Browse Category

Featured Articles

Scuba Diving in Africa – Top Five Destinations

Africa being a large continent, it offers all kinds of diving experiences to right from the novice divers to the most experienced scuba divers.

Apart from the Red Sea, which offers diving experiences unique to it, most of the diving experiences that Africa offers are in the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean which lies in the east coast of Africa. African countries such as Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa and Madagascar are all rich in diving experiences. Cape Town, which is the tip of the African Continent, offers good diving experience because of the combination of the Indian Ocean currents and the currents of the Atlantic.

Keep Reading

Diving In Port Douglas

Port Douglas is an amazing diving area that is a large tropical area in the North of Queensland, Australia. It is a popular holiday destination for a wide range of reasons that include the dive sites surrounding it and the sheer beauty. Certain areas have been designated as World Heritage Areas which shows how beautiful Port Douglas is and how much it needs to be protected so that future generations can enjoy everything we enjoy today. There are two World Heritage Areas; the Great Barrier Reef and the stunning Daintree Rainforest. Port Douglas itself is a small village and it has a small population, but it does have a big heart and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the dive sites in the area. There are plenty of places to rent all of the equipment you will need to go diving and/or snorkeling.

Keep Reading

Featured Manufacturers and Products Showcase

We have moved our discussion of gear and featured products to DivingGearGuides’s featured products and manufacturers showcase. Each of the manufacturers, along with some of their products, that we’ve featured so far are listed on the left in Featured Manufacturers. Each month we feature different products and equipment manufacturers.

Keep Reading

“Five Bells” Job Done by Tony Liddicoat

Review by Robert Groth

For an avid diver, this book is a must read. Tony Liddicoat has been diving for over 44 years, and, as one of the book’s typists commented, “I don’t know how you’re still alive.” Tony pursued commercial, military, and recreational diving and his diving career has taken him all over the world. In 1981 he was named British “Diver of the Year”. The book includes chapters devoted to his time diving as a wreck excavator in Kenya, his military assignments in Germany and the Falkland Islands, as an Army diving instructor in Belize, and commercial and recreational diving throughout Europe. I particularly enjoyed the wealth of pictures he has in his book, like the picture of He and Jacques Cousteau talking aboard the Calypso, the pictures of his time excavating wrecks in Mombasa Kenya, or his cover photo of him on Soldier Magazine in November of 1988.

Picture of the recovery of a Wessex Mark V helicopter which sank off Portland Bill, UK in 1974

Keep Reading

Recent Diving Events In Australia 2011

Australia is no stranger to diving events and each year it hosts certain events which are renowned for their prominence. Also, new events are springing up all the time to celebrate one of Australia’s biggest assets – diving sites along the Great Barrier Reef and beyond. 2011 has started with a big bang as diving events have sprung up everywhere and here we are going to relive some of the best that have graced the coral so far:

Sundive Byron Bay Photo Shoot-Out

This annual diving event is aimed at taking pictures of undersea life while diving. It is the Sundive Byron Bay Photo Shoot-Out at Byron Bay, NSW, Australia. This event will be held from May 22nd to May 30th 2011 and is expected to be a complete success. Sponsors donate prizes that are to be handed out to the winners of the competition. The winners are kept secret right until the last minute on the 30th so that it gives other divers the time to take some pretty amazing photos of the coral reef and the life surrounding it. There have been some very famous photographers discovered at events like this and this is why these types of events are important. Documenting everything that goes on down deep in the water is important to our future generations so that they can see exactly what the area was like during our life time. Every competitor is awarded something which makes this even unique. There is great diving, great dining and fun entertainment is provided. This event is not as big as others in Australia, but it is just as important so that diving as a leisure activity can be passed on and enjoyed.

Keep Reading

  • 1
  • 2