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  1. MomZo

    Question about Shearwater default GF low settings

    For information, I contacted Shearwater by mail and here is their answer. Looks like these values come from the past and they didn't dare changing them until a new study proves there are better GF couples.
  2. MomZo

    Question about Shearwater default GF low settings

    Here is what I recall from reading your link: "For Bühlmann ZHL-16C, GF low settings lower than 55 led to first stops that were considered to be too deep. The study mentioned that a GF Low of 70 was also acceptable, so it explicitly approved of a range of 55-70 but did not specify an upper...
  3. MomZo

    Question about Shearwater default GF low settings

    Thanks for your inputs, but it actually doesn't answer my initial question: why GF low are set so small by default in Shearwater dive computers? And again, Rec mode doesn't mean no-deco dive only, or Shearwater would not give us the option to define up to 3 gases in this mode. Thus, Rec mode...
  4. MomZo

    Question about Shearwater default GF low settings

    It is all about what you call "recreational dives", as on the other side of the Atlantic, the limit of recreational diving is 60m (CMAS 3* Diver) That is why in Shearwater Rec mode, you can dive with up to 3 gases, including 99% Oxygen. Indeed, from what I understood of gradient factors, for a...
  5. MomZo

    Question about Shearwater default GF low settings

    Even 55~70 seems quite low for recreational Air/Nitrox dives. I understand the benefit/obligation of starting deco stops early during Trimix dives, but for NDL dives, or small TTS dives, I really don't.
  6. MomZo

    Question about Shearwater default GF low settings

    Hey guys. I am wondering why @Shearwater chose to set such GF low values in the 3 default conservatism settings in recreational mode. GF low values are set between 35 to 45, which implies to have a deep first stop while it is arguably accepted that deep stops are not recommended for...
  7. MomZo

    Mabini - Batangas area Cheap accomodation for scuba diving?

    This is the trip report I have written at that time, automatically translated from French by Google Translate. And this is the video I made clearly showing there is not only great macro in this area, but nice reef/wreck diving too.
  8. MomZo

    Mabini - Batangas area Cheap accomodation for scuba diving?

    It is worth contacting Anilao Scuba Dive Center (ASDC) as it was the cheapest diving resort in the area last time I went there (Jan 2018) They are cheap but friendly, professional and 100% locally owned.
  9. MomZo

    Dive Sites of Sogod Bay in Philippines with Introduction by Phil McGuire | 4K | Sony NX80

    This movie is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I was supposed to go there end of March, in the best period for whale shark watching, but I had to cancel the trip due to the current situation. I can't wait to be able to schedule another trip to Southern Leyte.
  10. MomZo

    Asia trips and coronavirus

    Yeah, the whole world is about to be locked down anyway! Let's see how many people on SB are receiving LOB cancellation notice in the coming days.
  11. MomZo

    Foreigners not allowed in Sorong

    I don't know, the information is confusing. What is the link between avoiding the protest and demonstrations and visiting Raja Ampat?
  12. MomZo

    Foreigners not allowed in Sorong

    Crossed information here, but it is also indicated in this announcement that "Visiting Raja Ampat is no problem"...?! :confused:
  13. MomZo

    Asia trips and coronavirus

    Indeed, I found this information, but it is also indicated inside the article that "Visiting Raja Ampat is no problem"...?! :confused:
  14. MomZo

    Manila lockdown - All domestic flights from/to Manila cancelled

    Published today on their social media.
  15. MomZo

    Manila lockdown - All domestic flights from/to Manila cancelled

    Same for me. I just wrote to PDR that I could not make it this time due to the current situation and they simply acknowledged my message and wished me well. I will replan a trip there as soon as this madness is over, but probably not before next year to not miss the whale shark season.
  16. MomZo

    Manila lockdown - All domestic flights from/to Manila cancelled

    For information, Cebu Pacific offered me 2 options due to the current situation: 1/Simply cancel my booking and get the full amount on a virtual wallet (Travel Fund) which can be used anytime until 12/31/2020 on a new booking 2/ One free rescheduling of my current booking to another date this...
  17. MomZo

    Manila lockdown - All domestic flights from/to Manila cancelled

    Nope, no other option which won't make me lose 3 diving days on an 8 day trip. I will replan a trip there, or at Dauin, as soon as this madness is over.
  18. MomZo

    [Trip Report] Nusa Penida (Bali, Indonesia) - October 2019

    Thank you guys for your support.
  19. MomZo

    Manila lockdown - All domestic flights from/to Manila cancelled

    Because I live in Vietnam and there is no direct flight to Cebu Mactan or Clark Angeles airports. Here are the latest news I found:
  20. MomZo

    What is a day like diving from Nusa Lembongan Vs Labuan Bajo?

    I have never been to Labuan Bajo or Komodo so I cannot really compare, but I really liked my trip to Nusa Penida last October and didn't find the island of underwater especially dirty. Dives are beautiful with loads of fish activity, and even if I was not so lucky with Mantas and Mola-Mola, I...
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