Pressure and diving

Pressure is a key element in diving. During your Open Water course you’ve learnt how pressure affects volume and density. Do you remember? Pressure in physics (symbol: P) is defined as a force perpendicular to a surface and exerted on an area. In diving theory we talk about atmospheric pressure to refer to the pressure […]

6 things that you can do during your safety stop

In recreational diving, a safety stop at 5m/15ft for 3 minutes is recommended and nowadays it is common practice. But what is a safety stop exactly? In 1974 a study led by Dr. Andrew Pilmanis showed how safety stops at the end of dives greatly reduced bubble formation in divers. And we all know that […]

Geek Divers go live! Fancy helping us?

We’re so excited to tell you that Geek Divers is live! If you own or manage a dive center, Geek Divers is for you! Geek Divers is an online platform that helps you manage your customers, staff members, rental equipment, activity planning and a lot more! For your customers we will soon release Geek Divers […]

How we work on Geek Divers

We’re nearly ready to launch our first software product and it’s a big step for us. We’ve been working on it for a long time and from our first idea to the current version it looks so different! Will our customers like it? Will we receive some good feedback? Will we be eventually rewarded for […]

Sim card scam in Kuala Lumpur

We landed in Kuala Lumpur a couple of weeks ago and the first impact with the city was a scam: we fell for it like newbies… At the arrival hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport we went to the ATM to get some Malaysian Ringgit and then we purchased a prepaid sim card with data […]

You’re so lucky!

In general? Yes, definitely! We were born in Europe when Europe was not yet the European Community (but it was in the making), our families have always guaranteed a roof on our heads and food on our plates, we’ve always had drinkable running water and clean clothes to wear, including the warm ones for the […]

Geek Divers in the Maldives

We spent some time in the Maldives in the last couple of years and here’s our experience in two local islands. Maafushi The first time we were in Maafushi, a local island not far away from Malé, the capital city of the Maldives. We landed in Malé on a Friday afternoon, took the airport ferry to […]

A budget holiday to the Maldives

Probably most of you think that the word “budget” can never be associated to the Maldives. You might be right if you think of a 5* resort with water villas and your private butler. But… …what if you could spend around 70$ per night for a double room, breakfast included? Guess I have your attention […]

How we ended up doing our Divemaster by chance (or more or less!)

2016 was the year of big changes for us. We quit our corporate jobs, gave our 3-month notice and organised the handover to our colleagues so that we didn’t need to show up in the office for 2 of those 3 months. And we received our full salaries for the entire notice period. I know, […]