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Tag Archive: advice


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How To Build Your Own DIY Custom Sidemount Harness by Andy Davis It’s pretty easy (and cheap!) to make a DIY custom sidemount harness for yourself. Configure it using THESE instructions. All the components can be bought off-the-shelf at any decent dive centre; with the exception of the sidemount shoulder and lumbar plates, which you’ll […]

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Buying Scuba Equipment – How To Avoid Noobie Mistakes by Andy Davis Scuba equipment is an expensive investment.  But take one look at eBay and you’ll find a mountain of nearly-new kit that is rapidly replaced or upgraded by divers.  It’s a sign of costly, regretful, purchasing decisions.  To put it succinctly; there’s a lot […]

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Scuba Q and A: What’s The Best Advice For Someone Starting Open Water Diver Qualification? Q. What advice do experienced divers have for someone starting their PADI Open Water certification? Answer: Practice, practice, practice. Do not accept the bare minimum timescale for graduation if you are not very confident and competent to go diving unsupervised […]

Technical Wreck Sidemount Equipment Primer 1

Technical Wreck Sidemount Equipment Primer eBook For Students I’ve written an equipment ‘primer’ that will be available free to all of my sidemount, technical and wreck students. The aim of this eBook is to provide advice and guidance on equipment selection and preparation, in advance of training. The eBook covers all elements of  wreck, technical […]