Posts in SCUBA diving
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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Animal of the Month - The Ornate Ghostpipefish

Have you been lucky enough to see an Ornate Ghostpipefish? Masters of disguise, it may be the reason why. Animal of the Month explains how to hunt them down. Dive Central Gili has the guides to get the perfect picture! 

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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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Animal of the Month - The beautifully odd Rhinopias

The beautifully odd Rhinopias are definitely one to spot whilst on a dive. Photogenic, lazy and one of the most interesting faces of the fish world, these guys are high on our list of things to spot around the Gili islands. 

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Bio Rocks Rock!

An amazingly innovative and successful project came to the Gili islands in 2005 when island eco warrior Delphine Robb set up the Bio ROck project with the help of local fishermen and a large number of dive shops on the island. Now the second largest in the world, the Bio Rock project is successfully helping to regenerate damaged coral and deteriorating numbers of marine species. Here we look at how they work and how much of a success they have been for the islands.

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