A Greek JJ-Palooza on HMS Ermine
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1w ago
by Marinos Giourgas. Photos courtesy of the author unless noted. The HMS Ermine The Objective AegeanTec’s first JJ-CCR diving trip in Greece fulfilled a long held ambition. What better way to kickstart a new tradition than to combine it with diving a WWI wreck? Especially one that had been visited only once before and that constituted an absolute time capsule from the evening of August 2, 1917! The event was organized in February, and we teamed up with our associates, the UFR Team of Vasilis Mentogiannis, who immediately embraced the idea, as he was the first diver to have dived the HMS Ermin ..read more
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KEEP IT SIMPLE: Musings About the SF2
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1w ago
By Horst Dederichs In the early 2000s, technical rebreather diving was still in its infancy in Europe. The number of commercially available rebreathers was limited, and most devices were suitable only for recreational depths. Electronically-controlled circulatory systems were frowned upon, at least among DIR-oriented divers. Passive semiclosed rebreathers (PSCR) systems have now been successfully used in cave systems in the USA and much of Europe but were mostly unavailable in Germany then. Consequently, various companies (including SCUBAFORCE) began building their own PSCR devices. In fact ..read more
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SF2 – The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful
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1w ago
by Jens O. Meissner and Helmut Spangler A diving device is only as good as its user, right? That’s correct. But you can’t get anywhere without usable diving equipment. The SF2 rebreather has been accompanying the 7Oceans Tek team on all kinds of dives to depths of over 100 m/330 ft for over 10 years. Time for a short break to get an overview of the range of applications. Getting To Know Your SF2: Experiences With The User Course After dozens of user courses, we can already say that we are able to assess how a new device is put into operation by new, inexperienced users.  On the positive ..read more
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Remembering Sealab I
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1w ago
By Ben Hellwarth. Photos courtesy of the US Navy and former US Navy diver/photographer Bernie Campoli who was on the Sealab I team, as noted. Lede photo: Sealab I on a barge waiting to be deployed. Something that happened 60 years ago, nearly 61 meters/200 feet below the surface of the Atlantic, might have been a worthy cause for celebration. Maybe public displays like those ticker-tape parades being held for the first American astronauts—the dauntless pioneers who had deservedly become ubiquitous in the media of the day, including a relatively new entrant known as TV news. The space race wit ..read more
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Protect the Strait of Messina Seabed—No Ponte!
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1w ago
Text and photos by Cristina Condemi unless noted. The view of the Strait from Scilla and where the government is planning the bridge. Scilla, Italy May 14, 2024—Activists opposed to building a bridge to connect Sicily to the rest of the continent call this idea an “eco-monstrosity” against the Strait of Messina. The Italian government wants to build a bridge to connect Sicily with the rest of the country, and they’ve placed much emphasis on this expensive and complex project. They say that the bridge will be “a favor” to Italians who have been waiting for it for 50 years, and that, finally, t ..read more
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Treasures, Shipwrecks and the Dawn of Red Sea Diving
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1w ago
A Pioneer’s Journey by Howard Rosenstein With Forewords by Sylvia Earle and David Doubilet PRESS RELEASE Howard Rosenstein wasn’t just opening the first dive school in Sharm El-Sheikh; he was cracking open a hidden world in Sinai. This true story dives headfirst into those groundbreaking times, where celebrated guests, uncharted dives and historical discoveries became the extraordinary routine. It’s a tale of grit, where resourcefulness and connections fueled Howard’s pioneering spirit. From Roman coins glinting on the seabed to the dark, unmapped depths, his dives unveiled sunken treasures ..read more
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How Current Are Your Rescue Skills?
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1w ago
By Wally Endres and Christine Tamburri. Photos courtesy of the authors unless noted. Rescue procedures in sidemount can be similar to those in a recreational configuration, specifically a tired diver tow.” Photo courtesy of Razor Please take a few minutes and complete our Rescue Skills Survey. When was the last time you had an in-water emergency while diving where your reaction saved a life? Maybe we should ask a more critical question: was it an event or was it actually an emergency? Are you a proactive or reactive diver?  When planning for a worst-case scenario, most divers consider th ..read more
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Rebreather Training: Are We Certifying Ourselves into Extinction?
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1w ago
By Jeffrey Bozanic, Ph.D. Images courtesy of the author unless noted. Unlike training to pilot aircraft, automobiles, or open circuit scuba gear, current rebreather training is brand and configuration specific. What’s more, according to the recently adopted ISO training standards, instructors must wear the same unit and configuration as their students. However, given the size of the market, veteran diving educator, scientific diver and rebreather graybeard, Jeffrey Bozanic argues this approach is a recipe for extinction. Instead, he proposes we need to take a ‘systems approach’ to training and ..read more
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More Tech Diving during additional CCR week at Buddy Dive Resort
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by InDEPTH
2w ago
BIG NEWS! Buddy Dive TeK is adding an extra week to Bonaire TeK! Bonaire Tek is THE tec diving event on Bonaire, attracting tec divers from all over the world and manufacturers of the best gear in the industry. This year, Bonaire TeK takes place from September 28 – October 5, 2024. Because of the huge success of the event, Buddy Dive TeK is adding an extra CCR week to Bonaire TeK! From October 5 – 11, 2024 tec divers can enjoy an extra week dedicated to rebreather diving sponsored by DAN and Silent Diving. Would you like to try CCR diving? Learn about the n ..read more
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Meet The New Scientific Director of NEDU
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2w ago
Global Underwater Explore (GUE) diver, cave explorer, and world-recognized diving physiologist David Doolette has taken on a new role as Scientific Director of the U.S. Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) in Panama City, Florida. Although he also retains his role as a Diving Research Physiologist, he is now officially responsible for the broad planning, scientific integrity, and ethical conduct of the scientific program at the world’s premier diving research, development, test, and evaluation institution. He will also focus on recruitment, retention, and training of scientific staff. If you ..read more
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