I really learnt this the hard way, while showing potential clients a video one night, an ant could be seen crawling on the television screen. I tried to brush it off but to my horror, it wasn’t on the screen but in the footage! It proceed to “walk” all over people’s faces, reef fish and even hammerheads for the duration of the video.

1. Be prepared! Proper wreck diving needs proper prep – good training kit considerations, a little research, and the right dive operator are all vital. 2. Get a guide The right dive guide will know the site inside out and will be able to ensure you have a safe and thoroughly enjoyable experience. 3. Be [...]
As divers, it is important we make informed decisions, both when organising our trips and while we are on them to help ensure we limit our environmental impact. The following 15 tips will help you to ensure your next diving holiday is as environmentally-friendly as possible. 1. Pick an environmentally responsible dive centre When making [...]
Remember that the term decompression illness (DCI) includes both decompression sickness (DCS), resulting from dissolved nitrogen (or another inert gas) being eliminated from a diver’s body tissues, and arterial gas embolism (AGE), which is caused by air entering the arterial blood as a result of a burst lung. 1. Getting DCI while diving within the [...]
OK, so you messed up on your first dive of your holiday, didn't listen to the pain in your ears, and now you've got middle ear barotrauma. Your ears feel "full" (they are: with blood and mucus) and you can't hear too well. But you feel fine, and equalising is no longer a problem. Can [...]
Regardless of whether you are interested in, or are already experienced in this niche area, technical diving requires rigorous discipline and skill. To fully appreciate the beauty of technical diving, it is essential to keep in mind several considerations that are easily discounted. Here are some tips that could help you achieve a safe and [...]