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  • October, 2006 | Deep Blue Scuba Blog
    Diving Donsol Diving Malapascua Diving Dive Hin Daeng Schedule Contact Us Monthly archives for October 2006 The shark that got away by ricky October 27 2006 Malapascua Monad Shoal Philippines Diving Thresher Shark Thresher Shark Divers 0 Comments Location Malapascua The Philippines Thresher Shark Divers Dive Site Monad Shoal Max Depth 22 m Temp 27 ºC Visibility 10 m Date 27 Oct 2006 Time 6 30 am 5 dives in the past 2 days at this same site and still without a single sighting of what we were here for made us desperate Read More Categories Bali Conservation Crew General Trip Report Uncategorized Write up Featured Post Have you ever been greeted by thresher sharks at February 27 2015 Pulau Tenggol or Tenggol Island is an island off February 16 2015 Top Five Reasons to Dive in Dayang Island Diving February 9 2015 Dear Divers We know that you love diving and January 14 2015 If you re an Open Water Diver you should do September 24 2014 Archives February 2015 January 2015 September 2014 June 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 July 2010 December 2009 September 2009 May 2009 February 2009 November 2008 February

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  • Should Divers Continue With PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course? ~ Part 1 | Deep Blue Scuba Blog
    to work on their buoyancy and play around with it Lets think about it During the advanced open water diver course part of the five adventure dives mostly will include the Peak Performance Buoyancy dive This allows students to practise more on their buoyancy with the presence of an instructor The instructor will be able to help divers polish their buoyancy skills itself What s more the instructor is able to provide useful tips on how to improve on using your breathing to obtain good buoyancy control and prevent crashing down onto the reefs As compared to leisure dives which are usually led by local dive guides Also advanced open water diver course is not that technical at all PADI open water course focuses on individuals where you practise mask skills regulator skills CESA etc When you progress to PADI advanced open water course your Dive Instructors will teach you about experiencing the environment Most of the time you will be enjoying the beautiful underwater world out there doing your course requirements as you dive instead of being stationery most of the time during your PADI open water course This course also allows you to go DEEP Up to 30 Metres during your course compared to a basic certification allows So what this means You get to experience more amazing wreck sites and explore deeper dive sites Other PADI Advanced Open Water Adventure dives include Underwater Navigation Are you always worried about where you are Have not much idea where exactly you re diving at So let us tell you how learning the underwater navigation will benefits you as as a diver During this adventure dive you ll be learning how to navigate your way using a compass using natural references how to estimate distance underwater get to know interesting navigation patterns and most importantly build your CONFIDENCE in diving Finding your way underwater is not matter of luck Who knows after learning the underwater navigation you will always know how to find your way back every dive and your dive buddies will tend to turn to you and follow you In addition you re able to experience the thrills of night dives and explore the nocturnal marine animals You will find out that the underwater world looks totally different during the day and night You ll be thinking what are there to see at night Isn t it dark underwater Isn t it scary to dive at night You are totally wrong then During the night dive divers will be carrying a torch light which light up the reefs From there you ll realize that dive sites at night are buzzling with activities and fish and corals appearing more colourful and vibrant then during the day You ll definitely fall in love with night dives Here are a few marine animals that are always actively hunting at night Can you guess what these creatures are Have you figured out what these creatures are I m sure you do Other

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  • Is Wreck Diving On Your Bucket List Too? | Deep Blue Scuba Blog
    don t necessary have to be a tec diver to do a wreck dive Wreck diving does not necessary limits divers to explore only shipwrecks it can even be airplanes and automobiles In a diver s eyes wreck diving is nearly irresistible because they re so intriguing to explore where stunning marine life also collides heads on with history During the PADI Wreck Diver Course itself you ll be visiting various wrecks unlocking mysteries and gaining knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others overlook so who knows you re able to find the reason that caused the wreck s demise Cool isn t it Also unknowingly you ll realized that you ll be paying a visit to your google friend for more history and background of the specific wreck once after your wreck dive There are a few more things that will be taught in this course Techniques will be taught on how to dive shipwrecks and to avoid common hazards What s more exciting is you ll be heavily involved in planning organizing and doing at least four wreck dives under your instructor s supervision Oh wait stop Right before you run off to sign up the PADI Wreck Diver Course take a look at the pre requisites for the PADI Wreck Diver Course Now here s the awesome part Let us share with you a few wreck diving hot spots in Southeast Asia that will aroused your interest and we ensure you that your body will be itching all over fighting hard against your temptations after this The Shipwrecks of Coron Philippines Most of the shipwrecks of Coron Bay resulted from a sustained air attack on the Imperial Japanese Navy that took place on 24 September 1944 during World War II The vessels were sunk by bombing strafing and torpedo attacks from the US forces Subic Bay Philippines Subic Bay is located north of Manila that contains various shipwrecks and is real popular with enthusiastic wreck divers USS New York being the most famous wreck USS New York was scuttled by the US Navy at Subic Bay in 1941 to prevent its capture by the invading Japanese It now sits at the bottom of the bay The Shipwrecks of Pattaya Thailand Pattaya is the top wreck diving destination in Thailand Pattaya wreck dives include the Hardeep the Petchburi Bremen the HMS Khram and many others By far HMS Khram wreck is the most popular among the rest as prepared by the Thai Navy and sunk in 30 January 2003 If you re just exploring the outside of the wreck then the schools of Barracudas Bat Fish yellow Jacks are incredible The soft corals on the wreck are spectacular and the surface of the wreck is covered in shell life This wreck is famously known as a macro photography heaven So what s the next step after reading this post Yes Start searching and reading up on other famous wrecks all over the world and

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  • Frustrated about Your Buoyancy? | Deep Blue Scuba Blog
    exactly comfortable with their buoyancy skills even after getting their open water diver certification That s why we recommended divers to sign up for the advanced open water diver course During the advanced course you guys will most likely be going through a peak performance buoyancy adventure dive where the instructors are able to train and correct any problems regarding your breathing and buoyancy Have we aroused your interest regarding buoyancy yet So here you go bring your buoyancy control to the next level For those who might be interested in the peak performance buoyancy dive or for divers who had already went through the advanced course and had experience what peak performance buoyancy is and want to improve further let us introduce you the PADI peak performance buoyancy specialty course Before that here are the pre requisites of this buoyancy course Divers do only need to be 10 years and above and be an open water diver Wow even junior open water divers can sign up for this fun and relaxing course Now what exactly is the purpose of this peak performance buoyancy course This course helps to polish a diver s buoyancy control beyond the open water diver level and elevates him to the next level At this point do you have many questions in your head thinking of what will you be taught during the course then Let us answer you now During this course you ll be going through a knowledge development and two open water dives Throughout the course you ll be learning how to trim your scuba equipment so that you re perfectly balanced underwater A weight check will be done too to determine the number of weights you need so that you will neither be too light nor heavy Being over weighted or under weighted will make a huge difference in your buoyancy control What s more you ll learn how to streamline your equipment to conserve air and only to take along with you the appropriate dive equipment that you need for that specific dive which in turns allows you to move smoothly through the water Do you know why Yes you got it It is to minimize the water resistance when you re moving underwater for an easy and comfortable dive Lastly the most interesting section of this course is to try hovering effortlessly in many different positions such as vertical and horizontal If you have tried it before hovering in vertical and horizontal positions are the hardest to achieve After completing this PADI peak performance buoyancy specialty course you ll realized that you have improved a lot in terms of your buoyancy control and with more dives and practices you ll be able to glide effortlessly underwater lower consumption of air and to easily ascend descend get neutral buoyant and hover almost as if by thought Most importantly your interaction with the aquatic life gets gentle and the environment will be minimally affected Is this course fun interesting and relax

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  • Should Divers Continue With PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course? ~ Part 2 | Deep Blue Scuba Blog
    of Tulamben bay for more than twenty years until Mount Agung erupted in 1963 Since then subsequent earthquakes caused the ship to roll out into deeper water and broke her at bow and stern She has been lying there ever since The Liberty wreck is about 130m long with the shallowest part of the wreck at about 5m deep and the deepest part on the other side of the wreck at about 30m deep With an advanced certification you will not be limited to the 18m depth required for open water divers and can dive up to 30m Divers also spotted Pymgy Seahorse at the depth of about 28m at this dive site Can you spot the tiny Pygmy Seahorse It s even smaller than your pinky Isn t it so cute Or how about diving with Barracudas in the thousands forming spectacular tornado like formations at Sipadan Island one of the best dive destination in the world Sipadan Island Malaysia s only oceanic island is famous for its wall diving and coral overhangs Rising 600m from the bottom of the Celebes Sea this small island was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone Although Sipadan Island is small in size it s biodiversity is huge and stunning with more than 3000 species of marine life There are quite a few dives sites at Sipadan Island Having an advanced open water diver certification will definitely expose you divers to different and challenging dive sites Dive sites which have stronger currents that allow drift dives doing deep dives at dive sites which are deeper than 18m etc As this point are you trying hard to resist the temptation to sign up as an advanced open water diver right away I hope you are Let us just share with you briefly on what you ll be learning during your advanced course Practical aspects physiological effects of deep diving Learn many more ways to use the compass for underwater navigation How to navigate using kick cycles time and visual landmarks And much much more depending on what other 3 adventure dives you choose from At the end of the advanced course we can be glad to say that you will be able to confidently dive to deeper dive sites of up to 30m and navigate your way through with your buddy So now are you thinking of what adventure dives to choose from other than deep diving and underwater navigation which are mandatory Here are a few exciting ones for you Wreck adventure dive Digital underwater photography adventure dive Search Recovery adventure dive AWARE Fish identification adventure dive And many more adventure dives such as boat multilevel altitude and drift So divers throw away the thoughts that it s inappropriate to go for advanced course right after your open water course from your mind right away and explore the other world of diving as an advanced open water diver now As advanced open water diver course is all

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  • Your First Step Into The Deep Blue Sea! | Deep Blue Scuba Blog
    up for the PADI Open Water Diver Course It s the perfect way to start learning dive skills to be certified as an open water diver and from there apply the skills that you have learnt to explore the waters in all parts of the world There are three components to the Open Water Diver Course Knowledge development Learn the basic principles of scuba diving either online or in the classroom such as buoyancy and pressure concepts Equipment usage and underwater hand signals will be taught in this class too Confined water session Learn the basic scuba diving skills in the pool Eg Assemble and disassemble your scuba unit mask clearing regulator recovery neutral buoyancy hovering and many more The instructor will also be bringing you for a short swim around the pool to get used to moving underwater 3 Open water dive trip Get the chance to apply the skills you have learnt in the ocean You ll be doing 4 5 open water dives You will experience how to use your breathing to control your buoyancy underwater as well as get the chance to meet some marine life From this course you ll get to experience first hand how fun diving is and how diving can change your life in a fascinating way It also builds up your confidence and what s more diving underwater provides a peaceful and stress free environment that can be highly addictive Through your diving journey you will experience how diving is more than just getting into the water But it is about the community as well It will become another social platform where you will always get to meet and make new friends Or even more get to form a dive group and go on dive trips to experience the beautiful underwater

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  • Its a Sharky Rescue! | Deep Blue Scuba Blog
    blue waters brewed much anticipation in all of the divers The promise of stunning cliff faces and the Elephant rock was the dive plan However after diving past the island a current put those plans to rest The next plan was to let the current do the work and turn the dive into a drift dive to the other end of Pulau Jahat hence drift away from the Elephant rock Sandy bottoms dotted with massive giant mushroom corals provided the divers with many areas to explore One section of coral held a fish trap and a very successful fish trap it was Upon further investigation by the divers there was a pair of yellow box fish numerous coral trout and wrasses and low and behold two baby nurse sharks Alex who was leading the dive checked the rope and noticed that this was not attached to a buoy and showed signs of algae growth which clearly indicated that this was a death trap to all creatures caught inside now and for the future The group proceeded to search for a way to release these trapped creatures However there was no door to be found The divers then noticed that the door was located on the bottom of the trap and proceeded to all help turn the trap over The wire door was then released and FREEDOM The first to lethargically swim out to freedom was the nurse shark this was slowly followed by the other weakly fishes caught in this death trap Upon surfacing all the divers realized that this was a small contribution to the saving of the sharks but nonetheless it was two sharks Lets hope that other lost fish traps are able to be similarly made safe or not used by fisherman at all adobe cs6 trial

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  • You rescued me | Deep Blue Scuba Blog
    Not even closing Christmas and New Year holidays when everyone is going wild hunting down gifts preparing the family feast or simply drinking themselves silly At least when Ricky Koh the Slave Driver is running the show the Deep Blue crew should never expect to slack off Now that weekly trips to Tioman and Pulau Aur have come to a close the crew geared up for a different agenda It was time to put their rescue briefing and navigation skills to the test again Divers took turns to play the role of a victim and rescuer While it was a simulated situation all divers gave it their best shot Under the watchful eyes of five instructors the rescuer had to gear up on the beach swim out to sea search for the unconscious victim under water tow the victim back to shore and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation The need to systematically execute each step while keeping to the shortest time possible added to the pressure Accidents can happen to anyone anywhere Each Deep Blue Scuba crew must therefore be able to perform the entire rescue operation independently A couple of our female crew demonstrated true commitment as they rescued victims who were at least 20 per cent heavier than they were As Pierre Chew one of the instructors often say in real life you cannot choose your victim Besides refreshing their rescue skills the divers had to exhibit good navigation skills and give comprehensive and yet interesting dive briefings This year end assessment also marked the completion of Dive Master training for a selected few Mathias Sharm Pauline and Alex Congratulations buy electronic cigarettes online zp8497586rq 0 Comments Categories Bali Conservation Crew General Trip Report Uncategorized Write up Featured Post Have you ever been greeted by thresher sharks at February 27

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