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101 Tips for Recreational Scuba Divers now Available

Tue, 19/10/2021 - 23:29

Announcing a new eBook designed for recreational scuba divers of any experience level. The book was created to share lessons learned over many years and thousands of diving experiences from two renowned experts in the field of SCUBA, Dan Orr and Betty Orr.

The eBook is compilation of 101 stand-alone tips designed to guide readers toward their own safe and enjoyable diving practices and help them make informed decisions.

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Update: Dive Munda Phase 2 Youth Training Sponsorship Campaign

Mon, 26/07/2021 - 01:55

The past 2 weeks, we saw the awesome launch of Phase 2 of our Youth Sponsorship Program.

We want to thank our fabulous sponsors below for creating these awesome opportunities for our youth!

  • Marie Blevin & Dario Accoto;

  • David Strassman

  • Noboro Yamabe

  • Shane MacKay

  • Bruce Wynia

  • Michael Gaumann

Tips for Mixed Teams of OC & CCR Divers

Mixed OC & CCR dive team. Photo by Michael Rothschild
Mixed team of open circuit and closed circuit rebreather dive buddies. Photo by Michael Rothschild

Nowadays, more and more recreational divers are coming into contact with technical rebreather divers, perhaps even being buddied up with one on a dive. What follows are some good things for open circuit divers to know about closed circuit rebreathers. Michael Rothschild gives us a quick glimpse into rebreather diving and what one can expect when diving in a mixed team.

Survey for instructors

Scubanomics is conducting research into the 'economics' of being a dive instructor. They are therefore asking active and non-active dive instructors - scuba diving and freediving instructors, instructor trainers, and course directors - to take part in a survey.

This should take approximately ten minutes to complete, and it is believed it is the first of its kind. 

The resulting data will be published, in order that the dive industry benefits from it. 

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The Fundamentals of Better Diving

Fri, 22/01/2021 - 23:02

One of the most influential texts in diving is entirely rewritten, detailing a new vision for scuba diving with a clearer picture of the theory and practices behind performance diving strategies that support safe, efficient, and fun scuba diving. The new edition is available in English, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, and Chinese.

DCS Risk Factors

A recent big-data study performed by a DAN Europe research team used modern statistical analysis techniques to dig into a sample of nearly 40,000 open-circuit recreation dives and look for patterns and clues about DCS risk factors in real-world cases. Some of what they’ve found confirms our previous knowledge and opens entirely new avenues for research into the factors that contribute to DCS risk. Here’s what we’ve learned.