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Sidemount Diving

What is Sidemount Diving

First developed for technical diving,this form of diving was then adopted by technical divers and is no moving into the recreational market. As the name suggests, sidemount takes a cylinder that would be on your back, and straps it to your side. Increased safety, increased comfort, improved air consumption and increased enjoyment. Continue reading

A Career in Diving / Course Blogs

Advancing Into My Dive Career

[fblikesend img=”×225.jpg”] My first real experience with diving occurred when I began my Open Water course in a quarry back in the United Kingdom. During the course it blew my mind that they had purposely sunk a few helicopters and a fully stripped passenger jet. This just made me think I would love to … Continue reading

Course Blogs

PADI TecRec – Technical Diving

Technical diving is scuba diving’s “extreme” sport, taking experienced and qualified divers far deeper than in mainstream recreational diving. Technical diving is marked by significantly more equipment and training requirements to manage the additional hazard this type of diving entails. Tec diving isn’t for everyone, but for those who hear its challenge call, the PADI … Continue reading

Tip of the Week

Dive Knives

There is a Joke “ Why do divers dive with a Buddy…. In case of Sharks it halves the odds”, “Why do divers carry a knife… in case of shark, you stab your buddy in the leg”. Well that is not why diver actually carry a knife it is in case of entanglement it is … Continue reading

Tip of the Week

Female BCD’s

It was not that many years ago diving was fairly much a mans domain. Historically less than 30% of divers were female, today 48% of the people Abyss teach to dive are female.  In recent years the manufacturers have recognized this change and along with female wetsuits now have female BCD’s. Female BCDs offer lady … Continue reading

A Career in Diving

What is a PADI Career Development Center (CDC)

The PADI Career Development Center (CDC) classification is awarded annually to PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers and Five Star Instructor Development Dive Resorts that dedicate their businesses to professional development beyond regular scuba instructor training and meet the highest requirements for training PADI scuba diving leaders. PADI CDCs offer career-oriented training to prepare scuba … Continue reading