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Why go tech? Motivations behind technical diving

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Why go tech? Motivations behind technical diving

Why go tech? Motivations behind technical diving

In this essay, sports psychologist and technical diver Matt Jevon draws some parallels between the sport of technical diving and the sport of motorcycle racing, including attitudes and behaviors in regards to the inherent dangers and risks, sharing insights into our own nature as divers and adventurists. Images by: Barb Roy Divers in training doing their safety stops. Photo by Barb Roy. A good few years ago, I was a newly minted sports psychologist. I had done three years of supervised experience, after getting my graduate degree, and was...

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Open season snorkelling at Sandy Cove

Posted by on Jan 16, 2011 in Blog | Comments Off on Open season snorkelling at Sandy Cove

Open season snorkelling at Sandy Cove

First in 2011 snorkelling was done in Kinsale, Sandy Cove, 15th of January. It is going to be an important date, because it was an official opening of Snorkelling/Diving Season 2011 and what’s even more exciting, the snorkelling was done from brand new and shiny club’s boat, collected only the same morning. Weather wasn’t perfect, quite heavy wind, light rain and clouds probably were the reason why only six Daunt members made it, among them new member Eddie Kennedy, but they still had a great fun, didn’t even bothered them that water...

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Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium

Posted by on Jan 2, 2011 in Blog | Comments Off on Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium

Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium

Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium is well known all around Ireland, but not everyone knows that Daunt Club members are the lucky ones, who in every few weeks clean the tanks there. All of them, because Daunt divers are not afraid to put their life on risk and get into even the “most dangerous” tank, where the sharks reside. In Dingle Aquarium tourists can only watch those creatures through thick glass wall and they still look at them with mixture of fear and respect, but what scares off most people, for Daunt members it is just a great fun, because...

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DAUNT CLUB HOLIDAY SHARM EL SHEIKH

Posted by on Sep 10, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on DAUNT CLUB HOLIDAY SHARM EL SHEIKH

DAUNT CLUB HOLIDAY SHARM EL SHEIKH

A fantastic trip is unanimous verdict on this one. Excellent diving, great accommodation and the best of company and craic, including the newly-formed terrestrial diving club – go sisters! Al Tego pulled out all the stops to hold the Hard Rock Cafe audience in thrall (some people would do anything for a free T-shirt!). The Thistlegorm did not fail to impress and return trips are already being planned. Thanks a lot Donal for organising the trip. Everyone get your photos up!

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