Solo diving: get the right training / Buceo en solitario: consigue una buena formación

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés Most of the Self Reliant Diver instructors I know are tec instructors and they teach this course as a kind of introduction to tec diving. They use the same kind of principles, include some additional tips from tec courses and then the diver is ready. I think … More Solo diving: get the right training / Buceo en solitario: consigue una buena formación

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. 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)

Spare air: an alternative use / Spare Air: un uso alternativo

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

Hoseless computers / Ordenadores con transmisor

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

Big or small DSMBs, that´s the question / Elegir entre boyas grandes y pequeñas.

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.

Don´t ask which computer would give you more no decompression time / Cuando compres un ordenador no preguntes cual te dará más tiempo bajo el agua

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés One thing that sometimes makes mi crazy is that lots of divers look for the computer model that gives them most no decompression time on certain dives. You litsen to some of them and one says this model gives me 40 minutes while yours only gives 35. … More Don´t ask which computer would give you more no decompression time / Cuando compres un ordenador no preguntes cual te dará más tiempo bajo el agua

Big or small reels for deco, that is the question / Carretes ¿pequeños o grandes?

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?

Post traumatic stress disorder/ Sindrome de estress post traumatico

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés I know this post is not only about diving since you could apply it to any traumatic event in life. However, in diving, I´ve known some people traumatized for event lived while diving (a dead buddy, and close to death accident, etc.) that deny that this has … More Post traumatic stress disorder/ Sindrome de estress post traumatico

Passive panic: working on it/ Pánico pasivo: qué hacer

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés As most of you already know, I had an experience with a student that ended up in passive panic: it looks like the cold (13 degrees celsius) the lack of visibility (1 m max) and the darkness (it looked like diving in a cave) where too much … More Passive panic: working on it/ Pánico pasivo: qué hacer