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Who is SSI? - Pt 1.

May 5, 2022

Your choice for certification

When it comes to scuba diving everyone has heard of PADI, "I like to get my PADI" is still a term heard in many dive centres around the globe when customers enquire about learning to dive. However there are many, many training agencies as well as PADI - CMAS, SDI, BSAC,...
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The Cressi Medusa G2 Snorkel-Mask

It's amazing how a late night purchase online can possibly spawn such a fascinating story. We recently purchased a rather old and strange looking snorkel mask for our vintage SCUBA equipment museum we are curating. It was a cheap purchase from an elderly man and we knew noth...
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The first female scuba instructor

Not a name that everyone may be familiar with but Dottie Frazier really was a pioneer in diving and her life truly was extraordinary!  The first female Instructor, the first female dive centre owner, wetsuit designer, renowned underwater pioneer including HardHat, Scuba...
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Looking for a new spool kit?

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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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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Lord of the sharks

Hans Hass was a Viennese pioneer of diving, marine biology and underwater film making. He was born January 23, 1919 in landlocked Austria. As the son of a lawyer, he first encountered the underwater world as an eighteen-year-old in 1937 during holidays to the south of France...
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