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Angelo Farina
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Parma, ITALY
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Professor at the University of Parma

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Angelo Farina

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Sep 25, 1958 (Age: 61)
    Home Page:
    http://www.angelofarina.it
    Location:
    Parma, ITALY
    Occupation:
    Professor at the University of Parma
    Gender:
    Male
    eBay User Name:
    angelo.farina
    Certification Agencies:
    CMAS
    Dive History:
    My dive history is divided in 5 parts:
    1975-1978: recreational scuba diver
    1979-1984: diving instructor at Parmasub (no profit)
    1985-1989: professional diving instructor and divemaster at Club Vacanze (Maldives and Favignana islands)
    1990-2007: back to recreational scuba diver, training just my sons
    2008-today: researcher working in underwater acoustics, developing hydrophone arrays and pioneering the usage of Ambisonics underwater.
    Certification History:
    1st diver's degree in 1975. I became 1st degree instructor in 1978, 2nd degree instructor in 1982, and third degree instructor in 1984.
    I was the director of FIPS/CMAS diving school in Parma, ITALY since 1st January 1983 to 31 December 1990
    Certification Level:
    FIPS/CMAS instructor, 3 stars
    # of Logged Dives:
    1,000 - 2,499
    Dive Classification:
    Instructor / Assistant Instructor / Dive Master / Dive Con
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Dive Equipment:
    15 liters steel bottle, 2x9 liters aluminium twin bottle (Aralu), a small 3 liters aluminium bottle, 6 Scubapro 109-156 second stages, 4 Scubapro MK5 first stages, one Scubapro MK20 first stage, 2 jackets, a number of suits, fins, masks. I also have a 200 bars air compressor, 3 Zodiacs, etc...
    Diving Rebreathers Since:
    1975
    Please note that when I started, in 1975, training here in Italy was done mostly using ARO (pure oxygen) rebreathers, namely the glorious Cressi mod. 57B.
    Then I moved to the Technisub in the eighties, and more recently I used the OMG Caimano IV (the rebreather adopted by Italian Navy Seals, called "COMSUBIN"), which is particularly silent.
    Doing research in underwater acoustics I need to use a very silent rebreather, for not disturbing the hydrophones...
    I am certified for air down to 50 meters, out of safety curve (with decompression), that is something that nowadays is regarded as "technical diving".
    But at the time it was considered safe also for recreational diving, and in fact these were the limits for clients at Club Vacanze. We did routinely bring them to that depth and making decompression stops.
    I am also certified for using ARO down to 10 meters (I think that nowadays it can be certified only down to 6 meters).
    Being a 3 star instructor, I can issue certifications for the same limits above, and I can train other instructors.