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

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

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

Project AWARE specialties / Especialidades del proyecto AWARE

English, Español tras el texto en inglés Lately a good number of distinctive specialties have been approved related tothe environment. We have courses about sharks, sea turtles and even about lion fish extermination in the Caribbean… And I´m pretty sure there are even more. There is not much to say about them if you are … More Project AWARE specialties / Especialidades del proyecto AWARE

Which courses should you have done if you go on diving vacation? / ¿Qué cursos debo tener para irme de vacaciones de buceo?

English, Español tras el texto en inglés If you are a reader of this blog, you may already know which is going to be my answer… In previous posts, I already explain why should you do your advance diver course before going on vacations. In any case, I should recognize that in this blog and … More Which courses should you have done if you go on diving vacation? / ¿Qué cursos debo tener para irme de vacaciones de buceo?

Recreational Wreck diving / Buceo recreativo en pecios

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés Mapping, finding hazards and entry points, penetration techniques, using lines… Lots of things to learn in your wreck diving course (recreational)… and soon most divers (and dive guides) forget those rules: who has never been in a recreational wreck in a vacation spot that doesn´t have fixed … More Recreational Wreck diving / Buceo recreativo en pecios

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

More about navigation from shore/ Más sobre navegación desde la costa

English, Español tras el texto en inglés I have already written quite a lot about navigation: how to navigate in good visibility, with currents, with bad visibility, at mid waters… however, there has been an aspect I haven´t written about yet: how to use navigation when you dive from shore. I know it seams quite … More More about navigation from shore/ Más sobre navegación desde la costa