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

When to do rescue / Cuando hacer el curso de buceador de rescate

English, Español tras el texto en inglés I guess you have heard a thousand times that rescue is the most valuable course you can do in diving… and I agree with them. However, there is a debate about when and how to do it. Most people would recommend at least a good number of dives … More When to do rescue / Cuando hacer el curso de buceador de rescate

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

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 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

Dives at the multilevel diver course / Inmersiones del curso de buceador multinivel

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés In a previous post, I already talked about the interest of the theory of this course, since its the only one at diver level that explains how the decompression models work. This post talks about the dives of the course. If you just follow the standards of … More Dives at the multilevel diver course / Inmersiones del curso de buceador multinivel

PADI knowledge presentation for instructors (IDC)/ Presentaciones de temario de PADI en el IDC

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés Most PADI professionals I know, from Instructors to Course Directors complains about the rigidity of the Knowledge Presentation during the Instructor Development Course. For those that doesn´t know how it works, new instructors have to do presentations and will be note if they fulfill certain points, like … More PADI knowledge presentation for instructors (IDC)/ Presentaciones de temario de PADI en el IDC

Padi Adventure Diver: why not? / PADI Adventure Diver: ¿por qué no?

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés It wouldn´t be the first time I certify a Padi Adventure Diver not willing to finalize his Padi Advanced Open Water Diver. For those that doesn´t know much how PADI works, an Adventure Diver is a diver that do any three adventure dives (no mandatory dive). That … More Padi Adventure Diver: why not? / PADI Adventure Diver: ¿por qué no?

PADI SMB Diver course / Buceador con boya de PADI: un curso muy interesante

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés. This is one of the courses most people feel unnecessary. When it was created as a Distinctive Specialty, it was not mandatory in PADI to deploy a DSMB in Open Water course, so it was the only course that actually used to teach how to us a … More PADI SMB Diver course / Buceador con boya de PADI: un curso muy interesante

AWARE Coral Reef Conservation course: a waste of time? / Curso AWARE de Conservación de Corales: ¿una pérdida de tiempo?

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés I know some people are kind of forced to do these Project Aware courses in order to get their Master Scuba Diver rating: they are cheap, easy and fast to do and it´s a good way of getting away with one more specialty for your MSD rating. … More AWARE Coral Reef Conservation course: a waste of time? / Curso AWARE de Conservación de Corales: ¿una pérdida de tiempo?