ARE YOU TURNED ON?

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 by

When I first learnt to dive I was taught to turn the tank valve on all the way, then a quarter turn back. I didn’t ask why at the time and yet many years later I found myself telling my students the same thing. Never once did anyone ask me why and I proceeded as

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LET’S GET WRECKED

Friday, 12 December 2014 by

Even though the wreck of the SS Thistlegorm lies closer to Sharm el Shiekh than Dahab, it’s cheaper to do the trip through us than from most dive centres in Sharm. Go figure. The SS Thistlegorm is a British ship built in 1940. In her short life she carried out three successful voyages before being

BIT ON THE SIDE

Friday, 28 November 2014 by

You may have noticed our pictures of some new arrivals over the world record – namely a healthy batch of XDeep Stealth 2.0 sidemount harnesses. At first, I was reluctant to come around to the idea that anything other than a traditional BCD or indeed, a twinset for diving was necessary. “If it isn’t broken,

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

Friday, 13 June 2014 by

The Rescue Diver course is a weird one; we spend 3 days teaching you all these skills – and yet at the same time are hoping you won’t ever have to use them. Two types of divers generally sign up for this course: either the apprehensive diver who wants to become more secure with their

DIVE SIDEMOUNT!

Monday, 30 September 2013 by

What is sidemount and why should you give it a try? Sidemount diving is a diving configuration where divers wear one, two (recreational sidemount) or more (technical sidemount) tanks on their sides instead of mounted on the back (backmount). Sidemount tanks lie parallel to the body, below the shoulders and along the hips. Since the

SELF-RELIANT/SOLO DIVING

Friday, 14 June 2013 by

Solo/self-reliant diving with H2O: what is it? Who is it for? Self-Reliant/Solo Diving has recently become more and more popular with the growth of other diving activities like deep diving, tec diving and side mount diving. With the introduction of having a redundant air source, spare mask, spare computer, etc., divers are becoming more independent

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