Integrated octo – power inflator / Octo-inflador integrado

English, Español tras el texto en inglés. A few years ago, it was quite common to find people that used an integrated octo- inflator system. I should say it was quite cool to see people with just two hoses: one for the regulator and a second one with inflator/ octo integrated (at this time, the computer was hoseless.). … More Integrated octo – power inflator / Octo-inflador integrado

Some tips for a circular search pattern / Consejos para realizar una búsqueda circular con un carrete

English, español tras el texto en inglés I know this search pattern is not used much: you only use it in flat bottoms and in very specific situations since there are more efficient search methods in most cases. You use it in very low visibility or with currents. If there is a current, the only … More Some tips for a circular search pattern / Consejos para realizar una búsqueda circular con un carrete

Inflation systems for DSMBs / Tipos de sistemas de inflados de boyas (DSMB)

English, Español tras el texto en inglés There are lots of different kinds of DSMBs and each one of them has a different use. Buying a DSMB is not just getting the first one, or the one that has a “cooler system” of inflation. I´m pretty sure you learned how to use them: open them, … More Inflation systems for DSMBs / Tipos de sistemas de inflados de boyas (DSMB)

Why diving with DPVs? / ¿Por qué bucear con un torpedo?

English, Español tras el texto en inglés I have already written why I consider important to do a DPV course prior to getting one. However, a student recently asked me… ok, yes, I should do the course but… why should I get a DPV? For me it´s was so evident how nice is diving with … More Why diving with DPVs? / ¿Por qué bucear con un torpedo?

DSMBs as lifting bags / Boyas (DSMBs) como bolsas de ascenso para recuperar objetos

English, Español tras el texto en inglés I already talked in a different post how to lift heave sunken objects. Now, I´m going to write about how to use a DSMB as a lift buoy, and it may not be like you think… One of the good things of big DSMBs (I wrote about it … More DSMBs as lifting bags / Boyas (DSMBs) como bolsas de ascenso para recuperar objetos

Equipment specialist course, it may be worth it / Curso de especialista en equipamiento, un curso a hacer antes de comprar equipos

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés I used to work in a dive shop where this course was for free if you bought your scuba gear from them. The total cost for the shop was no more than 40 USD and they got a full set of equipment sold. If finally the student … More Equipment specialist course, it may be worth it / Curso de especialista en equipamiento, un curso a hacer antes de comprar equipos

Gloves / Guantes

English, español tras el texto en inglés I always say that any thermal protection in diving is limited by the weakest point: if you use a drysuit but no gloves, you are going to be cold. Or no matter how thick is your wetsuit that if you do not wear a hood, you will be … More Gloves / Guantes