After a brief interlude with Italy, and failing on the visa front, we decided on a getaway to the Seychelles.  It’s an easy hop from Dubai at just over 4 hours, and NO visa requirements.  So a great option all around for a long weekend (or week from Dubai). We booked into the Coral Strand […]

You don’t get a lot of literature in the diving community beyond textbooks to support courses and the obligitory fish books.  I was however pleased to be loaned a book called “Neutral Bouyancy”  by Tim Ecott.  It took me a long time to start the book, because I didn’t really think that I would enjoy […]

Diving in Saudi Arabia

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It is perhaps a little known fact that the diving is fantastic in Saudi Arabia.  It is certainly a country better known for its ‘out of this world’ conservatism and endless sand dunes, but it does also share a coast line on the Red Sea.  I was fortunate enough to dive in Saudi for a […]

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Who Needs The Red Sea?

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  The sea was a perfect flat calm. Not even the faintest ripple disturbed the serene surface of that mirror like water. The air was equally still and tinged with a salty mist as the red sun laboured slowly into the heavens for the start of another day. Only the deep blue of the cloudless […]

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The Variable Volume Diving Tank System

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Luxfer, the worlds biggest tank manufacturing company, announced recently their revolutionary range of advanced variable volume tanks which will become available worldwide during 1996. The concept is totally original and came as a complete suprise to the dive industry. According to Luxfer’s advertising, ‘the new system allows buddies with entirely different breathing rates to start […]

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World’s Top (otherworldly) Dive Sites! (according to Lonely Planet)

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I love top ten lists.  It might be top ten places to go, top ten gadgets for the next millennia or top ten blondes in the world’s for January 1962!  Either way, I suck them up and add to my my to do/to buy list appropriately.  Of course whenever I read a top ten dive […]

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Diving in Puerto Galera

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I’ve wanted to dive the Philippines for a long time.  It was rumoured to have almost countless diving opportunities, beautiful inhabitants and all at a very economical rate.  This all turned out to be true, and whilst I’ve only glimpsed one small part of the diving on offer, it has left me lusting for more. […]

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The Cutting Edge

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 If you are reading this website obviously you have an interest in diving and no doubt you will have heard something of technical diving and the advantages and disadvantages of breathing oxygen enriched gas mixtures. No doubt you will have also heard about the necessity of converting the breathing gas to heliox or trimix for […]

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The truth about sharks

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Like them or loath them, you cannot ignore them. No sea creature has caught the imagination as successfully as sharks, they are both loved and feared throughout the world. Much has been written on these strange ancient creatures, though unfortunately many things that you read are ill informed. For that reason below is a list […]

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Five things to keep you alive whilst SCUBA Diving

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Diving is dangerous, a shark might eat you, your ears and possibly lungs will explode.  It is well known that massive sea urchins take divers almost daily!!  Hopefully you are still reading and detect the slightest little bit of sarcasm. Diving is one of the easiest least demanding activities that can be enjoyed throughout the […]

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