English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés. Amazingly, one of the most common preventable causes of death in tec diving is changing to the wrong gas at depth. In our training, no matter the agency, gives lots of attention to the procedures of changing gases… but with time and experience lots of divers become … More A small tag that could prevent changing to the wrong deco gas / Una marca adicional que puede evitar cambiar a un gas de descompresión equivocado
English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés. I guess most of the people that did their OW in a vacation resort ended up asking themselves why they didn´t do the course at home. They spent so much time of their vacation time reading, in the pool doing drills and having part of their open … More Which diving courses (PADI) may I do in a vacation resort without spoiling my holidays? / ¿Qué cursos de buceo (PADI) puedes hacer en un resort sin que te fastidien las vacaciones?
English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés For quite a long time SDI has been offering his Solo Diver Specialty. It allows certified divers to dive alone. PADI self reliant distinctive specialty is newer but the contents, the drills and equipment is very similar. The study material and the open water dives use a … More Solo diver (SDI) vs. self reliant diver (PADI): two different philisophies / Buceador en solitario (SDI) y buceador autosuficiente (PADI): dos filosofías diferentes
English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés. A few months ago I taught a PADI DPV course and my student, for the first time ever, told me that he didn´t think the course was so useful. He expected that the course would have been linked more to “how to do tricks than about things … More Recreational DPVs / DPV recreativos (torpedos)
English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés In Namibia we have a lake (well, a big hole on the ground with steep walls), known as Otjicoto lake. The German Army, at the end of the First World War, dropped there a good number of canyons and other war materials, once the South African troops … More Recovery of heavy sunken objects / La recuperación de objetos pesados sumergidos
English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés When I started teaching tec diving, one of the first questions students asked to me is why there are so many courses for just going 10 m deeper (Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50). Some of them even said they had already gone deeper while doing … More Basics of diving: Tec depth limits / Los básicos del buceo: los límites de profundidad en el buceo técnico
English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés There are a good number of different underwater compasses on the market. And all of them have the same kid of features (index marks, lubber line, bezel, etc.) so you may think all of them are the same. If you have good navigation skills and know how … More How to choose a compass / Como elegir una brújula
English, Español sigue tras el texto en ingles. In Namibia we only have service for three brands: Dive Rite, Scubapro and Mares. So we only can purchase those three brands. When you look in any scuba magazine you would find amazing deals, lots of different brands and cheaper products than in your home country. However, … More How to choose a regulator: a factor you may not have considered… / Como escoger un regulador: un factor que puede que no hayas considerado…
English, Español sigue tras el texto en ingles. I guess at one point in your training, if you wanted to become a Master Scuba Diver, someone proposed to you to do the multilevel diver course. The reason? It´s cheap (no book) and easy dives (everybody can change from 20 to 10 meters and dive for … More Multilevel and computer diver (PADI): a despised specialty that offers a lot / Buceador multinivel (PADI): una especialidad despreciada que tiene mucho que ofrecer
English, Español sigue tras el texto en ingles Tec diving is a different game. As you know from your instructors, the risk are far greater, the amount of equipment increase a lot but at the same time you know you will find new diving places and new challenges to face. However, something that most manuals … More When you think is time to go tec… rethink / Cuando crees que es el momento de ser un buceador técnico… dale otra vuelta.