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  1. Stress and Rescue Class 2014 - Rescue of an unconscious diver

    by , March 9th, 2014 at 03:25 AM (Never stop learning)
    During my first open water session of my stress and rescue class I practiced rescuing an unconscious diver. it was hard work for various reasons:

    1) Trying to simulate in-water resuscitation wearing thick gloves for cold water was not very efficient because my gloves are very hard to take off unless I cut them with a sharpening tool so searching for a pulse with naked fingers while in the water seems to me a waste of time;

    2) Taking the unconscious diver's gear was a struggle ...
  2. challenging underwater shoots

    by , February 17th, 2014 at 05:46 AM (Peter Bucknell , Video Producer)
    Taking Stock in Hamburg, GoPro 3+ underwater and stock footage

    I'm in Hamburg for 3 weeks visiting my wife who is rehearsing a big new play at theSchauspielHaus Time to gather my thoughts and look back…. and forward.
    Between shoots, the discovery of a new stock footage site kept me busy last Month, uploading the first batch of footage from a Mexico shoot.
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  3. Blue Heron Bridge Dive : video

    by , February 6th, 2014 at 07:03 PM (Peter Bucknell , Video Producer)
    Nice footage from the Blue Heron Bridge dive:
  4. Book Review: Vanished

    by , February 6th, 2014 at 06:52 PM
    Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II by Wil S. Hylton (Nov 5, 2013)

    Josef Stalin said, “One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” In the Pacific theater of WWII there were 56,000 sailors, soldiers and airmen listed as missing in action. For each of those servicemen lost, there is also a story of a family coming to grips with the uncertainty of this fate. This book add this book tells the story of a few of those families.
    Across ...
  5. Learn to Dive

    by , February 6th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
    Learning to Dive.

    Many prospective divers I speak to have not taken up the sport due to the misconception that it is difficult, takes a long time and costs a fortune. Wrong on all three accounts.

    1. Difficulty: You need to be reasonable healthy and able to swim a distance of 100 meters at a relaxing pace. There are certain medical conditions that may require a doctor’s approval, and here is a link to a PADI medical questionnaire.