Scuba Diving

Well I’m hoping that 2021 will be kinder to the Human Race than 2020 was and that I’ll be able to get back into the water after my long lay-off.


  • 15-Jan-2016 : Unwanted Bubbles: The Importance Of Safety Stops
    If you’re a PADI-trained diver, your instructor will have explained to you the wisdom of a safety stop at the end of every dive. BSAC divers are given similar advice. What’s the rationale behind this? There are purely practical reasons for making a short pause before your final ascent. It allows you to double-check your bottom ...
  • 29-Jan-2013 : Getting ready for the new season!
    Right, that’s the 12-litre cylinders delivered to Dive 90 in Cheltenham: the new one should sail past a visual inspection but the older one is up for a hydrostatic test and its ‘twin’ (purchased at the same time in 1999) failed a hydro two years ago. For more information on diving cylinders, download this very comprehensive ...
  • 19-Dec-2003 : Tidenham
    The housing for my Canon Powershot A70 digital camera arrived about six weeks ago after about two months on the waiting list of Robert White Camera Specialists in Poole, Dorset. I’d had one abortive attempt to try it out at Brixham a couple of weeks ago but the visibility had been truly awful so I made ...