Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog Sidemount Technical Wreck Resources and Articles Fri, 24 Jul 2020 03:22:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.10 http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/cropped-Vitruvian-logo-color-2017-32x32.png Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog 32 32 Why do tech divers use two computers? http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/why-do-tech-divers-use-two-computers/ http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/why-do-tech-divers-use-two-computers/#respond Fri, 24 Jul 2020 03:21:05 +0000 http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=15336 Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Why do tech divers use two computers? Technical diving requires redundancy of safety-critical equipment. If something fails, you still have to complete the planned decompression to surface safely. Being able to track time and depth for a decompression ascent is obviously critical to that requirement. It can be done (or backed up) with a written […]

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Technical Wreck Penetration – A Question Of Experience http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/technical-wreck-diving-experience-dives/ http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/technical-wreck-diving-experience-dives/#respond Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:11:31 +0000 http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=4767 Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

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 ┬áhard to answer, because it is a very individual question; which deserves more than a simple numerical answer. I can dive […]

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Scuba Q and A: How Dangerous Is Technical Diving? http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/how-dangerous-is-technical-diving/ http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/how-dangerous-is-technical-diving/#respond Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:11:30 +0000 http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=15075 Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Scuba Q and A: How Dangerous Is Technical Diving? Q. How dangerous is technical diving? Answer: The aim of technical diving is to mitigate foreseeable risks through more advanced training, suitable equipment, increased diver proficiency, a higher level of knowledge and the development of a risk-averse, cautious, mindset. In short, the technical diver is exposed […]

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Scuba Q and A: Why Do Deep Divers Use Helium? http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/why-do-deep-divers-use-helium/ http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/why-do-deep-divers-use-helium/#respond Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:11:29 +0000 http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=15077 Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Scuba Q and A: Why Do Deep Divers Use Helium? Q. Why is helium preferred over nitrogen for diluting oxygen during deep sea diving? Answer: There are three reasons why helium becomes a necessary addition to breathing gas as depth increases: Oxygen Toxicity Oxygen is known to cause central nervous system (CNS) toxicity at higher […]

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Scuba Q and A: Do You Need A Diving Certification? http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/do-you-need-a-diving-certification/ http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/do-you-need-a-diving-certification/#respond Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:11:28 +0000 http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=15079 Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Scuba Q and A: Do You Need A Diving Certification? Q. Does someone need a certification for scuba diving? Answer: You need to be aware of certain specific risks and proficient in the physical protocols to effectively mitigate them. The most assured way to confirm that you have the right knowledge and proficiency is to […]

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Scuba Q and A: How Can I Use Less Air While Scuba Diving http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/how-can-i-use-less-air-while-scuba-diving/ http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/how-can-i-use-less-air-while-scuba-diving/#respond Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:11:27 +0000 http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=15081 Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Scuba Q and A: How Can I Use Less Air While Scuba Diving? Q. How do you use less air while scuba diving? Answer: Some divers, especially low-quality instructors, usually rush to suggest all manner of easy quick-fix solutions, that don’t really work. The truth is, your respiration demand is driven by your level of […]

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