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Posts tagged ‘Specialty Training’

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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Shore Thing

September 7th, 2013

In ancient Rome the priests of the day would tell tales of the God of the sea, Neptune; the bringer of the tides & all his might. But what about the poor old man in the moon? I’ve written previously on the tides & the moon before for the Go Pro SSI website but I [...]

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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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Canned Heat

February 22nd, 2013

This post comes to you from the very much unmentioned subject, The Science of Diving. Now before you run to the hills after the merest hint of the S-word, remember the friendly folks at GPS are here to sooth your fears & generally want to help…….a bit! Today we’re going to be chatting about our [...]

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When I was but a pup of a scuba-doo, I was given a great way of remember all of the gas law’s pertinent to diving as covered in the Science of Diving, often referred to by newbie Divemaster trainees as “SoD’s Laws”. The “cheat sheet” to help you remember the laws is based around each [...]

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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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The Importance Of Being Idle

November 25th, 2012

Many divers; both new & experienced, wish for one thing above all others whilst diving. More time underwater. Limiting factors in diving come in one of two basic types, time & gas supply. Fortunately for us, we live in a time where extending our limits beneath the surface has never been easier. In this blog [...]

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Stage A Change

October 27th, 2012

Every human being has the capacity for self-directed behaviour change within them, whether its change with their lifestyle or the choices made about Scuba training. Behaviours are influenced by both personal & environmental factors in everyday life, with determinates of social, physical, psychological & economic nature affecting our decision making every day, diving is no [...]

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

October 15th, 2012

Straight off the bat I think its fair I should point out that the concept of new Instructors completing Internship style programs is an excellent idea. I believe anyone new to a profession; Scuba Instruction or any other, who admits they would benefit from supervised experience before heading out into the blue under their own [...]

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