Month: April 2014

The Diver’s Prayer

For all of his faults – and he has lots of them – my former dive buddy, Krabbmann, always tries to maintain a grasp on what’s important in diving and what’s not. Sadly, however, he usually fails to apply the… Read More ›

Dive ‘talk’ – manual signals

Although never, ‘The Silent World’, the physical limitations of a water environment continue to pose problems for divers intent on communicating effectively with their companions, or with the surface. While advances in surface-to-diver, diver-to-diver voice communications systems have had an… Read More ›

“Tanks for the memories”.

Never believe folks who tell you that nostalgia doesn’t have a future: there’s a lot to be learned from history. Particularly with regard to diving and the common misconception that ‘experience’ is a measure of how long a person’s been… Read More ›

On the leeward side

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – from Kenneth Grahame’s, ‘Wind In The Willows’ The boundless opportunities for exploration and discovery are carrying… Read More ›

The Cold War

It’s easy to tell the seasoned travellers aboard an aircraft; they’re the ones who, when the captain announces, “Cabin staff close all doors and cross check.”, immediately begin reading a book or magazine, studiously ignore the safety briefing, and only… Read More ›