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Junior Divemaster

16 Mar, 2021 Training GregHDSS COMMENTS
Junior Divemaster

PADI Junior Divemaster Course   Launched in early 2021 to PADI Approved Youth Training Centres, the Junior Divemaster course fills a gap in children's scuba education between earning their Junior Rescue Diver rating and starting their Divemaster course at the age of 18. The Junior […]


Searching For Spider Crab Aggregations

10 Dec, 2020 Environment GregHDSS COMMENTS
Searching For Spider Crab Aggregations

Spotting awesome wildlife behaviour is one of the highlights of any dive, but it's not often you get to witness a natural phenomenon like these spider crabs joining together in a large aggregation.    The Search   In July 2020, Collette and I were invited […]


Mares Xr Blue Battle Wing System Review

01 Dec, 2020 Equipment GregHDSS COMMENTS
Mares Xr Blue Battle Wing System Review

Divers can be very particular about their preferred style of BCD (buoyancy control device), and it’s safe to say that there isn’t one specific piece of kit that will suit everyone. There is a wide variety of choice on the market for divers of all […]


Diving Skill Refreshers & Check Dives

01 Dec, 2020 Diving GregHDSS COMMENTS
Diving Skill Refreshers & Check Dives

Essential, A Good Idea or a Waste of Time?  Recently on one of the UK Scuba Diving bulletin boards, a member asked for input on the question of whether a check dive was necessary after a 6-month gap in diving.  I responded with my opinion on […]


Tecline Dsmb & Spool Review

01 Dec, 2020 Equipment GregHDSS COMMENTS
Tecline Dsmb & Spool Review

One piece of dive kit that I use regularly is a DSMB and spool. For those who are new to diving DSMB stands for ‘Delayed Surface Marker Buoy’. When diving in the UK, be it from a boat or from the shore it is highly recommended and […]