Posts in PADI Courses
Me Vs Sidemount - why I keep taking courses (as an Instructor)

Me vs Sidemount. Read about Richas first experience diving with equipment thats basically as heavy and big as she is. Nothing can stop us, as long as the passion for learning is there - we can go further!

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In the life of a Divemaster Candidate - my first independent dive!

On this weeks blog we asked one of our Divemaster candidates to write about a special memory that she remembers from her course. She chose to write about her first experience with diving independently, just her and her buddy. No one that was more experiences than her to take care of the dive. This just happened to fall on the same day as she went to map Turtle Heaven. Read about her experience! 

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Becoming a Divemaster on Gili T - The what, why and where

This is the first of four small blogs I wrote in order to document the process of me completing my PADI Divemaster Course on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. I hope by sharing my story and experiences I can give future Divemasters an idea of what’s coming and inspire fellow divers that want to step up their dive-game to become a professional.

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7 "must buy" Christmas presents - how to score friendship points with you diver mate!

It's coming to that magical time of the year - the time for celebration! But Christmas can be stressful, especially when your fantasy is not cooperating as you want it to. So we thought we'd help you out and give you a few tips on what we want So here it goes - 7 great gifts to give to your Scuba Diver friend. Enjoy!

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Decompression Diving - not as dangerous as you'd think

As recreational divers, we are taught to stick within our limits, to watch our depth and time and to come up just completing a safety stop. Decompression diving goes against this, teaching divers to push their limits. to plan dives where they will go into decompression and to make extra decompression stops on the way to the surface. Although a little more tricky, decompression diving is not as dangerous as you think. You just need to plan your dive and dive your plan!

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7 tips for Better Navigation

After learning the basics of diving and becoming certified, you are ready to go off on your own and dive! However, many people shy away from this as they are nervous about finding their way beneath the surface. Here, we share some great tips for navigation, helping you to go it alone!

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Brand new dive site - The Glen Nusa!

Our new wreck is here meaning that we have a brand new dive site to explore! Ok, so there's not much life growing on it yet as it has only been submerged for one week, but it does have the potential for some great wreck dives, adventure dives, advanced courses and wreck specialty. Come and check it out with us at Dive Central Gili!

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Sidemount

Scuba diving is constantly changing and adapting to different types and styles, allowing divers to fully explore numerous avenues for their underwater activities. Side mount has been about for a few years, however PADI are now pushing it as a new and exciting way to dive, giving divers more air, a more streamlined stance and an uber-cool appearance. Here, one of our instructors tries it for the first time and learns just how cool it is to be a side mount diver!

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Re-compression awareness - Get narked without getting wet!

Find out all about the Bends, Nitrogen narcosis, the affects and how you can prevent and cure it in a safe and controlled environment. Even get yourself a PADI recompression awareness certification! Fun and informative, this experience is one not to be missed and one that you won't forget for the rest of your diving life!

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Going pro? What to think about before signing up!

Are you thinking about signing up for your divemaster course? In this blog we have a look at what you should consider,what you can expect, and how you can prepare in order the get the most out of your experience. Warning: You will want to become a PADI divemaster after reading this blog!

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Get your dose of Vitamin Sea!

If you need an excuse to dive then here are just a few reasons! Scuba diving is actually good for your health. It has been proven. Have a read of this week's blog to find out why and to get yourself a whole list of things to tell your boos why you're not at work this week!

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