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Hydrogen in the Mix

In the early part of the 20th century, American physicist and chemist, Professor Elihu Thomson – the person credited with putting the eventual use of helium on the diving menu – had originally proposed the use of hydrogen as a… Read More ›

Safety At Depth

Regardless of depth, there’s no such thing as an ‘easy’ dive:  once a diver recognises that fact then many of the so-called ‘accidents’ that sometimes occur in deeper technical diving become avoidable.  Rather than being, ‘events without apparent cause’, incidents… Read More ›

Genetically Modified Behaviour

“Barely fifty-years old yet recreational diving is  – in cultural terms – only slowly emerging from the Dark Ages of sexual inequality.” Says Professor Greta Wrassebender, author of the internationally acclaimed, “The Ultimate Aphrodisiac: A study of sexuality and cold,… Read More ›

The Tek Challenge

As an activity focussed on exploration and discovery, the nature of technical diving is to push back the boundaries of knowledge, not through reckless bravado, but rather through a true appreciation and understanding of the entailed risks. Carrying with it… Read More ›

“I’m A Diver”

Dating back to an age when divers enjoyed celebrity status, “I’m A Diver” is an old music-hall song celebrating the independent life of a diver. A little less than a hundred years ago scratchy sound recordings were at the cutting… Read More ›