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Dahab Promenade

You can’t go home again!

Dahab is a tourist town. If it wasn’t for the tourists, there is little there to sustain anyone. The Bedouin have used it as a fishing village for hundreds of years but for the Egyptians and foreigners that live and work there, tourism is our lifeblood.

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.

Jenny Lord Diver

Le ‘Tour de Dahab’

This morning I got up at 4.30am. This isn’t a normal thing for me, I like sleep, been a fan of it for years and you really don’t want to know me if I haven’t had my 8 hours. So what on earth possessed me to get up at a time that I’ve previously declared only exists in the pm? Simple: exercise. More specifically, exercising in August, in the Sinai Desert. The temperature at the moment is hitting around the […]

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 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 […]