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

Towing a tired diver: underarm tow / Remolcando a un buceador cansado: transporte sujetando por la axila

English, Español tras el texto en inglés As you know, there are three basic forms of towing a tired diver in the PADI rescue Diver course. It says that a tow should maximize speed and also try to keep an eye to eye contact. For that reason, each system has it advantages and disadvantages. I´m … More Towing a tired diver: underarm tow / Remolcando a un buceador cansado: transporte sujetando por la axila

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?

Why use the power inflator to release air? / ¿por qué usar la traquea para dejar salir aire durante el ascenso?

English, Español tras el texto en inglés I know everybody is taught to let the air go by standing vertical, pulling up the power inflator and release air… however, almost everybody forget this once they learn there are release valves on shoulders and bottom. They are much easier: pull the string and air is gone, … More Why use the power inflator to release air? / ¿por qué usar la traquea para dejar salir aire durante el ascenso?