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Dive Insurance. Why We Offer It Completely Free With Courses!

Dive Insurance. Why We Offer It Completely Free With Courses!

Whether you are looking to do just one day of diving or plan to learn how to dive, you want to be covered for diving. Dive insurance can be expensive however. DAN dive insurance is one of the best and most comprehensive covers out there. Do you need such comprehensive scuba diving insurance? In fact, do you need diving insurance

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How Much Water Should I Drink Per Day? You Might Be Surprised..

How Much Water Should I Drink Per Day? You Might Be Surprised..

This week my blog is going to be a very simple one. Drink more water! It amazes me the amount of people that don’t drink anywhere near enough water, some people do not even reach their daily water requirement over the course of a week. Our bodies are made up of around 60% water and we are constantly loosing it.

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Isolating Underwater Photography Subjects: Pro Photography Tricks

Isolating Underwater Photography Subjects: Pro Photography Tricks

The underwater world, as beautiful as it is, is a war zone. Every creature on the reef is in a constant fight for food and shelter and on the watch for larger predators. Many species main defence is camouflage so that potential predators won’t notice them. This makes it a fun and rewarding challenge to find them. However it makes

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SCUBA Diving Acronyms: Know The Common Ones & What They Mean

SCUBA Diving Acronyms: Know The Common Ones & What They Mean

You will inevitably come across acronyms when you are around a diving school. You might have even heard some of them before. But what do they actually mean? In the list below you can find some of the most commonly used scuba diving acronyms: ADT – Actual Dive Time When we calculate our dive time using the RDP we refer

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The Best Time to Dive in Koh Tao

The Best Time to Dive in Koh Tao

In Koh Tao we are lucky enough that we can dive all year round unlike a lot of other dive spots that have seasonal diving due to weather conditions. But what is the best time to dive in Koh Tao? Although we do get a monsoon season here on Koh Tao we can dive on the other side of the

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Black Water Photography: How to Capture like a Pro

Black Water Photography: How to Capture like a Pro

In my last blog I mentioned that I had tried a new style of diving known as black water diving. It was a very unique style of diving that offered some photographic opportunities I had never thought of. Drifting in a gentle current at night time with a set up of bright lights brings in a range of juvenile fish

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Healthy Planet, Healthy You: Avoid Single-Use Plastics

Healthy Planet, Healthy You: Avoid Single-Use Plastics

Those of us that are aware of our current natural global state will know that we, as human beings, are destroying the planet. Although most of this is out of our individual control there are things that we can do around the house and in our day-to-day lives that will make a big difference. Where ecology is concerned, every little

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Women in Diving: Through the Eyes of a Female Scuba Diving Instructor

Women in Diving: Through the Eyes of a Female Scuba Diving Instructor

I would like to raise a few points about women in diving and why this is even a topic. As female scuba diving instructors we see this all the time. Come down to the shop meet the students, and some male students will not only be shocked but can look absolutely horrified that they are about to put their lives

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Underwater Photography – Share the Passion to Save our Ocean

Underwater Photography - Share the Passion to Save our Ocean

Although it is my passion, it has to be said that underwater photography is more important than most people realise in inspiring passion to save our ocean. There have been many discussions, most likely in most dive shops around the world, that stem from divers bragging about the delights of their daily dive to the rest of the staff that

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Free Drinking Water for everyone on Koh Tao, Thailand

Free Drinking Water for everyone on Koh Tao, Thailand

Free drinking water on Koh Tao or any location in Asia is a dream of many backpackers and tourists. Many of us are so used to having free drinking water in our own countries and it saves money on our travels. In many travel destinations, free drinking water that is clean is not always readily available, forcing tourists to buy

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