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Should I Get Certified To Dive Before Going To The Great Barrier Reef?

Should I Get Certified To Dive Before Going To The Great Barrier Reef?

Should I Get Certified to Dive Before Going to The Great Barrier Reef? As the world’s largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef is unsurprisingly a hugely popular destination for scuba divers and snorkelers from all corners of the globe. And with good reason […]


Can Anyone Scuba Dive?

Can Anyone Scuba Dive?

Can Anyone Scuba Dive? No matter how many times I get asked this question, I am always surprised. The answer is yes, anyone can learn to scuba dive. This is, in part, due to the popularity of scuba diving, but also because dive training agencies […]


Do You Need A License To Dive?

Do You Need A License To Dive?

Do You Need a License to Dive? In order to become a certified scuba diver, you will need to take a diving course known as the Open Water Diver Course. This is a course designed to teach you all the basics of scuba diving. To […]


What Is A Dive Medical?

What Is A Dive Medical?

What is a Dive Medical? Scuba diving can include some risks, and some medical conditions can make the danger of death while scuba diving much higher. A Dive Medical primarily focuses on cardiac, pulmonary, and neurological conditions, and general overall fitness issues, which may put […]


Best Time Of Year To Learn To Scuba Dive In Sydney

Best Time Of Year To Learn To Scuba Dive In Sydney

Best Time of Year to Learn to Scuba Dive in Sydney If you live in Sydney, or you are planning to visit and want to learn to scuba dive, you might be wondering the best time of the year to learn to dive. The answer […]


What Is Padi Elearning?

What Is Padi Elearning?

What is PADI eLearning? If you have been thinking about signing up for scuba diving lessons, you may be wondering if there is an easier way to learn what you need to know. The answer is yes! PADI eLearning is an online dive course that […]


How To Become A Rescue Diver

How To Become A Rescue Diver

How to Become a Rescue Diver Scuba diving is a unique form of adventure sport, one that comes with in water risks, and one that can quickly leave an inexperienced diver in a panic situation. As such, aiming to complete the Rescue Diver course so […]


Don’t Risk A Coupon Dive Course Deal.

Don’t Risk A Coupon Dive Course Deal.

In recent times there has been a flood of cheap learn to dive coupon courses deal. Many people trying to enter the sport have been disappointed in the experience, finding that not only is the certification not a PADI certification but that they have major difficulties fitting […]


What Is Static Apnea?

What Is Static Apnea?

“How are you’re tables going?”  To the average passerby, this may seem like an odd question. But to a freediver, ‘tables’ take on a whole new meaning as they are the foundation of good pool training. Let’s explore the freediving discipline of Static Apnea. In Static Apnea the […]


Cave Diving Training – What’s It All About

Cave Diving Training – What’s It All About

By Caroline Manie As a kid I was quite claustrophobic, I have my theories as to why, but suffice to say for a very long time I completely avoided situations where it might become an issue. So a few years ago when my dive buddy […]


Why Carry A Safety Sausage

Why Carry A Safety Sausage

Why Carry a Safety Sausage! A lot of divers seem to neglect the purpose of a safety sausage (SMB). Divers may think they don’t need one, and, or they don’t need to bring it on a dive. However, I am telling you now that an […]


How To Find A Padi Instructor Job In Australia?

How To Find A Padi Instructor Job In Australia?

Finding PADI Instructor Jobs in Australia can be relatively easy if you have the right tools to help you. At Abyss, we teach lot of different PADI Instructor programs, probably more than any other facility in Australia. All of our PADI Instructor level internships include job placement assistance which makes […]


Freediving In Melbourne

Freediving In Melbourne

Headquartered in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, WaterMaarq is the first full-service freediving education, tours and excursions organisation in southern Australia. The Mornington Peninsula is approximately a one-hour drive south of Melbourne. They’re passionate about the underwater world and particularly the one that rests on their […]


Underwater Naturist Or Naturalist

Underwater Naturist Or Naturalist

A Naturalist is someone who is versed in Natural History (This is not to be confused with a “naturist” who is someone who sunbaths naked). The Underwater Naturalist module of the PADI Advanced Open Water Course teaches you about aquatic natural history and not how to dive in the […]


Staying Dry While Getting Wet | Advantages Of A Drysuit

Staying Dry While Getting Wet | Advantages Of A Drysuit

Let’s face it, the water and weather are getting colder, for most Sydney divers this would immediately equate in their mind to the end of “the diving season”. But those of us who enjoy diving in Sydney year-round know what really happens July – September… Yes, the water gets […]