Night Diving – Eye Opening When I first started diving I remember people talking about night diving and my initial thought was…hmmm it’s not for me. I was still a nervous diver at the best of times but I thought not being able to see my entire surrounds sounded even scarier. As my confidence grew I signed up to do my Advanced Open Water Certification that includes night diving as a specialty course. So after completing two weeks of theory it was time to spend a weekend on a live-aboard to complete …read more here!
Why are live-a-boards so popular? The concept of a live-a-board is very simple. It is a boat dedicated to diving trips longer than one day. This is particularly ideal when dive sites require long and expensive boat trips to get to. Other than making the most of the travel time and cost there are many other benefits associated with this type of dive trip including, dedicated crew, an opportunity to gain an intimate knowledge of the dive location, extended opportunity to immerse yourself in a new …read more here!
Frank Vorster & Dirk Schmidt Cage Diving (Neptune Island) Follow this link for ongoing updates regarding our trip on Rodney Fox’s Great White Shark cage diving trip. On board are many scuba diving and great white shark enthusiasts including Dirk Schmidt (famous author and photographer of Great White Sharks) and Frank Vorster (owner, Dive Flag App). Tweet with the following hashtag #dfagwsdirk to ask us questions! We will respond when we can! #dfagwsdirk Tweets // …read more here!
Ahmed Gabr’s world record dive attempt Watch all the events unfold as Ahmed attempts to scuba dive to 350m over the next 15 hours. Hash tag #deepestdive350dfa to share posts and updates too. These posts are (c) Ahmed Gabr 2014 Event Sponsors Event Interview Event Build Up Hashtag: #deepestdive350dfa , #worldsdeepestscubadive (below) #deepestdive350dfa Tweets // Tweets by @worldrecord350 // // Post by Dive Flag App. …read more here!
This is a no-brainer – buy! And here are three reasons why: Safety – owning your own gear means that every time you dive you learn more about your equipment. Knowing your equipment means that you are likely to be able to recognise immediately and respond efficiently, without panic to changes in your gear’s functionality. Comfort – there is nothing worse than spending a dive fidgeting with your equipment because you are uncomfortable. An ill-fitting wetsuit, a regulator …read more here!
RAID Launches Latin America Office RAID International is proud to announce the establishment of their Latin America Office with leadership provided by well-known dive industry ground breaker; Sacha Bernasconi. The RAID Latin America Office will service Mexico, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Cuba, Belize, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Puerto Rico, Peru, Paraguay and Bolivia. RAID International CEO, …read more here!
Ahmed Gabr – World Record Attempt, Sponsors Dive Flag App are proud to be sponsoring Ahmed Gabr’s world record attempt to dive 350m. Ahmed Gabr will be attempting this world record in Dahab Egypt. This world record attempt will take 14.5 hours to complete and here are some of the other magnificent sponsors helping to make this dream become a reality. H2O Divers Dahab H2O Divers’ crew of experienced Instructors have been diving in Dahab and around the world for over 20 years. We are …read more here!
On the 18th of September 2014, Ahmed Gabr will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the deepest scuba dive by going to 350m below sea level. 1. Why are you attempting this record? It is the usual question I have been asked for quite a long time now. I am trying to break the record as an experiment. I would like to do something for my country, which is very important, especially in these days. Someone has to open the door. If you keep doing the same things, you will end up …read more here!
Orcas in Cocos Island September 2014 Check out this amazing footage shared with us from the Undersea Hunter Group. This amazing live-aboard operator provides you with the most incredible diving you can experience whilst enabling you to do so in luxury. We enjoyed our last trip on-board and hope you add this trip to your bucket-list and make it come true! The King’s Fall from Undersea Hunter Group on Vimeo. Imagine the thrill of a normal dive in Cocos Island… and then imagine the …read more here!
“In the future, I’ll be more careful about having good ideas so I don’t end up having to weld in 45 degree heat.” So says Frank Vahrenhorst, one of the team responsible for helping Ahmed Gabr attempt to reach 350m on open circuit scuba this month. Frank’s role on the team has been to manage the giant floating pyramid that supports the line that Ahmed will be descending down, and the 30m deco ladder that will enable the divers to have a resting place during the long deco stops …read more here!