There is more to diving than meets the eye. While you must know your way around a tank, there are many other aspects that you will become more familiar with the more frequently you dive. It helps to have a number of skills that at first glance you may not assume have anything to do with the quality of your dive. Whether you are venturing out to sea with a guided group or you are exploring the open waters with one or two other divers, it is important to know a few things about knots. As a highly valued skill in sailing, it is no surprise that it comes up so frequently in diving situations as well. Tying down the boat to a mooring or laying a penetration line for a wreck dive are just a few examples of when you may want to know how to tighten up these 5 knots.
Bowline Knot The “every knot.” A bowline creates a reliable but easily untied loop. If you have time to master only one type of knot, put your skills into the bowline.
August Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction
One of the highlights of the year for our Diploma in Professional Scuba Diving Instruction students is our off site Practicum which in the last several years has been to Milford Sound. Fiordland boasts some of New Zealand’s most epic scenery above the water and below that same water is a mind blowing variety of spectacular dive spots.... Continue reading