Scuba DivingTips, Trips, and Stories From My Life Underwater
Welcome to the scuba diving section of the blog! Here you should find answers if you are learning to dive, looking for inspiration for your next dive trip or want to know more about progressing with your training. I’m a PADI DSD Leader who has been scuba diving for 15+ years all over the world, from WW1 wrecks in Scapa Flow to liveaboards in the Similan Islands. I now run my own business called Down Under Diving providing try dive experiences in my hometown of Masterton, NZ.
If you have questions about diving, training or anything at all then get in touch with me on social and I’ll help as best as I can. In the meantime why not read some of my articles about diving, and if you there is something else you want me to write about, just let me know!
Scuba Skills: Reducing Air Consumption – 5 Tips for Scuba Divers
Great air consumption - everyone wants it...but how do you get it? In my opinion, it comes with time, but there are things you can do to help get you there faster whilst avoiding dangerous tactics like skip breathing. I hope my five tips below will help you in your...
Scuba Skills: Performing a Weight Check on the Surface.
Diving incorrectly weighted will increase your air consumption and hold you back from attaining that amazing weightless feeling that we're all chasing. If you're weighted incorrectly you will either spend the whole dive adjusting your BCD, or battling to prevent...
Becoming a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Leader – Deep Blue Scuba
Can't afford to become an instructor but still want to be part of someone's first experience breathing underwater? Become a Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) leader for the princely sum of £30 instead! DSD Leader wasn't something offered to the Divemaster Trainees at my...
Most Popular Posts
Here are just some of the most popular diving bits from the blog to save you searching through the back catalogue