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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 […]


When Should A Child Learn To Dive?

When Should A Child Learn To Dive?

Scuba diving is a great family sport but before a parent has their children taught to dive then the child’s readiness to learn to dive needs to be considered. According to PADI kids can be certified as Junior Open Water Divers as early as the age […]


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 […]


Diving The Ss Satara

Diving The Ss Satara

The SS Satara was a cargo vessel, first launched in October 1901. The ship was over 130 meters long with a beam of 17 meters. The Satara‘s first voyage to Australia was in September 1902 and she completed many other voyages to and from and within Australia before […]


Perhaps We’ll Meet At A Deco Stop Soon

Perhaps We’ll Meet At A Deco Stop Soon

As I swim around the artificial reef, both my dive computers start to alarm, five minutes of No-Stop time remaining – I glance at the depth – 38 meters and quickly see that I have been down for 12 minutes…  Normally this would be the […]


Magic Point Sharks And The Padi Advanced Course

Magic Point Sharks And The Padi Advanced Course

SHARKS! and what to expect from your Advanced Open Water Course in 2019!   Most of us start our diving life in a similar way – trying to get our head around the idea of neutral buoyancy; asking our buddies “B.W.R.A….what comes next?”; feeling a […]


What’s Special About Wreck Diving

What’s Special About Wreck Diving

Wreck diving is one of the most interesting things you can do as a diver. When we dive, we head underwater hoping to see marine life. Sometimes this is hit and misses, as reefs provide a myriad of different homes and hiding spots, so you do […]


Padi Wreck Diving Course

Padi Wreck Diving Course

Wreck Diver Course As instructors we get to do lots of different diving. I love cave diving, photography, sidemount diving, deep diving, technical diving, shark diving, seal diving, the list goes on and on. But I have to say one of my favourite things to […]


Why Learn Technical Diving??

Why Learn Technical Diving??

Many people hear the term Technical Diving, and immediately think of heavy, cumbersome equipment and additional risk whilst scuba diving. This perception needs to change…. Traditionally, technical scuba diving has meant going beyond recreational scuba diving limits, and included one or more of the following: […]


Choosing A Sms Sidemount Systems

Choosing A Sms Sidemount Systems

History of Sidemount Since the early 1960’s, cave and sump divers have been using Sidemount related equipment to conduct their dives. These divers required smaller tanks that could be configured to overcome space restrictions. They also required more tanks to provide extended lateral penetrations. Tanks […]