Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog Sidemount Technical Wreck Resources and Articles 2020-07-24T03:22:30Z hourly 1 2000-01-01T12:00+00:00 Why do tech divers use two computers? http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/why-do-tech-divers-use-two-computers/ 2020-07-24T03:21:05Z 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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Scuba Q and A: Do You Need A Diving Certification? http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/do-you-need-a-diving-certification/ 2019-08-07T13:09:34Z 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/ 2019-08-07T13:09:33Z 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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Scuba Q and A: Why Does Diving Make Me Feel Tired? http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/why-does-diving-make-me-feel-tired/ 2019-08-07T13:09:32Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Scuba Q and A: Why Does Diving Make Me Feel Tired? Q. Why does scuba diving make you tired? Answer:  It doesn’t – or at least, it shouldn’t. If you find yourself inexplicably fatigued, or sleepy after diving then it can be due to ‘decompression stress’. Don’t dismiss these sensations as “normal”, and don’t rush […]

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Scuba Q and A: What Is Your Reason For Technical Diving? http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/what-is-your-reason-for-technical-diving/ 2019-08-07T13:09:31Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Scuba Q and A: What Is Your Reason For Technical Diving? Q. What is your reason for doing technical diving? Answer:  I look at it as “tools in my tool box“. I need to possess the right tools to allow me to achieve my diving objectives. These tools include the training, knowledge, equipment and mindset […]

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Scuba Q and A: How Deep Can You Dive Using Air? http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/how-deep-can-you-dive-using-air/ 2019-08-07T13:09:30Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Scuba Q and A: How Deep Can You Dive Using Air? Q. How deep can someone scuba dive using normal air? Answer:  There are a number of factors that determine the Maximum Operating Depth (MOD) of any gas mixture. These include: Inert-Gas Narcosis Inert gas narcosis using air begins to become debilitating through anaesthetic effect […]

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