Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog Sidemount Technical Wreck Resources and Articles 2019-08-07T13:06:39Z hourly 1 2000-01-01T12:00+00:00 Scuba Q and A: The Difference Between a Divemaster and Dive Guide http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/divemaster-dive-guide-difference/ 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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Are You A Prestigious Diver? http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/prestigious-diver/ 2019-08-07T12:41:17Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Are You A Prestigious Diver? by Andy Davis There are many motivations that drive divers to pursue higher level, more advanced qualifications and skills. There are many reasons why advanced divers are attracted to one agency, or methodology, or equipment brand over another. Some divers undertake further training and more ambitious dives because they enjoy […]

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How to find the Optimal Height for Sidemount Cylinder Bands http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/sidemount-cylinder-band-height/ 2019-08-07T12:41:16Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

How to find the Optimal Height for Sidemount Cylinder Bands by Andy Davis Here is a quick ‘how to’ guide to configure the optimal height for your sidemount cylinder bands.  This method assumes you are using LOOP bungees. It’s correct for either steel or aluminium cylinders, whether you use waist D-rings or a buttplate/rails for […]

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Top 5 Convertible Hybrid Sidemount Systems http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/convertible-hybrid-sidemount-systems/ 2019-08-07T12:41:15Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Top 5 Convertible Hybrid Sidemount Systems by Andy Davis My list of the top 5 most popular hybrid sidemount systems currently available worldwide. All of these hybrid systems are able to be converted for sidemount and backmount singles/doubles use. Hybrid sidemount systems offer the diver the adaptability to use their rig for either sidemount or […]

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Mildly Bent – Decompression Stress and Micro-Bubbles http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/sub-clinical-decompression-sickness-stress-micro-bubbles/ 2019-08-07T12:41:14Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

Mildly Bent – Decompression Stress and Micro-Bubbles by Andy Davis Sub-Clinical DCS Bubbles occur in our bodies on the ascent from most scuba dives, but those bubbles have to reach a sufficient size before they cause enough immediate harm to present diagnoseable symptoms of DCS. Bubbles of insufficient size to cause clinically identifiable decompression sickness […]

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Top Ten Wreck Diving Tips For Safer Wreck Penetration Dives http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/top-ten-wreck-diving-tips-safer-penetration-dives/ 2019-08-07T12:41:13Z Andy Davis Technical Diving Blog

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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