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Perfect Buoyancy Control and Trim Perfect Buoyancy Control and Trim
divebumNsandyeggo - 9/11/2012 3:19 AM
It’s difficult to overstate the importance of buoyancy control as a dive skill – most dive magazines reference it, it’s a component of nearly all dive courses, and among all dive skills, it can make the difference between a dive that is memorable for all the right reasons, and one that you’d rather forget. Too, if you dive with someone that seems to be part fish, uses less air than everyone else, and is a picture of grace beneath the surface, you can be certain that it is buoyancy control that s...
Surf Entry Preparation and Process
divebumNsandyeggo - 9/11/2012 3:16 AM
As the title of this article suggests, surf entry is one part preparation and one part process. The surf doesn’t care much whether you get through it or not, and in fact is constantly trying to put you and your gear back on the beach. I learned this the hard way early on in my dive career, having learned to dive along the central and northern California coast as a teenager. Back then we donned our fins on the beach and backed in. You can still use that method if the surf line is short, the beach...
Fin Kick Styles
divebumNsandyeggo - 9/11/2012 3:11 AM
Shortly after I completed my Dive Master Certification, a friend sent me a video of a diver doing helicopter kicks. In the video the diver was rotating slowly without changing depth. I was fascinated by the video, and it led me to researching other types of fin kicks, how to do them properly, what they’re for and when to use them. Since then I’ve practiced most of them to the point that I will use a variety of them on any given dive, and I thought you all might be interested in what I learned al...
diving San Clemente Island (SCI)
divebumNsandyeggo - 5/27/2008 6:10 PM
i got back late last night from my weekend trip out to san clemente island (sci). the boat wasn’t quite full, as the horizon sold 28 of the 30 berths available. we left san diego friday night around 10 pm, arriving at window pane on san clemente around 6:30 saturday morning. after the first dive (where both divemasters work the deck), i had the second dive off, so aaron and i geared up and got in the water to check things out. the viz wasn’t great by sci standards, but there was plenty to see - ...
carpe diem
divebumNsandyeggo - 5/23/2008 8:32 AM
it’s been a good week, and now i’m getting ready to get out of here for a three day trip out to san clemente island. monday and tuesday were rockin at the dive shop. each of those days we did what would have been a good week’s business back in january, and monday afternoon i took a visiting tourist up to la jolla for a couple of dives. i can’t go into the details here (professional courtesy), but suffice to say we didn’t dive. the second rule of diving is that anyone can abort a dive at any time...
life is good, relatively speaking
divebumNsandyeggo - 5/02/2008 7:45 PM
greetings - i haven’t had much time to blog lately, as life has been crazy hectic the past few weeks. i’m still working at DiveUS during the week, and things are going pretty well there. we finished cleaning up the last of the order delivery issues a few weeks back, completed re-organizing the inventory, and added two more people to the team (both really good hires it turns out). at the moment we’re adding products to the estores - bare, mares, and tilos at the moment, with oms and h2o odyssey t...
cortes bank
divebumNsandyeggo - 3/11/2008 1:04 AM
howdy y`all - late last night i got back from working as a divemaster on one of the horizon`s ocean adventure cruises. when i was at work last tuesday afternoon, one of the guys from the dive shop came up and wanted to know what i had planned for the weekend - my response - yardwork i guess, since my taxes are done. then he asks me if i`m interested in divemastering on a charter this weekend. without even knowing where it was going i said hell yes. turned out it was the horizon, leaving thursday...