Warmer and longer days encourage weekend trips out of town. Have you ever wondered how to combine: visiting historical monuments, wonderful restaurants and diving in transparent and warm waters, and all this will not be thousands of kilometers away from you? Ladies and gentlemen, we present you Budapest.
One of the green jewels in the chain of the Caribbean Islands. Surrounded by the blue sea and blessed with sunshine all year round. A place of beautiful cars, colorful houses, a pirate hideout and Hemingway’s house. The homeland of Fidel Castro, and above all, a great diving site full of picturesque reefs and caves. This is the Cuba.
What are checklists and what is their role in diving? What are the pros and cons of checklists? Are they helpful or is it a waste of pre-dive time? How to introduce checklists into your diving practice and what should they contain? You can find the answers to these questions in the latest post by our instructor Daria. We invite you to read.
In the next article in the Women Diving series, I would like to go back in time and introduce some of the amazing female pioneers. Unusual activities and more extreme forms of recreation have always attracted equally unusual people. However, we must remember that diving did not start as a form of sport or leisure activity, for the beginnings were decidedly more pragmatic – from commercial diving through navy divers. I will immediately point out that the figures you will read about in this text are not a closed set. I also encourage you to search for more remarkable women who have written their chapter in the history of diving.
Sylvia Earle is the first woman to steer a bathyscaphe, the first to hold the position of chief scientist at NOAA, spent two weeks in an underwater research habitat in the 1970s leading the first all-female mission, and walked 2.5 hours on the ocean floor at a depth of 380 meters – all to learn and protect. Sylvia Earle has always believed that people need to learn about the underwater world in order to love it, and thus protect it.
How to talk about women’s diving? What kind of narrative can convey this incredible divergence of expectations and preferences, while not falling into clichés or infantilizing such a diverse environment? How does one not reduce the subject of diving women to taking care of hair and nails while diving?
Scapa Flow is one of the best places for wreck diving. Divers from all over the world are attracted here by the wrecks of the World War I German fleet, which rest at the bottom of the bay in the Scottish Orkney Islands.
Are you a cave diver? How would you like to spend Valentine’s Day?
That’s right! The most romantic thing possible is a trip to Italy, where in the evening you and your significant other will eat spaghetti on “Lady and the Tramp” style and before that spend the day on cave diving. If you want to have your cake and eat your cake, then welcome to sunny Italy!
Closed swimming pools, travel bans, restrictions, quarantines. You can go crazy, especially since we start the new year with an epidemiological problem. For us – divers and instructors, or all other active people many of these restrictions are extremely tiring. How not to go crazy, not to end the pandemic with a record score on the scale and the need for rehab? Our reliable office has some advice for you!
The start into the diving year 2021 is not an easy one. In many areas, we have lockdowns or even curfews and cannot meet our buddies to practice our sports. In addition, its the winter season, eventually our waters are covered with a thin ice layer – too thin for ice diving but at same time too thick for regular diving activities,. Here, we propose a nice and easy project to keep you busy during these difficult times: Build your own low cost Nitrox analyser:
Is teaching others just for instructors? Do they have the exclusive right to develop habits, approach to water as an element, teaching the appropriate procedures, showing the correct configuration of the equipment? Finally are they solely responsible for what path of development this ever-growing community of recreational and technical “scuba divers” will take?