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!

by in Gear

How to choose your dive fins

When choosing fins, always remember that with an efficient fin, there will be a direct correlation between how much oxygen and energy you use and how much air you use. This is particularly important for novice divers who will no doubt need to conserve air more than an experienced diver who is relaxed in the water and already has sound [...]

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Marine conservation starts at home

Until relatively recently, individuals who were concerned about the state of the environment were considered to be “tree-huggers”, eccentric, alarmist or even radical. Nowadays, we are bombarded with images, articles and stories which serve to constantly remind us and make us more aware of the impact the human race is having on our planet. Our glorious oceans cover seven tenths [...]

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How to choose a snorkel

Many divers question the need for a snorkel when, as a diver, you have a regulator. The truth is that in many places, snorkels are mandatory equipment for recreational diving. Not only does a snorkel allow you to save air and energy whilst on the surface, but, they are an excellent piece of safety equipment for those surfacing a long [...]

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How to choose a dive mask

There are countless different types of masks to try and much of your selection will be down to the shape of your face and your personal preferences. Regardless of these, you should always go for a quality dive mask that has a 100% surgical grade silicone seal. Many manufacturers do not mark on the packaging or the mask that the [...]

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Investing in dive gear – what to buy and when

Diving is by nature, a very gear intensive sport. With so many pieces of equipment and so many choices, it is no wonder that many divers make ill informed decisions or mistakes when purchasing equipment. SCUBA diving gear is life support equipment and consequently, it is worth investing some time in properly researching the best personal gear for you. So, [...]

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Get the buzz. Get the DiveBuzz!

To slowly slip beneath the surface of our amazing blue planet and witness, first hand, the labyrinth of creatures in their complex ecosystems is pure privilege. To not only observe, but to become truly one with this alien world is nothing short of spectacular. Whether you are new to diving, or a seasoned professional, divers share a common passion for [...]

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