As I’m cleaning my gear I get a lot of questions from guys around the shop about “where I’ve been diving” and “what’s down there at that depth”. Here’s a little film I put together that gives you some insight into the deeper wrecks around NSW. Many of the wrecks shown in the video are inside the 50m mark, meaning that with the right training and experience they can even be dived on a single and pony. Of course, a set of twins, and/or rebreather give you a lot more time at depth. Ask Kel or myself if you’re interested in deeper training, like TDI deep or wreck.
Ever wondered who’s who in the zoo? We’re in the process of updating our website and have just post a new staff profile page. It’ll give you some insight into the faces you see around the shop and at dive sights.
We aim to be a friendly lot, so say g’day to a new face next time you see them.
Closed Circuit Rebreathers
Rebreathers have come a long way since their first invention some 200 years ago (or 400 years if you go back to a design by Drebbel in the early 17th century). Recreational rebreathers have improved significantly making them much safer when used correctly and with appropriate training. One such closed circuit rebreather is the MKVI from Poseidon. The MKVI uses a prepacked CO2 absorbing cartridge which provides a dive time of up to 3 hours (and perhaps more) and an integrated computer for setting and monitoring the PO2 set point.
For the last few weeks, John Mckeon and I have been undertaking a course with Fil Gray so that we can be certified with TDI to use the Poseidon MKVI. Mike Loricco started the course with us but had to drop out due to bad ‘flu.