Scuba Diving Tips

Top Six Mistakes New Divers Make

Passing your initial scuba training takes hard work and dedication. In your Open Water class, you learn many foundational skills. You’ll expand on the basics in Advanced Open Water by completing deeper dives and practicing some task loading. But AOW is just the beginning of a long road when it comes to gathering diving knowledge, experience and expertise. Novice divers tend to make some common mistakes. Some are simply embarrassing; some can compromise your safety. What are the top [...]

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Training Timeline: From a Novice Diver to a Divemaster

Many scuba divers feel they should wait for some amount of time before progressing to their next diving course. This can be especially true if they want to move from a beginner to the professional rank of divemaster. On most recreational-training paths, the certification courses are performance based, which means there’s no set time between courses. Most recreational training courses, rather, have prerequisites and performance-based goals. Time duration is not an issue, except when it comes the first instructor-level [...]


How to Pre-Treat a New Dive Mask

I have seen it countless times; a diver with a new mask so fogged you can’t even see his eyes – even after repeated applications of a defog solution! This can be extremely frustrating and even dangerous. What is happening here with new masks is that during the manufacturing process a thin film of silicone accumulates on the mask lens. This silicone is resistant to any of the conventional de-fogging measures. The solution is to “pre-treat” or “prep” the [...]


Advance Open Water Course

  Exploration, Excitement, Experiences That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as [...]


Atomic Aquatics BC1

1. Exclusive Laminated & Coated Waterproof Fabric  The custom matte finish fabric looks and feels unlike any other BC. The strong double-laminated polyurethane coated fabric is incredibly tough and actually SHEDS water like a raincoat. 2. Ratcheting CAM-LOK Tank Band  This Atomic design exclusive is the easiest tank band to use, working much like ski and snowboard bindings. Easily adapts to a wide variety of tank sizes. No more wetting a nylon web band and weaving it through a buckle. 3. Patented EZ-LOK [...]


SeaLife DC2000 Underwater Camera

This new camera — with its custom-built housing — is perfect for divers looking to step up their underwater photography skills. Your adventures are diverse, and your camera should be too. Which is why SeaLife Cameras created the cutting-edge DC2000. It’s the perfect underwater camera for divers who have outgrown their point-and-shoot or are ready to graduate to a new system. Without its custom-built housing, the DC2000 is waterproof to 60 feet. With it securely in place, you’ll be able to snap [...]


Greenland Shark

  The Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus), also known as the gurry shark, or grey shark, or by the Kalallisut name eqalussuaq, is a large shark of the family Somniosidae (“sleeper sharks”). Greenland sharks are now the longest-living vertebrates known on Earth, scientists say. Researchers used radiocarbon dating to determine the ages of 28 of the animals, and estimated that one female was about 400 years old. The team found that the sharks grow at just 1cm a year, and reach sexual maturity at about the age of 150. The research is published in [...]

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Dive Sites in the Koh Samui archipelago Part 4

Green Rock Green Rock is located just north of Koh Tao, the depth here is between 1  to 28 metres deep. This site consists of boulder formations that offer a array of safe short tunnels and swim throughs. These features make this dive site one of the most fascinating dive sites around Koh Tao. Green rock gives you a chance to see beautiful Parrot Fish feeding near the surface on the main pinnacle as well as White Eyed Morays, Blue [...]