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Thinking about learning to scuba dive? Don't know where to begin? Take the first step today with this limited time FREE offer from Aussie Divers! Start your PADI Open Water Course for free: Sign up here PADI & Aussie Divers are offering a 100% free online introduction to the PADI Open Water Course. You can now have an insight to the dive theory before committing or paying any money, start your PADI scuba education online today! This online PADI eLearning module covers the steps involved to become a certified diver, how to get the most out of your course & some basic aspects of the full PADI Open Water Course. You can s [...]Read The Story
This is a question that I often get asked, and really it is not as simple as YES or NO. If you want to become a certified scuba diver by doing the PADI Open Water Diver Course, the answer is yes. In the PADI Open Water Diver Course it is specified that you have to be able to swim 200 metres. This can be with any stroke. You also have to be able to tread water or float for at least 10 minutes. The reason for this is not for the fact that scuba diving requires you to swim. But rather it is for your and your groups safety. In the unlikely event that your BCD (Buoyancy Control Device) was to falter then there would be no device to kee [...]Read The Story
A question we often get asked is how long will my scuba tank last? Unfortunately there is no simple answer to that question as there are a few variables. Hopefully in this blog we can help answer that question. Your breathing rate depends on your level of exercise (energy output) and the depth that you dive. The higher your level of exercise, the harder you work, the more oxygen you need and the more Carbon Dioxide (CO2) you will produce. In order to remove the CO2 from your lungs while scuba diving, you must inhale air. So, the more exercise you do under the water the more you will breathe, and the quicker you will use your [...]Read The Story
The scuba diving industry loves to speak positively of scuba diving. We love to talk of the magical marine live and tropical islands. However as fantastic activity scuba diving is, it does come with inherent risks and if the risks are not avoided accidents can occur and fatalities do happen.This is a part of scuba diving we don't often talk about. Here are Nine Expert Tips to Safer Scuba Diving. In 2015 Peter J Denoble MD., Dr.Sc, edited a report commissioned by the Divers Alert Network, titles Medical Examination of Diving Fatalities Symposium Proceedings. This report was produced with the assistance of a range of scuba diving expe [...]Read The Story