Anytime the topic of free internships is brought up in diving forums it sparks heated debate. The post usually goes something like: “I want to learn diving/do my DM/Instructor course and am looking for somewhere to do it for free”. While the…
While working as a dive instructor I used to ask customers whom I haven’t dived with before to assemble their dive gear before the first dive. This was to accomplish two things: so that the customers could familiarise themselves with the gear…
For most of my diving career I have been diving off of small-ish inflatable boats (also fondly called Rubber ducks), longtails and similar small vessels. There is no denying that diving on these kind of boats have some draw backs like having to push the boat into the water before launching (in the case of Rubber ducks), less space to move around and you definitely feel the sway of the ocean more.
Mozambique borders South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania- offering you plenty opportunity to travel throughout Southern Africa. Because the country has such a long coastline (2,300 km to be precise) dive sites are plenty, with every site offering a unique diving experience.
Wreck diving is an activity filled with adventure and adrenaline. It can feel surreal, floating through coral covered spaces which once buoyed human life on top of the ocean. These spaces are often eerie and mysterious, sometimes dark and gloomy, always fascinating to explore.
There might be a point in your dive career when you might think ‘I’ve seen it all’, when you’ve ticked whalesharks, manta’s, sharks and a wide variety of tropical reef fish off of your list. Or perhaps you enjoy the excitement and mystery of treasure hunt-diving… Then it might be time to try your hand at muck diving.
We have all been told to ‘Protect the skin you’re in’ by covering our bodies in sunscreen at least half an hour before going into the sun. While this is absolutely important, our need to protect ourselves is causing damage to our oceans. Between 6,000 and 14,000 tons –you read right, tons of sunscreen washes off into the ocean every year.
I only recently admitted to my friends, colleagues and bosses that I do not particularly like fish. Why then, you may ask, am I a dive instructor?
Buoyancy is often one of the difficult skills to get right for beginner divers, but once you get it, it just makes sense. Here are a few tips to help you master your buoyancy skills.
We have all heard the words ‘In the unlikely event of an accident’ during a dive briefing and seldom even give it a second thought. An unplanned trip to a recompression chamber is not always something we consider when planning a dive holiday filled with sun, fun and lots of diving. We have found some information on hyperbaric chambers, how they work and what to expect if the unlikely was to happen.