This article will hopefully be of interest to divers considering a career in commercial diving or wishing to complete a commercial course for other reasons. Hopefully it will give you a bit of an insight into what to expect.
The Hotsuit kidney belts come with a neoprene belt that goes around the abdomen and separate chemical heat packs that slides into the belt and sits in the small of the back. They generate heat through a chemical reaction that is started by pressing a small button in the middle of the pack.
When I first decided to visit the tropical paradise of Bunaken Marine Park and Lembeh Strait, it seemed as if nobody had heard of it. However, once I began to plan the trip I slowly heard more and more about the place. Deep dramatic walls, 30 degree water with 30 m visibility, and bizarre creatures were just some of the descriptions. My excitement grew.
I was part of a number of international press who were invited to attend this new anual dive event on Tioman Island - which for those who don't know is located in the South-East of mainland Malaysia. A 4 day festival which promised lots of activities, diving and other fun in the sun.
Of all the underwater wildlife species on our planet, the great white shark is perhaps the most feared by humankind. For 15 million years that have roamed our world's oceans, continuing to evolve in brilliant force to be the apex predator of the sea.
The first Byron Underwater Festival, which was held May 10-13 was a great success with more than 30 divers entering in the Underwater Shoot-Out and over 100 artworks submitted to the ‘Marine Visions’ Art Competition. The aim of the event was and is to be more than just another digital shoot-out competition.
20th July 2003 .... that is the first time I drove down from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay and arrived at Sundive, jumped on one of their boats and set out to dive Julian Rocks - and I have been addicted ever since
On Sunday 4th of March 2007, a group of 30 dedicated Padbury Senior High school students and five staff members ventured down to the Swan River to participate in a Clean-up Australia Day event with a difference.