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Tag Archive: experience


Scuba Diving Philippines

Are You Ready For Solo Diving? by Andy Davis The issue of solo diving often comes up in conversation amongst divers and the activity is increasingly being seen as a more ‘mainstream’ pursuit, now supported through formalized training courses and qualification by most of the primary scuba training agencies. As a technical diving instructor, I […]

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Technical Wreck Penetration – A Question Of Experience by Andy Davis I often get asked how many dives should a technical wreck diver have before they undertake serious wreck penetration dives at depth. It’s  hard to answer, because it is a very individual question; which deserves more than a simple numerical answer. I can dive […]

Diving experience

What is Diving Experience?  by Andy Davis We often hear the term ‘experienced diver’.  What does this actually mean?  Some people consider experience based on the number of dives in a log book.  For others, it is the number and level of certification cards held.  It might be defined by the challenge of the dives […]

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Scuba Q and A: QUESTION:  I am a recreational diver and I dive mostly with my husband. Our relationship issues (bickering) caused me stress.  Is this a factor I should consider when scuba diving? Andy’s Answer: I know of at least one diving fatality that could otherwise have been avoided if intra-relationship dispute and/or the […]

scuba diving training

The Secret to Diving Expertise: Experience Versus Ability by Andy Davis If you want to be an expert diver, then you need to practice. Obvious, right?  It seems not… Practice is grossly neglected in scuba diving.  It’s not a performance sport and nobody wins a gold medal for scuba diving.  Most divers don’t see practice […]

The Changing Tech Community Landscape by Andy Davis. Having been actively involved in technical diving for over 15-years as both a diver and instructor, people sometimes ask me how things have changed since I first ‘went to the dark side’. There have been many changes; the equipment and technology used, the understanding of decompression and […]