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.
Last year I was invited to deliver a lecture at the Oztek show in Sydney, Australia.
I was a guest on a dive boat a few months ago. We had just arrived in Crystal Bay, a notorious diving accident black spot on the outlying Balinese island of Nusa Penida, when our attention was drawn by a burst of frenetic activity next to a neighbouring boat. A wetsuited figure was being manhandled over the side of the boat and laid out on deck. A couple of crewmen hunched over the figure while everyone else on board stood to one side, heads craned in concern. Seeing us approach, one of the crew shouted over and asked if we had oxygen.Read more
In many cases, there is actually no plan to deal with a DCI incident. The rationale given runs along the lines of, “It hardly ever happens, so it is not worth thinking about until it does.”
Judging by regular postings on any one of the various scuba forums and diving message boards in Cyberland, a fair percentage of newly-minted divers suffer through an overwhelmingly strong urge to replace their current situation with the “romance aRead more
… just as soon as you get OW certified!?
Why rebreather divers, even more so than open circuit divers, need to be in control and focused when they ascend.