Learning Skills from some instructors might be a waste of time

Skills are the foundation of safe and enjoyable diving and the building blocks of all diving certifications. The comment here is not that learning skills is a waste of time, but, learn them from the wrong instructor, and you will have to re-do them completely for them...

Fit to dive?

There’s a good few articles on dive fitness out there, though I’d take issue with the focus of many of them. They focus purely on the physical, and mostly in very general and incorrect ways. Being fit means that you are “Fit for the task or purpose...

Peer Pressure in the Dark Side

I was recently given this picture, signed by the original actor who player Darth Vader, by one of my students, it’s awesome. Why? Well I’m a bit of a Star Wars fan and a lot of a geek anyway, but also there’s a little sub culture in technical diving,...

Thrill Seekers, Explorers or Odds Beaters. Why we dive.

Thrill Seekers, Explorers or Odds Beaters A good few years ago now I was a newly minted sports psychologist. I’d done 3 years of supervised experience after my MSc and was looking to get involved as soon as possible applying all that knowledge and theory...

Task Fixation

Last week I was working on the day job. 3 days in Heathrow working with a group of very talented executives who run a successful multinational company. My role was to enhance conversations, guide and challenge on strategy development and to get the board working as a...