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Why Did You Even Have a Plan Published on: 16th November, 2016 | Reviews and Training Tips
Photo credit: Ashton East

This story concerns a dive team who had a contingency plan for becoming separated on the drift, and the problems caused when one diver forgot that plan.

Photo credit: Ashton East

This story concerns an unplanned, but not unexpected, drift dive where surface support had not been warned of the possibility.

Photo credit: Ashton East on dodgy old Sealife compact

Halfway between Sydney and Melbourne is a little known but amazing oceanic cave dive.

Photo credit: Ashton East

This drift dive covers a lot of distance and it is essential that you are familiar with the underwater topography, natural navigation markers, and the possible exit points.

Photo credit: Ashton East

Why do some dive operators treat all divers like new open waters when allowing for experience benefits everybody including the operator?

Achieving Ideal Trim Published on: 2nd November, 2016 | Reviews and Training Tips
Photo credit: Ashton East on Canon S95 (compact)

Do you know what ideal trim looks like and why it is better for you and the reef? Do you know how to achieve it?

What Are Gradient Factors? Published on: 20th October, 2016 | Reviews and Training Tips
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Ever heard a tech diver talking about gradient factors? What are they and why are they so important?

Dive Planning: Breathing Gas Published on: 19th October, 2016 | Reviews and Training Tips
Photo credit: pcgiraffe

Do you have enough breathing gas to complete your next dive?

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Buoyancy control is one of the most important diving skills, with implications for safety, fatigue, enjoyment levels and protection of the environment.

Torch Signals Published on: 8th February, 2016 | Reviews and Training Tips
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You are going on a night dive. So how do you communicate underwater when no one can see your hands? Keeping a good flow of communication underwater on a night dive, or even in poor visibility, is achieved by torch signals.

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