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Below are the dive articles written by The Scuba Doctor starting with the most recent at the top. Please feel free to browse.

June 2019 Giant Spider Crabs and Erectile Dysfunction

A long-term scientific study by the research team at The Scuba Doctor Australia has shown conclusively that the eating of Giant Spider Crabs (Leptomithrax gaimardii) meat can be a significant contributor to both short- and long-term erectile dysfunction. More about: Giant Spider Crabs and Erectile Dysfunction - Eating Giant Spider Crabs Causes Erectile Dysfunction

April 2019 Love Your Local Diving — Exploring local dive sites

What would happen if you learned to love and appreciate our own 'backyard' diving? More about: Love Your Local Diving - It's Time You Started Exploring Local Dive Sites

November 2018 How to Catch Abalone

The Scuba Doctor gives some sage advice on catching Abalone. More about: How to Catch Abalone - Tips on how to catch Abalone from The Scuba Doctor

November 2017 How To Catch Crayfish

The Scuba Doctor gives some sage advice on catching Crayfish. More about: How To Catch Crayfish - Practical Rock Lobster hunting advice from The Scuba Doctor

November 2017 How To Cook Crayfish

The Scuba Doctor gives some sage advice on cooking Crayfish. More about: How To Cook Crayfish - Practical Crayfish cooking advice from The Scuba Doctor

March 2013 Diving the Nuclear Ghost Fleet at Bikini Atoll

Lloyd Borrett details the October 2012 dive expedition to Bikini Atoll. More about: Diving the Nuclear Ghost Fleet at Bikini Atoll - Bikini Atoll is the greatest underwater warship wreck museum in the world

February 2013 8th Wonder Fantasy Hole

Lloyd Borrett provides a dive report from diving on the 8th Wonder Fantasy Hole on Sunday, 27 January 2013. More about: 8th Wonder Fantasy Hole - Could this new dive site in Port Phillip be the best in the world?

February 2013 GPS Conversions — How they effect finding a dive site

Lloyd Borrett explains how GPS Conversions effect finding a dive site. More about: GPS Conversions - How GPS Conversions Effect Finding a Dive Site

November 2012 Bikini Atoll Nuclear Target Fleet

Peter Fear provides details about the Bikini Atoll nuclear target fleet and their final resting places. More about: Bikini Atoll Nuclear Target Fleet - The final resting places of the vessels used as targets in Operation Crossroads

July 2011 From Hermes To Saratoga

Peter Fear relates diving the HMS Hermes and then the USS Saratoga aircraft carriers within a two month period in 2010. More about: From Hermes To Saratoga - Diving two aircraft carriers within two months

October 2010 Caverns Measureless to Man — Book review

A review by Lloyd Borrett of the excellent book "Caverns Measureless to Man" by Sheck Exley. More about: Caverns Measureless to Man - by Sheck Exley

March 2007 Liability Waivers

Waivers are a fact of life in the scuba industry. We want you to completely understand our position with regard to liability waivers. More about: Liability Waivers - Our position on liability waivers

January 2007 Choosing a Reliable Online Scuba Store

Lloyd Borrett explains how with the rapid increase in scuba equipment purchases made from online scuba stores, and with the expansion of the number of online dive stores available to the buyer, choosing an online store can be difficult. More about: Choosing a Reliable Online Scuba Store - Know what to look for

December 2006 Lessons To Be Learnt — Fatality while diving the J2 submarine

Lloyd Borrett relates some lessons to be learnt from a fatality while diving on the J2 Submarine. More about: Lessons To Be Learnt - Fatality While Diving the J2 Submarine

October 2006 USS Saratogo (CV 3) — The world's #1 aircraft carrier wreck dive

Recently much has been published about the sinking of the USS Oriskany as a dive wreck. But for Peter Fear the USS Saratoga at Bikini Atoll will always be the #1 aricraft carrier wreck dive in the world. More about: USS Saratoga (CV-3) - The world's #1 aircraft carrier wreck dive

14 February 2006 Bikini Atoll — It doesn't get any better than this

Peter Fear explains how Bikini Atoll is now the ultimate wreck diving location in the world. A beautiful tropical paradise, but don't eat the coconuts. More about: Bikini Atoll 2005 - It doesn't get any better than this

February 2006 Breathing Gas Quality

How do you know what's going into your cylinder and what you are breathing meets the Australian Standard? Peter Fear reveals all. More about: Breathing Gas Quality - Does the air you are breathing meet Australian standards?

December 2005 Cylinder Testing

Peter Fear from The Scuba Doctor explains just what happens when you scuba tank has its annual visual inspection and hydrostatic test. More about: Cylinder Testing - It's time for the annual inspection...

November 2005 Trimix Comes To Victoria

Peter Fear from The Scuba Doctor explains the new trimix fill service now available in Victoria. More about: Trimix Comes To Rye, Victoria - Trimix fills are here...

July 2005 Victorian Channel Deepening

Peter Fear explains how the channel deepening project has the potential to destroy Port Phillip Bay's unique underwater environment and decimate the dive industry?. More about: Channel Deepening - Don't Bugger Up the Bay Bracks

April 2005 Tales From The Deep

Peter Fear of The Scuba Doctor was quoted in this article by The Age. More about: Tales From The Deep - Peter Fear is quoted in The Age on the channel deepening

December 2003 Trouble Brewing at the Bottom of the Bay

Peter Fear of The Scuba Doctor was quoted in this article by The Age about Plans to deepen parts of Port Phillip Bay. More about: Trouble Brewing at the Bottom of the Bay - Peter Fear is quoted in The Age on channel deepening


More dive articles by Lloyd Borrett of The Scuba Doctor can be found online at http://www.borrett.id.au/interests/dive-articles.htm.

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