I have recommended Ross Neill at Rainbow Reef to many of our local divers who decided to train other than here (Kwajalein). Rainbow Reef is going to teach you how to use PADI’s teaching system…just like most other IDC programs. It will be up to you how you implement it. How to mix your style...
I was a fan of Atomic regulators, then went down the ScubaPro dirt road. I am back with Atomic. I just sold my MK25s/S600s and am now using Atomic M1s for stage/deco cylinders. They breath better (my opinion) and yon can use them with 80% O2 from the factory.
Most of the time when diving away from my home port I am diving with a business associate in one fashion or another. So they already know my cert level. Other times I show them what’s needed for a dive, e.g. AOW & EAN or Extended Range.
I voted “Depends on the diver”
In Kwajalein we have divers at both ends of the spectrum.
There’s this one diver who by the time he had 30 dives could have been a poster child for balance trim and neutral buoyancy. This guy came from a swimming family with included competition swimmers and...
I had the pleasure of sailing with Vern Twice. The first time I, however, relaxed so much I slept most of the crossing. In the previous 48 hours, I flew from Egypt, to Europe, to Denver. Drive 500 miles round trip for a job interview. Then flew from Denver to Roatan where Vern was waiting for...
In Kwajalein, we do about 95-98% shore dives with out Open Water/Jr. Open Water students. They are readily available in about 5-10 bike ride from our houses and nicely set up for diving.
But I can tell you, I much rather dive from a boat than do a shore dive.
First...the internet is NOT the place to learn the ins & outs of how EAN (nitrox). Please see a reputable instructor.
When planning the use of Nitrox we use ‘Dalton’ Triangle’. This video should answer your initial questions.
For those who missed the opportunity to meet and sail with Capt Vern you truly missed one of the finest individuals I had the pleasure of meeting. In April/May 2012 I did my Divemaster training at UDC. Capt Vern ran a catamaran ferrying service daily between Roatan and Utila. In my opinion it...
My most requested specialties are:
Self Reliant Diver
Shark Conservation w/local adaptations
My most popular (numbers):
Zombie Apocalypse Diver (offered around Halloween time)
Divers Against Debris (offered the morning before a Harbor Cleanup dive
While the refresh rate is as fast as 1 second, I can see how an analog might be better in case the second stage locks up between seconds. But the feature that attracted me to the gauge was the “peak” feature. The peak stores the highest pressure readings between uses. With my analog gauges, it...
Has anyone used the Dwyer DM1000 Series Digital Differential Pressure Gauge?
I have several of their time tested 2000 Series gauges, but just curious how well the digital gauge works for bench testing.
Series DM-1000 | DigiMag® Digital Differential Pressure and Flow Gages monitors the pressure...
I had a customer who asked to compare breathability of a B2 and a Mk25/S620i right out of their boxes. He choose the B2 solely because it breathed better. Then he really liked the comfort swivel, more robust service interval (he lives on a boat traveling the Pacific) and the Lowe price.
I have used them and my first impression was I really liked the design. But after using them a few dive I determined they were not for me.
I “buckle” my waist strap/belt while gearing up. Then in the water I make my final adjustments. I found the simple buckle easier to tighten in the water...