Welded 90 degree d-ring

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, […]

OMS Deluxe Harness

This is my harness/backplate/wing rig. I think it looks tough. It’s a huge pain to adjust, but sure fits right once you get it set. And, that’s the key. This is the OMS Deluxe Harness. I use the hogarthian, standard harness as well. In a way, I like it better because it is simpler. Come […]

Joe's OMS Harness

“Suicidal Bands of Death”??!! Show Me the Data to Prove it

Bungee Wing Deaths – Does it Really Happen? This is hilarious. I’ve been getting a bunch of heat ever since my post about using an OMS wing with bungees. First of all, it is easy to orally inflate. In fact, I can’t even tell the difference inflating the bungeed wing verses a normal jacket-style or back-inflation […]

PADI CCR Rebreather Course 2011

http://www.padi.com/scuba/news-events/default.aspx?id=16722 It’s not a huge surprise considering the rising popularity of closed circuit rebreathers, but it is nevertheless momentous that PADI will begin providing instructional programs for CCR.  I haven’t paid any attention to the buzz surrounding the move, but I personally believe it is very positive. PADI has no doubt done a staggering amount […]