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[What is Diving Experience?]]> http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=5543 2019-08-07T12:40:01Z 2019-08-07T12:40:01Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

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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Andy Davis http://www.scubatechphilippines.com <![CDATA[Fixing The Sidemount Training Disappointment]]> http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=5186 2019-08-07T12:40:00Z 2019-08-07T12:40:00Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

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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Andy Davis http://www.scubatechphilippines.com <![CDATA[Choosing a Buoyancy Control Device BCD]]> http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=294 2019-08-07T12:39:59Z 2019-08-07T12:39:59Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Choosing Your Buoyancy Control Device (BCD) by Andy Davis Shopping for a scuba buoyancy control device (BCD) is like completing a jigsaw.  There is a huge variety of products and options available for the diver to chose from. The diver needs certain functions, but may also want certain additional functionality.  Manufacturers/retailers will always try and make divers want […]

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Andy Davis http://www.scubatechphilippines.com <![CDATA[Goal Setting for Technical Diving Training]]> http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=5387 2019-08-07T12:39:58Z 2019-08-07T12:39:58Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

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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Andy Davis http://www.scubatechphilippines.com <![CDATA[Bungee Secured Finger Spool]]> http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/?p=6888 2019-08-07T12:39:57Z 2019-08-07T12:39:57Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

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. Originally posted 2018-11-05 06:10:15.

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