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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “THEN AND NOW” IN TECHNICAL DIVING

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “THEN AND NOW” IN TECHNICAL DIVING

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “THEN AND NOW” IN TECHNICAL DIVING By Michael Thomas “Have you got a light, guys?” Many years ago, surfacing from a cave or sump dive and hearing the cry “have you got a light, guys?” was not uncommon. Diving light failure happened a fair bit, as lighting was not as reliable or bright as we have now. A team member’s light was either out or producing lumens not much better than a glow worm in a jam jar! Not really a problem if you are back at the entrance to the cave, but more of a problem if...

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5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU START TECH DIVING

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5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU START TECH DIVING

By Lidor A couple of days ago I received a message from an Instagram follow. This person said that after following my Instagram page they were inspired to start tech diving and asked me for some advice and tips for beginners. So, this article is for that follower and anyone else who may be considering tech diving. Here are 5 things that people who are interested in tech diving need to know   Feel comfortable in the water. In tech diving, you are going to need a lot of gear (backmount doubles, stages). You need to be comfortable and relaxed in the...

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THE TRICK TO GETTING MORE TIME OUT OF YOUR TANKS

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THE TRICK TO GETTING MORE TIME OUT OF YOUR TANKS

By Roy Cabalo We hear the question all the time from new divers and in some cases seasoned divers as well – How do I get more time out of my cylinder?  The usual answers include “relax” or “it’ll come with time and experience” or “count through your breaths,” just to throw a few out there. However, we rarely take the extra time to explain Diaphragmatic Breathing. Diaphragmatic what???  Diaphragmatic breathing is sometimes referred to as Abdominal or Belly Breathing. It’s the scientific solution for effective oxygen exchange in the body, a reduced heart rate and relaxation, whether in or out of...

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DO YOU VISUALIZE YOUR DIVES?

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DO YOU VISUALIZE YOUR DIVES?

By Roy Cabalo I often see divers plan their dives but wonder how many are visualizing their dives. Visualizing your dive and dive planning are not the same thing. Visualization is nothing new. Professional athletes practice it before critical plays. Business professionals do so before important meetings. Military leaders employ it before important operations. Not just planning In dive planning, you’re doing just that planning. You look at factors such as depth, time, temperature, topography, current, weather and the purpose for your dive. Dive planning is looking at the important details that are critical to a safe and successful dive....

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