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:


Getting More From Your Diving

Getting More From Your Diving

Three tanks, three regulators and half a dozen other pieces of dive equipment are clipped onto your BCD, now try and hover, maintain your depth and swap to your NITROX mix.  This is the Tec 40 course training and it’s GREAT! The additional time, the potential depth […]


Improving Your Buoyancy

Improving Your Buoyancy

You might have dived with whales, filled a logbook or two, or been in some pretty brag-worthy locations. But what separates the novices from the pros isn’t about the coolest animal you’ve seen, the number of dives you’ve racked up or the warmest water you’ve […]


Navigation And The Padi Advanced Open Water Course

Navigation And The Padi Advanced Open Water Course

Learning to navigate underwater For someone who relies heavily on Google Maps to get around in day-to-day life, the concept of navigating underwater for the Advanced Open Water Course was nothing short of terrifying. The thought of waving goodbye to the dive master and then relying on […]


Pier Diving

Pier Diving

When thinking about diving people often have ideas of beaches and dive sites way out in the ocean. Most never consider that just beneath that jetty or pier you’re standing on whilst waiting for the dive boat is a myriad of life, waiting to be […]


What It Takes To Become An Advanced Freediver

What It Takes To Become An Advanced Freediver

One of the most satisfying parts of my job is watching my freedivers develop in confidence and technique and build themselves towards their next goals. Nowhere is this more apparent than during the PADI Advanced Freediver Course. Upon completion of the entry-level program PADI Freediver, many students […]


Tec 40 In Back Mount

Tec 40 In Back Mount

I started scuba diving almost 5 years ago. Since then, I have become a dive and freediving instructor and love being underwater! I love the feeling of being in a new environment every day! Working in the industry, learning and improving a bit every day, I […]


Technical Training 45

Technical Training 45

One of the great things about diving is that there are endless places to see and the skills to learn. Fortunately often these two things work well together. To see that deep shipwreck you need a new set of skills. Tec 45 is one of […]


The Difference Between A Master Scuba Diver & A Divemaster

The Difference Between A Master Scuba Diver & A Divemaster

The Two Scuba Diving Certificates: Master Scuba Diver and Divemaster For those who love the underwater world, becoming a certified scuba diver is just the beginning. There are two higher-level scuba diving certificates that offer divers more opportunities to explore the depths of the oceans: […]


Cavern Diving At Mt Gambier

Cavern Diving At Mt Gambier

Cave diving is something that most scuba divers read about and awe at but never get to do. So why and how does a diver get into cave diving? The how of cave diving? The CDAA (Cave Diving Association of Australia) is the governing body […]


Advancing Your Diving.

Advancing Your Diving.

Learning to dive and doing your open water course can be one of the most life-changing activities you will ever complete. Gaining the ability to float in the water like an astronaut in space and swim along like a deep-sea fish are truly unique experiences. […]


What Are They Doing Now?

What Are They Doing Now?

Sam Leeson was an English tourist who also did his AI and OWSI training at Abyss Scuba Diving while working in the shop from 2002. The training and work experiences they both undertook at Abyss helped them both gain employment as a PADI dive instructor all over the world They have […]


What Is A Padi Career Development Center (cdc)

What Is A Padi Career Development Center (cdc)

What is a CDC? The PADI Career Development Center (CDC) classification is awarded annually to PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers and Five Star Instructor Development Dive Resorts that dedicate their businesses to professional development beyond regular scuba instructor training and meet the highest requirements for training […]


The Dream Of Being A Padi Dive Instructor

The Dream Of Being A Padi Dive Instructor

Transforming lives and challenging people. Instructor Development at ourPADI Career Development Centre! Carl Fallon Platinum PADI Course Director Life inside a PADI Career Development Centre is different than most, as hereis where it all comes full circle. People come to Abyss Scuba Diving withlittle more than a […]


The Pressure Of Filling Tanks

The Pressure Of Filling Tanks

Six months ago when I was an Open Water student I remember watching the instructors at the filling station and thought to myself, Wow that looks so complicated! All those hoses, valves and pressure gauges, just didn’t seem to make any sense. I’d stare and watch with […]


Malin Nordlund- My Life Changing Journey

Malin Nordlund- My Life Changing Journey

I moved to Australia from Sweden in 2005 to study design in Sydney. One of the goals I had wen I arrived in Sydney was to learn to Scuba dive. I wanted a new hobby to take my mind of the studies, a hobby that […]


Advancing Into My Dive Career

Advancing Into My Dive Career

My first real experience with diving occurred when I began my Open Water course in a quarry back in the United Kingdom. During the course it blew my mind that they had purposely sunk a few helicopters and a fully stripped passenger jet. This just […]


From Nauru – Becoming A Padi Instructor

From Nauru – Becoming A Padi Instructor

Nauru  officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island nation in Micronesia in the South Pacific. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 kilometres (186 mi) to the east. Nauru is the world’s smallest island nation, covering […]


Padi Diving Career Seminar

Padi Diving Career Seminar

At these seminars we have people involved in working day to day in the dive industry discussing what they have found working in the dive industry is like along with the employment opportunities and career paths available within the Dive Industry. The seminar will also explain the […]


Malin Nordlund – Journey To Thailand

Malin Nordlund – Journey To Thailand

Yes, before you ask, Malin is her real name, she was obviously born to be a dive instructor! And this is her story…  I got my Divemaster in 2007 and I can easily say that it is one of the best things I ever did. At the time […]


Teaching Padi Instructor Training In Sydney, Australia

by Carl Fallon Each month divers from all over the globe migrate to Sydney, Australia to start their is challenging, fun and truly unforgettable. PADI Instructor training. Where all roads lead to Rome; their paths collide here at Abyss… Each group’s dynamics are different with different personalities and cultures within […]