Technical Diving Part 3 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

Technical diving

This is the third part of our special articles about Technical Diving. Read also [Part 1] [Part 2] In this third part things are getting more serious. This is where the actual courses start: with the Intro to Tech / Fundamentals. This basic training is intended for everyone who wants to… Continue reading

Malapascua Island – Philippines A macro photography heaven

Malapascua Philippines

Malapascua is a Filipino island, situated in the Visayan Sea, located across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island. Malapascua is a tiny island (± 2.5 kilometers long,1 kilometer wide), and has eight hamlets in the center of the island. The trip to Malapascua can be a… Continue reading

Technical Diving Part 2 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

This is the second part of our special articles about Technical Diving.. Read also [Part 1] The major misconception about technical diving is: Extensive and expensive equipment makes the difference between technical and recreational diving. We strongly feel this is not true. The real “technical” bit of technical diving is… Continue reading

The weird & wonders of muck diving Tips, Techniques and Destinations

Nudibranch - Costasiella

The term “tropical” diving generally conjures images of crystal clear, warm water flowing over beautiful, lush coral reefs teeming with colorful fish. “Muck” diving is a different experience altogether! Basically, it means rummaging around in sandy, muddy, murky areas among discarded bottles, old tires, pizza boxes…all manner of garbage, in… Continue reading

Technical Diving Part 1 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

Technical diving 1

A form of diving that fires most people’s imagination. “Deep, dark and decompression” are normally the first things that come to mind. “A lot of gear” would be a second thought. All apply, but there is so much more to it. This is the story about the path we followed… Continue reading

Rubis Submarine Wreck Diving A French Navy submarine during the World War II

Rubus Submarine

With a minimum depth of 32 meters and a maximum of 40, the Rubis is one of the rare U-boats in good state of conservation approachable by advanced recreational scuba divers. This wreck is located in southern France, off the coast between St. Tropez and Cavalaire sur Mer. Built in… Continue reading