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  1. Review by Nadia Aly who traveled to the Sea of Cortez August 11-18, 2012

    by , September 10th, 2012 at 03:02 PM
    Rocio Del Mar Liveaboard | Sea of Cortez

    Posted by Nadia Aly on September 9, 2012 in News, Travel · 0 Comment

    Talk about a last minute trip! The day before the Rocio Del Mar was about to embark out on another trip to the Sea of Cortez, I was able to secure a spot on the beautiful liveaboard. I quickly booked a flight to Phoenix and packed up all my dive gear.

    From Phoenix it's a four hour drive to Rocky Point, Mexico where the Rocio Del Mar is docked. The ...
  2. Perfect Buoyancy Control - Part 3 of 3

    by , September 10th, 2012 at 02:48 PM
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    Beyond using the BCD to help you manage buoyancy and trim during a dive, the other thing to know about your BCD is the lift capacity. Lift capacity is essentially a measurement indicating how much negative buoyancy the BCD is able to offset. Without going scientific on you, I maintain that the greatest lift capacity you’ll ever need is when the BCD is floating freely on the surface, fully loaded with weight and a full tank. In essence, the amount of lift capacity ...
  3. Perfect Buoyancy Control - Part 2 of 3

    by , September 10th, 2012 at 02:42 PM
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    Speaking of tanks, most divers today dive an aluminum 80 cubic foot tank, but many of the more experienced divers prefer steel tanks. Ask them why and most will tell you they dive them because they get to carry less ballast weight by diving steel. Although this is true, there is something of an urban myth regarding why – many believe they need less weight because the steel tank is more dense than an aluminum tank, or that the steel tank is heavier. Actually, ...
  4. Perfect Buoyancy Control - Part 1 of 3

    by , September 10th, 2012 at 02:26 PM
    It’s difficult to overstate the importance of buoyancy control as a dive skill – most dive magazines feature it, it’s a component of nearly all dive courses, and among dive skills, it can make the difference between a dive that is memorable for all the right reasons, and one that you’d rather forget. Too, if you dive with someone that seems to be part fish, uses less air than everyone else, and is a picture of grace beneath the surface, you can be certain that it is buoyancy control that sets them ...
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  5. So you want to be a PADI scuba Instructor ? What's involved ? (part 2 )

    by , September 5th, 2012 at 03:14 PM
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Size:  21.8 KB So your PADI Instructor course begins, what do you need to expect ? The PADI instructor course has evolved somewhat over the past few years and in 2009 underwent a new revamp including putting sections of it online. Now whilst I was initially opposed to this development, this past year I have decided to embrace this option completely because, not only does it allow you as an IDC candidate to study at your own pace, but it allows me to take the time we have during ...