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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 then the answer is yes. In the PADI Open Water Diver Course it is specified that you have to be able to swim 200 metres with any stroke and 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 yours and your groups safety. In the unlikely event that your BCD (Buoyancy Control Device) was to falter then there would be no device to keep you afloat [...]Read The Story
Scuba diving is an eye opening and amazing activity. It is something that everyone should try at least once in their life. As with all things fun, it does come with inherent risks. Although the number injured or fatalities are very low, divers need to be aware of rare but possible dangers each time they dive. These could be physiological issues such decompression sickness, barotraumas, ear issues and or other concerns such boat traffic, marine life stings and bites, equipment failure or simply getting lost whilst underwater. These issues are rare and with enough practice they are easily recognized and avoidable.. The training shou [...]Read The Story
Having a ‘dry spell’, can't go scuba diving? Stuck indoors? Feeling like your gills are drying out? Maybe it is personal illness, family or work taking over your free time or a global pandemic. During periods when you can no longer go diving what can you do? Here are a few ways to cope & get through dry periods when you can’t get in the water. One great way to while away the hours when you can not get out in the water scuba diving is to watch some of the amazing nature documentaries. The list is endless on streaming services like Netflix & the likes, some of the most popular lists include Oceans, Mission Blue, The Blue [...]Read The Story