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
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
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
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
English, Español tras el texto en inglés There is diving spot in Namibia called Otjicoto lake. There we have a few amount of war equipment dropped by the Germans once the South African invaded the German colony formerly known as South West Africa. The most interesting artifacts are the First World War cannons and a … More Diving in caverns / Bucear en cavernas
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
English, Español tras el texto en inglés I know if you are a sea water diver, used to big currents or endless visibility, diving in a fresh water lake may seam piece of cake… However, reality can be tricky. There are a few differences that makes diving in lake a different game and if you … More Diving in lakes / Bucear en agua dulce
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?
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?
English, Español sigue tras el texto en ingles There has always been lots of discussion regarding this issue: what should I get, a jacket or a wing and a harness? If you do tech diving, I´ll bet you would vote for a wing. The reasons are clear: its better for your trim if you want … More Jacket or wing / Jacket o ala