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Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality – Our Journey

Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality – Our Journey

 Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality and Introduction to Diving in the UK Following on from my article about my Open Water Certification, my (that is Ashley and I) first speciality course I wanted to do was the Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality.  I chose this...

The Manatee

The Manatee

A blink of the eye and it’s all over. For the last 3 months I swapped the drudgery of day to day life in the UK for the paradise that is Belize. It was my first time traveling alone and I fell in love with this beautiful land from the word go! Looking back at my time...

Indonesia Scuba Diving Trip

Indonesia Scuba Diving Trip

Our trip was to be a 2 centre holiday with 4 nights at Murex Manado and 5 nights at Murex Bangka. The package included transfers to and from the centres, but what made this different was that our transfer between the centres was made by boat and we dived along the...

Moving On

Moving On

It’s that time of year again when many people are digging out their dive kit after being locked away in the garage during the winter. Many of these will be getting in touch asking to brush up their skills with a Scuba Review or just want to get in the pool to make...

South Africa

South Africa

As Kevin and I are merely Divemaster trainees we have been given the most envious job of letting you all know how the Orca trip went recently. There were 11 of us in total with 10 diving. The first part was six days diving in two places; Aliwal Shoal then Protea...

Philippines Scuba Diving

Philippines Scuba Diving

On Monday 11th March we embarked on our long journey to Malapascua which was our first destination. The first flight was great as we had so much room to stretch and relax as the flight wasn’t full, 7 hours later we arrived in Dubai. Walking through Dubai airport was...

First rung on the ladder

First rung on the ladder

When in conversation and people ask me what I do, and I tell them that I am a Scuba Diving Instructor, I often get the reply ‘I’m a diver too!’.  Once I start talking to them, I realise they did the PADI Open Water course before they went to the Maldives on...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Historically diving was a male dominated activity but more recently more and more women have joined the ranks.  With a staff of over 30 volunteers, and a third of them being women, this shows a big increase from when I started over 20 years ago.  I have often come...

Frontier Conservation in Fiji

Frontier Conservation in Fiji

After only diving for 3 months I feel like it’s a huge part of my life already. I aspire to become a marine biologist someday so I decided to volunteer in Fiji by taking part in a marine conservation project for 7 weeks. My first night was quite uncomfortable- the...

My Spanish Adventure

My Spanish Adventure

So an early call on Monday morning, still dark outside and off I go to Gatwick airport, to meet Mark from Oyster Diving, a London based Dive Centre, and then on a flight to Barcelona.  I was lucky enough to be one of a chosen few to be invited to Spain on a...

My Dry Suit Dive with Orca

My Dry Suit Dive with Orca

 My name’s Ben, I started my diving adventures with orca through my school. The staff at orca are so helpful, friendly and supportive and they have helped me to gain confidence and I am now a qualified PADI open water diver. On the 28th of September I turned up to the...

Red Sea Northern Reefs and Wrecks

Red Sea Northern Reefs and Wrecks

We have been asked to let you all know about the recent Orca Scuba Diving Academy trip to the Red Sea.  Prior to us leaving the UK we got an update from Scuba Travel that our live aboard had been upgraded.  We were all very excited to see our upgraded vessel, Mistral....