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With the start of the new season here on Koh Tao we’ll be jumping in with both feet with Divemasters arriving on the first, followed by DCS Upgrades, Instructor Crossovers & then onto the ITC, all before Christmas. Making the change of a lifetime & choosing a new career as a dive professional will be [...]

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Clock Watching

October 31st, 2013

Nitrox is defined as a breathing mixture with a higher Oxygen content higher than 21% & lower than pure Oxygen at 100%. SSI breaks down the parameters of its programs into two levels; Level 1 allowing the certified diver to use up to an Oxygen content of 32% & Level 2 where divers can use [...]

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All dive professionals understand the importance of continuing education for recreational divers, but once many Go Pro, many stop there. Continuing education; or Con-Ed (love my Abbrvs. as you know!) & even training diversity can have many benefits to new dive professionals, from newly minted Divemasters & experienced Instructors above & beyond even my level: [...]

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During the Respond Right & Respond Right Instructor programs the initial approach & evaluation of any scene requires an assessment, looking for potential hazards & how to respond to them. This scene assessment is described on the Respond Right evaluation criteria with the abbreviation DRS: Dangers, Response, SEND FOR HELP! Danger/Response can of course pertain [...]

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Back to the SoD this episode boys & girls, in this edition of the GPS Uber-blog we’ll be having a quick peek at Deep-Diving’s-Delectable-Dandy: Dalton. Dalton’s Law of partial pressure states: In a mixture of gases, the total pressure of the mixture equals the sum of the partial pressures of the individual gases. Dalton’s Law [...]

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As with many things in this life, the law of the sod or Murphy’s Law; what can go wrong will go wrong, applies to even diving. When planning out dive trips, local or further afield, an imperative aspect of that planning should be the question, “how much Oxygen does the vessel need for this trip?” [...]

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Multilingual

April 2nd, 2013

If you’re like me, speaking twelve different versions of English never really counts as being multilingual & languages can be a hot topic in the world of diving. Adopting the technique of expanding your credentials in diving is one way that can really help you stand out from the crowd, & an excellent way to [...]

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It’s April, Fool

March 21st, 2013

From the 1st of April 2013, SSI will launch its new global standards. Changing the way the entire organisation works together. Among the changes made to the new standards & programs being launched around the world is the way we conduct our Instructor Evaluations, or IE. Updating the our previous entry “What To Expect When [...]

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Longer, Not Harder

December 27th, 2012

In our previous post we looked at how we could increase our time underwater by increasing our buoyancy skills, leading to less efforts & lower Surface breathing Rates (SBR). Of course, some may say you can always put a bagger tank on your back. You’ll most definitely need Perfect Buoyancy if you’re continuously changing tank [...]

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This year’s International Training Director conference for SSI was held in Thailand, shortly after its conclusion, all of the SSI Instructor Trainers & Certifiers from the region were invited to attend our annual update at a rather swish conference facility on the Thai island of Phuket. I was delighted to hear the statistics of this [...]

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