Dry suit as a buoyancy device in recreational diving/ El traje seco para el control de la flotabilidad en buceo recreativo

English, Español sigue tras texto en inglés If you read your Dry Suit Specialty course book it recommends that you use your dry suit as your primary buoyancy system, leaving your BCD as a backup in case the dry suit gets flooded. However, in more than one occasion you would have felt uncomfortable with all … More Dry suit as a buoyancy device in recreational diving/ El traje seco para el control de la flotabilidad en buceo recreativo

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Navigation at mid waters without reference points/ Navegación en aguas medias sin referencias

English, Español sigue tras texto en inglés. As we discussed in a previous post, sometimes you need to use your compass to dive at midwaters with no reference (low visibility environment, long distance to the bottom, cold thermocline, too much surface movement, etc.), then you would realize that it´s not so easy. People is use … More Navigation at mid waters without reference points/ Navegación en aguas medias sin referencias

Deep normoxic dives and the selection of gases / Buceos normóxicos profundos y la selección de gases

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés For full trimix divers, planing a normoxic dive is normally considered easy, provided they are not very long. Normally, the gas selection is straight forward (most divers would use 2 deco gases, a 50/? and O2 -or 72%) and the bottom mix is decided by depth (normally … More Deep normoxic dives and the selection of gases / Buceos normóxicos profundos y la selección de gases

Which course should you do if you are an underwater photographer/videographer? ¿Qué curso deberías hacer si haces fotosub o videosub?

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés I know it sounds kind of presumptuous to tell someone which course should he do if he is a photographer, mostly because I can teach everything except underwater photography (I’m the worst photographer ever), but I guided quite a good number of photographers while working as a … More Which course should you do if you are an underwater photographer/videographer? ¿Qué curso deberías hacer si haces fotosub o videosub?

U- Turn search pattern in low visibility/Cómo hacer una busqueda en forma de U en baja visibilidad

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés As you have been taught in your search and recovery adventure dive (or specialty) and in your rescue diver course, a U turn search pattern is composed by long and short legs (1 long, turn 90 degrees, 1 short, turn 90 degrees, 1 long…). Normally, depending on … More U- Turn search pattern in low visibility/Cómo hacer una busqueda en forma de U en baja visibilidad

Snorkels: choosing one also for rescue/ El tubo en buceo: como elegir uno, teniendo tambien en cuenta situaciones de rescate

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés I´m sure you know why the snorkel is not longer. There would be a excess of dead air spaces. You would be breathing your own exhaled gas, so you would get too much CO2. That´s one of the reasons, another one is that the turbulences provoked by … More Snorkels: choosing one also for rescue/ El tubo en buceo: como elegir uno, teniendo tambien en cuenta situaciones de rescate

Drift diver course: it depends on where you do it / Curso de buceador con corrientes: todo depende de donde lo hagas

English, Español sigue tras texto en inglés. I know, I know, there is not much to learn when the only thing you have to do in the course is holding a buoy… And the theory, even though it uses it´s own book, is not much more than the one in your Advance Open Water book. … More Drift diver course: it depends on where you do it / Curso de buceador con corrientes: todo depende de donde lo hagas

Drysuit as a buoyancy bakcup in deep tec dives / Traje seco como sistema de flotabilidad de emergencia en inmersiones técnicas profundas

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés. Some people consider that you can use the drysuit as a buoyancy backup device in case your wing fails during a dive. According to the book, this is acceptable with single o double cylinder and just one deco gas. But not more. Why? Because the amount of … More Drysuit as a buoyancy bakcup in deep tec dives / Traje seco como sistema de flotabilidad de emergencia en inmersiones técnicas profundas