Home made gas blending / Cómo mezclar gases con equipos no profesionales

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés I know most people think gas blending is a tec course and, if they just dive for fun, may no be so useful. However, I really think it´s an important course for everybody really interested in diving, tec or recreational diver (as long as he dives nitrox). … More Home made gas blending / Cómo mezclar gases con equipos no profesionales

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

Dive from shore with surf/ Bucear desde la costa con olas

English, Español sigue tras texto en inglés. Dive from shore is a good exercise: it´s simpler, cheaper and faster than jumping into a boat and get to the dive place. However, sometimes we may have some surf that may complicate our entry into the water. A big surge it´s always a big NO because if … More Dive from shore with surf/ Bucear desde la costa con olas

Night diver course: somethings to learn / Curso de buceo nocturno: algunas cosas que apender

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés I know some people may think that night diver specialty course doesn´t offer much: you only have to dive at night, learn a couple of things (that are already included in your advanced diver manual) and you are sorted. To some extend, this is true. But we … More Night diver course: somethings to learn / Curso de buceo nocturno: algunas cosas que apender

PADI TEC Rescue curse / Curso de rescate técnico de PADI

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés Jonas Samuelson and Andy Anderson, PADI members, wrote a couple of years ago what I consider a key point in tec diver education: a tec rescue course. It was fast approved by PADI as a Distinctive Specialty.  I think it´s a course all tec divers should end … More PADI TEC Rescue curse / Curso de rescate técnico de PADI

Peak Performance Buyancy course and sesions/ Curso y sesiones de flotabilidad perfecta

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés If OW course is done properly and you are in the average of all new divers, you may think this course is not for you. If you had lots of problems with your buoyancy, the options are that your instructor didn´t spend enough time with you in … More Peak Performance Buyancy course and sesions/ Curso y sesiones de flotabilidad perfecta

Which are the best conditions for doing a diving course?/¿Cuáles son las mejores condiciones para hacer un curso de buceo?

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés. We already talked in a previous post about which courses can be done in your vacations without wasting them. In this occasion I´m going to talk about the, for me, ideal conditions for doing a diving course. It sounds logic that the best places would always be … More Which are the best conditions for doing a diving course?/¿Cuáles son las mejores condiciones para hacer un curso de buceo?

Teaching Tec50 with TMX only for the instructor / Enseñar Tec50 con TMX sólo para el instructor

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés In PADI Tec50 (unless the student and the instructor decides/can do it with TMX -the instructor should have the TMX rating instructor also), has to be done with air and eanx. As an instructor and diver I feel not so narcked at 50 m with air but … More Teaching Tec50 with TMX only for the instructor / Enseñar Tec50 con TMX sólo para el instructor

How to improve your gas consumption: relaxation/ Cómo mejorar tu consumo de gases: relajación

English, Español sigue tras el teto en inglés As you know, the more relaxed you dive, better is your gas consumption. Gas consumption is one of the things in diving that improves with time and experience: more you dive, more relaxed you are going to be in the water and less air are you going … More How to improve your gas consumption: relaxation/ Cómo mejorar tu consumo de gases: relajación

PADI Scuba diver: a valid choice to make by instructors and to accept by divers/ PADI Scuba Diver: una elección válida para instructores y buceadores

English, Español sigue tras el texto en inglés. One of the things I have some trouble doing with students is when I tell them that I´m not going to certify them as PADI Open Water Diver but as PADI Scuba Diver. As most of you know, PADI scuba diver is half the way the PADI … More PADI Scuba diver: a valid choice to make by instructors and to accept by divers/ PADI Scuba Diver: una elección válida para instructores y buceadores