Can you see the light?

February 17, 2022

Dive physics Pt. 1 - Absorption of light

It's a very different  world below the surface of the water when diving - things change and it can be mind bending if you don't fully understand what is happening.  All of a sudden you feel weightless and no longer having to endure the gravitational pull of mother ...
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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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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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