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Merry Christmas

When I look back over my shoulder to peek at the year left behind, I feel a mixed bag of feeling. It has been exceedingly difficult. Challenging times require spirit, we all are fatigued at this point, but we can always reach inside for guidance. You may be lost at this point (within the pandemic), […]

Amazing what Charlie Roberson has accomplished

On Saturday, December 11, 2021, KUR divers Charlie Roberson and Andy Pitkin explored and surveyed 564 ft of new passage at the bottom of Mt. Doom. Originally explored in 2007, Mt. Doom was the deepest point in the cave at 407 ffw, until deeper sections were explored last season.

Problem reaching your valves and isolator on your twins/ doubles?

Do the following exercises to improve your movements and possible fix this issue. The world’s population is aging and becoming healthier; therefore, we see more elderly people doing more outdoor activities. Diving is no exception; much of the technical diving community has a middle-age demographic structure. Other factors that contribute to the age range in […]

John Clarke

John Clarke

John R. Clarke, Ph.D. (born November 20, 1945) is an American scientist, private pilot, and author. He served as Scientific Director at the United States Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU). Clarke is recognized as a leading authority on rebreather engineering. He has an extensive academic career in biological and physiological sciences. He is an excellent […]

An effortless way to add weight on my Sidemount rig

Author: Carlos Lander, edited by: Bruce Konefe Normally when I travel, I prefer to use my “Dive Rite – TransPac” sidemount configuration, twin tanks are not always available. My sidemount configuration works great, however, I needed to find a better solution to mount the lead weights, to help perfect my buoyancy/ trim. With a small […]

Rebreather Setting Leads to Dangerous Equipment Failure

that gear is used for. Servicing for regulators varies on the brand and type of equipment, so making sure the technician knows if it will be used on a close-circuit rebreather could have prevented an irregular pressure setting. It is always best before diving to double check your apparatus and check your line pressures to make sure they are compatible with your brand of equipment.

Mermaids are real- culture

Ancient sailors claimed to witness in deep oceans creatures’ part-human and part-animal. Maps are strewn with strange creatures likes mermaids and mermen.

Karlos Simón

El amigo de los tiburones! Conoce la vida de Karlos en la intimidad. En esta amena conversación Karlos revela su amor por los oceanos, su avidez por la aventura y, sus primeros pasos como camarógrafo.

The Recreational Decompression Diving

SSI new diving program, 2021. Versión en español This year SSI comes with a new course: Decompression Diving. On my view; this course is aim to the recreational market. Is an effort for bringing safety to divers who tends to stay longer, deeper and generally made “deco” with their dive computer with a single cylinder. […]

Argonaut Kraken

I came across this website: Vintage Double Hose and it’s fascinating what I learned about scuba vintage equipment. Actually, I still use my US Aquarius and Conshelf regulators and, believed me, I didn’t know those were considered vintage. The site was created by Bryan in 2004 and accoriding from what I read, he was frustrated […]

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Mike Anghera, Diving Safety Officer

Mike Anghera Interview
The UCLA Scientific Diving Program provides training, logistics and support for faculty, staff and student reseachers at UCLA. All diving policies and procedures are based on the diving standards set forth by the UC Los Angeles Diving Control Board and the American Association of Underwater Scientists. All research diving projects and divers diving under the auspices of UCLA must be qualified and authorized according to the UCLA/AAUS Standards and abide with the current version of the UCLA Diving Safety Manual.

O’Neil’s Surprise

It was an afternoon routine when I compulsive checked my e-mail; one email captured my interest. I could not believe what I was reading. Someone was making me a gift, a Cochran EMC-20H Dive Computer. At first, I thought it was a joke, someone was jonking my jeter… but I decided to reply and see […]

TechDeco output

Tech Deco

This is a good program with a subtle set of variables and characteristics. It’s well suitable for an Open Circuit Diver to use on the field for last minutes review and run different profiles. What is lack is an alternative windows to run second or third dives in the same day.

An insightful conversation with Anna Kozlova.

A videographer, an adventurer, and a storyteller. Anna is an enthusiastic, experienced diver and underwater videographer with a background in science and additional education in cinematography. Anna has nine years of diving experience, eight of them as technical diver and asunderwater videographer, and more than one thousand logged dives. She has a creative personality, has a natural […]

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