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What the Muck?  The low down on muck diving…

What the Muck? The low down on muck diving…

What Is “Muck Diving”? Muck diving gets its name from the sediment that lies at the bottom of many dive sites – a frequently silty, muddy or “mucky” environment. Other than muddy sediment, the muck dive substrate may consist of dead coral skeletons, discarded fishing equipment, tyres and other man-made garbage. History of Muck Diving: […]

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Current Matters – Everything you need to know about diving in currents

Current Matters – Everything you need to know about diving in currents

Big pelagics and schooling fish are usually found in areas of strong currents. This is because currents bring plankton which attract small fish, which, in turn attract larger predatory fish and pelagics. The thought of diving in a strong current can cause some divers to break out into a cold sweat. Be armed with knowledge […]

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10 Reasons Why Scuba Divers LOVE Diving

10 Reasons Why Scuba Divers LOVE Diving

If you ask a group of scuba divers why they love scuba diving so much, you’ll receive a multitude of different replies.   We asked some of our regular divers why they enjoyed scuba diving so much. This is what they had to say. Can you relate to their replies? The whole fantastic array of creatures […]

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Have you Checked Your SMB Today?

Have you Checked Your SMB Today?

Most divers these days should carry an SMB (Surface Marker Buoy) or “Safety Sausage”, which they deploy before they ascend to the surface.  This alerts other boats in the area that there are divers below and to warn them to keep their distance.  This also alerts their dive boat that divers will be surfacing (and […]

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Will I need to renew my scuba diving certification?

Will I need to renew my scuba diving certification?

The simple answer to this is “No”. If you are a qualified diver, you have your certification for life. That’s what’s so great about learning to scuba dive – once you have your certification, you have it.  No need to re-do the course after “x” number of years. However, if you haven’t been in the water for […]

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7 little changes that make a big difference to scuba divers

7 little changes that make a big difference to scuba divers

Tried and tested over the years, these 7 little changes will make a big difference to your scuba diving experiences: Weighting: Are you overweighted?  Some divers are far too over-weighted and don’t even realise! Ask your local dive school / dive operator / an instructor or DM to help you work out your correct weighting.  […]

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The Biggest Problem With Scuba Diving – And How You Can Fix It!

The Biggest Problem With Scuba Diving – And How You Can Fix It!

Once you’ve become a qualified diver, it doesn’t take long to discover the biggest problem with scuba diving…. It’s Addictive!! This really is a problem – the more you do, the more you think about it… and the more you think about it, the more you want to do it. You’ll be sitting in a […]

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10 Top Reasons Why People Become Scuba Divers!

10 Top Reasons Why People Become Scuba Divers!

Scuba diving is an amazing hobby-slash-lifestyle-slash-sport that once learnt, can bring you a lifetime of adventure, excitement, travel, relaxation, fun, entertainment, meeting new friends and a whole lot more, depending on the type of diving you prefer…. We asked some of our regular divers why they learned to dive and this is what they had […]

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Preventing Delhi Belly and Pharaoh’s Revenge: Preventing Upset Stomachs Whilst Travelling

Preventing Delhi Belly and Pharaoh’s Revenge: Preventing Upset Stomachs Whilst Travelling

I will never forget my first trip to Egypt in 2005.  The diving was awesome, the crew on the boat fantastic, the food really tasty and the experience was out of this world – one that I will never forget. I will also never forget the terrible stomach bug I got just as we arrived […]

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How to Pack Your Camera Equipment for a Dive Trip

How to Pack Your Camera Equipment for a Dive Trip

Packing all your camera equipment for a diving holiday can be quite daunting and rather stressful. Anyone who’s travelled before will know how roughly checked in luggage is handled.  Just look at the scratches, scrapes and bumps (and heaven forbid, cracks in hard shell cases) that are waiting to surprise you on the carousel upon […]

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