Drinking and diving – the facts

Drinking and diving – the facts

For those that know me, they will know how much I love a drink! Indeed, divers in general are a fun-loving bunch and we love nothing more than to re-live our diving stories over a beer …or 6! Diving as a sport can, in essence, can be as dangerous or as safe as you make it. With diving comes risk. [...]

Diving Komodo National Park

Diving Komodo National Park

The azure waters and vivid reef failed to grab our attention. As we gazed into the crystal clear abyss, the mayhem slowly unfolded before our eyes. Perhaps a sensory overload? The grey reef sharks now serving as a shy backdrop to their bolder white-tipped friends. Hiding the stunning reef from our focus. Schools of bannerfish and pulsating anthias added the [...]

Fishing in marine protected areas in NSW

Fishing in marine protected areas in NSW

An open letter to Barry O’Farrell, NSW Premier, and Katrina Hodgkinson, Primary Industries Minister for NSW We have been diving for over a decade in Australia and there is nothing quite like it. To slowly slip beneath the surface of our amazing blue planet and witness, first hand, the labyrinth of sea creatures in their complex ecosystems is pure privilege. To not [...]

Why a shark cull is not a solution to beach safety

Why a shark cull is not a solution to beach safety

A recent move by the Western Australian Government to introduce a shark cull program has invoked public outcry globally. Under the program, the government has allocated more than $20 million over the next four years to “address public safety and help mitigate the risk sharks pose to water users.” The plan includes setting baited drum lines to catch large sharks [...]

Mola Mola Madness – The sunfish of Nusa Penida

Mola Mola Madness – The sunfish of Nusa Penida

Crystal Bay, Nusa Penida, Bali Hovering motionless, gazing into the blue abyss. Praying for Lady Luck. Hoping. We waited. Under more normal circumstances, the vibrant reef life, pristine corals, deep drop offs and crystal clear waters would be enough to capture our attention. This is certainly no normal place though. Finally, as if in slow motion, our dreams were realised. [...]

Buoyancy control for underwater photographers

Buoyancy control for underwater photographers

I would never go round to a friend’s house for dinner and state “you’re a really great cook, you must have a really good oven!” All too often however, I hear people state when we are diving, “wow, you guys have a really good camera, you must take some great shots!” The simple truth is that taking photos underwater is [...]

Calling all SCUBA Diver Girls

Calling all SCUBA Diver Girls

Thumbing through the pages of a global diving magazine recently, the influence of females within the sport was obvious. Glamorous models sporting heated under garments, pink fins, purple masks, multi coloured computers, BCDs and wetsuits designed for the female shape were just a sample of the adverts. There was even news on the latest Miss SCUBA International finalists! A clear [...]

Great dive guides – worth their weight in gold!

Great dive guides – worth their weight in gold!

Diving Tulamben – better than ever At DiveBuzz, we are self confessed dive addicts. That is why, when we part with our hard earned cash, we want to get the most out of our diving, wherever we may be. Having just returned back from another dive trip to the famous Tulamben, in Bali, we can vouch for the fact that [...]