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Extreme watersports in South Africa

South Africa’s legendary summers guarantee fun in the sun for the better part of the year. The ideal way to get fit and beat the heat is to hit the water, fast.

Deep diving is risky business

"It's like bungee jumping without a cord." So says South African diving expert Adam Cruise of the Boesmangat diving expedition that claimed the life of Dave Shaw.

Diving equipment

You cannot dive without being properly trained in how to use the right diving equipment. This article explains the importance of diving gear.

Decompression sickness

Decompression sickness, better known as the Bends, is the presence and entrapment of expanding nitrogen bubbles in the body's bloodstream and tissues.

Dive training

This article will give you all the information you need about diving.

Diving and your health

Generally, diving should not pose serious health risks to the human body. But there are certain health hazards which divers should be aware of.

Taking the plunge for your heart

Valentine’s Day might all be about getting your heart pumping but the truth is, the slower your heart beats, the healthier it is.

The Mad Swim: it can change lives

Jonno Proudfoot and Thane Williams tells us what The Mad Swim is, why they are doing it and how it will benefit kids with cleft lips and palates.

Swimmers Ear – the low down

Swimmers ear is where the tube between the outer ear and eardrum (external ear canal) becomes inflamed due to water damage. The medical term is otitis externa.

How fit must a diver be?

Divers might not need to race the clock, but their chosen discipline is demanding in many other ways. How fit should you be?

Barotrauma

Barotrauma is an injury caused by pressure change in a cavity, and is a common fatality among divers.

10 tips for diving survival

Diving has its dangers. Those who participate in diving should always take care. The following steps could help in ensuring that your diving experience is problem-free.

Swimming for charity

Jonno Proudfoot and Thane Williams chat to us about why they are swimming from Mozambique to Madagascar to raise funds for kids with cleft lips and palates.

The Mad Swim is on!

Thane Williams and Jonno Proudfoot will be the first people in history to attempt this 'impossible' swim. In March 2014 they will attempt to swim 500km from Mozambique to Madagascar.

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