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The Recreational Dive Planner – Instruction for use

The Recreational Dive Planner – Instruction for use

So you’re new to diving and you’re not learning the recreational dive planner. Perhaps you are learning but want to know more before you take a closures or as a refresher. There is a new article out on Divetalking that will walk you through the RDP. It also has links to many other articles out at Divetalking on the subject. … Read entire article »

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RDP Plus – Properly Calculate Total Bottom Time on repetitive dives

RDP Plus – Properly Calculate Total Bottom Time on repetitive dives

One of the most common errors I witness as an Instructor is calculating the correct Total Bottom Time on the Recreational Dive Planner. The failure to add Residual Nitrogen Times to the Actual Bottom Time leaves the diver with an increasing accumulation of nitrogen in the body. Why is this a problem? It exposes the diver to the possibilities of Decompression Illness which could lead to serious harm to the diver. Why is calculating Total Bottom … Read entire article »

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Invasion of the lionfish – From Reef to Table

Invasion of the lionfish – From Reef to Table

There is a species invading the Eastern United States seaboard, the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Mexico, Central and South America with unprecedented, alarming speed. Armed with venomous spines, a non-discriminating palate, ability to survive in various salinities and depths, high reproductive rate, a gluttonous ambush predator voracious of your food supply. The invader appears exotic to some, to others an opportunity. This non-indigenous species is commonly referred to as: Lionfish. Lionfish Watch this National … Read entire article »

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California Spiny Lobster Season

California Spiny Lobster Season

Recreational lobster season opens at 6:00 a.m. on the Saturday preceding the first Wednesday in October and closes at 12:00 a.m. on the first Wednesday (night) after the 15th of March. **The season no longer starts at midnight for safety reasons** For current regulations, please visit the Current California Ocean Recreational Fishing Regulations for Point Conception to the U.S. – Mexico Border.Recreational Bag Limit: Seven lobsters per person.Minimum Legal Size Limit: Three and one-fourth inches, measured … Read entire article »

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Understanding Enriched Air Nitrox

Understanding Enriched Air Nitrox

Let me start the article with stating what you are about to read is NOT a substitute for training from a certified Enriched Air Instructor. What you read here compliments that instruction. It may be used to prep before you participate in instruction or as a refresher. Enriched Air Certification is earned only through a certified Enriched Air Instructor. Do Not attempt to dive Nitrox without being certified. If you are interested in becoming Enriched … Read entire article »

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Out of sights out of mind

Out of sights out of mind

What are they so upset about? So, what will you do about it? … Read entire article »

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PADI Forms

PADI Forms

Divetalking has put together a page where commonly use PADI Forms (in English) may be found. The forms are printable, completed handed or emailed to the Dive Operator. By filling out the forms in advance, you can assure they are filled out correctly as well as save time during the check in process… The forms page may be found under Learning (above), then select PADI FORMS or you may click here on PADI FORMS to be … Read entire article »

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Advancing your Scuba Skills and Rating

Advancing your Scuba Skills and Rating

Divetalking added under the Learning Tab an offer to Advance your scuba skills and rating. Looking to up your knowledge and skills while earning certifications? Reach out to me and together we will organize a plan to fulfill your goals. Click here to read more and to contact me to talk about your opportunities. … Read entire article »

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Six Reasons Why You Should Not Swim with Wild Spinner Dolphins

  Would you swim with wild spinner dolphins if you knew that they were trying to sleep? Swimmers and boats that come to visit wild spinner dolphins close to shore during the day could be disturbing their rest and potentially harming them. Wild spinner dolphins feed off-shore at night and return to sheltered bays and coastlines during the day to rest, socialize, tend to their young, and avoid predators. Continue Reading More HERE     … Read entire article »

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