Tag Archives: safety

Making the Switch

September 8, 2021

Making the Switch

After diving and teaching on open circuit for over 25 years, I’ve noticed a recurring question that keeps popping up.

“What took you so long to make the switch?” or “Why bother switching to CCR []

Mentally Estimating Deco in a Cave

August 4, 2021

Mentally Estimating Deco in a Cave

Intro:

So there you are, 40 minutes into a cave dive, currently at 100ft/30m. You check your computer, and it’s showing a no decompression limit (NDL) of 10 minutes. You didn’t expect the cave to []

Immersion Pulmonary Edema

April 8, 2021

Immersion Pulmonary Edema

“I can’t breathe!”. Bill was a middle-aged man with a history of high blood pressure who was enjoying a wreck dive off the Northeast United States. He was diving a 14/7 mm farmer john wetsuit []

We Need to Talk About Our Mistakes So We Can All Learn

March 3, 2021

We Need to Talk About Our Mistakes So We Can All Learn

It doesn’t matter what level of diver you are or the experience you have. In the end, we’re all humans and as humans we make mistakes. It’s also in our nature to []

Diving Through Darkness

December 2, 2020

Diving Through Darkness

Are you nuts? That’s a death wish! This is a phrase I am oh so familiar with, yet as crazy as it seems, it has never crossed my mind.  The reason I hear []

The Aging Diver

December 2, 2019

The Aging Diver

“When will I be too old to dive?” It’s a question we all ponder. Thankfully, there isn’t a definite answer to that question.  The time to hang up your fins is different for every individual.  []

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