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:


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 […]


Exploring Ocean Therapy: A Dive Into Enhanced Mental Health

Exploring Ocean Therapy: A Dive Into Enhanced Mental Health

Exploring Ocean Therapy: A Dive into Enhanced Mental Health and Emotional Well-being Are you in search of natural ways to enhance your mental health and emotional well-being? Ocean therapy might be the answer. Engaging with the ocean, through activities like scuba diving and surfing, has […]


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 Shark Sightings In Sydney

Whale Shark Sightings In Sydney

Whale Shark Sightings in Sydney Whale Sharks in Australia: The World's Largest Fish 1. Where to find Whale Sharks in Australia: Whale sharks can be found in the waters off the coast of Australia, specifically in western Australia’s Ningaloo reef. They can also be found in […]


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?

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. […]


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 […]


What Is Bioluminescence?

What Is Bioluminescence?

What is Bioluminescence? Have you ever seen the ocean at night and been mesmerized by the flashes of light? This is called bioluminescence, and it’s a really cool phenomenon! In this blog post, we will discuss what bioluminescence is, how it works, and some of […]


The Leap, Sydney’s Premier Shore Freediving Site

The Leap, Sydney’s Premier Shore Freediving Site

Depth: down to 21m Best Time to Dive: Incoming tide approaching high tide, seas must be flat. The Leap is a site well known to SCUBA divers but often neglected by the keen Freediver. Nestled in the beautiful Kamay National Park between Cape Solander and Sutherland Point is the […]


Freediving Questions Explained

Freediving Questions Explained

How is Freediving different from snorkelling? Snorkelling is the casual act of putting on a mask and snorkel and looking below while floating. Snorkelers may not have any training and spend most of the time on the surface. Skin diving takes snorkelling a step further […]


The Best Time To Dive In Sydney

The Best Time To Dive In Sydney

The Best Time to Dive in Sydney Are you a scuba diver? If so, then you're in luck - Sydney offers great diving all year round! But if you're looking for the best diving experience, stick around between July and September when the flat seas […]


Freediver Stretching Exercises

Freediver Stretching Exercises

Freediver Stretching Exercises In today’s blog, we will look at the benefits of developing a morning routine; be it stretching, breathing or exercises in mindfulness. Incorporating 30-45mins of diaphragmatic breathing with some gentle stretching before work is a great way to prepare yourself for the […]


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 […]