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Diving in Koh Tao and a short trip down the Khao San Road

After all the hullabaloo that ensued after two members of our team of four pulled out, RJ and I proceeded ahead with the diving trip in between a short hi-jink to Bangkok and it’s neighboring villas and towns. Armed with my trusty old Wetsuit, Nikon W300, Passport and the other shenanigans often found in travelers kits, I set out to chart the depths and go diving in Koh Tao and…

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Vizag Diving or will Cyclone Gaja reign supreme?

03 March 2018 Sipping the cool local beer to achieve respite from the muggy and sultry weather of Pondicherry during the summers, my friend and I were revisiting the last two days of amazing dives we’d had. The weekend had included dives at the artificially made Temple Reef and a couple of dives up to 40m at Aravind’s Wall. Just as in the past the city had been kind to us and our dive…

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Bernie Chowdhury Book Review

Book Review – The Last Dive by Bernie Chowdhury

It’s not surprising to hear every other month about how a recreational diver has gone ‘missing’ or met his maker whilst scuba diving. Even experienced divers often meet their end during routine dives. Recent examples of the same would be the incidents of the former Thai Navy SEAL and the Indonesian Rescue Diver this week. While these divers succumbed to faulty equipment and decompression related troubles The Last Dive by…

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Scuba Gear ditch the camera for later!

The SCUBA Gear Conundrum – When What & Why

Every new diver faces a SCUBA Gear conundrum at some point or the other. Most authorities advise the traditional approach of buying a Mask, Snorkel and Fins first. I advise another approach which will not only save you your hard earned money but also make you a better diver. Header Image by – Oliver Sjöström. He can be found on Instagram @ollivves or on https://ollivves.com The SCUBA Gear Conundrum simplified…

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Preparing before diving in Pondicherry

Life is a Pond -The Complete Guide to SCUBA Diving in Pondicherry

Life is a big pond – Diving in Pondicherry Every beach bum’s paradise, Pondicherry is one of the best places to be in, on India’s East Coast. Even more so, if you prefer enjoying a chilled beer post-dive in some much-needed sunshine on a beach. The beach, with its unending horizons and exquisite seafood, will double-up as the cherry on top of the proverbial cake. This idyllic city is a…

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Really Grandi. Also where I got my squeeze.

Attack of the Sinus Squeeze – The Day I Became Rudolph the Reindeer !

  In a Squeeze In the midst (of winding down) of a major life event, I realized that an outlet to vent my emotions positively was paramount. Something which would not tax my spine, but still be enjoyable. Of course, I began to plan my next dive trip on the West Coast of the country. After factoring in sufficient time for physiotherapy (PT) and R&R, I was finally en route…

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Diving Incident : G(r)asping for Air and Logic Underwater

Enroute Diving… How many times have you decided to drive down to the nearest dive center for a well deserved weekend of diving action after a torturous week at work? That’s exactly what I did during the latter half of last year. The good weather played its part and I was in the dive boat, fully kitted out, before I knew it. The sunny sky, the good visibility, and the…

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Bernie Chowdhury Book Review

Book Review: Diver Down – Real World SCUBA Accidents and How to Avoid Them

  Many divers pop happily from dive to dive thinking that a dive accident will never happen to them, so they never plan for contingencies.  – Excerpt from Diver Down This excerpt from Diver Down, is a succinct summary of exactly why you should be buying this book and why I’m busy writing about this book! For starters, the book Diver Down is written by Michael Ange. A certified Instructor Trainer in the…

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