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 […]

The post Scuba Q and A: The Difference Between a Divemaster and Dive Guide was written by Andy Davis.

]]>
Ten Pro Tips For A Better Horizontal Hover http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/scuba-diving-techniques-hover/ 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 […]

The post Ten Pro Tips For A Better Horizontal Hover was written by Andy Davis.

]]>
A Guide to Modern Sidemount Diving http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/sidemount-diving-techniques/ 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 […]

The post A Guide to Modern Sidemount Diving was written by Andy Davis.

]]>
Scuba Diving Buddy Separation Safety Protocols http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/protocols-for-buddy-separation/ 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 […]

The post Scuba Diving Buddy Separation Safety Protocols was written by Andy Davis.

]]>
No.9 | Streamlined Scuba Equipment http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/scuba-buoyancy-masterclass-9of9-streamlining-your-scuba-kit/ 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 […]

The post No.9 | Streamlined Scuba Equipment was written by Andy Davis.

]]>
No.8 | The Balanced Rig http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/scuba-buoyancy-masterclass-8of9-the-balanced-rig/ 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 […]

The post No.8 | The Balanced Rig was written by Andy Davis.

]]>