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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.

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 […]


Padi Open Water Course Options

Padi Open Water Course Options

Unlike some of the open water dive courses around Sydney, all courses run by Abyss Scuba Diving are PADI certification. The price of the course includes your PADI certification and you do not have to pay extra to upgrade to a PADI certification. All the Abyss Scuba Diving […]


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 […]