Are you new to diving? Perhaps you have less than perfect eyesight? Are you wondering what your options are for seeing underwater or indeed whether you can dive at all with less than perfect eyesight? If so, read on! Why do I need to be able to see clearly underwater? Of course, one of the primary reasons why we dive [...]Read more ›
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What is a Surface Marker Buoy? In my view, a Surface Marker Buoy is a must have piece of dive safety equipment, which, in many cases, is required by local law. So exactly what is a Surface Marker Buoy (“SMB”), when should you use one and how do you use it? SMBs come in many different shapes and sizes. Quite [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
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, [...]Read more ›