DIVE LIKE A PRO: Drysuit diving hints and advice

Posted by - 26th May 2017

Our panel of experts tackle the subject of DRYSUIT DIVING, and offer up a host of helpful hints and advice to get you comfortable, warm and with no buoyancy issues.   Drysuits should be in every UK diver’s arsenal, as there is nothing worse than feeling cold both on a dive and when you exit

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Film-maker workshops with David Diley in Egypt

Posted by - 25th May 2017

  Award-winning film-maker David Diley – the man behind documentary Of Shark and Man – has teamed up with Oonasdivers to host some week-long Underwater Film-Maker Workshops at Marsa Shagra in southern Egypt. During your week you will gain underwater cinematography techniques such as the art of diving as a camera operator, editing and post

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LAND SHARKS: A Mike Scott short story by Eric Douglas

Posted by - 24th May 2017

Chapter 1 “Mr. Scott, I wonder how you’ll feel about your precious sharks when they begin to bite into your body, tearing your flesh from your bones. Really doesn’t matter I guess. You don’t get a choice. And you’ll never know anyway. You’ll already be dead,” Scully said as he looked at Mike Scott across

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DIVE LAWYER: Q&A – required size of a dive team

Posted by - 24th May 2017

Scuba Diver’s resident dive lawyer Andrew Tonge answers your questions…  this time relating to the size of a dive team.   Question – l run a dive centre. During our open water sessions, I have seen a number of other dive centres carrying out training dives with very few diving staff.  By law, is there a required number of people that must take

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Sara Campbell launches fourth online freediving course

Posted by - 23rd May 2017

World Champion freediver Sara Campbell continues to launch her online series of courses called Yoga for Freediving, with the fourth course – Training and Performance – going up online recently. Training and Performance reveals how understanding your body and the natural laws of adaptation will help you create a training schedule and strategy which gives you optimal progression

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TEST EXTRA: Otter Watersports Britannic II (SRP: £1,445)

Posted by - 23rd May 2017

MARK EVANS: Otter Watersports is celebrating 30 years in the diving industry. The Britannic II is their high-end drysuit, and the favoured garb of many of the UK’s top tech divers, including Paul Toomer, Vikki Batten and Martin Robson, to name just a handful. It had been many years since I last dived in an

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PART 1 – Composition is king

Posted by - 23rd May 2017

Duxy kicks off a ‘top ten’ two-parter, listing his first five tips for composition and framing A common request I get asked on my escorted trips is to help with framing and composition, and of course, I love doing my best to help in this regard. Regardless of the camera being used, it’s something that

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Maldives mantas and whalesharks love Emperor Maldives liveaboards

Posted by - 19th May 2017

So far this year, Emperor Maldives has reported a large number of sightings of whalesharks making their casual, gentle, relaxed way to the back of the boats as they moor for night-time. Not unusual, but certainly gratifying for the guests aboard these spacious liveaboards. And the manta have been around in abundance for both divers

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MARK EVANS: Sun shines for BCD Group Test

Posted by - 18th May 2017

Editor-in-chief Mark Evans and Art Director Matt Griffiths spent a day basking in the sunshine – and dipping into 8 degrees C water – at Vivian Dive Centre in picturesque Llanberis in Snowdonia, North Wales, to conduct BCD Group Tests on a variety of traditional-style jackets from a selection of manufacturers. Check out the next

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WHAT’S NEW: Nautilus Lifeline Marine Rescue GPS (SRP: £195)

Posted by - 18th May 2017

  The original Nautilus Lifeline was a nifty piece of kit, which acted as an emergency GPS device and a VHF radio, so heaven forbid you ended up separated from your dive boat, you could quickly raise the alarm using a variety of methods. The new Nautilus Lifeline Marine Rescue GPS is a dinky little

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