For those that know me, they will know how much I love a drink! Indeed, divers in general are a fun-loving bunch and we love nothing more than to re-live our diving stories over a beer …or 6! Diving as a sport can, in essence, can be as dangerous or as safe as you make it. With diving comes risk. [...]Read more ›
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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 ›
There are two types of SCUBA diver on this planet – those that have experienced a panic type scenario whilst participating in their sport, and those that have not YET. The panicked diver So what is panic? Well, quite simply, according to the dictionary definition, it is “a sudden and overwhelming fear that can occur with or without cause and [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›