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Vanuatu Dive Trip

Vanuatu April 2015

I have just returned from a wonderful trip with Abyss to the island of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. Our group comprised 13 adults and 7 children ranging in age from toddler to age 12. The trip was purposely planned to dive the world-renowned SS President Coolidge – the wreck-dive on every diver’s bucket list. Our family … Continue reading »

Course Blogs

Choosing a SMS Sidemount Systems

I want to dive Sidemount, but which system should I choose? History of Sidemount Since the early 1960’s, cave and sump divers have been using Sidemount related equipment to conduct their dives. These divers required smaller tanks that could be configured to overcome space restrictions. They also required more tanks to provide extended lateral penetrations. … Continue reading »

A Career in Diving

Becoming a PADI Course Director

The PADI Course Director Training Course (CDTC) has been one of the most amazing experiences for me as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor. The CDTC takes experienced Master Instructors and develops them further, through academic and in-water training presentations. It also develops these candidates through evaluation training, counselling and marketing workshops and presentations. The CDTC … Continue reading »

Explorer

Explorer Loop Control Valve (LCV)

Rebreather divers must learn to maintain the loop volume close to its optimal level for their particular model of rebreather. The Hollis Explorer’s unique ‘Loop Control Valve’ (LCV) takes the pain out of managing loop volume during ascents. No more dumping gas through your nose – that’s one less thing to worry about! The Explorer … Continue reading »

Course Reviews

Why Learn Technical Diving??

Many people hear the term Technical Diving, and immediately think of heavy, cumbersome equipment and additional risk whilst scuba diving. This perception needs to change…. Traditionally, technical scuba diving has meant going beyond recreational scuba diving limits, and included one or more of the following: Diving deeper than 40 metres Required stage decompression Diving in … Continue reading »

Course Blogs

PADI ReActivation Program

If you haven’t been scuba diving lately and want a quick refresher the Abyss Scuba Diving can help you with it’s PADI ReActivation Program. The ReActivate program is the perfect way to brush up on your knowledge and skills from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want … Continue reading »

Dive Travel

Diving the Galapagos Islands

If there was ever one trip to rid you of your bucket list, then this was the one. Schooling Hammerheads, Whale Sharks, Blue Footed Boobies, Massive Galapagos Sharks, Hunting Orcas, Fur Seals, Sea Lions, Galapagos Penguins, Marine Iguanas, Yellow Fin Tuna, Mola Mola, Giant Trevally, HUGE schools of Jacks, Lava Tubes, Ancient volcanic craters. and … Continue reading »