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Technically Speaking

The Sydney Project has a regular column in 'Dive Log', a free dive magazine distributed through all good dive stores in Australia.

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Technically Speaking: So you want to be an Explorer?

 

As a little kid I sat and watched Jacque Cousteau films on TV, and marveled at the wonders of the ocean, and the cool stuff that the Calypso crew were doing. I guess I’m not the only one who was dreaming of being one of these guys, going to wild places and doing these cool things. Little did I know that this dream one day would become a reality, and I would have a chance to do some of this cool stuff.

When I started diving ten years ago, like

Technically Speaking: Deco

 

We are at six metres for the another one and half hours of decompression, the water is cold and blue with a slight green to it, and we are in the middle of Mako fishing grounds! Welcome to deep wreck diving on the South coast of NSW.

We are 16 nautical miles off shore diving the wreck of the U.S liberty ship William Dawes, which sank in 1942 and lies in 130 metres of water.

The dive was for 20 minutes, but the painful part is

Technically Speaking: Dive Planning

 

“Plan your dive and dive your plan”. This was what I learnt when doing my FAUI open water course 20 years ago. Back then we dived with a single aluminium 88cft tank of air. Now we’re using mixed gas rebreathers to explore deep shipwrecks off the NSW coast, and the expression has never been more important. Dive planning is the key to a successful dive.

All three new shipwreck discoveries that The Sydney Project

Technically Speaking: Welcome to the "Sydney Project" INC.

 

"Why the Sydney Project?"

How many times have we heard this? What seems like such an odd name has actually become a very apt description of this relatively new dive association. Initially this name was generated due to a few tech divers dreaming of diving a wreck called ‘The HMAS Sydney”. Enthusiasm was high for this small group and the thought of diving an Australian naval vessel for the first time was the driving force.

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