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U/W Photograhy: Recsea Housings & Recsea Direct

By |March 10th, 2017|Gear/Reviews|

So right about the time I picked up my new Canon G7X mkII camera Recsea temporarily dropped all of their local Taiwan distributors. Sadly I believe there was some shenanigans with bait and switch going on. This left me out on a limb as I had been eyeing the Recsea POM (Polyoxymethylene) underwater camera housing. So who is Recsea? Recsea [...]

Scuba Diving in Taiwan

By |June 1st, 2016|Destinations|

Taiwan is not the first name that pops up in scuba diving circles when people talk about top Asian diving destinations. However scuba diving in Taiwan does offer a wide variety of locations to choose from including; sub-tropical diving up on the northeast coast where the environment is mostly rocky, some hard corals and great for macro photography; to tropical [...]

Diving torch giveaway – Taiwan

By |December 19th, 2015|News|

This Christmas we are getting into the festive spirit by giving away an 800 lumen diving torch worth NTD1,800, and we will post for free anywhere in Taiwan. Entry into the draw is easy. All we ask is for you to LIKE US on Facebook. Additionally, if you Share this link we will enter you twice in the draw [...]

Diving Green Island, Taiwan – pt:1 Getting there

By |September 19th, 2015|Destinations|

Diving in Green Island Taiwan provides some of the best scuba diving island wide as it is one of Taiwan’s top diving destinations. There are a lot of organized trips and packages, but you can quite easily organize something yourself with a little planning. This 3 part series of articles will hopefully provide some useful information about getting there, dive [...]

What is Nitrox and do I need it?

By |June 2nd, 2015|Advanced|

Before you go ahead and pay for a Nitrox course, it is worthwhile understanding what Nitrox is, the pro's and con's and whether you really need it. Let's first get the biggest misconception out of the way. If you have a high air consumption rate and breath a tank dry in 30mins, Nitrox it is not miraculously going to extent [...]

Tips to longer dives by saving air!

By |May 23rd, 2015|Basics|

As a new scuba diver, once you have completed your initial training and you start enjoying more fun dives. You may begin to notice that other divers seem to somehow enjoy longer dive times, or that as part of a group you are the first signalling to the DM that you are low on air. It is often not a [...]

Out Of Air! Not Acceptable!

By |May 5th, 2015|Basics|

I've completed many successful dives, I'm a pretty good diver. I've only had one out of air situation and didn't panic... Whoa! backup a second.. Let's get this straight.. As a diver running out of air is the stupidest, most careless and easily preventable thing you can do. No excuses! OOA situations generally do not involve equipment failure, rather OOA [...]

PADI Pro 2015, Nigel Anderson

By |April 26th, 2015|News|

Congratulations to one of our own from the beautiful island of Taiwan. This is great promotion for the diving industry in Taiwan as a whole. Nigel Anderson the owner of the Scubar, Fulong and diving coach at the Taipei Song Shan Sports Center won this years I Heart My PADI Pro 2015 contest! PADI Pro 2015 winner: Nigel Anderson owner [...]

Fins: Scubapro Seawing Nova Gorilla

By |March 5th, 2015|Gear/Reviews|

On a recent trip to the US I managed to pick myself up a set of Scubapro Seawing Nova Gorilla fins which were discounted as they had been used once for a demo. These are an updated version of the Seawing Nova with a slight increase in stiffness and snap. Made of Monprene®, slightly positive buoyant, they are virtually indestructible, [...]

Safety Stops

By |February 3rd, 2015|Basics|

It seems many divers are not clear on the differences between a safety stop, which is optional though recommended and a decompression or deco stop which is mandatory. A safety stop is usually a stop for 3 minutes at 5 meters during the ascent at the end of a dive. It is good practice, makes diving even safer and is [...]