In early January I got the chance to have a dive on the new RedBare Rebreather from VMS – Vobster Marine Systems. Overall impressions were quite easy – I really liked it! The initial thing you notice about the RedBare is that it’s much smaller than it’s big brother, the RedHead. Most of this is
One of the more common requests that I receive is not for training itself, but for individual coaching session. I thought it might be a good idea to let you know what an individual technical diving coaching session is, what it’s for and what it’s not for. It’s Not Training! Technical diving coaching sessions are
Although it seems a simple enough task, there are a few important steps to take before using a new reel or spool. Having just purchased one, I thought it would be a good idea to share my process. There are 6 steps that you should complete before using your new reel or spool. These become
Once again I was lucky enough to spend a week last month instructing at TEKCamp. For those of you that don’t know, TEKCamp is held at Vobster Quay and allows divers to spend a whole week with some of the best technical diving instructors in the country. As an instructor I don’t always get chance to capture
For those of you that haven’t seen the news, a strong and continued future for the Sentinel CCR came a step closer last week with the release of the following statement from Vobster Diving Ltd Vobster Diving Limited (trading as Vobster Quay) is pleased to announce that it has entered discussions with VR Technology Holdings
Technical diving is becoming more popular that ever, with many divers deciding that they want to use advanced skills, techniques and equipment to extend their diving range. For most divers this process starts with seeking advice from current technical divers and technical instructors. That’s entirely what TEKCamp is all about. Now in it’s third year,
Most of us diver will be familiar with the phrase “Unearned Hit” when it comes to decompression. Early this month, John Chatterton posted a blog regarding the phrase unearned and it seemed an ideal opportunity to agree with him. You can read all of John’s Blog on his web page at www.johnchatterton.com (and I’d encourage you to
The current issue of X-Ray magazine has a nice article regarding becoming a good (or “pro”) technical diver. Written by Pascal Bernabe, an experienced technical instructor and record holder, it provides a guide for any budding technical diver. Without going into too much details, as you can read the full article for yourself for free,
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