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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Cairns – Tips for a great day of diving on the GBR

Cairns is, without doubt, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Any visitor, whether aware of this fact or not, will quickly work this out after just a short stroll through the streets of this tropical city. Booking agent after booking agent exhibits floor to ceiling brochures on reef day trips, liveaboard dive trips, introductory diving, snorkelling, Scubadoo, reef walking, [...]

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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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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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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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Choosing where to do your Open Water dive course

So you’re thinking of completing your Open Water diver course? Likelihood is, you have been thinking about this for a while. Deciding on where to complete your course is the next major area for thought. With so many places to dive, schools to choose from, options available and prices to consider, selecting where to do your course may not be [...]

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Boat dive Sydney aboard Pro Dive’s Sealife V

Sightseeing Sydney’s underwater world Always keen to check out quality dive experiences, DiveBuzz recently boat dived Sydney on Sealife V. Owned and operated by the Pro Dive Sydney, Manly and Coogee stores, this award winning boat is purposely designed and built for diving. A well designed, purpose built dive boat means there is no compromise when it comes to diver [...]

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My buddy is an air pig!

How to conserve air when scuba diving Ever had to cut a dive short because you were running low on air? Do you always seem to have less air than your buddy? Ever missed sighting the elusive Manta Ray, Whale Shark or Mola Mola because you were back on the boat by the time they were spotted? By following a [...]

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How to make a controlled descent

As a sweeping generalisation, I’d say that the majority of divers are overweighted. Being overweighted affects your body position in the water, it increases drag, effort required to get around, air consumption, and the number of adjustments required to your BCD. So why do it? A key factor is that without being overweighted, many divers struggle to get down at [...]

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