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Scuba equipment failure or malfunction is a relatively rare factor in diving-related accidents and fatalities. When it does occur, the most common and hazardous malfunctions involve regulators and buoyancy compensator (BC) power inflators.1 Thus, a recent report to DAN of a regulator failure was not necessarily surprising, but the cause turned out to be quite unusual. Read more
Want to know how to buy a wetsuit? We’ve put together a wetsuit guide in order to make wetsuit buying a little less overwhelming! Read more
OSHA and USDOT require all employees who “are affected” by high pressure cylinders to receive “function specific” training to the HAZMAT within 90 days of employment and retraining every 3 years afterward. Not all employers are aware of this, and outside the US, many just disregard it even when handling USDOT cylinders.
And without formal, recognized training, you are also exposed to potential issues with liability and safety. Do your employees know what they should look for in order to fill those cylinders? Read more
While browsing Kickstarter, I recently came across BAUBUX, a smart line of jackets for those who appreciate a lot of functionality with their style. They have packed their jackets with some amazing features to make your travel as comfortable as possible. And reduce weight and or give you more space in your bags. Read more
Fashion with Function For Divers
Like many who start scuba diving, I was lured in by the sirens of the sea, not knowing my life would forever change. I left my “Home” and became a very small fish in the enormous ocean.
While a designer in real life, I developed CoCoCheznaynay® SecretAgent of Truth & Style™ as a branding vehicle and a truth-seeking character who disperses CoCoCourage, wit and wisdom. CoCo’s about owning all of who you are and facing your fears. When I started scuba lessons, this unknown, overwhelming performance anxiety/fear made me realize I had masked being bullied as a child, never knowing the extent of the damage – this is a danger in thinking we will teach others. Read more
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Drysuits let you experience the wonders of the underwater world in comfort. But what do you do when your drysuit needs to be repaired?
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A formal introduction to cylinder inspections: for the user, resort and facility
By Don Kinney
Most people who use, deal with or handle cylinders are familiar with the rules, laws or practices of inspecting cylinders on some type of schedule. Cylinders, whether they are steel, aluminum or composite, are exposed to harsh environments. They are not transported in protective cases or stored in climate controlled environments, like other sensitive pieces of equipment. They are constantly at risk of being damaged either by use or the elements.
Fluo night diving is diving with a blue light torch and mask barrier filter for viewing bio-fluorescence. This is the property of some marine life to emit light of a longer wavelength (of visible light) when illuminated with shorter wavelength blue light. Not all marine creatures exhibit this effect but in those that do, the sight can be stunning.