Archive for April, 2012

by in Dive

Getting Wrecked in Sydney – Ex-HMAS Adelaide

Diving the Ex-HMAS Adelaide on the Central Coast Descending for the first time, I felt that unique sense of excitement for what lay ahead. The mooring line dropped down towards darkness and I immediately felt a sense of vastness. Part of a team of adventurers, slowly sinking down to discover what lay beneath. Our guide had, as per dive brief, [...]

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by in Protect

(Small) Actions have (Big) Reactions

Inspiring positive difference is easy I really want to make you think. You’ll be better off when you do. So will your friends and family and so will the place that you live. The cost? The few short minutes that it takes you to read what I’ve written. The benefit? There’re quite a lot – I’ll outline a few of [...]

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Mike Ball Dive Expeditions – Coral Sea Trip Review

“If I never dive again, I’ll be happy!” Those were the words that I screamed out to Nick, the instructor, as I exited the water after my first dive at Osprey Reef.  Laying in the Coral Sea, 75 miles beyond the Great Barrier Reef, Osprey Reef is a magical place. At DiveBuzz, we have dived Osprey previously, and have long [...]

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by in Skills

Going solo – the SDI Solo Diving course

I have recently acquired a new buddy. He is always keen to dive, will look after me if required and he enhances my safety, enjoyment and pleasure, like all good buddies should. Since the onset of diver training and recreational SCUBA certifications, the buddy system has been a key and mandatory concept. As a PADI instructor, I instill this very [...]

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Project AWARE’s Big Shark Shout Out

DiveBuzz is a a big supporter of Project AWARE, and an even bigger supporter of shark conservation issues and helping to increase awareness of their current plight. This April, Project AWARE Foundation and global movement of divers are pulling out all the stops for sharks during the Big Shark Shout Out – a shark month of action aimed at protecting [...]

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