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Sidemount Technical Wreck Diving Subic Bay Philippines

Originally posted 2018-03-07 23:55:31. Pony Cylinders and Redundant Air Sources for Wreck Diving by Andy Davis Recreational wreck divers often question whether they need to carry a redundant source of air when conducting specialist wreck diving activities.  Most agencies and instructors will generally recommend the use of redundant air sources to be a prudent measure […]

advanced wreck diving course subic bay

Originally posted 2011-06-22 16:02:01. ADVANCED WRECK DIVING – COURSE NOTES by Andy Davis, PADI / ANDI Technical Wreck Instructor Disclaimer:   These notes accompany a professionally supervised advanced wreck diving workshop, aimed at developing specialist skills for qualified wreck divers.  This information is not a substitute for gaining proper experience under qualified direction.  Wreck penetration […]

air sharing emergency scuba diving

Don’t Get Gas Mugged! – A Predictable Strategy For Stress-Free Air Sharing Emergencies by Andy Davis I see lots of debate on scuba diving social media about optimal regulator configurations for air sharing. Divers debate the pros and cons of ‘traditional’ octopus, AIR2 systems, using the long hose, spare air and pony systems, primary share […]

Bungee Secured Finger Spool Here’s my approach to configuring a very secure, yet easy to deploy finger spool. It works well for overhead environment safety spool use, and is quick and intuitive to deploy, even in zero visibility.

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How To Build Your Own DIY Custom Sidemount Harness by Andy Davis It’s pretty easy (and cheap!) to make a DIY custom sidemount harness for yourself. Configure it using THESE instructions.  All the components can be bought off-the-shelf at any decent dive centre; with the exception of the sidemount shoulder and lumbar plates, which you’ll […]

technical wreck diving tips

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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Buying Scuba Equipment – How To Avoid Noobie Mistakes by Andy Davis Scuba equipment is an expensive investment.  But take one look at eBay and you’ll find a mountain of nearly-new kit that is rapidly replaced or upgraded by divers.  It’s a sign of costly, regretful, purchasing decisions.  To put it succinctly; there’s a lot […]

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Ten Tips On How to Prepare for Technical Diving Training By Andy Davis I teach a wide range of technical diving courses, including deep diving decompression, technical wreck penetration and advanced overhead environment sidemount training. Of all those diverse and challenging courses, the one I see students struggle the most with is entry-level tech; their […]