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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?

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 past a superfit yet anxious person who is struggling to […]


Whale Sharks In Sydney

Whale Sharks In Sydney

The Whale Shark is the largest of all fishes  and is found in tropical and warm temperate waters. It is a slow moving shark that feeds on small crustaceans, squid and fishes from the water using filtering screens on its gills. Whale Sharks may grow up to […]


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

Last week’s posts focused on the benefits of developing a morning routine; regardless of whether or not 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 lastly […]


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 […]