The simple answer is—it depends! This article will present a series of arguments so the reader (and diver) can make that decision, as ultimately, it is the diver who is choosing to get in the water and expose themselves to the risks therein.Read more
Admittedly a rather contentious title, but it's supposed to be. Debates over whether diving, or even certain types of diving, are safe sometimes get emotive and heated, depending on the arguments being made.
How you can improve your performance and safety by understanding why we make good (and bad) decisions.
Thoughts on diving and hydration
Confronted by a genie in a lamp and three wishes, many new divers would ask for a magic spell to make their air last longer on a dive.
One might be forgiven for assuming that as a certified diver, one would understand the science and common-sense behind the basic guidelines governing our approach to decompression stress.
“…The real reasons people don’t provide a higher level of detail are two fold: privacy and legal culpability” was the response recently when I posted a blog (ht
— The Value of Assistants in Dive Operations
The daunting bias against sharks is revealed in full during Shark Week.
Anna’s story: “I was on my eighth or ninth dive, about five minutes in and at a depth of around 13 metres when I realized that my air was not coming out smoothly. I couldn’t think why this should be.
A few weeks ago, a dive centre chartered a boat to take five divers and two instructors out to some islands off the south coast of Bali.
Being swept along on this technical diving thing, has been a long, somewhat twisted, but definitely entertaining journey.
Is it the agency or the instructor that’s important?