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  1. Did you know ?...Why is a "J" valve a "J" valve?

    by , May 12th, 2014 at 10:35 PM
    So, whilst waiting to pick up some takeaway after a oh so hard day of slugging away I overheard an interesting conversation. The individuals involved were studying for an IDC and deep in discussion about scuba tank valves and why they were named as such. One gentlemen stated that the 'J' valve was named for the shape of the reserve. This is not true though. Now for many people, the common assumption is that they are named as such for their shape. So. let us look at this for a moment...
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  2. 3 minute cave dive video on a GoPro

    by , May 12th, 2014 at 09:14 AM (Peter Bucknell , Video Producer)
    Here's the 3 minute version I cut for GoPro of last Month's cave dives in the crystal clear cenote water of Mexico.
    Unbelievable the results the little camera gets with the right settings!

    Shot with no filter, just one light.
  3. Just released: New Cave Dive Video

    by , May 9th, 2014 at 07:43 PM (Peter Bucknell , Video Producer)
    A quick trip down to Mexico yielded some nice cave footage for GoPro

    Simply shot on the $400 Hero 3+ with just one mount, a light stuck on the bottom....

  4. Freediver Course (New York and Tri-state area)

    by , May 9th, 2014 at 04:35 PM (Peter Bucknell , Video Producer)
    I've managed to teach myself how to hold my breath... on the couch... for nearly 5 minutes....
    Who knew???

    Anyway, I was inspired by Freediving Instructor Dana Beck who was modeling underwater for a shoot I was on in Mexico a couple of Months back.

    There's a freediving course that takes place over a weekend at Dutch Springs, June 14,15
    I'm in.
  5. My Check List of those extra things for your IDC....

    by , May 4th, 2014 at 11:40 AM
    Your PADI instructor course is one of your most nerve wracking,inspiring, awesome and fun experiences you can have, or supposed to be anyway! As much as possible, I want everybody to be as prepared as they possibly can be, so I thought I would put together a check list of some of the things you need to have prepared before you arrive. This is not just your standard, oh by the way, you need to have your physics revised, it's the bits they don't tell you about. Now most may, or should be covered during ...