Articles by: J9
Since her first DiveBuzz in 1998, J9 became incurably hooked on diving. It was this addiction that ultimately lead her to a life changing move, to swap the corporate rat-race and follow her dreams. A PADI MSDT since 2008, J9 has a unique energy, style and passion for scuba diving and diver training that is highly contagious. Just ask any of her (1000+) students!

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Girlie talk – diving on your period

As a dive instructor, I receive countless questions from my students. Over time, the same types of questions seem to reoccur. One of the most common recurring questions I get as a female instructor, relates to “that special time of the month”. Is it ok to go scuba diving on my period? These days, I can answer the question before [...]

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Tips on planning your perfect liveaboard dive trip

I am a self confessed dive addict! So, when it comes to planning a dive trip, I believe that there is simply nothing better than a liveaboard. Whilst many “normal” people like to laze around a pool, read a book and simply do nothing more than eat, sleep and relax on holiday, for us dive addicts, our perfect way of [...]

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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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Panic in the experienced diver

There are two types of SCUBA diver on this planet – those that have experienced a panic type scenario whilst participating in their sport, and those that have not YET. The panicked diver So what is panic? Well, quite simply, according to the dictionary definition, it is “a sudden and overwhelming fear that can occur with or without cause and [...]

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Ocean Trek, liveaboard diving in Jervis Bay

Serendipity on our doorstep Warm tropical waters, blue skies, coral reefs and far away lands are what normally springs to mind when imagining liveaboard dive trips. So when we found ourselves packing for our latest liveaboard experience, it did feel rather strange to be loading drysuits, thermals and beanies into the car! This was clearly going to be a liveaboard [...]

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