Are you looking to give back? Why not start with the very thing that has given you your favorite hobby, the ocean. Here are seven ways you can keep the ocean clean in your everyday life.
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Ahhh, another great debate of the scuba world: to count aquarium dives or not. Some would say aquarium dives are a great way for new or inexperienced divers to gain experience in a controlled environment. Others feel that this isn’t “real” scuba diving. Where do you fall?
It’s no secret that dive gear isn’t cheap. So, why wouldn’t you take the time to make sure that it’s properly cared for? We’re breaking it all down for you so you can make your gear last as long as possible.
Think about it, how long have you been a public safety diver? Keep that going, how long has it been since you took a public safety diving course? Most importantly, how do you know when it’s time for a refresher?
Public safety diving isn’t like any other type of diving. Teams are constantly figuring out where their next dollar is coming from and beyond that, how to use it in a way that benefits their team the most. Let’s take a look at how private public safety companies can succeed at business while making public safety divers’ jobs safer and more efficient.
Many Public Safety Divers take issue with their full face masks from time to time. We get it, equipment can fail, but are you taking the proper precautions to makes sure you’re not hurrying along this process?
What is the difference between firefighters and public safety divers? Easy, one fights fires and one dives into the water to rescue victims or recover evidence. Now let’s think about their gear and training… Both parties require an air supply and both parties would never allow an individual off the street to jump in to bring someone to safety.
Did you know that certain foods have been tested and even showed signs of reducing decompression sickness? Did you also know there are an array of exercises you can do to reduce your risk of DCS? And the most stunning thing of all? Your Genetics even play a role!
Ready to jump into rebreather diving? Not sure what to expect? Are you sure you’re doing it for the right reasons? Take a look into this unique perspective of a student and instructor going through a KISS rebreather course. It might just make you think a little longer about making sure you’re REALLY ready to enter the world of rebreather diving.
Most, if not all, technical dive teams will debrief after every dive. Typical discussions include what went well, what didn’t, and any fixes for next time for each of the areas listed above.