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Breathing from a free flowing regulator

What to do:

Hold the regulator second stage loosely in your mouth, allowing excess air to escape. If possible, angle your head slightly to avoid bubbles in front of your eyes.

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Raymond Clark of Adventure Divers passes away

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Ray Clark relaxing during a surface interval in the Red Sea. Ray understood the importance of getting divers fun diving, and Adventure Divers ran many trips both in the UK and aboard, to help divers consolidate their skills.

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Ray Clark loved diving out of Swanage, Dorset

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The PADI International team pictured in Bristol in approximately 1995.

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Another student, James Belcher, wrote "I met Ray through the Adventure Divers shop. Dave, my dive buddy, and I would often book onto dives organised by Ray and Adventure Divers. I did a few dives out of Swanage with Ray on the club rib.

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Some of the Adventure Divers Diving Society members pictured before heading off on a UK dive trip. Image Credit: Tayden Lewis Clark

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Ray and Cathy Clark on their wedding day

Ray Clark is survived by his third wife, Cathy, and his daughter Tasha.

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IATA calls for systematic COVID-19 testing of all international travelers

IATA Travel Pass will manage and verify the secure flow of necessary testing or vaccine information among governments, airlines, laboratories, and travellers, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) writes in a press release.

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45m-deep diving pool opens in Poland

Unlike regular swimming pools, Deepspot can open despite coronavirus restrictions in Poland because it qualifies as a training centre because it offers courses.

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Clam lived to be over 500 years old

This makes the otherwise unassuming Arctica islandica clam the longest lived animal species on record, though some corals are probably much older.

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DEMA Show 2020 … what a bellyflop!

This review comes on the coat tails of the other virtual dive show, Scuba.Digital, which we attended a few weeks prior and the conclusions are just about the same; The conference component in which attendees can listen into a range of webinar-styl

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Discovery of seal fossils leads to new revelations

The discovery of the extinct monk seal species came about after an international team of biologists examined seven fossil specimens (including a complete skull) found on south Taranaki beaches in New Zealand between 2009 and 2016.

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Last Year’s Deadly Fire Accident Aboard The Conception Dive Boat Has Consequences For All

In September 2019, off the coast of California, a fire aboard the MV Conception, a 23-meter (75-foot) scuba diving liveaboard, broke out during the night, killing 33 passengers and one crew member.

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I hate the term accident in this case because, in my opinion, it is not an accident if you fail to operate your company safely

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Celebrating Lad Handelman

I was greatly saddened by the loss of Lad Handelman, who passed away as a result of a heart attack on the evening of October 26, 2020.

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Lad giving the high-five at aquaCORPS fifth-anniversary party at Tek.95 in San Francisco, CA. Photo from aquaCORPS archives.

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By the end of the call, Laddie agreed to get involved and help the community in its adoption of mixed gas technology. He also agreed to join the aquaCORPS advisory board. That began our thirty-year friendship. 

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Oxygen sensor shortage leaves rebreather divers high and dry

Oxygen sensors, or "cells," which are used in rebreathers have a limited shelf life and need to be replaced every 12 to 18 months. However, new ones are currently not available to the dive community.

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“Be Cautious, Be Safe” states the BDSG, as new Government Restrictions commence

BDSG Guidance for diving in England

These guidelines are subject to change, so please refer to the government website for the latest guidance.

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Fact File

The British Diving Safety Group (BDSG) was formed in 2002 to promote safe diving practices amongst the British sport diving community. It is chaired by the RNLI.

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What is X-Ray Magazine?

Why is it free?

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X-Ray Mag #101

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Sharks at risk from quest to develop vaccine against coronavirus

Development of a vaccine against Covid-19 could come at the expense of sharks, researchers warn.

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CMAS endorses the 2020 Diver 'Medical Statement'

Now CMAS—the World Underwater Federation—has decided to endorse the 2020 Diver Medical Screening system.

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