Air Consumption & How to Improve it.

By , 23 July, 2016, No Comment

Air Consumption & How to Improve itDavy Jones Locker instructor Meike gives some great tips on how to get the most out of diving by improving your air consumption and being able to stay underwater for longer.

How to improve your air consumption

“Do your dive buddies come up with way more air in their tank than you? Or are you always the first one of your group to go up? Why is that? And how can you change it?

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Deep Diving with DJL!

By , 20 July, 2016, No Comment

Deep Diving with DJL!Matt is an Instructor for Davy Jones Locker and has written an article about deep diving for the DJL blog. Matt is also an active Tech Diver with considerable understanding and experience. He explains some of the benefits of diving at depth and also weighs up the risks involved and how to counter them.

 

“So guys, you’ve done your 18m dive and now are starting to think about going deeper? there are many steps you can take now to get your 30mtrs, 40mtrs or even DEEPER certifications!

World records

Many people ask me ‘what is the deepest you can go in diving’? Now, this question is very general. The deepest claim for an Open Circuit SCUBA DIVE is 330m . This occurred just a few weeks after Nuno Gomes set the new deep diving record of 318.25 meters (at the moment 318,25 is still the Official Guiness World Record). However, diver Pascal Bernabeis makes a claim of diving to 330 meters on open circuit scuba in the Mediterranean Sea.

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PADI Womens’ Dive Day

By , 17 July, 2016, No Comment

PADI Womens'Dive DayT0 celebrate the PADI Womens’ Dive Day, DJLs’ very own favourite lady Dani has written an article for  the DJL blog.

PADI Womens’ Dive Day

“It was the PADI women’s dive day on the 16th July! Here at DJL we are celebrating it all month. Women are getting more and more involved in diving now which is great to see! In most places there is now almost an equal ratio of men to women, go girls! Here are some great reasons why more and more women should get involved with this fantastic sport and lifestyle.

Full-Body Workout

Working all muscles as you are pushing your way through the water is a great form of low impact exercise….without all the sweating and huffing and puffing. What can be better ladies? You are also burning calories whilst diving without even noticing. At the same time your body is getting both an aerobic and anaerobic workout. All of this whilst seeing the beauties of the underwater world, I can see no downside!

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Barracuda and Diving

By , 15 July, 2016, No Comment

barracuda and divingDiving around the sites of Koh Tao gives a great opportunity to encounter 4 different species of barracuda. Davy Jones Locker diving instructor Matt gives us the lowdown on these impressive but sometimes intimidating creatures. Reassuringly they aren’t as fearsome as they look!

Barracuda

Barracuda and Diving“The barracuda is a ray finned fish known for its large size and fearsome appearance. It is a saltwater fish which you can find in tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide. Habitats range from the Eastern border of the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea and Caribbean sea. Divers will find them near the top of the water, near coral reefs and sea grasses.

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Health Benefits of Diving

By , 11 July, 2016, No Comment

health benefits of divingThere are a wide variety of reasons to take up diving. However, health benefits isn’t the first thing that usually comes to mind. Davy Jones Locker diving instructor Dani has written an article highlighting how diving can improve your health of your body and mind.

 

“We all have our own reasons as to why we love diving, but not only can you see the wonders of the underwater world you can also improve you health and fitness, both mentally and physically.
Here are some of the top reasons why Diving gives us such benefits.

Health Benefits

• Flexibility and strength

As you move against the natural underwater currents you will find your body works harder. As a result this will start to build some of the muscles in your body that you aren’t necessarily used to using. For example your thighs are shoulders will start to develop strength and flexibility similar to swimming. This in turn will help create a stronger posture.

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