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The Shark Island Mine

In 1975 the entry level diving course that we taught was of four weeks duration and included two evening theory sessions per week with the Saturdays and Sundays given over to practical diving instruction. 488 more words

Recreational Diving

My Analog Dive Computer

In my last article, I discussed the use of personal dive computers and the absolute necessity of carrying some form of back up decompression tables.  I referred to the practice of generating decompression tables using software such as V-Planner and then writing the deco schedule in a waterproof notebook.   861 more words


The Dept. of Redundancy Department

Not that long ago, there weren’t any personal dive computers (PDCs) for technical divers.  No PDC that could handle multiple gasses.  None that could compute a decompression schedule for helium-based gasses like trimix.   381 more words


Human Factors Skills in Diving Class Launched

How many diving accidents, incidents or near misses that you know about were down to the lack of technical skills or failure of equipment? I am betting not too many. 291 more words

Human Factors

Scuba Divers Find Lemming Crab Graveyard Off Blacktip Island

Lemming crab shells litter the sand 200 feet beneath the surface on Blacktip Island’s south end. Local biologists say the shells, found by technical scuba divers, confirm rumors of the crabs committing mass suicide the first of every year. 449 more words

Mine Quest 2.0

Winter in Newfoundland can be bleak and is most definitely cold, but this week, a group of volunteers and Bell Island Heritage Society staff ignored the weather and did a huge amount of setup work getting things ready for Mine Quest 2.0. 240 more words


My technical diving progress

My last piece on diving was in April 2014. This was an account of my first steps towards technical diving. This has certainly been a demanding challenge, as almost everything was new to me. 646 more words