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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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Learning Online For Free

SSI have once again done us all proud by giving us the "TRY FREEDIVING" course materials - FREE !! Yes Free !! Why wouldn't you take the course ? It is now one of 25 other online courses you can access via the SSI App. If you have already qualified as an Open Water scuba diver, [...]

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Kids Love for Scuba

Developing my own children's love for the ocean has always been a must. I love returning home from work as a scuba instructor, with some treasures I've found underwater or even a photograph or video from a shore or boat dive. They read books about the underwater world and have visited aquariums since very young. [...]

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Mikey Reports on Volivoli

Volivoli 2015 - By MikeyDive imports Australia are proud to present Volivoli, Fiji 2015. "WOW! What an amazing trip".Things kicked off with a smooth flight over to Fiji where we were greeted by clear skies and warm temperatures, which was hard to take, considering the wet and cold Sydney we left behind. A speed limited [...]

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Part 1 : SERIOUSLY SIDEMOUNT

How did Sidemount begin:Sidemount was first created by explorers in the UK who wanted to get into caves that were waterlogged and needed to take their tanks with them, however, be able to manage and maneuver their gear through tight gaps. These explorers also needed total control and able to see what was going on [...]

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Your Finning Technique- Part 1

Did you know your finning technique will decrease your air consumption you wont feel nearly as tired at the end of the dive thus your dive will be longer and so much more pleasurable. There are different ways to fin - we shared some of this with you in a email recently. If you missed [...]

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​Diving Fitness

Yawn… stretch…. “yeah whatever” I hear you say. This blog is a must for those of you keen to make the most of your dives – eager to improve your air consumption and dare I say it - your buoyancy too. Hands up if you consider yourself “lardy” and keen to do something about it?? Are you eager [...]

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​SEAC Gear Review

It was time to upgrade my gear and after careful consideration I decided to go for SEACFor me choosing the BCD was easy as I definitely prefer a rear inflation BCD as it gives ample lift without constriction on my diaphragm when fully inflated. Therefore I selected the ‘Nick’ SEAC BCD. With its wonderful lumber support it is extremely [...]

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​You Lost Your Buddy

You're exploring the reef photographing some fabulously colourful critter you’ve never seen before. You turn around to get your buddy’s attention, but he isn't there! In fact no one is there. There were 8 divers who set out together and now you are all alone. What happened ? The communication and buddy system broke down – big time, that’s [...]

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