The joys of having your own gear

The joys of having your own gear

This summer has been a revelation – how wonderful it is to have a full dive kit! Being able to simply jump in the car, stopping only to pick up a tank from our local dive shop, Pro Dive Coogee, and be in the water at a time of our own choosing has been...
Volunteering with Underwater Africa

Volunteering with Underwater Africa

I’m pretty lucky to get to travel and dive in some pretty cool locations around the world, but I feel like I have gotten to a stage where I want to learn a little more and also contribute a little more to things that I’m passionate about.

The joys of having your own gear

David Doubilet: underwater photographer extraodinaire

Today was a pretty perfect Sunday – for a non-diving day – with the sun out, clear blue skies, and sparkling Sydney Harbour as a backdrop to Opera Bar lunch with friends. And, no need to wear anything warmer than a t-shirt, even though it’s...
Do we really need any more gear?

Do we really need any more gear?

Do we really need any more gear? Of course we do!! Working weekends in a dive shop certainly has its perks. They mainly involve getting to hang out with like minded people, sharing tips on diving, travel and all the good things about having the same hobby. However...
Getting Nitrox certified

Getting Nitrox certified

So, with a couple of week-long trips coming up, with Kristy and with other dedicated divers, I’ve finally caved in to the need for nitrox certification. While I understand the benefits of using nitrox on multiple dives, I’ve never suffered through using...