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Will Learning to Dive in a Tropical Location Ruin Cold Water Diving for You?

Many new divers get their PADI certification in tropical waters, myself included. Getting your PADI certification while on holiday is a great experience, and can really enhance your trip. You may also be lucky enough to live somewhere tropical, where the water is warm, and the fish are colourful. Lucky you!

Now, what if you are planning a dive at home, or your travelling somewhere cooler and want to explore the underwater world while there? Will it be as fun to dive in cold water, or will learning to dive in a tropical location ruin cold water diving for you?

In my opinion, cold water diving is just as exciting as diving in the tropics, whether your kind of ‘cold’ is the Mediterranean or the Silfra Fissure.

You’ll quickly notice that the gear is different, which may take some getting used to. If you always dive in shorts and a rash guard, putting on a wetsuit for the first time can be a fun experience. A dry suit will require even more diligence, but it won’t affect your enjoyment of the dive.

What makes cold water diving exciting for a warm water diver?

The best part of diving in cold water as a tropical diver is; that it is different!

One of the things many divers enjoy so much about the underwater world is that you never know what you’re going to find. You’ll never see the exact same fish, and the experience is always different from dive to dive.

So, if this is what excites you about diving, you’ll love trying out cold water diving. The main reason for this is that you’ll get to explore a completely different underwater environment than what you’re used to as a tropical diver. This includes seeing new kinds of fish and species, different planktons and corals, and learn new skills you may not have used when diving in a tropical location.

So, trust me when I say that learning to dive in a tropical location will not ruin cold water diving for you!

If you’re a warm water diver, inspired to find out more about the colder underwater world then check out this post ‘Cold Water Diving for Warm Water Divers‘ full of hints and tips to make the most of it!


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Mission Blue Hope Spot: Protecting the Gulf of California

The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez), located along the northwestern coast of Mexico, was named one of the top Hope Spots by Mission Blue founder, Dr. Sylvia Earle. Hope Spots are special locations around the world that are critical to the health of the ocean.

Why has Mission Blue made the Gulf of California one of their top priorities to help protect? Well, to start, this 700-mile long narrow sea, dubbed as the ‘world’s aquarium’ by the famed Jacques Cousteau, is home to over 800 species of fish, 2,000 invertebrates, as well as dolphins, sea turtles, and sea lions. The valuable region supports 256,000 hectares of mangroves, 600,000 hectares of wetlands, and is home to the deepest hydrothermal vents in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 12,500ft (3,810m). On top of that, the critically endangered Vaquita porpoise can only be found in this special region.

How is Mission Blue actively working to further the protection of the Sea of Cortez? Dr. Sylvia Earle and team have developed close ties to community groups and policymakers in the Gulf of California through several expeditions made in 2010, 2015, and 2016 with help from the following partners: Paul M. Angell Family Foundation and the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Natura, A.C. (FMCN). In October 2017, Mission Blue and Pelagios Kakunjá brought together organizations and individuals motivated to discuss approaches to curbing the overfishing of sharks in the Eastern Pacific and Gulf of California. This Gulf of California Shark Conference raised awareness among decision makers at local and federal levels about the ecological importance of the Revillagigedo Islands, the Gulf of California, and the migratory corridors that link shark species—especially as they pertain to threatened shark populations, such as the endangered scalloped hammerhead shark.

Through these expeditions and relationships, Mission Blue hopes to further explore these unique areas with a team of scientists, highlight specific areas that need protection and that are under consideration for ‘marine protected area’ status, and increase Mexican political officials’ knowledge of local conservation groups and programs at the grassroots level.

Interested in supporting this vital cause? Here are some ways to can get involved with Mission Blue and help protect these valuable locations around the world:

  • Learn more about Hope Spots and share your knowledge with others to help spread the message.
  • Donate to organizations like Mission Blue who are actively making an impact to fight for the health of our oceans.
  • Make small lifestyle changes to create less trash, use less single-use plastics, and set an example for others in your life.
  • Keep diving! The more you experience the incredible underwater world and encourage others to do the same, the more you will see firsthand the need for active protection for marine life and coral reefs.

When choosing your next dive trip destination, use this information on the top marine protected sanctuaries to visit.

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It Happened to Me: Decompression Sickness / The Bends

The scenarios below are based on real-life diving incidents documented by Divers Alert Network (DAN).

Diver Experiences Leg Issues After Suspected Spinal Cord DCI

After surfacing from an 80 foot (24 meter) dive, a diver experienced nausea and pain between her shoulder blades. It was her first dive of the day, and her 12th dive overall during a six-day diving holiday. 

“I was given oxygen as I reclined in a hammock at the dive shop.” she said. I was really uncomfortable in the hammock…when I tried to get up, I could not move my legs or wiggle my toes. I had a pins and needles feeling along both legs. 

“After about 45 minutes on oxygen, I regained the use of my legs, but I still had some numbness in both legs. The doctor on the island did not identify the problem as decompression illness and simply advised me to rest. Upon returning home to North America a day and a half later, the numbness had not improved, so I sought medical attention and was treated in a decompression chamber.”

After three sessions in the chamber, the diver has lingering symptoms in her legs. An MRI did not reveal any abnormalities, and the diver continues to dive (albeit conservatively). DAN’s expert who reviewed the case, suspects this diver experienced a decompression injury of the spinal cord. 

Notes from DAN:
Muscular leg weakness after a dive should always be treated as an emergency, and divers should receive a full neurological evaluation, first aid oxygen, and evacuation to the nearest emergency room, where proper steps can be taken to ensure timely treatment and the best possible outcome. The use of oxygen first aid increases the probability that symptoms will resolve and should be started as soon as possible. In this case, after 45 minutes of breathing oxygen, symptoms improved but did not resolve completely. Breathing oxygen for a longer time could have helped.

Diver Develops DCS After Getting Lost
After a 40-minute wreck dive to 78 feet (24 meters) and one hour surface interval, a group of divers made a second dive to 78 feet (24 meters) for about 45 minutes. One diver, a 58-year-old male, dived with air while many others in the group used 33% Enriched Air Nitrox. 

The diver on air was the last one to return to the boat. Within 15 minutes of surfacing, he began developing symptoms of decompression sickness (DCS). According to another diver on the boat, “his symptoms started with left scapular pain…and progressed quickly to right hand paresthesia.”

The diver received emergency oxygen nasally (the only administration option available) while paresthesia spread to his left big toe and foot. The return trip took just under two hours, and the boat was met at the dock by emergency medical services (EMS). The diver was taken to a local hospital.

The diver later stated he got lost following a grouper and lost sight of the wreck. He reported his computer did not enter decompression mode and he performed a safety stop. DAN’s report notes the diver was, “somewhat evasive during questioning and it is unclear if [the diver] had any air left upon surfacing.”

Notes from DAN:
This dive profile would fall outside the limits of most, if not all, recreational diving table planners but the diver stated his dive computer did not mandate decompression. This may have been due to a number of reasons, including multi-level profiles in each dive, or the gas setting in the dive computer. Regardless, the diver suffered what appears to have been DCS.

Many other divers on the boat elected to dive with nitrox, which gives a longer no-stop time than air at these depths. We will never know what caused this diver’s DCS, but when planning long dives to depths that approach the recreational time limit for air, using nitrox adds a measure of safety. Remember, proper training is required to plan dives using nitrox.

Contact your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to learn more about diving with Enriched Air Nitrox.

Arm Paralysis Following Interrupted Safety Stop

When a dive buddy pair is unexpectedly separated at the beginning of a mandatory decompression stop, one of the divers aborts her decompression obligation prematurely to look for her buddy. After surfacing and realizing her buddy was headed back the boat, the diver re-descended to resume her safety stop.

While underwater, the diver felt nauseated. She descended to 23 feet (7 meters) where nausea and general malaise dissipated. After a few minutes, she ascended to 13 meters (4 feet) and noted the nausea did not return. Soon after, she surfaced. 

Twelve hours later, the diver experienced discomfort and mild pain in her right upper extremity – which evolved into complete paralysis in her arm after six hours. She was then routed to an emergency room and referred by DAN to a recompression facility.

Notes from DAN:

Divers should avoid, by any means, interrupting a mandatory decompression. A diver should consider every possible event that could compromise a planned decompression. Buddy separation is something that can happen, and prevention and procedures should be discussed during the dive planning, before entering the water. 

A significant barometric change during the decompression stage can lead to a significant bubble formation, which could result in decompression sickness. Even with the simplest dives, decompression obligations should be executed according to what was previously planned. 

When a decompression obligation is not completed as planned, it is wise to keep the diver under observation for the following hours after surfacing. In some cases, chamber recompression is recommended, even in absence of clinical DCS. In any case, divers should feel free to contact DAN if deemed necessary.

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Crowdfunding Campaign For New Aquajet Underwater Scooter To Launch In Late December

If you’re in the marked for a new underwater scooter, you might want to check out the Aquajet Dive H2from China-based Shenzhen Hoverstar Flight Technology Co.

The company plans to launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the Aquajet later on this month.

The company claims the 800-Watt motor is strong enough to propel up to four people underwater. With up to 100 minutes of battery life and depth-rated to 60 feet/18 meters, it has a variable, three-speed control with a maximum speed of 9km/5.6 miles per hour and a charging time of four to six hours.

The “on” button is embedded in the left wing, which you have to keep pressed for it to safely stay powered. The right-hand-side switch controls your speed. To dive, just push your hands down, and to come back to the surface just pull your hands up.

The crowdfunding campaign will kick off in late December on Indiegogo, with a price starting at US759/~645 Euros.

For more info, check out the video below or go to the company’s website at

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Why is the Mediterranean Sea so Clear?

The Mediterranean boasts crystal-clear waters almost all year round. It’s one of the best places to both teach and learn how to scuba dive. Instructors can see into the eyes of their students, even from afar, and know what they are thinking thanks to the astonishing clarity of the water.

But why is the med clearer than most other regions of the world?

FOOD. Or lack of it thereof.

The Mediterranean Sea is practically a closed system. It’s practically a lake if you look at it on the map, landlocked on all sides except for the Strait of Gibraltar under Spain. Here is where the vast majority of  water exchange occurs. The Red sea and the Black Sea also feed the Mediterranean with water, via the Suez Canal and the Bosphorus Strait, but this exchange is very, very small.

Water exchange is the delivery system of the nutrient supply for the world’s oceans and seas. It is the pizza delivery boy of the water. The mediterranean pizza boy is lazy, just like those in Cyprus. Water is exchanged at the slowest of rates making the med as clear as a swarovski crystal.

Limited water exchange = limited food for tiny organisms called phytoplankton aka algae, and it’s these little dudes who play the lead role in water clarity.

The Mediterranean is classified as “oligotrophic”. The word ‘oligotrophic’ comes from the Greek words ολίγον (oligon) meaning “little/few”, and τροφή (trophi) meaning “food/nutrition”, so it means “little, or not enough, food”. Phytoplankton need nitrogen and phosphorus in order to grow, in addition to light and carbon dioxide. As we know, light and CO2   are abundant in the Mediterranean sea, but nitrates and ammonia (a form of phosphorus) are in short supply. The water column is also stratified – the top rarely mixes with the bottom due differences in temperature –  forming thermoclines. Water is only truly mixed with extreme weather  conditions or in areas of upwelling or downwelling caused by a combination of geographical features and ocean and atmospheric circulation. Most nutrients are found in the bottom layers, but algae thrive in the top layers, where the sun shines, as they need light to grow.

The result of all these factors is the clear, blue water that all mediterranean divers know and love so well. The only negative side of these conditions is that the fish tend to be smaller, but the waters never turn green and murky. The water is stunningly blue and it’s perfect for taking amazing photos!

So jump in and start snapping!

For more information about diving in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean sea check out our Southern European Vacation Spotlight.


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Interview with PADI’s First Female Course Director from the Maldives, Zoona Naseem

Zoona Naseem is only the second Maldivian to have attained the rank of PADI Course Director, and the country’s first female to do so. She is the owner of Moodhu Bulhaa Dive Centre in Villingili Island, just 10 minutes away from the capital, and is passionate about getting young people diving. Here she shares her PADI journey and discusses what it’s like to be at the top of a male-dominated industry.

What inspired you to become a PADI Pro?

I spent the first few years of my life in a small island in Noonu Atoll in the north of the Maldives, so I was always in the ocean as a child. I learnt how to swim at the same time I learnt how to walk. When I did my first dive at 17, honestly, I found it so easy that I thought to myself ‘Why isn’t everyone doing this? And why are there no female instructors?’ I think I knew after that first dive that I was going to become a PADI Pro.


How do you think you’ve changed as you’ve moved up the ranks to become a PADI Course Director?

I did my IDC when I was 18, straight after leaving school, so I’ve been a PADI Pro for my entire adult life. My first job was at a resort called Sun Island Resort & Spa and the dive centre was one of the busiest in the country at that time. It was like a dive factory! I got to teach every day and I really developed my skills as a teacher. Of course, later I learnt managerial skills as a dive centre manager but it’s my teaching skills that I am continually improving as I move up the ranks.


What will it mean to the Maldives to have its first female Course Director?

In the Maldives, there are still very few women working in the tourism industry, and I feel that this is down to a lot of lingering misconceptions about resorts amongst Maldivians. But in reality, resorts are fantastic places to work for women. You get exposed to so many different cultures, you save everything you earn and there are lots of opportunities for travel and training. So I think that with a female PADI Course Director working in the country, I can show people what a fantastic industry we are a part of, and what you can achieve as a PADI instructor. My greatest hope is that more women will follow my example, and I have set a personal goal to have two female Maldivian instructors working in my dive centre.

What do you consider to be your greatest achievement in your diving career?

Becoming a Course Director. It was a long journey to get here, and I didn’t really even believe it was possible until recently. Nobody ever told me that this was an option for me! So it definitely feels like a big achievement. And my other greatest achievement, the thing that gives me great happiness, is seeing so many of my students now owning their own dive centres. They are leaders in the Maldivian dive industry, and I’m extremely proud of them.


What does diving give you that nothing else does?

On a personal level, when I’m diving, I get a sense of peace and happiness that I can’t find out of the water. There’s nothing in the world like diving. But as a diver, I also have the chance to be an advocate for our environment, to be a marine ambassador, and that’s a privilege.


Did you have to overcome any fears, challenges or obstacles to get where you are now in your diving career?

When I was working for Banyan Tree International, I was managing five dive centres, plus five water sports centres – so it was a real challenge. And at first, managing all those male employees proved a little tricky. They found it hard to accept a local female as their leader, but I didn’t give up! With a little patience and perseverance, the team soon saw that I knew what I was doing.


Do you believe PADI instructors change others’ lives through diving?

For sure! When you take someone underwater for the first time, they will always remember you. One of my strongest memories was of taking a blind student diving. He simply wanted to experience how it felt to be underwater; to be weightless. We have the chance to create amazing experiences for people, and to educate them about our fragile underwater ecosystems.

Describe in a few sentences how you would convince a non-diver to learn to dive?

Well in the Maldives, it’s pretty easy to convince people, because the best of this country is underwater. There’s not a boring second when you’re diving, and it’s extremely safe. Actually, being underwater is much safer than walking in the busy roads of our capital city!


What does “Be Best. Be PADI” mean to you?

It’s simple. PADI is the best diving organisation in the world; there is no comparison. PADI changes lives!


And lastly, what’s your favourite dive site in the Maldives?

Oh, that’s a hard question but I think I’ve got to say Embudu Express, which is a channel that we often visit with our dive centre. There can be dozens of sharks, huge schools of eagle rays, and abundant fish life. But every dive is different, and it depends on how you dive!

To find out more about diving in the Maldives visit our Vacation Spotlight.

If this post has inspired you to become a PADI professional find out more here.


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Cold Water Diving for Warm Water Divers

I used to live in lush, tropical regions and was lucky enough to teach scuba diving in warm climates and warm waters. That was before I moved to Sydney.

Sydney (and New South Wales) have some stunning dive sites – as do many other destinations with cooler water. In fact colder water often produces truly unique dive sites with incredibly diverse marine life.

While the water temperatures that I was suddenly exposed to were a real shock at first (and I know that compared to some destinations, the water here in Sydney is actually considered warm), slowly but surely I have become used to the colder temperatures. Over the years, I’ve gathered some helpful tips so you too can enjoy diving in cooler temperatures rather than missing out.

Exposure Suits 

In tropical locations, you’ll rarely need more than a rash guard and board shorts, or perhaps a thin wetsuit (less than 3mm). The dream right?

Once you start diving in colder areas, you’ll definitely need a thicker exposure suit. You’ll want to look for at least a 5mm or 7mm wetsuit and might even want to consider a semi dry wetsuit or a dry suit. Don’t forget though that you’re likely to lose heat through other areas of your body. Invest in a hood, gloves and booties or socks if you’re going to be diving regularly.

Not only is the type of exposure suit important but the fit is too. Wearing a wetsuit that doesn’t fit properly will let in cold water and basically defeat the purpose of wearing one at all.

Weights and Tanks

Obviously, you can imagine that with all those extra thick layers, you’ll need a lot more weight. Some divers prefer using steel tanks instead of aluminium tanks for this reason. Aluminium tanks are a more common and popular choice in the warm water regions. Using your dive log is a great way to keep track of what weights you need with what exposure suit and of course your PADI Instructor or Divemaster can help you out if you’re unsure.

Weight Distribution 

Given that you’ll be wearing more weight, the way you wear it will differ too. Sometimes your Buoyancy Control Device (BCD) style will also have an impact on the way you wear your weights. For example, a jacket style BCD with an integrated weight system is now extremely popular, however sometimes this won’t be able to carry all your weights. In this instance you’ll need to look to a weight belt or use a harness with an additional weight pocket. It’s a great idea to try out different methods and find what feels most comfortable for you.

Buoyancy Control Device (BCD) 

Moving from warm water to colder temperatures, you might find that changing the style of gear you use might change. Often in colder areas, divers prefer a donut wing BCD rather than the jacket style. The wing style helps divers streamline their swimming underwater and also gives divers more space to move – particularly given that they’ll be wearing thick layers. This would be particularly relevant for you if you’re interested in underwater photography.


Upon making the switch to cold water diving, you’ll need to check it your first stage regulator offers environmental seals. Environmental seals keep salt, sediment and other contaminants from entering the first stage and – importantly in this instance – will help prevent the internal components from freezing in cold temperatures. You should also check the rating of your regulator to assess what temperature is can withstand.

Keep in mind that when diving in extreme temperatures (like ice diving) there are even more considerations and preparations to undertake.

So you can see there’s no need to let a little cold water stop you from diving. You simply need to equip yourself adequately and you’ll be surprised at just how much you’ll enjoy diving in cooler temperatures.

Ready to get diving!? Find a PADI Dive Shop today.


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Ever Wanted To Snorkel Or Dive The Antarctic?

Is diving or snorkeling with seals and penguins in chilly Antarctic waters one of the things on your bucket list?

If so, Waterproof Expeditions may have just the right trip for you.

The company is offering a cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea aboard the 54-passenger, ice-strengthened Polar Pioneer cruise ship from February 25th to March 7th, 2018. On that cruise will be award-winning nature photographer Scott Portelli.

Last year, Portelli won an Honorable Mention in the “Action” category of National Geographic’s Nature Photographer of the Year competition for his photo of sea turtles eating jellyfish.

Rates for the cruise — excluding round-trip airfare — start at US$9500/~8006 Euros per person in a triple cabin. There’s also an extra $975/~822 Euro surcharge for polar diving and/or a $600/~506 Euro one for snorkeling.

For more info about the cruise, check out the Waterproof Expeditions website. (We’ve also heard rumors of a “Special Offer” consisting of free airfare from home to Antarctica, which you may want to ask about.)


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Where to Dive in the USA in December

December can be tricky. It’s cold up north, but, in many places, not cold enough yet for ice diving. But in a few locales, from Florida to Utah, the water hasn’t cooled off and nor should your enthusiasm for suiting up. Here are some top picks for getting your dive on this December in the United States of America.

Lemon Shark Aggregation on the East Coast of Florida

In Jupiter, Florida, 90 minutes north of Miami, December marks the start of the lemon shark aggregation. These blunt-nosed, stocky sharks grow up to 11 feet in length, and congregate in groups numbering between 15 and 50. Jupiter Dive Center offers drift dives with the sharks, choosing the site based on where they’ve last encountered them. Typically, dives are on wrecks, including the 147-foot M.T. Esso Bonaire. Expect water temps in the mid 70s, thanks to the Gulf Stream.

Hammerheads in the Flower Garden Banks of Texas

In the Gulf of Mexico near Texas, December is when hundreds of scalloped hammerheads, as well as eagle rays, descend upon the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, a collection of reefs 115 miles from shore. Fling Charters, operator of the M.V. Fling dive liveaboard, visits the area year round.

Homestead Crater, Utah

Possibly the warmest water occurring naturally in North America in December is 95°F (35°C), and it’s found in the Homestead Crater in Midway, Utah (less than an hour’s drive east of Salt Lake City). The 65ft (20m) deep crater is primarily used for training, but it welcomes recreational pleasure divers as well. Visitors can marvel at the dome-like rock walls of the crater and mineral dome, which spans 400ft (122m) across and 55 (16m) high. The walls are ridged, appearing like the sides of a stack of pancakes.

River Diving on the West Coast of Florida

Over on the west coast of Florida, December’s colder temperatures drive the West Indian manatees to the warmer water of springs. However, swimming with these sweet beasts is for snorkelers only—and well worth the trip. Especially because just outside the town of Crystal River, home of the manatee haven of Three Sisters Springs, is Rainbow River, a drift dive where the water temp is 72°F (22°C) year round. Dive in to encounter alligator gar, redbreast sunfish, bluegills, largemouth bass and painted turtles.

Fathom Five National Marine Park, Tobermory, Ontario, Canada

Ok, so this one is in Ontario, Canada—a five-hour drive from Detroit, Michigan, and Buffalo, New York—but it’s well worth the border hop. Divers willing to brave the 33°F (1°C) water will find that this month brings the clearest water, as well as nonexistent crowds. Granted, it’s shore diving only, as charter season has ended, but a handful of wrecks, such as Forest City, are accessible from shore. Plan wisely, and do inform a few locals of your plan.

Though these warm water locations are well worth the trip, there’s much to appreciate about cold water diving as well. Check out these reasons we love putting on a dry suit.


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Where’s the best place for a pre-dive breakfast in Ayia Napa, Cyprus?

Scuba diving makes us hungry. Very hungry. Fueling our bodies before we descend however can be a bit tricky as morning dives take place so early, and Agia Napa parties run till very very late. Breakfast before 11 is considered the crack of dawn to most, so this blog is your guide to getting the very best pre-dive food in Napa.

So, what and where do we eat before we go diving in the party town of Ayia Napa, Cyprus?

Best pre-dive breakfast spots in Agia Napa, Cyprus:

Your Hotel

Most holiday packages come with at least breakfast, but just remember to K.I.S.S. (keep it simple sexy!) and avoid the fried full English option. Eggs, nuts and bananas on a bowl of Muesli are your best bet to keep your fins flipping till lunch time.


Appetite, Ayia Napa

This restaurant is brand new and is delicious. Eggs Benedict are an absolute favorite of mine and are freshly prepared on a homemade English muffin. This is a real treat in Napa, where full English breakfasts become a haze of confusion and rather boring after a while. The owner Jazz is a bubbly breath of fresh air who cares about every aspect of your experience. Her superfood salads are amazing for a post dive treat too. To be honest you can’t fault any item on her menu and I can guarantee that once you discover Appetite in Ayia Napa you will go back day after day. Tuck in and fuel your dives all day!


Gary’s Bar, Nissi Ave, Ayia Napa

Giant fruit salads. Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. Both are great pre-dive yummies. My personal favorite however is “Gary’s breakfast” – thick Greek Yogurt, nuts, honey and seasonal fruits. Yum. Get it to go and every cell will thank you. Gary’s bar is cheap and cheerful with super friendly staff too; you’ll be treated like family in no time. This place is just 2 minutes’ walk from scuba monkey, making it my number one port of call when I’m hungry, day or night.


Zorbas Bakery

This place is a winner if only for the fact that it’s open 24 hours and has a large selection to choose from. Whole wheat, complex carbohydrate options are best here to keep your energy levels smooth and long lasting. A fresh OJ is sunrise in a cup and your whole-body tingles in gratitude. I always take my divers there when I’m on my way to the Zenobia, as nothing else is open! The omelets are to dive for! Huge, yummy and packed your choice of filling. The waffles aren’t bad either; choose peanut butter and banana for energy that will make even the energizer bunny go that extra nautical mile.


Juice Bars

Juice Bars are everywhere along Nissi avenue and if you prefer a more liquid breakfast, but still want power, then why not get a fresh pressed juice combo to drink while you’re on your way to the dive site? My favorite is a 5-juice combo of apples, Carrots, grapes, ginger and beetroot – it makes me feel invincible!


What food makes you go, mmmmmm before your giant stride in the morning?


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