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Alison Farrell

Alison Farrell

Possition: Instructor PADI Certification: Master Scuba Trainer Ali learned to dive back in 2003 and was hooked immediately. She followed up straight away with her Advanced Open Water course however was only diving recreationally as she was working in Investment Banking in the Derivatives Markets both here […]


The Tricks Of Making Shore Diving Easy

The Tricks Of Making Shore Diving Easy

In Sydney, we are lucky enough to have lots of great shore dives what make the sport of scuba diving relatively inexpensive. Once you get your gear you pay $10 for an air fill and the ocean is FREE! There is a few tricks of […]


Preparing For Your Padi Divemaster Course

Preparing For Your Padi Divemaster Course

When I became a PADI Divemaster, I was extremely proud of my achievement, and of the time and effort I had put into the training. This set me up well for my PADI Instructor training, which followed not long after. I get a lot of questions […]


South Africa Dive Trip

South Africa Dive Trip

South Africa has definitely been an adventure-filled, once in a lifetime trip. We had a great group of 20 join Abyss Scuba Diving for 15 days for both land safari and shark diving expeditions.  After a couple of long haul flights, we stayed at a […]


Komodo Trip 2019

Komodo Trip 2019

Komodo is often immediately associated with the Komodo Dragons, which are pretty cool and was pretty impressive to see these huge lizards on our recent Abyss trip to Komodo, Indonesia. The Komodo dragons aren’t the only impressive thing about Komodo though. The underwater world is […]


Can I Use My Scuba Diving Wetsuit For Freediving?

Can I Use My Scuba Diving Wetsuit For Freediving?

The simple answer, Yes. However, it’s important to understand the differences between the two. Unlike a SCUBA diver, a Freediver really doesn’t have any way to adjust their buoyancy. Even without a wetsuit or weights, a freediver will become negatively buoyant at depth. The compression […]


How To Develop Your Finning Technique

How To Develop Your Finning Technique

 As the primary type of fins used by freedivers is bi-fins, this blog will focus on the technique for that equipment configuration.   Walking vs Finning When starting to think about using fins, it’s helpful to get out of the water and look at how […]


Weight Belts For Freediving

Weight Belts For Freediving

A weight belt is a standard piece of equipment for any Recreational Freediver. You may have seen many different types of weight belts and weight systems out there and you may have also noticed that Freedivers typically favour a rubber belt, rather than the traditional […]


Scuba Diving With Grey Nurse Sharks

Scuba Diving With Grey Nurse Sharks

About 18 months ago, a small group of grey nurse sharks were spotted at the Gravel Loader dive site in Shell Harbour. This was around the same time that the number of Grey Nurse sharks normally seen at the Magic Point dive site off Maroubra […]


Understanding Diving Conditions

Understanding Diving Conditions

How to Understand Diving Conditions?  As the weekend is just around the corner, I can imagine there are more than a few of you scanning the Abyss Calendar page planning your next dive. I’m sure there’s even more of you out there that have arrived […]