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Equipment SCUBA Diving

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 […]

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CCR General Scuba posts SCUBA Diving

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.

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General Scuba posts

Joe Porter will be missed

“Wherever you fare till your eyries receive you at the journey’s end!”

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Equipment SCUBA Diving

Balanced Rig and Neutral buoyancy

Exploratory view of balanced rig and neutral buoyancy.

Review of a real scuba diving accident.

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Culture General Scuba posts History

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.

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Archaeology Books Culture History Scientific Research SCUBA Diving

Diving Into History With Thailand’s Sira Ploymukda

During the last trip (wreck diving), Siwat Worachananant and Sira Ploymukda took a set of delightful photographs that I want to share with you.
Theme: archaeology

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Culture Español Industria del buceo Interviews SCUBA Diving

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.

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Español General Scuba posts SCUBA Diving

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. […]

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SCUBA Diving

Reparación de equipos de buceo

Taller de reparación de equipos, ubicados en Caracas.
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Books Culture General Scuba posts History

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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General Scuba posts Scientific Research

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.

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SCUBA Diving

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 […]

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Applications/App SCUBA Diving

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.

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Ratio Deco SCUBA Diving

Ratio Deco- doing the numbers

Example of Ratio Deco for 45 meters set point. 2 Method discussed.
45- 1:1

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Interviews SCUBA Diving

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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Foods

Starbursts, Jell-O, and 3,000+ Other Foods Contain This Dangerous Chemical, Study Finds | Eat This Not That

A new study from the European Food Safety Authority says titanium dioxide found in thousands of U.S. foods is no longer safe to consume. Source: Starbursts, Jell-O, and 3,000+ Other Foods Contain This Dangerous Chemical, Study Finds | Eat This Not That

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Dive Computers SCUBA Diving

Cochran Undersea Technology inDepth Magazine

With Michael Menduno help I authored this article for GUE’s (Global Underwater Explorers) InDepth blog/magazine. It all has been a labor of love, and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing and editing it. As any other article some photographs are left out, not all of them can make it for one reason or another. Below are […]

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General Scuba posts

The value of snorkeling with your kid

Sorkeling will develop in your child not only motor-skills but also will help in the cognitive process that will serve him in the future.

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Books Decompression Theory Dive Computers General Scuba posts History Scientific Research SCUBA Diving

Diveimmersion -Tools

Library- Repository:
Documents, softwares, scientific publications, etc.

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Culture

Where West meet East

Many concepts are the same between west and orient civilizations. Today I want to revise the concepts Chaos-Order and (tàijítú) Yin-Yang similarities. Both represents the deepest level of existences. Both philosophies are related to the dualism, for example light (day) and darkness (night).  Every part develops from each other. Thus, neither cannot exist without the […]

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Andy Fritz

His a bold and humble person. A Highly intelligent with a strategic thinking. No doubt that his actions inspire others to dream, learn more and become more… Feed RSS feed on the news letter Andy Fritz started modifying Russian military rebreathers back in 1997 initially for personal use, but soon enough divers would travel to Thailand to […]

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CCR Oxygen sensors SCUBA Diving

Pelagian approach to Instant Cell Validation

The second function of the ADV is provide a simple means to verify the accuracy of the oxygen sensors during a dive. As mentioned in the Set up chapter, oxygen sensors are unreliable and your best defense is to check them frequently. Additionally, during the course of a dive, every time the ADV triggers the […]

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SCUBA Diving Yoga and mobility

Yoga props

Sustainable practice Sustainable means that you want to be able to continue doing yoga without injuries. More often than not, people get injured doing Yoga because they forgot to maintain a good posture foundation. Some people do more importance to breathing than how a posture (exercise) is performed. In reality; both are equally important; nonetheless, […]

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SCUBA Diving

Dive Computers

A beginner guide What is underneath? Schematics of a Dive Computer Sensors/Clock → Storage Unit ↔ [Control Unit / Arithmetic and Logical Unit]CPU → Output [Display] A dive computer is a device that operated upon collected data, it is an electronic board which does arithmetic and logical operations accordingly with the programmed decompression algorithm and […]

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History SCUBA Diving

George Bass

Underwater archaeology pioneer George Bass dies at 88
In a storied career spanning decades, the archaeologist led excavations of ancient shipwrecks and inspired a generation of scientific adventurers.

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History SCUBA Diving

Ascent Rate: 60ft./min.?

Have you ever asked to your instructor how was calculated/ came-up-with the ascent rate of the tables or computer that you used? Do you think it reflects basic fact of human physiology? Well, the short answer is no. The selection was made by the USA NAVY based on a compromised between work and safety. At […]

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Ratio Deco SCUBA Diving

Understanding Ratio Deco Air Tables

Before viewing the numbers, first let’s review a few concepts: “ascent strategy” and “overall procedure”. The strategy is the result of a combination of theory and practicality. The procedure accounts for Rock Bottom gas management for safety reason. The overall procedure is consistence and compatible with all levels of training and depth. So divers applied […]

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Books Interviews SCUBA Diving

The Jason Parker Trilogy

When saving the world is not enough. This part is focus on the intriguing side of being able to write a series, on evolution, on aliens, deep waters, low oxygen environments, life and more… podcast feed Series Middle Waters “A techno science fiction thriller that is grounded in what we know of our physical world, […]

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General Scuba posts SCUBA Diving Yoga and mobility

Joints Mobility

Why nobody teaches mobility in scuba? As divers we use a lot of equipment and, swim large distances underwater, plus need to handle situations like maneuvering the manifold, valves, cameras, etc. People tend to think that what they needs is a lot of muscles, but generally divers forgot about mobility. Joint Mobility refers to as […]

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General Scuba posts Interviews SCUBA Diving

Michael Menduno: The Journalist within

Michael’s work and how to connect with him InDepth magazine at GUE Alert Diver Online (Michael’s articles) Diver Magazine (Michael’s articles) Fourth Element Blog (Michael’s post) Shearwater Blog (Michael’s posts) X-Ray mag (Michael’s posts) aquaCORPS Pioneer Interviews aquaCORPS: Everything you wanted to know about the making of the magazine aquaCORPS (free mix issue download) 1 Curiosity […]