Tips For a Safe Vacation

Tips For a Safe Vacation

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A vacation is supposed to be a relaxing time that rests your body and rejuvenate your soul. Being robbed or the victim of another crime can destroy a vacation. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to help reduce the risk of being a victim even if you can never completely eliminate the risks. […]

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Guide to Find a Quality Koh Tao Resort For Holiday

Guide to Find a Quality Koh Tao Resort For Holiday

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Koh Tao, previously known as Turtle Island, used to be the hangout of pirates in the olden days. Later on, it became a center for fishing activities, a prison and a haunt of backpacking crowd. Are you planning a trip to Koh Tao? As you begin to make a list of the “must see” sites […]

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Hyperbaric Chambers

Hyperbaric Chambers

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Just about every dive boat that you will dive from carries a large oxygen cylinder in case of a diving emergency. We were taught all the way bay back in our open water courses that oxygen is used to treat an assortment of diving related accidents. To breathe oxygen at higher partial pressures gives us […]

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Crabs Galore

Crabs Galore

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Being a night dive enthusiast much to my husband’s dismay, I have come across a variety of crabs. Besides being a gastronomical delight, divers are always amused by the antics of these underwater creatures. While you dream about crab soufflé or curry, let me bore you with a lesson in taxonomy. The largest group of […]

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The Quest to Explore the Depths

The Quest to Explore the Depths

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Covering more than 70% of the world’s surface and with an average depth of 4km, the sum of man’s exploration and colonisation of our own oceans can be compared with our current success in colonising our own galaxy. For both quests it’s still “early days”. So what’s holding mankind back from being able to exploit […]

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Introduction to Underwater Hockey

Introduction to Underwater Hockey

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Those who have even a passing interest in ice hockey but live in those parts of the world where ice, let alone ice rinks, are sparse should take a look into underwater hockey. Those who have even a passing interest in ice hockey but live in those parts of the world where ice, let alone […]

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Learning to Dive with a Rebreather

Learning to Dive with a Rebreather

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Many of the skills and procedures we have become accustomed to while using open circuit do not apply while using a rebreather. Simple sensations such as hearing the air move through the hoses to help me control my breathing are absent while using a rebreather. There are no sounds to listen to. The trick of […]

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Lionfish Decimates Fish Populations in the Caribbeans

Lionfish Decimates Fish Populations in the Caribbeans

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A voracious predator, the lionfish in the Caribbean (Tropical Western Atlantic Ocean) are decimating local fish populations.

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Venomous Reef Marine Life

Venomous Reef Marine Life

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Scorpaenidae Forget being eaten by sharks. The reef is home to an amazing array of fish, and well over 200 species of them are known or thought to be venomous. With names such as Stingrays, Scorpionfish, Lionfish, Stonefish and Surgeonfish you can’t say you weren’t warned! Let’s take a closer look at the notorious Scorpaenidae […]

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Muck Diving = Silt + Low Vis + Junk - (Coral Reef + Schooling Fish)

Muck Diving = Silt + Low Vis + Junk – (Coral Reef + Schooling Fish)

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Silt + Low visibility + Discarded Junk – (Reef + Coral + Schooling Fish) = Muck Diving

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