Abyss Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving Blog

Welcome to the Abyss Scuba Diving Blog. We are using this blog to keep everyone up to date with all the important related to Sydney Diving and other issues which are important to those who dive in the Abyss. Here are some of the topics our dive blog covers:


Byron Bay | Julian Rocks

Byron Bay | Julian Rocks

Located just 2.5 kilometres from Byron Bay’s Main Beach, is one of Australia’s best dive sites, the famous Julian Rocks. Situated in the Cape Byron Marine Park, the Julian Rocks is home to over 1000 recorded species of marine life. The mixing of tropical warm […]


Nine Reasons To Dive With A Paralenz

Nine Reasons To Dive With A Paralenz

Unfortunately, PARALENZ is no longer produced, and the company manufacturing them has closed. 1. Get all the colours without colour filters Recordings made underwater are tinted green or blue unless you use a colour filter. Colour filters must manually be put in front of the […]


Diving The Hms Hermes

Diving The Hms Hermes

We left for Sri Lanka on Saturday 19th April, all very excited to see what recent divers on the Hermes had been talking about. An 8-hour flight to Singapore, followed by a 3 hr flight to Colombo, and we had arrived in our destination country. We spent […]


Lavacore Both A Wetsuit And A Dive Skin

Lavacore Both A Wetsuit And A Dive Skin

Lavacore  exposure suits has the characteristics of both a wetsuit and a dive skin, and actually a bit more. Lavacore is designed to be lightweight like a traditional dive skin, but the soft, fleece lining inside provides an extra level of comfort. In essence, it works like a wetsuit […]


Scubaheat Concept From Atomic Aquatics

Scubaheat Concept From Atomic Aquatics

Every time you go diving on open-circuit scuba you fell the cold significantly more than you do on a closed-circuit system. This is because you breathe air which is well below freezing temperature. The most exciting thing I say at the 2018 DEMA show was […]


Mammalian Dive Reflex

Mammalian Dive Reflex

The human body is a remarkable and curious thing. Freedivers know this better than most people. We take advantage of the hidden potential that lies dormant within each of us. All mammals have been gifted with the Mammalian Dive Reflex, a trait left over from […]


Boat Diving In Sydney

Boat Diving In Sydney

Boat Diving In Sydney Boat diving allows access to unique and diverse habitats & environments that are impossible to experience any other way. As Sydney-based divers, we are so lucky for what we can experience from a boat; from fur seal diving, Grey Nurse Sharks, close encounters with […]


So How Does Lavacore Work?

So How Does Lavacore Work?

Experienced divers all know that as the months get cooler in Sydney, the marine life heats up. There’s something about winter diving that brings out the best of what Sydney has to offer. In the first week of winter, I’ve witnessed three giant cuttlefish participating in […]


Port Villa Markets

Port Villa Markets

The Port Vila food markets run 24 hours, 7 days a week, and all products are produced locally, ranging from; fruits, vegetables and seafood. Walking through the crowded markets is chaotic. With hundreds of stalls, all run by different families, you get caught up over […]


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 […]


Do You Have To Be Fit To Be A Freediver?

Do You Have To Be Fit To Be A Freediver?

Do you have to be fit to be a Freediver? I often say that freediving is 90% mental and the rest is in your head. I have lost count of the times when an overweight, unfit, yet the relaxed person has zoomed comfortably and easily […]


Whale Sharks In Sydney

Whale Sharks In Sydney

Unique Encounter with Whale Sharks in Sydney The Whale Shark (rhincodon typus) is an awe-inspiring creature that lives in tropical oceans and warm temperate waters. Known as the world's largest fish, these gentle giants can grow up to 18 meters long and weigh 13 tons! […]


The Seals Of Martin Island

The Seals Of Martin Island

There is a Colony of Australian Fur seals on Martin Island, a 10-minute Boat trip from Port Kembla Boat Ramp. Martin Island has areas that are protected, but also provides some great basking areas for the seals to sit and dry off in the sun. […]


Yoga And Freediving

Yoga And Freediving

Yoga and Freediving Last week’s posts focused on the benefits of developing a morning routine, regardless of whether you are diving that day. This week, I would like to discuss the benefits of yoga, clear up some of the myths and language surrounding it, and […]


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 […]


Wreck Of The Firefly

Wreck Of The Firefly

One of the unique dives in Jervis Bay is to dive the wreck of the Firefly, not only because it’s an aircraft, but the very good condition and lies upright. The plane is covered in a lot of growth with lots of feather worms and […]


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 […]


Relocation Of The Seahorses At Manly

Relocation Of The Seahorses At Manly

Seahorses, Pipe Fish and Sea Dragons are normally animals that are on the top of all divers bucket list. An encounter with these magical creatures is really something special. Their venerability and passive nature touches any diver who is lucky enough to interact with them […]


Shark Diving In Nsw

Shark Diving In Nsw

Until you actually start diving a lot of people have a fear of sharks.. I guess it is a fear of the unknown. Once people learn to dive and see what is actually down there generally that fear is gone and the view is changed […]


What Is Padi Freediver Touch?

What Is Padi Freediver Touch?

Watch, listen, read, scroll, tap and interact while you learn to freedive with PADI Freediver Touch. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s portable and it’s your entry to the underwater world as a Freediver. The PADI Freediver Touch tablet app is an interactive study tool that gives you the […]