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Abyss Scuba Diving

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

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


The Secrets Of Improved Air Consumption.

The Secrets Of Improved Air Consumption.

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 Oak Park (a 10-meter dive). At that […]


Divemaster Mapping Project Tips

Divemaster Mapping Project Tips

Coordinating your Divemaster Mapping Project requires some tips to make it run smoothly, and most of all make the time you put into it effective and productive. If you want to get the most out of your efforts and need some good Divemaster Mapping Project Tips to help you […]


Seal Temperature Regulation

Seal Temperature Regulation

Australian Fur Seals are called fur seals because of the amount of fur they have to protect them against the elements. Fur seals have an outer coat of long, coarse guard hairs that protect a dense underfur which traps air to waterproof and insulate the […]


How Does A Seal Dive So Well?

How Does A Seal Dive So Well?

 By far one of the best and most interesting adaptations of seals, their ability to hold their breath and dive.  To hunt food, Seals have to be master divers in order to prevent themselves from getting the bends. They have developed some pretty amazing adaptations […]


Recreational Freediving And Extreme Freediving

Recreational Freediving And Extreme Freediving

The PADI Freediver Courses teach recreational freediving. Competitions and record attempts are part of extreme freediving. Somewhere in between recreational and extreme freediving is a blurry line that separates the two. Looking for personal limits and taking a peek beyond them is probably part of human nature. […]


Snead Shallow Water Diving Helmet

Snead Shallow Water Diving Helmet

SNEAD shallow water diving helmet comes down-under to Sydney for a dive. Today I have secured a piece of forgotten diving history. A piece of equipment so barbaric it almost looks like science fiction. Weighing in at nearly 30kg, and made from a single piece […]


Why Winter Diving Is Amazing

Why Winter Diving Is Amazing

 When you talk about diving in winter your non diving friends usually cringe away in horror at the idea of cold water. They can’t understand for the life of them why anyone would want to play in the ocean when it’s winter. The truth is […]


How To Perfect Your Duck Dive

How To Perfect Your Duck Dive

This article covers duck diving for freediving, why it is a critical skill to master, and how to successfully execute one. The duck dive is the foundation of your entire dive. A good duck dive will have you at five meters with almost no effort, […]