Did you know that there are around 440 known species of shark around the world? This Top 10 Shark Dives In The World is a great starting point for you to check off those shark dives! With so many choices of sharks out there, where do you start? For many divers, its the bigger, more commonly […]
Best Reef Dives In The Southern Red Sea. Many of you will have dived some, if not all, of the top three southern Red Sea reefs over your years as a diver. Most people dive the North around Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab or Hurghada. But the Red Sea has so much more to offer which is accessible by safari boat (Liveaboard).
Aqua Lung i770R Dive Computer Review Introducing the Aqua Lung i770R Dive Computer. I have owned loads of dive computers over the years. So being a typical diver, I just grabbed the computer and started pushing buttons like I’d owned it for years. First Impression: The first thing you notice is the full colour, crystal clear […]
Top Tips: 6 Best Ways To Defog Your Mask from the Scuba Leeds team. We often get asked how to stop you mask from fogging up. Spuds, toothpaste, baby shampoo, washing up liquid, spit are all linked… they are all cures to help when your mask is fogging up while scuba diving or snorkelling.
Since becoming a PADI Professional I often get asked from both divers and non-divers alike, “why do you teach?” and “what is it like to try scuba diving then?”. To be honest, both questions can be answered using the same course – the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program (DSD).
Our very own Mike Chatwood achieved the PADI Elite Instructor Award for 2017. This is an amazing accomplishment for a part-time, UK instructor. We spoke to Mike about what keeps him teaching and his journey to achieving his PADI Elite Instructor status.
As a new or regular diver you hope that you will never need a back up air source. However, if your buddy or any other diver approaches you and signals out of air, or even your own second stage not functioning, you will be able to take action. This is because you, as I do, will always be diving with an alternate air source.
Why PADI Tec 40? I’m a diver who would like to dive to 40m. Why should I complete the PADI Tec 40 course when I already have the completed the PADI Deep Speciality? What are the prerequisites To complete the PADI Tec 40 course in addition to being a deep qualified diver you will need to have […]
To Pee or Not to Pee If you have read the Otter dry suit blog many of us take the optional ‘Pee Valve’ as an extra. You will also know that as with anything in diving, the use of the pee valve is not without its own learning curve. Why would I need a pee […]
Geordie Shore Sometimes, you get to a dive site, and you can tell with a quick glance into the water “we are going to struggle to see our dive computers with visibility like that”… and other times you look at the water and know straight away you will have a brilliant dive. That’s what happened […]