Aug
18
2010
0

What is tombstoning?

tombstoningTombstoning is a perjorative term coined by the media and the health’n’safety brigade to describe the practice of jumping off high places into water. Others might call it “jumping into the sea”. The media like the emotive term because it fits into compact headlines. A headline of “Tombstoning craze kills boy” works better for them [&hel[more...]

Feb
20
2010
3

Is a "50M" watch waterproof to 50 meters?

Photo by lovstromp - CC-BYIf you just bought a watch rated “50M”, you would be forgiven for assuming that it is waterproof to a depth of 50 meters. So can you go diving with it? No way… Ratings such as 30M, 50M, 100M and 200M indicate watches that are in some way water resistant, but are unsuitable for scuba [&hel[more...]

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