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Another Guide for Scuba Diving in Thailand

Another Guide for Scuba Diving in Thailand

Holidays are all about experiencing something different, being a little adventurous and trying something new, right? Thailand’s clear, warm, tropical waters offer an ideal place to try scuba diving for the first time. However to avoid disappointment, it’s best to be well prepared as you may find a little research may go a long way… […]

Ten Ways To Care For Your Gear

Ten Ways To Care For Your Gear

Ten Ways To Care For Your Gear Scuba diving is very equipment intensive which has become a reason to dive in its own right; people like to buy, use and talk about gear. It makes diving fun and fashionable. It provides divers with a means to customize their dive experience. It provides people like me […]

Diver Responsibility

Diver Responsibility

What is the diver responsible for? I hope to convey to new divers and those considering taking up this activity just what it is you are getting into.  I am giving careful thought to this as I write it in order to not be overly alarmist but still convey the seriousness of dive training and […]

Choosing a Buoyancy Compensator (BCs) and Dive Regulator

Choosing a Buoyancy Compensator (BCs) and Dive Regulator

So you have the basics, what is next in term of gear purchasing? For many it’s a Buoyancy Compensator and Dive Regulator. The BC is a crucial piece of dive gear. It not only allows us to control our position but also holds the tank. BCs come in two different basic configurations. The jacket style […]

Avoid dangers while Scuba Diving: Tips for novice divers

Avoid dangers while Scuba Diving: Tips for novice divers

Generally scuba diving is not considered a dangerous sport. Of course, it’s a bit riskier than, for example, tennis or golf, but it’s far safer than zip lining or parachute jumping. Today you can easily find good modern scuba diving equipment that is reliable and will protect you from many dangers. Add the proper training, […]

So you want to learn to dive?

So you want to learn to dive?

There are some who say that all Open Water courses are basically the same. The fact is that they are not. There are major differences in a number of programs. You need to be honest with yourself and decide just how knowledgeable and skilled you wish to be at the end of your first class. […]

Tips on how to choose dive instructor

Tips on how to choose dive instructor

Choosing an Instructor- They do work for you! Many people choose an dive instructor with less thought than they give in choosing a new television. My question is why? A television does not hold your life in its hands. The instructor you choose in all reality does. Some do not even have a choice of […]

Underwater Navigation and It’s Importance

Underwater Navigation and It’s Importance

In my experience as a diver and now Open Water Scuba Instructor it has come to my attention that many divers possess less than optimal skills when it comes to the area of navigation under water. What I hope to convey through this article is to simply address the benefits of developing the skill, pass […]

Freediving: Diving Au Naturel

Freediving: Diving Au Naturel

What Is Freediving? Freediving is the act of diving down under the surface of water with no air source, ie holding you breath. Freediving is at once the logical evolution of snorkelling, the predecessor of scuba and its own separate entity. It’s not correct to see freediving as just another term for snorkelling because, as […]

A Guide to… SCUBA Masks

A Guide to… SCUBA Masks

Masks We go diving to see the underwater world. We want to gaze at a whale shark cruising above our heads, we want to ogle as a manta ray glides below our feet and the chance to glimpse a sea turtle is a big excitement for any diver. What links all these statements is our […]

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