Whales and dolphins have a special adaptation that allow them to explore the ocean's depths. Beaked whales can spend two hours beneath the surface. Dolphins descend down to 1,000 feet and routinely make as many as 20 dives in a row to 300 feet. Good luck finding that type of profile on a dive table. … Continue reading Interesting Article | How Do Deep-Diving Cetaceans Avoid DCS?
A great article by DAN South Africa and DiveIN Magazine on the full guide to ear and diving Don’t let your ears ruin your dives You’ve just started your first dive of the day. Everything is going great! You pinch your nose and blow to equalize your ears, but nothing happens. You try again, … Continue reading Interesting Article | Don’t let your ears ruin your dives
Much of the south African coastline is rugged and exposed to wind, swell and surf from both the Indian and Atlantic ocean and to reach the reefs swimming in from shore one has to negotiate these elements. Our coast does not have the pristine conditions found in the tropics or meditteranean and really calm settled … Continue reading Interesting Article | Tips on shore entry and exit while spearfishing
‘the best way to observe a fish is to become a fish’ Jacques Cousteau Keep warm. Make sure that you have the correct thermal protection for the planned dive. Getting cold increases your metabolic rate, consuming more oxygen. Go slow. Only move if you need to! Sudden jerky movements and increased speed underwater all … Continue reading Interesting Article | Tips to Conserve Air while Diving
Scuba diving is safe This isn’t so much one of our fun scuba diving facts as just a fact, and one that’s worth repeating to anyone interested in the sport. According to Divers Alert Network (DAN), the 2010 fatality rate in scuba diving was one death for every 211,864 dives. Compare that to one death … Continue reading Interest Article | Fun facts about Scuba Diving
Scuba divers world wide are familiar with the BCD – Buoyancy Control Device, this is the “jacket type” piece of dive gear that assists the divers with 2 valuable functions: Maintaining proper buoyancy control and having a device to attach the tank to the diver. Buoyancy control is very important to divers as it allows … Continue reading Info Article | Buoyancy and the evolution of the BCD
On Saturday the 2nd of September we hosted our annual NUC Spring Braai, the weather was perfect and a good turn out meant we had an absolute blast of day. The snoek braai, prepared by Marcel and Spy went down a treat, so did all the ice cold beer! We also hosted our very first … Continue reading Spring Braai Run Down