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The journey of the scuba diver’s gear through the passage of time has kept up remarkably well with innovations in technology. I first owned a chunky big black & white screened Aladdin computer that was out of date as it hit the shop floors. Much like the mobile phone technology – once a phone is released its next better faster version [...]

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HMS Adelaide – the NSW Central Coast’s own ‘Heart of the Ocean’

Mystery, exploration and the sense of being in a whole new world where few dare to venture – this sums up my reasons for SCUBA diving and, in particular, wreck diving. In my 20 years of diving all over the world, I speak from experience when saying that wreck diving is an absolute rush. From gearing up, listening with [...]

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​FREEDIVING - Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

Freediving – the Holy Grail of human achievement and pushing yourself beyond what you think is achievable, and then a little more. Regularly I hear of people breaking limits, diving deeper, holding their breath for longer – dissolving those “can’t do” beliefs of yesteryear and setting new world records. And this sport, my SCUBA buddies, requires very little equipment. So [...]

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The first thoughts that come to mind when you say “Night dive” is cold & dark. So let’s get over that hurdle and learn about what we benefit from by venturing into our favorite playground, at night.Torches are nowadays available from as little as a fiver to $200 - $500 that will get you a fish fryer and [...]

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The Story of How We Got The ex HMAS Adelaide

It was the year 2000 and a navy guy ‘in the know’ told a few of us that an Australian ship was about to be decommissioned and “maybe we should have a go at getting it for an artificial reef” This seemed an impossible task but 8 of us mad crazy divers thought we’d have [...]

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