Ahmed Gabr, World Record Holder Breaks Record whilst sporting Another World Record Holder The World Record As reported by the Guiness World Records: On the 18th of September 2014, Ahmed, a 41-year-old Egyptian, broken the record for the deepest ocean SCUBA dive. Making use of Open Circuit scuba diving equipment Ahmed plunged an astonishing 332.35 m in the Red Sea off the coast of Dahab, Egypt. This amazing feat of human training and ability broke the previous record of 318.25 m by …read more here!
by Benjamin Boehme Instructor at Freedive International For now almost 3 weeks I am instructing freediving courses for Extreme Blue Water Freediving in Nungwi, a small, cozy village at the Northern Cape of Zanzibar, The kilometer-long beach, which almost surrounds the whole north of the islands enabling endless walks or runs or visits in the neighbor village of Kendwa, is full of life during the day. As far as the eyes goes you see fishermen bringing in the catch of the day, hectic ambitious …read more here!
Diving with Marine Life Where do you begin…I could probably list an A-Z (almost) of marine life that I enjoy sharing my underwater adventures with. From anemone to zooplankton – of course the latter are very hard to spot and I guess really only come into their own once they have developed. So let’s stick with those that tend to be more regular features of diving escapades. On one trip to Gotham (Flinders Reef, Queensland) I had the magical experience of becoming a part of a school of Eagle …read more here!
Beating the Scuba Itch! Have you ever seriously considered getting kitted up and sitting in your bathtub just to experience slipping beneath the surface. I have but unfortunately I don’t have a bathtub. SCUBA withdrawals can be a serious problem – we become a shell of our former selves without regular exposure to vitamin sea. You might doubt me but it can happen – a while ago I went 8 months without a dive for various reasons – cancelled trips due to weather and conditions; illness/injury; …read more here!
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). Passangers also include: Caroline Kunysz Morten Poulsen Harrison Townsend Benjamin Weldon Morgan Johnsen Andrew Fox Mark Rothery Tweet …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!