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23 05, 2015

Tips to longer dives by saving air!

By |May 23rd, 2015|Basics|0 Comments

As a new scuba diver, once you have completed your initial training and you start enjoying more fun dives. You may begin to notice that other divers seem to somehow enjoy longer dive times, or that as part of a group you are the first signalling to the DM that you are low on air. It is often not a [...]

5 05, 2015

Out Of Air! Not Acceptable!

By |May 5th, 2015|Basics|0 Comments

I've completed many successful dives, I'm a pretty good diver. I've only had one out of air situation and didn't panic... Whoa! backup a second.. Let's get this straight.. As a diver running out of air is the stupidest, most careless and easily preventable thing you can do. No excuses! OOA situations generally do not involve equipment failure, rather OOA [...]

3 02, 2015

Safety Stops

By |February 3rd, 2015|Basics|0 Comments

It seems many divers are not clear on the differences between a safety stop, which is optional though recommended and a decompression or deco stop which is mandatory. A safety stop is usually a stop for 3 minutes at 5 meters during the ascent at the end of a dive. It is good practice, makes diving even safer and is [...]