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Apeks WSX 25 Sidemount test dive

By |October 25th, 2015|Dive equipment|

Today we received the Apeks WSX 25 Sidemount kit for testing, thanks to Wolf Lambsdorff and the team at Aquaventure Whitetip for the loaner. At a glance it looks absolutely great, the quality of build and the materials used make it unmistakably Apeks, designed to extract your credit card from your wallet. Apeks WSX [...]

We Love to Dive and Waste no Time on the Surface

By |August 22nd, 2015|Underwater Photography|

At Savedra, we love to dive, so we do all we need on the surface really fast. We can assemble an underwater camera setup in 23 seconds, including the explanation how it works to a friend. [embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TPbFRLRTwM[/embedyt]

Underwater Photo Tip: Submarine Tight Housing Assembly

By |August 18th, 2015|Underwater Photography|

The housing flood: Every underwater photographer's personal Pearl Harbor. Unexpected, and catastrophic! There is nothing worse than having a camera in a housing full of seawater. You won't get to take pictures, and you will have to fork over lots of $ again, or live underwater-camera-less in the future. The latter is of course not [...]

One Photograph, Two Images

By |July 28th, 2015|Underwater Photography|

We are so multilingual here, that this post is in English (by me, Klaus), and in Cantonese, by our Divemaster candidate Cortex. Yesterday I took some pictures on the Savedra house reef of new freedinving ace Cortex. She had a really good time doing flips, rolls, and gliding along the reef without any gear to [...]

Tauchlehrerausbildung in Savedra

By |July 26th, 2015|PADI IDC & Divemaster|

This is – as you can see from the title – a blog post for our friends in Austria, Switzerland, Südtirol and Germany. We'll be back to blogging in American/Australian/English tomorrow! Gestern ging bei uns der „Instructor Development Course“ (IDC), die zweiwöchige Tauchlehrerausbildung zu Ende. Wie immer waren es intensive 2 Wochen, mit Tauchtheorie, Übungen [...]

The New Shark Sanctuary

By |July 12th, 2015|Marine Life|

In times when the outlook for Planet Earth's environment is sometimes bleak, and sometimes beyond bleak, it is heart warming to hear good news from the conservation front: The municipality of Daanbantayan, in the north of Cebu/Philippines, has declared two popular dive spots as shark and ray sanctuaries. I have dived both; Gato island is [...]

What To Do Before You Learn To Dive

By |July 6th, 2015|Health and scuba diving|

  Besides being a goby aficionado, shark lover and underwater photographer, I am also, of course, a scuba diving instructor! So, I get to see a lot of people who want to start diving. Some do really well right away, others not so. What makes the difference? Here are some thoughts on what you could [...]

Freediving Comes to Savedra

By |July 2nd, 2015|FreeDiving|

As of July 2015 Savedra will be offering Pure Apnea Freediving courses In MoalBoal, Cebu. Making that happen is freediving international athlete and Instructor Trainer Tomaž Jereb. Tomaž grew up diving in Adriatic sea, gaining diving experience by cave diving, freediving and later on as professional commercial diver. Tomas is accredited as a diving instructor with [...]

Scuba Diving for Kids

By |October 27th, 2013|Children and Scuba|

Scuba Diving and water sport programs play a vital role in a child’s development Savedra and PADI have a number of programs for children that are designed to build confidence, develop teamwork, problem solving skills, increase awareness and get them off the sofa. Snorkeling programs are available to children of any age and allow them [...]

Fitness for Scuba Diving

By |October 27th, 2013|Health and scuba diving|

Welcome to the inaugural dive medicine blog for Savedra Dive Centre Lets start with a common scenario we are all familiar with, you’re booking your flights for you next vacation and you are looking forward to a fortnight of daily diving. What you are probably not giving much thought to between checking passports, visas and bathing [...]