Archive for May, 2013

by in Skills

Proper weighting for dry suit diving

For those of you that have read my previous article on proper weighting for SCUBA diving and buoyancy control, you will know how passionate I am about this topic! So very often, divers are overweighted. Being overweighted makes achieving and maintaining proper buoyancy extremely difficult. Not only that, overweighting can have other negative impacts such as reduced dive time as [...]

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The demise of Tasmania’s giant kelp forests

Giant kelp forests are a temperate water divers heaven. They provide shelter through their towering, dense canopies and consequently, a much greater diversity of plant and animal species is found in kelp ecosystems than almost any other ocean community. Almost gravity defying, giant kelp is the largest marine plant in the world. The algae grows up to 45 metres tall [...]

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