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
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
English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés. I guess if you dive in lakes, sometimes it´s difficult to know how deep it it. In a different post I wrote about how to descend in dark bottom, using a finger reel as a tool. Today, we want to know how deep is the bottom before … More Getting to know the depth if you can not see the bottom (and get support for the descent) / Como averiguar la profundidad si no puedes ver el fondo (y consiguiendo al mismo tiempo apoyo para el descenso)
English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés As you may know, Spare Air is a commercial brand that produces a tiny bottle of additional air intended for those who run out of air. It’s a tiny cylinder (you may attach it to your BCD) that comes in two different capacities: 0.44 lt and 0.23 … More Spare air: an alternative use / Spare Air: un uso alternativo
English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés Lately, the diving computer market seams to move to hoseless computers. Even technical diving computers are made hoseless, what was unacceptable a few years ago. Even though they are more and more reliable, they are still not as reliable as a hose air integrated computer. I´ve also … More Hoseless computers / Ordenadores con transmisor
English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés Nowadays, everything is getting smaller: nobody wants hoses, big reels and the old big DSMBs are getting out of use (even at tech diver level, what I´m not so convinced yet). However, I´m still one of the few that actually, depending on the kind of diving you … More Big or small DSMBs, that´s the question / Elegir entre boyas grandes y pequeñas.
English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés It´s quite normal to get asked by divers which wetsuit, semidry or dry suit should they buy. In fact, there is only one possible answer: it depends on where you dive. However, if you live in a not so warm place, you are a new diver and … More Combinations of wetsuits: the cheapest way to dive anywhere (almost) / Combinaciones de dos trajes húmedos: la solución mas barata para bucear en (casi) cualquier lugar del mundo
English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés At some point, I guess at one point some one would have told you that you should buy a DIN regulator. They are more reliable and in theory safer… yes, but only if you do or plan to do certain kind of dives, not in normal recreational … More Din or Yoke, what should I buy? / DIN o internacional, ¿qué tipo de regulador comprar?
English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés I know nowadays there is a huge tendency of using small reels for diving. The advantage s that nowadays is easy to use very strong and thin lines that doesn´t need a big reel to be on, they weight less so you can use them for a … More Big or small reels for deco, that is the question / Carretes ¿pequeños o grandes?
English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés There are lots of diving boots in the market and some divers just choose whatever is in front of them and follow what the sales man says. However, there a few features that I consider important in any diving boot: Try it with your wet suit; you … More Choosing diving boots / Elegir botas de buceo