Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
We have been busy this summer, after a great CCR megalodon training in the Caymans during Inner Space at Dive Tech (thanks to Marc and Allison witch our new CCR diver on a Megalodon).
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Becoming a Certified Cave Diver
The NSS-CDS breaks the process of becoming a fully-certified cave diver down into four steps. These steps can be taken as individual courses, or combined into four-, six- or eight-day programs. With each step, students’ knowledge, abilities and experience grow. So, too, do the limitations imposed on them, as the following chart shows:
Cavern Diver: 2 days 4 dives 30 m/100 ft max depth 60 m/200 ft Daylight Zone; max penetration No Restrictions
Basic/Intro Cave Diver: 2 days 4 dives 30 m/100 ft max depth 1/6rd of Doubles No Decompression
Apprentice Cave Diver: 2 days 4 dives 40 m/130 ft max depth 1/3rd of Doubles Limited Deco; No Circuits or Traverses
Cave Diver: 2 days 4 dives 40 m/130 ft max depth 1/3rd of Doubles No Staging or Scootering
Friday, March 19, 2010
I remember my first dry suit.. It was a latex suit with no OPV, no power inflator, as a "kid" we tough it was enough for us to stay dry and be protected by the cold Mediterranean waters. I almost passed out, was white as an Aspirin and the squeezes marked by body for days. Since then I have tried almost all the Dry suit I could, Started with Spirotechnique Trilaminate, Poseidon 7mn Neoprene, Top Star Neoprene (famous suit in the French Cave diver community) Beuchat Trilaminate and Neoprene, Scubapro Trilaminate, Northern Diver (one of my best), DUI TLS 350, and then the SANTI E-space.
I am impressed by some nice feature of the suit, it is light streamline and well adjusted to my body, it is very well finished, the construction is unique, first the parts are joined together, then inside, they are glued by hand with a 1-1/4 inch wide tape. this process make the suit strong and durable with a 600gr/sqm cordura/Butylen/Polyester. two smart utility pockets with D-ring.
the suit has a 3 year limited warranty.
I think it will fit very well US and EU Tech divers.
Contact me for brochure or more explanations.
"You dive like you train"
IANTD IT #435
Monday, March 08, 2010
We have finished a CCR Trimix program in South Florida.
Two candidates from Brazil and two divers from France joined us for the dives. Anderson was working on his CCR trimix diver and Jose Mario Ventura was working on his CCR trimix Instructor. Jose is a new IANTD CCR trimix Instructor in Brazil.
we dove with RJ in Miami on the Ophelia, Dema Trader, we dove The Spiegel Grove in the Keys with Horizon divers, and we finished with Avid Divers who did as usual a superb work on the deep wrecks of the Hydroatlantic, The Lowrance, and the beautiful RBJ.
What a great week
Congratulation to our candidates for showing a great attitude respects of the procedure during the week.
On the picture from R/L Oliver Paoli, Georges Gawinowski, Anderson Lemos, Jose Mario Ventura, Brigitte Leccia, Fred Criscola
Thursday, January 28, 2010
DISCOVER THE CAVE COUNTRY & INCREASE YOUR DIVING SKILLS
The cave country is located in the North Central Florida near Live Oak and Mayo. Blue and clear water beautiful cave systems attract people from all over the world. You will find the best caves and the best training. These two combinations will give you the opportunity to increase you diving techniques, become more aware of the dangers and dive theses caverns with respect of theses beautiful underwater systems.
We propose you an intro-cave class from March 27 to March 29.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
we have 3 new IANTD Instructors on: First Aid / Oxygen Administrator / Automatic External Defibrillator/o2 Provider.
1. (Diver First Aid) This Program is designed to teach divers on how to manage diving accidents and other injuries that may occur at a dive site.
2. (Oxygen Administrator) This Program is designed to teach people how to utilize and administer oxygen for dive accident management.
3. (AED) This Program is designed to teach people how to utilize an Automatic External Defibrillator.
4.This Program is designed to teach people how to perform CPR on people who are old enough to dive for dive accident