Author Archive for John Bantin

Buoyancy Control

It amazes me that I still see divers who do not seem to have managed to master good buoyancy control. Ships float because they displace a greater weight of water than they weigh themselves. That’s because, although they are made…

Mask Musings

It’s always nice to get something new. My favourite old mask had seen better days. Its silicone skirt had yellowed and stiffened with time and probably too much exposure to tropical sunlight, so I got hold of a new one.…

Bikini Protest

I was on a palm-fringed island in the Maldives when I saw two girls, both instructors with the dive centre at Vilamendhoo, coming in from the beach and looking happy in their bikinis. One, Leila, was Swiss married to a…

Amazing

We all have anecdotes to tell of things that happened during dive trips. The aft deck of dive boats ring loud with divers competing to outdo each other with unusual experiences retold. Approached by a publisher to write a scuba…