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Alison Farrell

Alison Farrell

Position: 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 […]


Top 5 Best Scuba Diving Masks For Every Dive

Top 5 Best Scuba Diving Masks For Every Dive

5 Best Scuba Diving Masks for Every Dive  When it comes to scuba diving, having the right equipment provides comfort, safety, and an unforgettable underwater experience. Diving masks are one of the things that you should have, and they should fit snugly, provide a clear […]


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 […]


Raja Ampat March 2019

Raja Ampat March 2019

Raja Ampat has been one of the most widely discussed dive areas over the past few years. Situated in the Coral Triangle (an area in the western Pacific Ocean which includes the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Solomon […]


Rachael Fallon: A Trailblazer In The Dive Industry And Passionate Ocean Advocate

Rachael Fallon: A Trailblazer In The Dive Industry And Passionate Ocean Advocate

Rachael Fallon Position: General Manager PADI Certification: PADI Course Director From her early beginnings to her current role as General Manager and PADI Course Director at Abyss Scuba Diving, Rachael Letts has become a prominent figure in the dive industry. Early Beginnings and Love for the […]


Eve Website Perfect For Dive Centers

Eve Website Perfect For Dive Centers

A dive centre has four pillars to support its activities: training, entertainment, travel and retail sales. Each focuses on the key component - diving! So if you're thinking of joining a dive centre, you know what to expect! The great thing about Abyss Scuba Diving […]


Why Become A Padi Freediving Centre

Why Become A Padi Freediving Centre

The PADI freediving program is an exciting new way program which can help grow the profitability of any PADI dive centre.  With time scuba divers do burn out and need variety and challenges to maintain them as active divers. Freediving is a way to reignite […]


Why A Dive Centre Should Use Padi’s Eve

Why A Dive Centre Should Use Padi’s Eve

PADI’s EVE is a robust software system designed by dive centre managers for dive centres. There are milliards of point of sales software packages about but very few, if any integrate all aspects of dive centre activities enabling the dive centre to maximise the benefits […]


Why Go To The Dema Show

Why Go To The Dema Show

DEMA also provides far-reaching services that help improve the industry for all stakeholders including PR coverage for diving, legislative and environmental monitoring and an annual trade show to help foster buying and selling, face-to-face networking and educational growth. For dive centres in Australia, at the moment […]


Tips For Motion Sickness

Tips For Motion Sickness

How to prepare for sea sickness If you haven’t experienced sea sickness (motion sickness), it doesn’t mean you never will – it’s possible that you’re just yet to be subjected to conditions that your body doesn’t like. That’s why it’s important to be prepared with […]


Courteous Diving – Dos And Don’ts

Courteous Diving – Dos And Don’ts

If you’ve ever copped a GoPro to the head underwater, you’ll appreciate that there’s a certain amount of etiquette required when diving! Here are a few tips to ensure you’re not that person the rest of the group complains about when back on dry land. […]


The Tricks Of Making Shore Diving Easy

The Tricks of Making Shore Diving Easy In Sydney, we are lucky enough to have lots of exceptional shore dives that make scuba diving a relatively inexpensive sport. Once you get your gear you pay $10 for an air fill, then the ocean is FREE! […]


The Secrets Of Improved Air Consumption.

The Secrets Of Improved Air Consumption.

How to reduce air consumption scuba diving The older you get the smarter you get and I just hate to carry a big tank. When I learnt to dive I had very bad air consumption, on a standard tank I could get 15 minutes at […]