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Best buddies – Finding your perfect dive buddy

Being a self sufficient diver As a certified diver, the sooner you realise that you are responsible for yourself, the better. Far too often, I hear divers talking about their past experiences, blaming their dive guide or buddy for getting them into trouble. Tales such as “I was happily following the guide who lead me into a near out of [...]

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Tips for diving in a current

I am certainly not the best skier in the world. Whilst I am comfortable  in getting down most runs in some sort of fashion, as soon as I see ice, I worry.  The same used to be true for me as a SCUBA diver, I was reasonably comfortable in most circumstances, however as soon as there was a whisper of [...]

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Proper Weighting For SCUBA Diving

At DiveBuzz we are passionate about diving. We are equally passionate about making better divers. After all, better divers are more comfortable in the water, have better buoyancy control and air consumption, are more environmentally aware and more likely to dive and experience the delights of our blue planet. So, whether I am teaching a PADI dive course or guiding [...]

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Qualified vs Experienced? Becoming a better SCUBA diver

Diving Qualifications vs Diving Experience With the vast array of recreational and technical diving courses on the market from numerous training organisations, knowing which ones to complete can be a potential minefield. So what courses should you consider doing and is there really any substitute for simply gaining valuable experience via hours in the water? Looking back over my diving [...]

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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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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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