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
SDI TDI UK shared this document over on Facebook not that long ago. It will make interesting reading to any diver, but especially technical divers and even more so rebreather divers. http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr1073.pdf If you are planning your bailout on your normal (and probably optimistic) breathing rate of 15 to 20 litres per minute then the
When venturing beyond the typical air diving range on a rebreather a trimix diluent must be used. However, because a rebreather effectively blends the gas mix on your back to turn it into a better mix to breath, divers have a tendency to just reach for the same diluents. One of the favourites is a 10/52
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
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 , at the start of February Ambient Pressure went through a large re-branding exercise. Ambient Pressure diving were always the rebreather arm of the company, with the recreational arm being looked after via AP Valves through the Buddy brand. To avoid further confusion, the two companies are now
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
On most courses that we teach, a lot of time is spent reconfiguring student’s stage and / or bailout cylinders. This is to be fully expected on entry level courses, where a student may not have dived with a stage before, or may have bought it specially for the course. On higher level courses a
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,
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