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Egypt, South Sinai Governorate, Dahab
What is the NITROX thing, and is it for me?
Dahab Days Diving Center
In the Oxford English Dictionary Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx – where x is the percentage of oxygen) is defined as “a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen used as a breathing gas by divers, especially a...
6 min
Stories of divers
New Caledonia
Diving with sharks, turtle and Aquatic Pelagic Ballet
Samuel Lejarre
Aquatic Pelagic Ballet A school of yellowtail fusilier open this aquatic ballet, in a carefully choreographed dance, yellow tails flashing in unison. Then, a grey reef shark provides an intermezzo...
3 min
Stories of diving professionals
Egypt
Work of Breathing and Gas Density
Dahab Days Diving Center
As divers we manage - through learned behaviour - to adapt to the effects of depth without fully understanding the mechanisms behind them. Gas density is a commonly misunderstood dynamic lurking...
8 min
Stories of divers
New Caledonia
Turtle Ballet, Friendly Dragon and unlikely Friends
Samuel Lejarre
Wait for it! Hawksbill Turtle Ballet As Samiy Diver drops into the crystal clear blue Boulari Pass of New Caledonia, he meets a brown marbled grouper, then a reef shark, then a beautiful school of...
5 min
Stories of divers
Egypt, South Sinai Governorate, Dahab
Blades or Jets? What is your fin preference?
John Hauxwell • PADI - Open Water Scuba Instructor
As the song goes, “When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way” and that really does seem to be the case. You often hear that only a jet will do for manoeuvrability in tight or silty environments.
3 min
Stories of diving professionals
Egypt, South Sinai Governorate, Dahab
DIN versus Yoke Valves - What is the Difference?
John Hauxwell • PADI - Open Water Scuba Instructor
Increasingly, manufacturers are producing tank valves with the newer DIN valve, and debates on scuba diving forums around the web are brimming with discussions as to which one you should use. Let’s...
11 min
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Egypt, South Sinai Governorate, Dahab
In praise of the humble Frog Kick
John Hauxwell • PADI - Open Water Scuba Instructor
If you watch most experienced divers, they nearly all use a frog kick. Why? Well let’s have a think… The flutter kick is easy to learn and master, yet it remains inherently an inefficient...
3 min
Stories of divers
New Caledonia
Underwater Cathedral: the Colorful Prony Needle in New Caledonia
Samuel Lejarre
“Prony” was the name of the French steamboat that first explored the Nouméa strait. Its captain, Jean-Joseph de Brun, discovered the bay while travelling the Woodin Canal between “Grande Terre” and...
2 min