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Neutral Buoyancy in a Dry Suit: An Interview with Alexis Vincent by Claudia Perucchini

 

Whenever I read about ice diving, or hear about the latest Antarctica diving expedition, I imagine submerging myself in ice cold water and embarking on a frosty adventure. And that’s where the daydream ends. Despite the fact that I took my first dive in the UK in a …

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Neutral Buoyancy and Photography

 

  After noticing a rise in the use of underwater cameras, Claudia Perrucchini grew concerned that safety is increasingly being compromised for the perfect shot. Here, she talks to a professional photographer and dive butler Todd about neutral buoyancy and photography.     The last time I dived …

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Find Your Inner Sea Gypsy Diving in Myanmar

 

Tucked away in the crook of the Bay of Bengal and bordering Thailand to its south, Myanmar is a place divers visit with few preconceptions. The underwater landscape is as rich as its diverse mainland, where more than 100 ethnic groups exist amid wild rainforests and towering mountains. …

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A Map of the Ocean: a Quest of Discovery, or an Open Door to Exploitation?

 

Here at Dive Butler, we are passionate about the underwater world. To escape into the magic below the waves is as alluring as it is endlessly fascinating. There is something magnetic about adventuring into the unknown, to join the circus of life that thrums in the vast watery …

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A Neutral Buoyancy Playground

 

As our series on neutral buoyancy continues, Life Butler Co-Founder Claudia Perucchini shares some of the exercises that helped her master this key diving skill. ©Photo by Paul Orphanidis In my last article, I recounted my frustrating experiences with achieving good buoyancy control when I first started on …

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Diving in a Kaleidoscope of Colour in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

 

Claudia and Alexis, Life Butler’s co-founders, have done their fair share of diving. All across the globe, they have dived some of the most astounding, unchartered and enviable places imaginable. From the frigid waters of British Columbia to the bath-warm waters of Raja Ampat in Indonesia, they have …

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The Ocean Plastic Epidemic

 

We consider ourselves incredibly lucky at Dive Butler. We get the opportunity to go and scout gorgeous, undiscovered dive locations in the far corners of the globe in our quest to prepare incredible itineraries for our guests and their superyachts. We dive into some of the most beautiful …

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Diving in the Galápagos Islands

 

Found some 600 miles (900 kilometres) off the western coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands are an isolated wildlife realm, cut off for millennia from the rest of the South American continent. Perched on the Equator, this group of 13 major islands and seven islets has provided one …

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Getting Off the Grid: Diving in the Gulf of Thailand

 

Thailand is the epitome of tropical bliss: a country steeped in rich traditions, with mouth-watering cuisine and boasting miles of coastline speckled with postcard-worthy beaches. Just off the coast, the islands are the country’s crowning glory. To the west, the Andaman Sea laps at the shores of the …

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Neutral Buoyancy, My Personal Journey

 

©Photo by Nick Fenley As part of this series dedicated to mastering the art of buoyancy, Claudia Perucchini tells us of her first experiences trying to find neutral buoyancy, and how she realized that it is the fundamental skill for relaxed, happy and safe scuba diving. Join us …

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