It’s the silence that first catches the attention, as you descend in the water column. There are no noisy bubbles. You can hear the soft whisper and rhythm of your own breathing and almost detect the beat of your heart. You relax and slow down.Read more
There were intense preparations, including materials testing conducted by a few members of the Flemisch cave exploration group, Science Explorers, and the diving club, Technical Diving Antwerp.In addition to myself, our dive expedition team includRead more
Rebreathers are not new: the concept dates back several centuries and they have been used by military and commercial divers for over a hundred years.
For example, the same first rule is true for technical diving. Gas management 101 starts off by stating something like: “Always have a sufficient volume of appropriate gas to breathe throughout the whole dive!”Read more
User can either upgrade their existing MKVI or purchase a new 60M-Enabled one.
New units will be available from August 15th, but the upgrade process can be started from June 1st.
Existing users upgrade by sending their E-module and battery to the local Poseidon Rebreather Center which will send them back to Poseidon Sweden for upgrade. The process should take about 4 weeksRead more
The self-sufficiency mindset is where the diver is fully self-sufficient and approaches the dive with the view that they can perform the dive on their own and would be fully able to complete the dive without a buddy.Read more
The Ojamo lime mine is situated 60 kilometers west of Helsinki. It attracts thousands of visitors every year. The mine area is part of the city of Lohja, known for its industry. The mining operations began here in the 19th century.Read more
Near the diving center, a guideline was stretched and positioned between some trees. Following a classroom explanation of methods and emergency procedures, the techniques are performed on a land drill prior to their underwater implementation.Read more
A rebreather is simply a way to reuse the gas breathed out by the diver in conjunction with a method of removing the carbon dioxide produced by the diver. The main advantage of a rebreather is that it is much more efficient on gas usage.Read more
Billy was out running errands and Chris, the store manager, called out for me pick-up the phone in the office: someone was interested in our deep diving program.Read more
The last forum, Rebreather Forum 2.0, which I organized with rebreather builder Tracy Robinette, was held 16 years earlier in 1996, at a time when rebreathers were just being introduced to the sport diving market.Read more
This of course makes for good copy for the uninitiated—diving companies have long used tech sizzle to sell gear and training to recreationalists—but the fact is, it’s a bit of marketing hyperbole.Read more