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

Deep repetitive diving: what not to do / Inmersiones consecutivas profundas : qué no hacer

English, español tras el texto en inglés I know you have already read about the basics of repetitive diving and the safety tips: leave at least one hour of surface interval between dives, do your deepest dive at the beginning, do not do several repetitive deep dives unless you leave enough time between dives… And … More Deep repetitive diving: what not to do / Inmersiones consecutivas profundas : qué no hacer

The perfect weighting (wetsuit)/ El perfecto lastrado con traje húmedo

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés I do not know why but it looks like lots of people do the weighting incorrectly. There is a trend thinking that the more you dive, the less weights you need. My experience says something different: if you do it properly from the beginning and you always … More The perfect weighting (wetsuit)/ El perfecto lastrado con traje húmedo

A little trick that would save you some air (if you are a heavy consumer) / Un pequeño truco que te ayudará a consumir algo menos de gas (si consumes mucho).

English, Español tras el texto en inglés I know some of your instructors may have told you that you only need time to reduce your air consumption: you will get more and more comfortable in water and you would use less and less air. Elsewhere, I explained a few drills to reduce your air consumption. … More A little trick that would save you some air (if you are a heavy consumer) / Un pequeño truco que te ayudará a consumir algo menos de gas (si consumes mucho).

What do I carry when I do a drift dive/ Qué llevo en mis inmersiones con corrientes

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés I’ve never got lost in the sea by the skipper, but one of my best dive buddies did for hours once in the coast of South Africa, until a fisherman boat found them. This post just reflects what he think was needed and how the end up … More What do I carry when I do a drift dive/ Qué llevo en mis inmersiones con corrientes

Supervising divers outside of the water / Supervisar inmersiones desde fuera del agua

English, Español tras el texto en ingles One day in a dive shop I used to work at my boss told me: David, today your are diving with a group of American divers that doesn´t want any kind of guiding, You are going to supervise from the surface. I was quite surprised since I had … More Supervising divers outside of the water / Supervisar inmersiones desde fuera del agua

Calculating return pressure / Calcular la presión de retorno

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés I do not know why but this easy question seams to give lots of trouble to new and not so new divers. It seams everybody has been taught to do 1/3 going, 1/3 coming back and 1/3 reserve… However, this system only works in a certain type … More Calculating return pressure / Calcular la presión de retorno

What to do if you get trapped in mud / Qué hacer si quedas atrapado en limo fino

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés I know, you may think it never happens… and most likely you don´t know anybody that has ever been trapped in mud. I had the same point of view… until one of my students decided to get on his knees in a extremely thin and muddy area … More What to do if you get trapped in mud / Qué hacer si quedas atrapado en limo fino