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Forster Shark Diving Weekend

The weekend starts with the drive. The car is packed, work has finished, so we are off up the F3. The Friday night traffic is out but moving. Two and a half hours later and we are at Forster. We are greeted by Megan, Craig and Kirk when we arrive at the Dive Forster house. Not long after arriving [...]

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Kiama Wreck

Built in England 1921underwent several ownership and name changes such as Glenside andHolmlea during a long career. Weighing in at 555 GRT with a length of 51m, beam of 8m and powered by a single screw steam engine.On the 19th January 1951 whilst on a regular work journey between Sydney and Newcastle. The collier Kiama [...]

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SIDEMOUNT SCUBA

Sidemount is a scuba diving equipment configuration which has diving cylinders mounted alongside the diver, below the shoulders and along the hips, instead of on the back of the diver. It began as a configuration popular with cave diversThe same benefits for operating in confined spaces were also recognized by technical wreck diversSidemount diving is [...]

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REDUCE THE RISKS – HONE YOUR SKILLS

Having recently read a story on a UK dive site detailing how easily an accident happened underwater that had a sad ending, I felt I had to include a blog stressing the importance of refreshing and honing your skills.The story involved two divers who were new albeit regular divers and loved diving even the grubbiest of sites [...]

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Regulators For Life

So you have got new gear for Christmas – it’s an investment that will last you 20, 30, 40 years if you look after it.Regulators are built to last if you have invested wisely and you clean your gear after every dive. The proper performance of your regulators is due to regular maintenance and care of them, [...]

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SEAC SUB: Dealers Wanted

Established in 1971 in the Genova Italy, Seac Sub was the vision of Attilio Rapallini and Marco Arata. From humble beginnings these two passionate spearfishermen and industry visionaries have created arguably the finest quality of underwater sports gear. What began as a workshop for the production of metallurgical arrows and tridents for spear guns, has evolved into [...]

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Ear Health

Swimmers ear can be a painful experience that’s why it’s important to always flush you ears with fresh water after a dive. For those fortunate enough not to have suffered an infection or inflammation of the eardrum and outer ear – be vigilant with your ears cleaning. Not violent though as an overzealous cleaning of [...]

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WHY WEIGHT ?

We have to sink you in the pool in your Open Water scuba course and then we adjust your weight afterward. In a large class though often a student can compensate for the extra weight as part of their learning to dive experience – when really we can take weight off your belt so you [...]

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R.I.P. Old Friend

She arrived in the Haven almost two years ago and entertained the swimmers, snorkelers and divers for a short period before finding the Palm Beach – Ettalong ferry a lot more fun to chase. This brought her into our Brisbane Waters and that’s where she has stayed for all this time. No one knows why [...]

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