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Dive Planning Apps For Technical Divers

Review of decompression dive planning mobile apps for technical divers Recently, I started down a path of discovery into the prehistory of technical and decompression diving. Nitrox only became acceptable in recreational diving around the mid-to-late nineties. A small group of divers, mostly in Florida, had already been experimenting with exotic gases by then. Here’s […]

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Why Dive Sidemount?

Why dive sidemount scuba when there’s nothing wrong with back mount? The average recreational diver probably doesn’t give much thought to sidemount scuba. Many divers are completely unfamiliar with sidemount. Others know it as a thing tech divers do. There are, however, circumstances where the everyday diver could find sidemount scuba and attractive option. Sidemount […]

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In-Water Recompression

In-water recompression: Good idea? Bad idea? What is it anyway? A few weeks ago I came across the following article: Take Me Back Down: One Diver’s “Over The Counter” Remedy For DCIs If you have any deep diving training at all, chances are the topic of in-water recompression has come up at least once. The concept […]

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Are Welded D-Rings Really an Entanglement Hazard?

In the diving community, especially the technical diving community, there are a lot of “facts” thrown around related to best diving practices, equipment, training standards, etc. If you do a little research, much of what is stated as “fact” isn’t supported with much, if any, verifiable data. There are many examples: “Bungeed wings catch on things, […]

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Project Baseline

In recent months, I’ve had the good fortune to be introduced to Project Baseline. Project Baseline is a not-for-profit, conservation organization that has involved thousands of divers all over the world. One of the goals for Project Baseline is to document the condition of aquatic ecosystems over time, to chronicle changes that might be occurring. […]