Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog Sidemount Technical Wreck Resources and Articles 2019-08-07T13:06:39Z http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/feed/atom/ WordPress http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/cropped-Vitruvian-logo-color-2017-32x32.png Andy Davis http://www.scubatechphilippines.com <![CDATA[Scuba Q and A: The Difference Between a Divemaster and Dive Guide]]> http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=15283 2019-08-07T13:06:39Z 2019-08-07T13:06:39Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Question: What is the difference between a Dive Guide and a Divemaster?  Both RSTC and ISO describe Open Water qualification as an “autonomous level” qualification. ‘Autonomous’ means that the qualified diver DOES NOT REQUIRE SUPERVISION relative to the level of their qualification. Consequently, it should be appropriate for a “Dive Guide” to accompany them purely […]

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Andy Davis http://www.scubatechphilippines.com <![CDATA[Ten Pro Tips For A Better Horizontal Hover]]> http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=540 2019-08-07T12:42:50Z 2019-08-07T12:42:50Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Ten Tips to Attain a Better Horizontal Hover – Scuba Diving Techniques by Andy Davis Scuba diving techniques to improve your comfort and capability underwater. In this article, I list ten simple techniques that will allow you to develop a better horizontal hover whilst scuba diving. Get Your Weighting Right Fine-tune & confirm your max weighting […]

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Andy Davis http://www.scubatechphilippines.com <![CDATA[A Guide to Modern Sidemount Diving]]> http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=735 2019-08-07T12:42:49Z 2019-08-07T12:42:49Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

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 cylinders on the diver’s […]

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Andy Davis http://www.scubatechphilippines.com <![CDATA[Scuba Diving Buddy Separation Safety Protocols]]> http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=37 2019-08-07T12:42:48Z 2019-08-07T12:42:48Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Scuba Diving Safety Protocols: Buddy Separation by Andy Davis Losing your buddy is an easy way to ruining a good dive.  Being alone underwater can cause many divers apprehension.  It often also ends in an aborted dive  – which sucks when you’ve spent your hard earned money, time and effort in going scuba diving. Buddy […]

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Andy Davis http://www.scubatechphilippines.com <![CDATA[No.9 | Streamlined Scuba Equipment]]> http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=185 2019-08-07T12:42:47Z 2019-08-07T12:42:47Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Scuba Buoyancy Masterclass Series #1 STREAMLINED SCUBA EQUIPMENT by Andy Davis Streamlined scuba equipment is a critical factor in making overall improvements to your comfort and control in the water.  Scuba divers should consider streamlined scuba kit to be a high priority when purchasing and configuring their equipment for diving. This article explains the benefits […]

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Andy Davis http://www.scubatechphilippines.com <![CDATA[No.8 | The Balanced Rig]]> http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=182 2019-08-07T12:42:46Z 2019-08-07T12:42:46Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Scuba Buoyancy Masterclass Series #8 THE BALANCED RIG by Andy Davis When considering the configuration of their scuba equipment for precision buoyancy and weighting, scuba divers should pay heed to the safety issues arising from having non-ditchable weight.  To mitigate those potential problems, it is worthwhile to devote some attention to the principle of a […]

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