THIS WEEK IN TEC… Blue Label Diving Indonesia instructors Hiro and Sandy are back in action with free rebreather try-outs in Bunaken. Our guests have the chance to experience diving without bubbles and learning what it means to be breathing on the loop. This week we had Rachel, an experienced dive instructor from Australia, with us in the pool giving the Poseidon MK6 rebreather a go. She was quite impressed that she no longer had to hold her breath when getting a picture taken of her.
THIS WEEK IN TEC… Our CCR guest Rob from the UK took advantage of our rebreather rental package for the Poseidon Discovery MK6 CCR. He and Hiro descended along the spectacular walls of Bunaken without bubbles, coming very close to the unique marine life. All his rebreather needs were met and supported for his whole week of diving, in which time he completed 20 CCR dives!
THIS WEEK IN TEC…. Ever wonder how rebreather rescue works? Our technical diving instructors Sandy and Hiro Yoshida spent many days this past week training all the local dive guides on Bunaken how to rescue rebreather divers from underwater. All of the staff participated in bailing out a rebreather diver who is breathing a bad mixture and also surfacing an unconscious rebreather diver. We had fantastic fun with our rebreather rescue training even though it’s a very serious topic, and we’re now ready to assist all our technical divers who come to us for diving!
THIS WEEK IN TEC….There has been a lot of gas blending of rich nitrox mixes for our students doing their advanced nitrox course on sidemount. Both Two Fish Instructor Stephanie and our latest divemaster Trine have been able to extend their dive bottom time with the use of extra tanks and mixes of nitrox over 40%. In total, these mighty women have been carrying 3 tanks underwater in order to optimise their dive time especially in the 20 to 40 meter range. Their tec instructors Hiro and Sandy have shown them a new way to plan multi level dives and understand the calculations behind their dive computers.
This week we get into the details of the PADI TEC 50 course to plan advanced dive profiles using air/EANx/oxygen for accelerated decompression. This is the fourth in a series of articles exploring the PADI Tec Deep Course: the first article provided an overview of the PADI Tec Deep Course; the second article explored the details of the PADI TEC 40, considered to be the gateway into TEC diving; and the third article explored the details of the PADI TEC 45 course for extending your depth and time using 100% nitrox.