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Ibrahim's Open Water Course

Sink or Swim

Some of you may have seen on my Facebook page that I have been teaching an open water course. This is nothing unusual for me, my normal job consists of teaching all levels, from people’s first breaths in the water to technical diving courses. What has been different this time though is that I’ve been teaching a guy who only learnt to swim this year.

Learning CCR in Sharm el Sheik

Every Day’s a School Day

My day to day work consists of teaching people either how to dive, or how to increase their diving skills either recreationally or technically. A few weeks ago I got to go back to school myself and went to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt to complete my first few levels of rebreather courses- TDI CCR Helitrox Deco Procedures, or to give it a slightly snappier title, ‘MOD 1’.

Diver Jenny Lord with CCR

Underwater Pogo and Not Breathing Through My Nose

In my last blog I told you about my first ever intro using a closed circuit rebreather (CCR) when I was a newly qualified instructor. Fast forward several years and along comes Lee. Lee has been diving on a CCR (closed circuit rebreather to give them their proper names) for 8 years. He turned up with Scott, the diver I was planning to do Wagners Cave with (more about that in the future), who had just bought a rebreather and […]

Jenny Lord diving with a rebreather.

No Bubbles, No Buoyancy and Doing ‘The Inverted Cockroach’

Many years ago when I was a newly qualified instructor I had the chance to do an ‘intro’ on a rebreather. A rebreather is type of breathing apparatus that recycles the air you breathe out. It essentially takes the exhaled air, removes the carbon dioxide, adds a bit of oxygen and lets you breathe it again, hence the name. They’re great bits of kit and I’d loved the idea of them for years. When I finally got chance to try […]

Jenny Lord Deep Dive

The Lure of the Deep, ‘Brave Pills’ and Why I Keep Looking Down

In my last blog I answered the question I’ve been most often asked since I announced my attempt to become the world’s deepest woman diver on open circuit SCUBA. I said that I’d come to several conclusions based on how the question was asked, so I thought I ought to explain another one and that’s the answer to “Why do I dive deep?” When I first learned technical diving I was an open water scuba instructor. Technical diving is basically […]

Jenny Lord planning the deepest female dive

So You’re Planning a World Record …… So What?

Since I announced my intent to attempt the record for the deepest female dive, a lot of people have asked me why I’m doing it. My initial, flippant, answer was simple and unsurprising “Because I can” That wasn’t enough for most people, and it made me realise, why AM I doing this dive? I thought the answer would be obvious to me, a simple motivation, but the more I thought, the less that seemed to be. Over the last few […]