Archive for December, 2011

by in Skills

How to make a controlled descent

As a sweeping generalisation, I’d say that the majority of divers are overweighted. Being overweighted affects your body position in the water, it increases drag, effort required to get around, air consumption, and the number of adjustments required to your BCD. So why do it? A key factor is that without being overweighted, many divers struggle to get down at [...]

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by in Gear

Tusa Visio Pro dive mask review

One of the first rules of SCUBA diving is to breathe continually and never, hold your breath. The second rule is of course to look cool! With this in mind, I am always on the look out for new and innovative products that fit in with “rule number two.” I was particularly excited when I came across one of Tabata’s [...]

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by in Protect

Sea Shepherd – Love them or loathe them?

Growing up in the 80’s, I have vivid memories of the environmental lobby group, Greenpeace. Perhaps I was young and impressionable, perhaps I was simply passionate about nature and the environment, but for me, there was something about Greenpeace that I found awe inspiring. Often controversial, often unconventional, Greenpeace showed raw passion in everything that they lobbied for, be it [...]

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