Naming Dive Sites: When the opportunity of expeditionary diving arises.

A great day of diving came to a close with 3 brand new dive sites added to the Tufi map, but what do we call them? I think every scuba diver will agree that naming a dive site is something special and certainly may appear on several bucket lists. … More Naming Dive Sites: When the opportunity of expeditionary diving arises.

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Scuba Tune Ups, Refreshers: Why they are so important.

Your new customers arrive, time to get them booked in and liability Release forms completed along with the questions “What level diver are you?” “How many dives have you logged?” and one of the most important “When was your last dive?” Countless times (and I’m sure thousands of dive pro’s out there will echo this … More Scuba Tune Ups, Refreshers: Why they are so important.

New Discoveries: When the weather turns & we dive a new area of the Fjord… Wow!

From a divers perspective, the most unwanted gift from Mother Nature is the wind blowing up….I was far from disappointed as the very first coral outcrop was bustling with Glass Fish & Fauna and sure enough, the macro too. … More New Discoveries: When the weather turns & we dive a new area of the Fjord… Wow!

Novice Photographer: Its a steep but enjoyable learning curve

I’ve never particularly been one for the camera and to be honest, whilst teaching courses I personally think its a massive no-no. For one, your priority is clearly the customers you are teaching; and as I’ve recently found out, once you have a camera in your hands and descend into the blue your dive takes … More Novice Photographer: Its a steep but enjoyable learning curve

Plan B – The Wind Screws The Dive Plan & That Hated “Oh F***” Voice Speaks Up

Twenty minutes later we are on the boat, fully loaded with all the dive gear, as soon as we leave the mouth of the Fjord the bloody wind comes in. Glass like seas start to distort, the boat pitches and rolls, the spare tanks scream out as they rattle against each other and the wake of the boat starts to spray high and long. An extremely reluctant & frustrating yell of “Oh Fuck” enters my thoughts. I’m sure I heard a low distant rumbling cackle of laughter from the weather gods at my subdued excitement “We can’t go, it’s too dangerous” I announce to the understanding but obviously disappointed nods of the divers on board. Turning the boat around I cannot help the feeling of frustration & disappointment flood over me, but I have customers, time to turn on the happy face Matt it’s time for Plan B. … More Plan B – The Wind Screws The Dive Plan & That Hated “Oh F***” Voice Speaks Up

Cannon G7X MkII & Fantasea Housing- The Perfect Dive Buddy 

After researching the functions,  reading reviews,  gaining feedback from pro underwater videographers I’ve stumped for the G7X, and what a blinding choice too.  As an instructor and manager on the busy island that is Koh Tao I’ve always found myself teaching and not needing a camera, but with the move to Papua New Guinea and … More Cannon G7X MkII & Fantasea Housing- The Perfect Dive Buddy 

Scared of Sharks? Your Kids Should Be Scared of Losing Them

If you like to partake in the odd Shark Fin soup then maybe have a chew on your partners ear instead. The fin you are eating (or not eating, just the broth) provides very little, if any, advantages as it comprises of cartilage. It is NOT going to make you more virile, there are little blue pills for that nowadays (which I’m sure your partner would prefer) and it is not going to extend your lifespan, there are many other pills for that nowadays too. … More Scared of Sharks? Your Kids Should Be Scared of Losing Them

If Carlsberg did diving, it would probably be at Tufi.

Every dive seems to deliver something special, a honking great big shark, a school of fish in their thousands flying around in unison, a multitude of colors of hard and soft corals, the macro within it, Nudibrancs, Flasher scorpion fish, Porcelain crabs, species that aren’t even in the reference books!! … More If Carlsberg did diving, it would probably be at Tufi.