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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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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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