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Originally posted 2018-03-07 23:55:26. The Value of Progressive Scuba Training – ‘Putting Another Dollar In’. by Andy Davis When I talk with divers and read the online scuba forums I see a lot of scepticism about progressive scuba training courses. Novice divers often question the value of courses X, Y or Z.  Many intermediate and […]

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Originally posted 2012-05-27 15:08:29. A Guide to Modern Sidemount Diving by Andy Davis 1. What is and isn’t Sidemount Diving? Sidemount Diving Sidemount diving is the, now increasingly formalized, approach towards conducting dives with 2 or more primary cylinders secured at the side of the body and in line with the torso – with no […]

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Employability of the Dive Professional: The Value of Maintenance by Shaun Notley. What do you think the most sought-after traits of a dive professional seeking a new role within the industry would be..?   I had a brief run through and tally-up of a popular diving jobs page and the results were as follows: Sales […]

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The Biggest Risk in Technical Diving (and how to avoid it) by Andy Davis There are old divers. And there are bold divers. But there are few old, bold divers. The biggest risk in technical diving is, quite simply, not having the capacity to resolve the next hazardous incident that occurs to you. This applies […]

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Fixing The Sidemount Training Disappointment by Andy Davis Sidemount training is increasingly marketed as ‘just another’ quick specialty course for divers.  It is not. Sidemount students are sometimes sold a myth that a couple of days and a handful of dives (usually 4) is sufficient to gain mastery in using unfamiliar and very specialist equipment. […]

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Goal Setting for Technical Diving Training by  Andy Davis Technical diving is a serious endeavour, that requires a significant commitment in respect of money, time and effort.  For that reason, very few divers embark on technical diving training without having some sort of plan of what they wish to achieve in the long-term. Setting long-term […]

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Stress Management in Scuba Training – What can be done about the Panic Reaction? by Andy Davis I’m not a psychologist, but I have noticed some trends when it comes to diver reaction to scuba diving incident stress, and how those trends can be, to a greater or lesser degree, influenced by the effectiveness of […]

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Top Ten Wreck Diving Tips For Safer Wreck Penetration Dives By Andy Davis I’ve been diving on – and inside – shipwrecks for more than two decades, on 4 continents.  I specialize in teaching the highest level wreck diving courses as my full-time job.  I will happily state that my attitude towards wreck penetration has […]

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Are Some Scuba Courses more Equal than Others? by Andy Davis There are some big discrepancies in course pricing for seemingly ‘identical’ scuba courses. Cheaper courses, that result in the same certification and adhere to the same minimum agency standards should all be equal…. shouldn’t they? Why shouldn’t a prospective student simply shop around for […]

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, […]

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 PADI Courses and TecRec Technical Diving Training – Subic Bay, Philippines I offer the widest range of PADI and TecRec courses in Subic Bay, Philippines. I am an independent, full-time professional instructor  with 25 years diving experience across the globe.  In addition to offering cutting-edge, elite-level courses in sidemount, wreck and technical diving; I also […]

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Deep Diver What You Really Need to Learn to Become a Safer, Capable Recreational Deep Diver by Andy Davis  Deep Diver training is offered by most scuba training agencies and typically qualifies the diver to progress to deeper depths, up to the recreational maximum depth of 40m/130ft.  The purpose of this article is to examine […]

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Wreck and Tech Course Photos – Subic Bay Jan – Apr 2014  Some photos and commentary on the spectrum of technical, wreck and sidemount diving courses run by Andy Davis in Subic Bay during the first quarter of 2014.  I run courses throughout the year for individuals or small groups (max 3) – so please […]

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Sidemount Divers Going ‘Back’ To Backmount  A re-post of Steve Martin’s excellent article on the state of current sidemount training provision, initially published on Scubaverse.    This is important reading for divers who are considering sidemount training…. and an eye-opener for those who’ve taken sidemount diving training and have been disappointed by the results…  By […]

Advanced Wreck Diving Courses Philippines

Subic Bay Wreck Diving Photos from September 2013 Some photos illustrating the wreck diving and training carried out during the month of September 2013, here in Subic Bay, Philippines. Having completed Tec40/45/50, Alex undertakes the ANDI Level 2 ‘Techniques of Wreck Diving’ course – the photo above shows Alex surveying the upper deck of the […]

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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 […]

Sidemount Technical Wreck Diving Subic Bay Philippines

I’ll be running an Advanced Buoyancy Workshop,  in Subic Bay this Saturday (4th June 2011). Workshop will focus on; Precision weighting Horizontal trim perfection Advanced propulsion techniques (frog kick, modified flutter kick) Advanced control techniques (helicopter turn, back kick) Precision ascents, descents and stops Suitable for divers of all ability levels, who wish to improve […]