Years ago a New Zealand dive instructor working as an electronics technician in Port Moresby asked me to teach his wife how to dive. A wise man, I thought, destined for marital bliss. She joined one of the courses I was running at the time, did very well and became a certified Scuba Diver. On … Read more
It goes without saying that sooner or later even the best-laid dive plans go awry. And usually when you least expect it. But even when the worst occurs, a well trained diver can manage his new circumstances if he is conditioned to always have a contingency plan to implement. “Murphy’s Law” has an infinite series … Read more
It never ceases to amaze me what level of useless stuff people will bring on a dive vacation. You’re going to be on a boat or a resort for a week or two where the uniform of the day is shorts, bathing suits, and tee shirts. Keep it simple. One pair of running shoes, sneakers, … Read more
I am a critic. I write critical reviews on every aspect of diving but we jumped up journalists have to be careful. The laws in Britain might allow us to tell the truth, provided you can prove it really is the truth, but in America things seem slightly different. In that country the pursuit of … Read more
The diving industry has a lot of rules that most of us are told to follow. But many of these should be chunked — here we take a look at several and tell you why you can or should ignore them.