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"I'm for never blowing bubbles."

A story of doubtful authenticity concerns the then Head of the U.S. Patent Office who, in 1899, is reputed to have sent his resignation to President McKinley and urged the closing of the Office on the grounds that, “everything that could be invented has been invented.” 288 more words

Technical Diving

How to Prepare for Class

This is the time of year that my course schedule for the upcoming summer really begins to gel.  The holidays are over, winter has set in, people start thinking about the upcoming dive season and what they would like to accomplish this year.   1,056 more words

Technical Diving

Peter Fields - Diving Explorer

The following profile by Strike was first published in August 2005 in his on-line ‘Nekton’ Magazine.


Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Peter Fields’ early ambitions to be a military aircraft pilot were thwarted when, after taking flying training with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, he was grounded for spurious reasons by an Army medic during Compulsory Military Training.  1,880 more words

Recreational Diving

Back to School: Advanced Nitrox & Deco Procedures

This past year, two of Blue Marlin Komodo’s instructors headed over to Gili Trawangan for a holiday full of beaches, tropical island vibes and some fun diving. 712 more words

Specialty Courses

The Deep Scattering Layer

First noticed during the latter stages of the Second World War when hydro-graphic survey ships equipped with echo sounders showed a ‘phantom seabed’ appearing on the graphs, the Deep Scattering Layer (DSL) often appeared many hundreds of fathoms above that of the true seafloor that could clearly be seen on the graph. 606 more words

Technical Diving

Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History: An Interview with Tech Instructor Theresia

We’ve been waxing poetic about women in diving all month, from women who have just started their diving journey to those who’ve made it their careers. 2,219 more words

Blue Marlin Musings

"How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?"

That’s the setup for an old joke. It goes something like, “The absent-minded maestro was racing up New York’s Seventh Avenue to a rehearsal when a stranger stopped him. 355 more words

Technical Diving