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January 26, 2022

APEKS - Technically inspired

For many years we have been users and advocates of APEKS equipment.  Whether its regulators, BC's, side mount systems, torches, masks, clothing, bags - you name it, if it's got APEKS on it, its gonna be quality and it's going to get the job done.  The APEKS story b...
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Lets get heavy...

January 20, 2022

The use of lead in diving

Lead weights, where would we be without them? Probably still floating at the surface. For divers they are an essential part of our Buoyancy system.  The buoyancy system is made up of two main parts: the Buoyancy Compensator (BC) and the weight system. These two parts ar...
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We would be lost without them...

Scuba is an equipment based sport, without it we are unable to survive what is essentially an alien environment. One of the key components used extensively throughout our scuba equipment are O-rings. They are in your first and second stage regs, your tank valve, your BCD. Th...
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Boyles Law.

As SCUBA divers we all have to learn a variety of gas laws as part of our dive education. The very first one we are all introduced to (during your Open Water Diver program) is "Boyles Law". Boyle's Law describes the role of water pressure in the dive environment. It app...
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Human ear anatomy

The human ear, like that of other mammals, contains sense organs that serve two quite different functions: that of hearing and that of postural equilibrium and coordination of head and eye movements. Anatomically, the ear has three distinguishable parts: ...
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To Pee or not to Pee?

August 31, 2021

Why peeing in your wetsuit is not a good idea.

It is said there are two types of diver, those that pee in their suit and those that lie about it. I can reveal today there is a third, those that don't! Thankfully I stopped wetting myself when I was around 5 years old but I do still feel the effects of immersion in water, ...
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Mares XR Line Cutter

For many years I have faithfully carried a variety of dive knives as they are an essential tool for safety and a required piece of equipment for the working dive professional - however very rarely have I ever had to use it apart from preparing a variety of tropical fruit (ma...
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