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Free diving guide of Lanzarote

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:26:00 +0000

In the website of tourism Lanzarote you can find a fantastic guide dives of 156 pages, with great detail and written in three languages ​​(Spanish, English and German).




Diving places have been chosen based on their level of use and their representativeness, as well as the uniqueness of the landscape, life and environment. It is worth highlighting the inclusion of 14 sites that provide ideal conditions for beginner level dives with just a mask and snorkel, as an introduction to diving with SCUBA gear.

The 30 areas described are an example of what Lanzarote treasures in its more than 100 dive sites. The recommended underwater routes have been grouped into four island areas, identified by color, according to their location and characteristics.




Free Diving guide of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:45:00 +0000

“Shipwrecks in Las Palmas, cataclysmic basaltic tunnels and underwater cliffs at La Catedral, a volcanic maze at La Baja Fernando, shoals at El CabrAón, spiny butterfly rays, common sting rays and angel sharks on the sandy bottom in Sardina del Norte,..., extreme diving in Gando.

20 years travelling round the world: from Chuuk to Sudan, from the Bahamas to Layang Layang, from Palau to Jardines de la Reina, always to return to Gran Canaria, to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Because this island is the closest and yet the least known of underwater landscapes, and Las Canteras beach is its crown jewel”


La guía muestra ilustraciones y fotografías con indicaciones y recomendaciones para cada inmersión. Concretamente las inmersiones que figuran en la guía son:

1. Playa Chica
2. Playa Grande

3. Roque Matavinos
4. Baja Fernando
5. La Catedral
6. Pecio "Angela Pando"

7. Pecio "Kalais"
8. Pecio "Aron"'  



Guide is free and can be downloaded from the website of the City of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Diving Guide



How it works a jacket inflator

Fri, 13 Aug 2010 08:44:00 +0000

This video explain how it works and the benefits of Mares BCD Ergo inflator technology.

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How it works a scuba regulator

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 16:51:00 +0000

Two very good videos of how a Mares 1st nd 2nd stage works and maintains high performance. Including a balanced diaphragm and also piston 1st stage.

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How assembling the MK-5 first stage Scubapro regulator

Wed, 24 Feb 2010 13:30:00 +0000

In the next video you can see how assembling the MK-5 first stage Scubapro regulator.

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Remember that certain parts of the diving equipment must be manipulated only by qualified personnel.



Technical service manuals for Aqualung regulators

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:33:00 +0000

I've upload a technical service manual for Aqualung regulators. You can find it in the section "Download diving equipment manuals", in the right column of this blog. The manuals are in 2 parts compressed with zip.

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Remember that certain parts of the diving equipment must be manipulated only by qualified personnel.



The world's first power heated wetsuit

Tue, 09 Feb 2010 17:13:00 +0000

The idea was straightforward. Design and build the world's first power-heated wetsuit. The concept was unique. Rip Curl has made the best surfing wetsuits since 1969, but never before have innovation, technology and science so meticulouslly challenged.

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The plan was precise. Research, development, testing and production unrivalled. Succes would open up a new frontier for surfing exploration. Failure was not an option.

The Rip Curl H-Bomb is now a reality. It has conquered the extremes of the Artic Circle. It is backed by oru elite surf team and performance tested by World Champion Mick Fanning.

The H-Bomb use 2 lithium-ion 7,4 volt batteries. Each battery weighs 120g. Batteries are rechargeable. Recharge time is aprox 3 hours to restore full power. The batteries power up heating elements on your back.

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The batteries are carried in internal pockets on the lower back, positioned so there's minimal impact on your flexibility.

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The temperature of the elements is controlled using 3 settings on the switch.


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http://www.ripcurl.com/index.php?hbomb



How to properly clean and your regulator after diving

Fri, 27 Mar 2009 18:16:00 +0000

This instructional video by Scuba.com will show you how to properly clean your regulator after a day of diving. You can keep it clean and in good condition if you rinse it with fresh warm water to remove all the salt. It will also help if you have the ability to attach it back to a tank and blow all the remaining water out. As always, a yearly inspection at your dive shop is needed.

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Pee-valve for women

Mon, 24 Nov 2008 18:36:00 +0000

Thanks to better drysuits and cylinder configurations, people are spending more time underwater, and if you keep drinking plenty of liquids, there will come a time when nature calls.

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The She-P makes it possible for female (technical) divers to comfortably use a P-valve while diving in a drysuit instead of using diapers.

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The She-P is a soft silicone device featuring a reservoir with ‘output’ tube, that has flexible ‘wings’ that are designed to be adhered to the skin with a medical adhesive intended for use with prosthetic devices. This results in a proper seal and comfortable urinating.

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The price is 84 € for a She-P and 278 € for the complet kit.

More information and order in http://www.she-p.com



Making a scuba jacket

Thu, 23 Oct 2008 18:37:00 +0000

In the following video shows the process of manufacturing a jacket, jackets seem manufacturer's Aqualung, according to the anagram is seen in the video.

As you will see this is a rather long and laborious process. Having seen the video you may no longer seem so expensive the price of the jacket.

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Making a scuba tank

Wed, 03 Sep 2008 12:31:00 +0000

In this video is all the process of manufacture of the scuba diving tanks that so many times we have loaded to our back. It is a somewhat peculiar process of manufacture and it never is of more knowledge since our diving gear is done, since it allows us to know it more and to understand better his operation.

The video is somewhat long but I personally have found it very interesting.

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WASP Injector Knife

Fri, 25 Jul 2008 12:17:00 +0000

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Nobody wants to engage in hand-to-hand combat with a dangerous marine predator. These situations, as uncommon as they may be, can occur. Until now, the diver has been extremely vulnerable and defenseless.

The WASP Injection Knife gives you the ability to defend yourself with deadly force and, if nothing else, it gives you peace of mind and increased comfort while reducing diver stress levels.

When you are crawling around inside a shipwreck with your whole world illuminated only as far as your dive light will allow it is nice to know that you are carrying a weapon that can truly protect you.

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As divers, we all know what the effects of compressed gas are underwater. Our training teaches us that our lungs would burst from over-inflation if we held our breath and rose to the surface. This principle is key to the effectiveness of the WASP Injection System.

This weapon injects a freezing cold ball of compressed gas, approximately the size of a basketball, at 800psi nearly instantly. The effects of this injection will drop many of the world's largest land predators. The effects of the compressed gas not only cause over-inflation during ascent when used underwater, but also freezes all tissues and organs surrounding the point of injection on land or at sea. When used underwater, the injected gas carries the predator to the surface BEFORE blood is released into the water. Thus giving the diver added protection by diverting other potential predators to the surface.

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More information in WASP

I think that it's too much dangerous, there are a lot of crazy people that can use for evil things. Here you can see a video demostration.

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Some funny diving videos

Sun, 06 Jul 2008 15:54:00 +0000

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Technical service manuals for Dacor regulators

Mon, 05 May 2008 08:37:00 +0000

I've upload a technical service manual for Dacor regulators. You can find it in the section "Download diving equipment manuals", in the right column of this blog.

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Technical manual products:

1. FIRST STAGE REGULATORS
D16 FIRST STAGE
D12 FIRST STAGE
D2 FIRST STAGE
D20 FIRST STAGE

2. SECOND STAGE REGULATORS
FURY SECOND STAGE
FURY ADJ SECOND STAGE
VIPER SECOND STAGE
CLASSIC SECOND STAGE
CLASSIC PRO SECOND STAGE
EAGLE AND EAGLE OCTOPUS SECOND STAGE

3. JACKETS INFLATOR
PULSE INFLATOR

4. INTEGRATED SYSTEM H.U.B.

Remember that certain parts of the diving equipment must be manipulated only by qualified personnel.



Technical service manuals for Apeks regulators

Wed, 09 Apr 2008 15:37:00 +0000

I've upload some technical service manuals for ScubaPro regulators. You can find them in the section "Download diving equipment manuals", in the right column of this blog.

(image) You can find the Owners Manuals regulators in Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd, in Downloads section.

Remember that certain parts of the diving equipment must be manipulated only by qualified personnel.



Mickey Mouse scuba diving

Thu, 28 Feb 2008 12:35:00 +0000

Mickey Mouse scuba diving in the Coral Reef Restaurant in Epcot, Walt Disney World.

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Technical service manuals for ScubaPro regulators

Wed, 20 Feb 2008 12:50:00 +0000

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I've upload some technical service manuals for ScubaPro regulators. You can find them in the section "Download diving equipment manuals", in the right column of this blog.

Remember that certain parts of the diving equipment must be manipulated only by qualified personnel.



Diving with Sharks in Roatan Honduras

Wed, 06 Feb 2008 13:24:00 +0000

An impressive video of a dive with sharks.

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DIVEMASTER

Wed, 02 Jan 2008 13:10:00 +0000

This is a good explanation.

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DIVING SAFETY MANUAL

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 15:31:00 +0000

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This manual sets forth the policies, procedures and standards that govern training and diving operations of all personnel participating in the Texas A&M University at Galveston (hereafter referred to as TAMUG or the University) diving program. It applies to all divers operating under University auspices, including all students in training, visiting divers, individuals who wish to dive from University facilities or vessels or use University equipment, and campus officials responsible for the management and administration of research and diving programs.

You can download this manual in the "Download scuba diving manuals" section. On the right column of this blog.



Guidance For Diving In Contaminated Waters

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 15:13:00 +0000

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The purpose of this manual is to provide general guidance and basic procedures for diving in contaminated water. Because ot the wide variability in contaminants, potential exposure levvels an other variables, only general guidance can be provided.




You can download this manual in the "Download scuba diving manuals" section. On the right column of this blog.



MULTILINGUAL DICTIONARY OF RECREATIONAL DIVING AND UNDERWATER ACTIVITIES

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 11:48:00 +0000

This dictionary is about recreational diving, breath-hold diving, spearfishing and many other underwater activities.

About 2500 notions are translated in 6 languages (EN, DE, ES, FR, IT, NL). You'll also find contexts, synonyms, acronyms, etc. It may be useful for all international diving bases, diving schools, instructors and divers who like travelling.

Link: MULTILINGUAL DICTIONARY OF RECREATIONAL DIVING AND UNDERWATER ACTIVITIES




Equivalent Diving Qualifications from Different Bodies

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 10:41:00 +0000

There are many different bodies around the world which award diving qualifications. This table gives a rough guide to equivalent qualifications.

(image) The above table is by no means exhaustive: there are other training agencies and qualifications. If you plan to cross-over training, you may be asked to start a level down from your equivalent qualification. Ask your new agency for advice.



CMAS scuba diving manuals.

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 10:26:00 +0000

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This is the result of a project that encorporates many different forms of experience, and though it takes into account numerous modern methods, it seeks to maintain the unaltered values that the confederation upholds throughout the world. It can be taken for granted that where there is scuba diving, there is also CMAS with its history and its human and social values.

You can download these manuals in the "Download scuba diving manuals" section. On the right column of this blog.



Private Luxury Submarine

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 17:12:00 +0000

SEAmagine Hydrospace Corporation announces that it has just delivered its latest luxury submarine, the Ocean Pearl submersible, which will be installed on a luxury mega yacht in Europe, named the Amevi Surprise, during the fall this year.The Ocean Pearl submersible represents the latest state of the art technology for underwater exploration specifically designed for the luxury yacht market. This SEAmagine luxury 2-person transparent submersible has a depth rating of 500 feet (153 m) and its transparent spherical cabin offers an unprecedented panoramic view to its occupants. Contacted in 2006 by the luxury yacht Amevi for a small submarine, SEAmagine responded with an enhanced version of its scientific and commercial submersible design with a focus on comfort, safety, and simplicity of operation to ensure a realistic product for the luxury yacht market.In response to the growing demand from the luxury yacht market for luxury submarines, SEAmagine has designed and produced a version of its manned submersibles specifically to complement luxury yachts. This 1-atmosphere submersible offers comfort, safety, and an exceptional field of view to its occupants in a dry environment not affected by water depth pressure or temperature. With over 72 hours of life support, this environmentally friendly electric underwater vehicle meets all the standards of the latest scientific submersibles but with the comfort and luxury of first class seats underwater. All of SEAmagine’s submersible are classed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), meet the regulations of the Cayman Island Shipping Registry. and have a long-standing record of excellence for over 10 years.SEAmagine’s submersibles feature a special design from the more traditional concepts, which make them ideally suited for operation from a yacht.Submersibles tend to be neutrally buoyant vessels and need to be boarded by the occupants while on deck before being hoisted into the water to go diving. Similarly, the submersibles need to be hoisted back on deck for the occupants to disembark. This inherent need of traditional submersible design makes their operation logistically complex, difficult and time consuming. To greatly simplify the operation of a submersible from a yacht, SEAmagine’s design offers a unique patented buoyancy system that permits the small craft not only to submerge but also to float high above the water line. This allows the submersible to be operated as surface vessel and be handled or docked as a regular tender once launched.The advantages of this feature are wide-ranging and immediate: 1) the submersibles are hoisted without occupants on board. Not only is this simpler and safer, it also allows the use of simpler cranes, eliminating the burden of having the cranes “man-rated.” 2) The launching operation can be performed by crewmembers only without the guests being present. Similarly, recovery of the submersible at the end of the day involves the crewmembers only, leaving the guests to revel in the day’s discoveries liberated from such technical operations. 3) Once launched, the submersible remains in the water as a surface vessel and is docked at the dive platform. Passengers simply step into the vessel when the pilot has it ready and step out when the submersible returns to the docking position. This allows multiple dives to be performed without having to struggle with crane launch and recovery operatio[...]