Category: Philippines Underwater Video


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Technical Wreck Course Video Subic Bay, Philippines 2013  In September 2013, I managed to get some good footage from an ANDI Technical Wreck course, run in Subic Bay.  The course took place over 5 days and was 6 dives (although we did some extra too!).   My student, Alex (Zen Diver) had previously completed technical [...]

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Sidemount Course in Subic Bay During March and April 2013, I ran several sidemount courses in Subic Bay – covering recreational and technical diving skills for a number of students.  Divemaster Tim Mathieson joined me to continue his progress in Tec Sidemount towards completion of his Tec50 qualification.  William Kao did a combination Sidemount Diver [...]

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Tec40 Sidemount Qualification Dive Brian Ferguson undertakes his TecRec Tec40 sidemount check-out dive. He completed both the Tec40 and Tec Sidemount courses in Anilao, Philippines, qualifying him to make decompression dives with multiple tanks in sidemount configuration.  For the course, he was using the Razor 2 harness and Apeks sidemount regulator set. Dive was 40m/130ft [...]

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‘M Bungee’ Super-Minimalist Sidemount Rig I had some spare time the other afternoon, so I took the opportunity to test-dive a concept I’ve had brewing for a while.  Basically, it is a harness-less sidemount rig, using an ‘M’ shape continuous bungee to secure the upper wing whilst providing traditional mounting points for sidemount cylinder valves.  The wing [...]

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Tec Sidemount Course Open Water Dive One Video Congratulations to Marcus Sulander for completing his Tec Sidemount course in February 2013.  This video shows the first open water training dive of the course, Marcus completed a total of 2 confined water sessions and 5 open-water dives, using 2-4 cylinders and simulated decompression. Tec Sidemount courses [...]

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Tec Sidemount Course Confined Skills Video Congratulations to Marcus Sulander for completing his Tec Sidemount course in February 2013.  In addition to this confined water session, Marcus completed 5 open-water dives with 2-4 cylinders and simulated decompression. Tec Sidemount courses are 3 days / 2 confined water / 5 dives.  Maximum 2 participants per course. [...]

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Sidemount Wreck Diving Course Subic Bay, Philippines Congratulations to Firdaus Kapadia and Tim Mathieson for completing the dual Sidemount Wreck Diving course in Subic Bay, Philippines. Run over a total of 5 days, Firdaus and Tim completed a total of 10 dives to achieve PADI certification in both sidemount and wreck diving, having completed many [...]

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PADI Wreck Diving Course Philippines Subic Bay, November 2012 Congratulations to Jim Cain for completing his PADI Wreck Diving Course in Subic Bay.  The course was run over 2 days and included 4 dives, including the USS New York ACR-2, the USS Majaba (El Capitan), a Landing Craft Tank Mk6 and sunken US Navy docking [...]

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Sidemount Technical Diving Techniques – Videos Some great videos that demonstrate technical sidemount diving techniques, as taught on courses, by Rob Steiner. Sidemount Buoyancy Practice Flutter Kick On Sidemount Frog Kick on Sidemount Helicopter Turn on Sidemount Sidemount Trim Cylinder ‘Feathering’ (manipulate valve to breath from free-flowing regulator) Partial Removal of One Cylinder Partial Removal [...]

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PADI Sidemount Diver Course   – Promo Teaser Video Sidemount Diving is a ground-breaking new approach for streamlined, convenient & safe diving, at both recreational and technical levels.  It is time that you learned more about the fastest-growing revolution in scuba diving… Sidemount training provides a structured approach for recreational and technical divers who wish [...]

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Landing Ship Tank (LST) Video – Subic Bay A nice video taken on the Landing Ship Tank, by a friend Mathew Payne when he was visiting and diving in Subic Bay. Landing Ship, Tank (LST) was the military designation for naval vessels designed during World War II to support amphibious and landing operations.   They were [...]

Silt Out – Wreck Danger! This video, filmed by myself in Subic Bay, graphically shows the danger of silt out to wreck divers conducting penetration dives.   What looks like a nice safe and benign compartment, with plenty of light and an obvious exit (well within recreational wreck diving limits) turns into a potential death [...]

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Landing Craft Tank (LCT) Wreck – Subic Bay, Philippines This is a lovely wreck in Subic Bay, perfect of novice divers and wreck enthusiasts.  Locally known as the “LCU” (Landing Craft Utility) it was incorrectly identified at some point in the past – but the name endures, despite the correct designation being Landing Craft Tank (LCT). The [...]

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Cone Shell Hunting Video Some footage of a hunting Cone Snail (Conus Sp.) taken in Subic Bay, Philippines. Cone snails are a type of  predatory sea snail of the species Conus.  Conus species have shells that are shaped more or less like geometric cones. Most sub-species have colourful patterns on the shell surface. Conus snails are all venomous and should be handled [...]

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VIDEO – DIVING THE LST SUBIC BAY WRECKS This video, by Mathew Payne, is one of the  nicer insights into the LST wreck available on Youtube.   One of the premier Subic Bay wrecks, the Landing Ship Tank (LST) is a phenomenal dive for those with experience to dive safely below 30m/100ft. Following the end [...]

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The coconut octopus (Octopus marginatus) collects and carries shells as portable armor. In this video, the octopus uses a coconut shell as a bunker while attacking passing fish. The octopus had been little affected by the recently passing Tropical Storm Washi. Imagery by Brenda S. and R. Duncan

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A study of cephalopod camouflage - squid, cuttlefish and octopus A fascinating and educational video that explains how cephalopods manage to create amazing tricks of invisibility.  Awesome video! cephalopod camouflage When marine biologist Roger Hanlon captured the first scene in this video he started screaming.  Hanlon, senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, studies camouflage [...]

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Hazardous Marine Life – The ‘Demon Stinger’. (Inimicus Sp.) Inimicus is a genus of venomous fishes, closely related to the true stonefishes.  These benthic fishes are found on sandy or siltysubstrates of lagoon and seaward reefs, in coastal regions of tropical oceans. They are collectively known by various common names, including Bearded Ghoul, Sea Goblin, Spiny Devilfish, Devil Stinger, Indian Walkman and Stingfish. Lifestyle and peculiar habits Demon Stinger is an ambush predators. They are nocturnal and [...]

Sidemount Technical Wreck Diving Subic Bay Philippines

Technical Wreck Exploration of the USS New York, Subic Bay I thought I’d share this lovely series of videos, which document a series of technical wreck penetrations on the USS New York. Having spent the last 4 years progressively exploring the depths of this wreck, I very much enjoyed the footage and voice-over presented in [...]

Sidemount Technical Wreck Diving Subic Bay Philippines

Sidemount Technical Wreck – Teaser Video A short (4 minute) HQ video showing highlights of the sidemount technical wreck exploration and training dives in Subic Bay, Philippines.  ANDI, PADI and skills clinic training and videography by Andy Davis (PADI MSDT 634077) and Bruce Konefe (ANDI I.T.D. #15). Dives filmed on (in): the USS New York, [...]

Sidemount Technical Wreck Diving Subic Bay Philippines

Advanced Recreational Wreck Diving, Subic Bay, Philippines   Going beyond a standard ‘Wreck Diver’ course and exploring the full range of training and equipment available to recreational divers who seek to dive safely and confidently in a wreck environment. This video was taken during an ‘Advanced Recreational Wreck’ workshop in Subic Bay, over 4 days [...]

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Sidemount Diving Video – The Force of Sidemount I hope you enjoy this sidemount diving video, just put together with some footage from technical wreck dives in Subic Bay earlier this year…. For more information about basic and advanced/technical sidemount courses in the Philippines, please visit the Sidemount Overview Sidemount Diving is a ground-breaking new [...]