Sea sickness or motion sickness – how to stop it ruining your dive trip

For those resistant to motion sickness – consider yourself fortunate. For the rest of us, what can we do to stop it happening, safely, so we can keep diving?

Seasickness, or motion sickness, has undoubtedly ruined innumerable diving trips, holidays and activities in general.

For those resistant consider yourself fortunate. For the rest of us, what can we do to stop it happening, safely, so we can keep diving? Continue reading “Sea sickness or motion sickness – how to stop it ruining your dive trip”

Lord Howe Island – an adventure playground for divers!

Lord Howe Island is like a perfectly designed adventure playground for divers: from shallow fish-filled lagoon reefs, to the gullied terrain of the Arches, and jumbled bommies of the Admiralty Islands. The surrounding waters are largely marine sanctuary and present a diversity unlike any other place in NSW.

Even as you approach from the air, Lord Howe Island looks invitingly like an adventure playground for divers. Its irregular shape gives a little insight into what lies below the waterline: to the south the mighty peaks of Gower and Lidgbird stand like sentinels, their heads at 800m in the clouds and their almost vertical sides plummeting straight down into the water surrounding them, whilst dotted around are small islands and off to the south-east the unmistakable outline of Ball’s Pyramid pierces the horizon. Continue reading “Lord Howe Island – an adventure playground for divers!”

What you need to know about drift diving.

Ways to try keep safe, and minimise risk while drift diving, especially when diving in strong currents.

Staff here at DAN Asia Pacific was recently contacted by the sister of a diver that went missing during a dive in Komodo on July 14. Komodo is well known as an area prone to strong currents, and this is one factor being considered as a cause for this incident. We’re still trying to determine the facts so that we may learn from this tragedy, but the incident prompted us to look at ways to try keep safe, and minimise risk while drift diving, especially when diving in strong currents. Continue reading “What you need to know about drift diving.”