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Diving with your children

This topic is something us Dive Bunnies are intrigued by. You can find many blogs on the subject of children diving - the age restrictions, depth limits etc. but what about from the parental perspective? How does it actually feel to dive with your babies and let’s be honest, can we recommend it? We’ve decided to organise this article into a series of hypothetical questions. It’s not in any order of priority but it’s definitely a list that’s been put together by parents’ observations ...

April 28, 2020

What if I feel sick whilst diving?

It may be the boat trip, it may be the night before or it may even be some of your buddies but there is always an outside chance that you could feel a bit icky under the water.  It’s really rare, as in really rare - we know of only one Bunny in the last 10 years who has had this issue and that tends to be if their safety stop is a bit too bumpy. Even if you feel a bit seasick on the boat ride out to a dive site, often jumping in the water will alleviate the symptoms.So what happens if the...

March 8, 2020

Can I dive when I'm on my Period?

Another blog about the simple realities of life that can sometimes interfere with Bunnies' underwater activities - the monthly curse, monthly cycle or Period - can you dive when you’re menstruating? Apologies to boy bunnies if you don’t like the subject but deal with it!  Us girls have to, so if your mum, wife, lover, friend or daughter is your buddy then you should also read on. We asked leading Dive Bunny Sarah if a Period needs to be a full stop to diving (or ‘period' so to speak -...

February 21, 2020

Dive holiday packing list

For a bunny there is nothing better than arranging a dive holiday.  Other than actually going on it naturally. Packing is, let's face it, a bitch but the excitement of booking a trip often leads bunnies to packing early. For some reason this has been known to magically change the space time dynamic and shorten the time to the departure date. But each time we pack we seem to go through a dive ritual of checking, double checking and then checking again that we’ve got everything. How many ti...

February 2, 2020

WTF is going on with my computer?

Recently a Bunny contacted us to explain that they had purchased a new computer - or rather a second hand one that was in great condition - nothing wrong with that! A new battery and o-ring later and it was time for action. The chosen site for initiation was in the rather inviting waters off Gozo; first dive a gentle float down to a small cavern at around 14m. All good and the ‘new’ computer behaved itself very well. Second dive was to another cavern that was at 30m and that’s when th...

January 13, 2020

To pee or not to pee....

To pee or not to pee… and whilst we’re at it… why do I need to pee? No Bunny has ever peed in their wetsuit, none, zero, nada… it is something that instantly disqualifies you from being a DB.  Unless, naturally, you are one of the very, very few bunnies that may have felt the need to answer the call of nature under the waves. The rest of us simply lie about it, but in the interests of honesty...BRB, need a pee. But why?  I’m in the water for let’s say 50...

May 9, 2019

Must I do my deepest dive first

Deepest dive first……. Really? We are all taught that you need to do your deepest dive first and make your subsequent dives shallower.   That is simply safe diving protocol and we all adhere to that… but why?   Why does diving deeper on your second dive increase the risk of decompression problems? It doesn’t, at least not according to Master Bunny Phil “It’s called ‘Reverse Profiling’ when your first dive is shallower than your next dive and is g...

December 14, 2018

Tank on or off?

Those Bunnies of a certain age will remember being told that when you turn your tank on you open it fully and then turn back a quarter turn. Those Bunnies who are newer to diving may well still be learning this way. But it’s wrong as Master Bunny Amanda explains. “This is something that crept into diving folk law but is not something that any diving agency has ever promoted.  Dive agencies all say that you should fully open the valve – no mention of the ¼ turn back” So where did it...

October 10, 2018

To service, or not to service....

That is most certainly not the question in our opinion as we say yes – get your kit serviced. A recent debate in the warren was triggered by a bunny asking if their kit needed servicing as they had not used it in three years and it was well within its service interval at the date of the last dive.  This queued several master bunnies falling off their chairs in apparent disbelief… although it was quite late in the day at the time… ‘Yes’ was the unanimous reply. Master Bun...

September 1, 2018

Can you get your diving mojo back?

But it might take a little time and patience. We have some ideas and suggestions that could help you get back under the waves. They won’t work for everyone but this is a list we’ve put together having spoken to several dive bunnies. If any diver says they’ve never had a bad dive, would you believe them? If you’re a prolific diver, the law of averages dictates that you’re bound to have a few dives that for whatever reason, don’t get you buzzing. The majority of these dives don’t cau...

May 29, 2018

Navigate a dive site? No way...

This fortunate Dive Bunny recently enjoyed a fantastic holiday in a place referred to as 'the diver’s paradise'. Bonaire…utterly mesmerising and I highly recommend it as a destination - although a tad on the expensive side to make it on to our regular warren list....

April 27, 2018

Computer Says 'no...'

We love our dive computers! Love them. They’re either our own personal dive companion, dive buddy (and let’s face it they don’t drift off and do their own thing) or simply prove to the novices that we have dived before! We love them. But what happens when they go wrong? What happens when they malfunction and start showing gibberish? This is exactly what happened to Dive Bunny X on a recent trip to the Canaries....

April 25, 2018

No depth limit on my insurance – wohoo!!!

A Bunnie recently declared that she had insurance that had no depth limits and was therefore free to dive as deep as she wanted. As a certified rescue diver with a deep certification she was certified to dive to 40m so completely understood that she couldn’t go beyond this depth. So presumed happy days when it came to how deep she wanted to go... err, no!...

April 10, 2018

Travel insurance or diving insurance? What do we think?

We were recently asked if standard travel insurance policies cover you for scuba diving and our answer, yes, to a degree. You need to check as all policies are different but as a general guide you’ll be covered to dive to 18 metres provided you have the correct certification.  If you’re planning to go deeper then you’ll usually need to extend the sports' provision of the policy – we’re not aware of any that will cover you beyond 30 metres regardless of your certification. BUT...ta...

April 4, 2018

Diving on Nitrox - one Master Bunnie Phil Beavan gives us some advice

So we’re off to the beautiful island of Bonaire for a couple of weeks' diving and one thing popped up. We’re going to dive Nitrox, have the certification but can't remember a single thing about it! Now our dive agency (whoever that may be) will say we should do the whole course again or at the very least read the manual from cover to cover (yawn).  Sage advice – but we're bunnies who can’t be bothered. So what do we need to know? What’s the important stuff? What do we need for hol...

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