Saturday, 27 August 2016
"Le cours Advanced Open Water, 1ere partie : qu'est-ce que c'est ?
Lorsque j'enseigne un cours Open Water
, je conseille toujours Ă mes Ă©leves de poursuivre leur formation avec l'Advanced Open Water. Les bĂ©nĂ©fices de ce cours sont vraiment tres importants, ainsi que nous les exposerons dans la 2eme partie de ce blog. Voyons pour le moment en quoi consiste cette formation.
Le cours se compose de 5 "plongĂ©es aventures" specifiques et d'un cours thĂ©orique pour chacune d'elles.
Deux plongĂ©es sont obligatoires : la plongĂ©e profonde et la plongĂ©e d'orientation sous-marine. Les trois autres plongĂ©es sont Ă choisir parmi une vingtaine, en accord avec votre instructeur bien Ă©videmment, dans la mesure oĂą toutes les plongĂ©es ne peuvent pas etre enseignĂ©es partout. Par exemple, nous n'enseignons pas la "plongĂ©e combinaison Ă©tanche" sous les tropiques, pas plus que la "plongĂ©e en dĂ©rive" dans des zones oĂą il n'y a absolument pas de courant...
Monday, 22 August 2016
Davy Jones Locker Diving Instructor
Ed is also the manager of our Koh Lipe Dive Centre. It was great however to have him back on Koh Tao during Koh Lipes' low season. We're sure he will do a fantastic job when he goes back to Koh Lipe for the coming season.
High Season starting soon on Koh Lipe
Its nearly that time of year.
You can feel it, something intangible, yet so real you can almost taste it in the air. The sense of excitement in divers everywhere. Yes ladies and gents, in just a few short weeks we will be flinging open the doors on a new season of diving on Koh Lipe.
Friday, 19 August 2016
Davy Jones Locker
instructor Dani has written a new article for the DJL Blog
. In it she explains what the different factors are that can affect visibility underwater. Even on a tropical island such as Koh Tao
visibility can vary. However this doesn't prevent divers Â from seeing a great deal of coral and marine life once they are underwater.
"What affects visibility underwater?
So this month has seen significant ups and downs in our underwater visibility on the island. There are still amazing dives but in both great and poor vis. For this reason I have chosen to base my blog on why visibility fluctuates so much
Here is a list of the main things that affect visibility under water.
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Davy Jones Locker instructor
Nik emphasises the importance of diving with a comfortable, well fitting diving mask. All pieces of dive equipment are important in their own specific way, but as your main visual aid while underwater it is well worth making sure you have a piece of equipment that you are happy to use when diving. You may consider pursuing diving as a hobby after completing the PADI Open Water
course or Advanced Open Water course
. In these circumstances owning your own diving mask is always beneficial while fun diving or pursuing other diving courses.
The importance of a mask when diving
When it comes to diving nothing is more personal then your dive mask. Yes computers are important but they aren't much use if you are unable to even see them. When it comes down to what you want out of a mask the most important part of it is fit and comfort. You can buy the fanciest one with the biggest price tag and it may be completely wrong for your face. Or you might buy the most affordable bottom shelf model and nothing fits better.
Which type of diving mask do I choose?
There are lots of features to consider when making a purchase. Do you want black skirt or clear skirt. Do you prefer it t have a frame or be frameless? Will you choose a wide range of view or a very tunnel vision like view to focus more? Personally I like a black skirt, big range of view with some periferral vision as well to keep a close eye on my students. So next time you go to purchase a mask take your time. It's not as simple as buying one and it fitting perfectly! Ask your dive pro about tips and perks for getting one which properly fits.Read More
Saturday, 23 July 2016
Davy Jones Locker instructor
Meike gives some great tips on how to get the most out of diving by improving your air consumption and being able to stay underwater for longer.
How to improve your air consumption
"Do your dive buddies come up with way more air in their tank than you? Or are you always the first one of your group to go up? Why is that? And how can you change it?