazing animals they saw on their dive vacation. Underwater photography can be extremely rewarding, however if you don’t know what you are doing, it can be equally infuriating. Many new photographers will get discouraged quickly if […]

technical-diving

Common Misconceptions of Technical Diving

You may have seen them before on a dive boat with enough equipment for at least 10 divers, despite only 3 people using it all, or maybe sat around a laptop planning a dive at your local dive club. To a new diver, technical divers do what might seem impossible, and many professional divers know […]

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Becoming a Divemaster

If you are dreaming of living on tropical beaches and spending your days in the sun and sea, or you are deeply interested in the natural world and want to spend your days passively observing nature then maybe you should become a Divemaster. Becoming a Divemaster is actually much easier than most people think, just […]

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Master Scuba Diver or Divemaster?

So you’ve completed your Open Water Course and discovered an amazing new world beneath the surace, falling in love with the corals, colours and the marine life. You’ve continued your diving education and completed your Advanced and Rescue Diver courses and now you have come to a crossroads.. What to do next? Master Scuba Diver […]

freediving

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? Freediving is all about pushing the limits of the human body; diving deeper, staying submerged […]

Categories: Freediving Specialties
solo-diving

Solo Diving

Scuba diving has always traditionally been a team sport. The buddy system ensures that you never dive alone, mainly for safety reasons, but in 1999 SDI began to offer the Solo Diver Certification. Since then it has become a popular speciality, but many training agencies such as PADI, SSI or NAUI still refuse to create […]

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Marine Conservation Projects

Over 1 billion people around the world rely heavily on fish as a source of protein, with small scale fisheries supporting the livelihood of over 500 million people, mainly in the poorer parts of the tropics. With the world population rising rapidly, over fishing is a huge global issue and is set to get worse. […]