Archive for November, 2012

by in Skills

Nitrogen narcosis …it’s a state of mind!

A good friend of mine has the ability to consume copious amounts of alcohol and never really appears to be overly intoxicated. I know other people who start slurring their words at the mere sniff of a glass of wine. Similarly, my husband proudly boasts that he has never been “narked” (impacted by nitrogen narcosis). I, on the other hand, [...]

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How to safely deploy a Surface Marker Buoy

What is a Surface Marker Buoy? In my view, a Surface Marker Buoy is a must have piece of dive safety equipment, which, in many cases, is required by local law. So exactly what is a Surface Marker Buoy (“SMB”), when should you use one and how do you use it? SMBs come in many different shapes and sizes. Quite [...]

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Jewel in the crown of Australian Marine Parks

The Coral Sea, which is a global biodiversity hotpot for pelagic species has today been protected in the world’s largest marine park, adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef.  The Coral Sea Marine Reserve is truly the jewel in the crown of a new system of marine parks around Australia that recognise the value of our oceans as the common heritage [...]

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