What is Tec Rec all about ?

One of the greatest challenges we face as Scuba divers is “how can I extend my bottom time?”  You are probably already qualified as a Nitrox diver which obviously helps a great deal, but what if you just need more gas!!  There is no way we can get more time without more gas, especially on [...]

Have you been on a great wreck or reef and found yourself running out of time before you run out of gas?…. Then Tec diving might be for you

So what’s Tec diving all about? Well it isn’t just about depth. It is about much more than that…… Tec Diver with pink cylinders! I thought it all had to be BLACK The key thing is that technical diving requires a change in your attitude and approach to diving. To some this is more important [...]

Are you a Self Reliant Diver ?

Self Reliant diver with redundant cylinders For most of us, one of the key points that would have been reinforced a number of times during our early diving experiences is the need dive with a buddy and the merits of always diving with someone who can help you out in the unlikely event that of [...]

Am I ready for the PADI Advanced Open Water Course?

 That’s a good question – and in truth it is entirely up to you!!!! As well as this article you should also read the blog entitled “should I do the Advanced in the UK or overseas” As already stated the “Advanced Course”  is not a great name for this because you really can’t consider yourself [...]

Why all divers should take the Rescue course

So you don’t think the Rescue course is something you should do?  If you dive, however little, think again. We all know that diving is a safe hobby but one that we also all recognise comes with some acceptable risks, and we still enjoy it anyway.  However, even if your idea of a strenuous dive is [...]

Underwater Navigation – a waste of time or a key skill for divers?

The navigation section of the PADI Open Water course is often something that students struggle with and generallyspeaking are not too confident in.   However once mastered the satisfaction of navigating your way back to a starting point in less than perfect visibility is always a buzz for me. So: Do you always carry a compass [...]

Should I do the PADI Advanced Course in the UK or overseas?

Before I begin to answer this question let’s just clarify a few things.  Strictly speaking there is no such thing as the Advanced Diver Course!!!  I thought that might get your attention.  What PADI designed is the Adventures in Diving Programme, which as it says is a series of unconnected dives that are designed to [...]

What is the basic Scuba Diving course and what can I do once I have got it

What is the basic Scuba Diving course and what can I do once I have got it This is not as simple as it seems.  There are three “basic” scuba courses for people who want to learn to dive via PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors).  Each course is designed for a different purpose, and you [...]

10 questions to ask when booking a PADI Open Water course

It would be ideal if everyone read this before booking a course.  Remember you only learn to dive once and the cheapest is definitely not always the best ….. 1. How much is the course and what do the costs cover? When I speak to prospective students, this is almost always the first question asked.  [...]