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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A day in the life of a Liveaboard Dive Instructor

The best job in the world… A day in the life of a Liveaboard Dive Instructor For the past three years, Janine has worked full time in the Diving Industry, teaching PADI courses and spending three days per week at sea on one of Cairns premium learn to dive liveaboard vessels. In the following article, she shares, tongue in cheek, [...]

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by in Gear

Waterproof D10 Pro Drysuit Review

I do certainly enjoy the finer things in life. After all, life is too short for bad coffee, cask wine and poor quality food. As a dive professional, I also like to get the best gear, gear that will stand up to the hammering that I give it, be comfortable and be worth the investment. I always research my gear [...]

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Dry Suit Diving – Dive without getting wet!

There is a well known catch phrase amongst divers that goes, “the wetter, the better!”. I have recently worked out that this is not always true. After years of shivering and shaking, blue lips, numb fingers and miserable surface intervals on the back of dive boats in horizontal rain, I have finally given in. I have invested in a dry [...]

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I’m lost! – Safety tips for the navigationally challenged

Tips on staying safe when you get lost during your dive If you think you are lost on a dive, chances are you probably are. Whilst even seasoned pros can sometimes be navigationally challenged, navigation is a key dive skill that comes with practice, experience and perhaps most importantly, thinking about where you are in reference to the boat or [...]

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Becoming a Dive Instructor

“Welcome to your new office!” I will never forget those words spoken to me by the PADI examiner on passing my PADI Instructor Exam (IE). As we glanced towards the ocean, it was one of those perfect days that make you feel very privileged to live in this great Australian land. Bright blue Sydney skies, sparkling clear waters lapping upon [...]

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Diving in Bali – Tulamben and beyond

Bali – Island of the Gods Lying within the so-called Coral Triangle*, Bali is not only a popular holiday destination for surfers, families and backpackers, it is also a mecca for divers who are drawn to the island by its underwater wonders. For the DiveBuzz team, this would be our second visit to the famous Tulamben region (which tells you [...]

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Shelly Beach and its Dusky Whaler Sharks

Due to it’s sheltered location, Shelly Beach is perhaps the most popular shore diving location in Sydney. It is also the location of the only Aquatic Reserve within Sydney. And from January to June, it serves as a nursery ground to the delightful juvenile Dusky Whaler sharks. Located in Sydney’s Northern Beaches district of Manly, Shelly Beach is such a [...]

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The truth behind the Tuna industry

Bluefin, Yellowfin, Skipjack, Albacore or Bigeye?  In brine, springwater, olive oil, Mediterranean herbs or Thai chilli? Canned, foil packaged, sashimi grade, herb crusted or seared? In pasta sauce, with fries, salad, rice or sushi? What’s your preference? The simple truth is that we have an insatiable appetite for tuna. Turning the pages of a well known health and lifestyle magazine [...]

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