Posts Categorized: Dive Training and Tips

Is Diving Dangerous? How Do Experienced Divers Find Themselves in Trouble?

In a recent discussion, a group of instructors and I were talking about an article recently published by the BBC (Link to BBC Article) where a group of instructors went diving together to find nudibranchs at 40 metres. The questions kept coming up: Is diving dangerous? How do experienced divers find themselves in trouble? In... Read more »

18-05-2018

How to choose your next regulator

Types of Regulators There are a wide range of regulators to choose from. The ones you’ve most commonly heard of are the balanced and unbalanced regulators, and among those are diaphragm and piston regulator systems. There are several makes and models which produce variations of the same concept. The two main types of regulators are... Read more »

28-01-2018

Scariest Moments Underwater

We Asked 5 Diving Instructors to Reveal Their Scariest Moments Underwater - Don't Read if You Have a Weak Constitution First and foremost, any dive instructor would tell you exactly what I am about to - diving is not scary. I am more at ease under the water than on the surface. The soothing in... Read more »

21-01-2018

We asked Five Professional Dive Instructors What Their Most Precious Piece of Dive Equipment Was. The Results Were Not What We Expected!

We Asked Five Professional Dive Instructors What Their Most Precious Piece of Dive Equipment Was. The Results Were Not What We Expected! Equipment is very personal and having your own can make your dives so much more enjoyable. Why get your own equipment? No blisters from fins that don’t fit, better buoyancy from a BCD... Read more »

03-01-2018

The Secret to Loving January

Ok, here’s something a little different … I am not going to plant the seed that you are a disappointing slab of humanity. I am not going to tell you that you need a life overhaul and a complete change of character. I am not going to try and profit off the fact that you’ve... Read more »

24-11-2017

10 Signs You Are A Diving Addict

Sure, many of us love diving, but is your passion on the edge of being an addiction?! I love diving ... a lot! But I also enjoy city trips, trekking, and reading a book. However, some people like to take their passion to a whole new level. If you really love diving all the time,... Read more »

16-09-2017

Making a Better Diver? A Guide by Orca Scuba

Mental Preparation to become a better diver Diving is described as an extreme sport, although to most recreational divers it is regarded simply as a leisure pursuit most still want to know how to become a better diver. When underwater our troubles and stresses disappear as we enjoy and immerse ourselves in the aquatic environment.... Read more »

02-09-2017

To Become a Certified Diver Why do a Swim Test?

To Become a Certified Diver Why do a Swim Test?  You don’t have to be an Olympic swimmer to become a certified diver, in fact you do not need to be a very strong swimmer at all, but having some stamina in the water and feeling relaxed helps a lot. On the open water course... Read more »

13-02-2017

Finding the Perfect Scuba Mask – A Guide by Orca Scuba

The “ Scuba Mask” Finding the “perfect fit” scuba mask, how to care for it before and after scuba diving and why you should not be scared to remove it when underwater. You have become a new scuba diver or you are thinking of taking up scuba and wonder what essential equipment you will need to begin... Read more »