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Being a PADI Tec Deep Instructor

Its been an event filled few years since embarking upon the professional diving path late 2012 when the local dive shop invited me to join a rescue diver course. I had no real desire to become a scuba instructor then, my focus was diving for crayfish and abalone driven by my hunter gatherer interest. I Read More …

Bali… Diving the Dream SItes

This will be my sixth dive trip to Bali since 2013 and it still rates as my top all round dive destination for new divers to get experience and fall in love with the ocean.   There’s deep wall diving, drift dives, wreck dives, stunning coral gardens proliferated with myriads of critters to view and Read More …

South Australia’s Leafy Sea Dragons

The iconic Leafy Sea Dragon is South Australia’s marine emblem common to our coast line. Leafy Sea Dragons (Phycodurus eques) are exquisitely camouflaged and belong to the same family as seahorses and pipe fish (Syngnathidae). They are found either solitary or in pairs moving slowly in sheltered water relying on their elegant camouflage to protect Read More …

Hydros Pro BCD

On a recent dive trip to Bali I was fortunate enough to don the new Scubapro Hydros Pro BCD. As it comes with a separate webbing harness [without the integrated weight system] this was my choice for warm water diving with minimal weight. The two rear trim weight pockets were ample for 1-2 kg each, Read More …

Side mount scuba diving

Side mount diving originated in the UK resulting from early wet cave exploration beginning in the 1930’s. Using scuba was a natural progression although there wasn’t any real intent to develop a side mount diving system and kit, it just came about out of practical necessity and good old fashioned innovation as divers discovered caves with Read More …

Why Tec Dive ?

Why Tec Dive ? Sometimes there is not enough NDL time when you’re navigating an interesting and intriguing wreck. Some wrecks or walls with specific artifacts or life are beyond 40 metres the recreational depth limit. With diving attractions like Truk Lagoon, Bikini Atoll, The Coolidge and other much visited historical wreck sites, the desire Read More …

PADI TEC REC

The World of Tec Diving I was asked to write a blurb on Tec for the shop website blog, comments and replies welcome. From my first ever diving experience upon the Ocean Spirit out of Cairns QLD in 1994 the ocean had my attention as I marvelled at her beauty and rich diversity. My curiosity Read More …