Scuba Confidential – An Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Better Diver


Author Simon Pridmore has produced a unique new book packed full of valuable tips and expert advice giving you unprecedented access to the secrets of dive professionals and technical divers, knowledge that you can use to develop your skills and become a safer, more confident and more capable diver. Scuba Confidential is currently available worldwide via Amazon in paperback and e-book versions:

Paperback 344 pages Kindle Edition File Size: 599 KB
Published by Sandsmedia / Createspace
Sold by: Amazon Worldwide
Language: English ASIN: B00EZINCJ4
ISBN-10: 1491049243 / ISBN-13: 978-1491049242

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We divers are always eager to improve and we are well aware of deficiencies in our technique but where do you go to become a better diver if you have done the basic courses, logged a couple of hundred dives and do not want to take the professional route through dive master and instructor?

Simon solves this dilemma with Scuba Confidential, offering valuable insights on a vast range of topics. Have you ever wondered: –

  • How to look as good in the water as the professionals?
  • What to consider when choosing an instructor?
  • How you can make sure you buy the right equipment?
  • If you would make a good technical diver?
  • If you should be considering a rebreather?
  • How you can reduce your air consumption?
  • What it is like to do a cave diving course?
  • Why diving accidents happen and how to prevent them?
  • Whether you might actually be safer solo diving?
  • How to dive deep safely?
  • How muck diving can possibly be any fun?
  • The things even the pros get wrong? and
  • Where to find the best diving in the world?

Scuba Confidential has the answers to all these questions and many more.

About the Author

Simon Pridmore has worked in scuba diving as a guide, divemaster, instructor, instructor trainer and instructor trainer-trainer. He was one of the pioneers who introduced technical diving to Asia and over the years has owned a dive centre, run a regional diver training agency and been international sales manager for a computer and rebreather manufacturer.  He has organised dive tours all over the world, written articles for a host of dive magazines and spoken at conferences on four continents.

Scuba Confidential reflects what Simon has learned from thirty years of diving and twenty years of teaching and writing about the sport. He currently lives in Bali, Indonesia surrounded by some of the best diving on the planet and can be contacted via

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