Nick Lyon on British Diving at the Go Diving Show

Nick with the book

The British Isles sit just six degrees south of the Arctic Circle in a patch of the Atlantic Ocean scoured by strong tides and battered by relentless winds. It’s an unlikely location for scuba diving to flourish, but flourish it has.

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Step One to Improve Your Underwater Photography Results: RAW

RAW setting on camera LCD

Shoot in RAW

If your camera can save photos in RAW format but you are saving in jpeg then you need to read on. If you shoot in RAW but don’t know what to do next, then read on. If you don’t know whether or not you can save in RAW then check your camera settings – look for the menu item to do with the size images are saved as (or check your manual). Continue reading Step One to Improve Your Underwater Photography Results: RAW

How to Choose a Diving Knife

Diving Knife

(This is an excerpt about diving knife options taken from Jonas Arvidsson’s book Diving Equipment: Choice, maintenance and function).

“If you look at the size of many diving knives you might be led to believe that they are primarily weapons. This is not the case, a diving knife is a tool used for picking, digging, and measuring. You face a minimal risk of entanglement underwater, so it is also useful for cutting yourself loose from fishing nets or line, and seaweed or kelp. For this reason, it is important to ensure the knife remains sharp and that it has a serrated edge since this is actually more useful underwater. Continue reading How to Choose a Diving Knife