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Contributor, Male, 62, from Parma, ITALY
- Angelo Farina was last seen:
- Sep 16, 2021 at 2:57 PM
- Sep 25, 1958 (Age: 62)
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- Parma, ITALY
- Professor at the University of Parma
- Certification Agencies:
- 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 tank, 2x9 liters aluminium twin tank (Aralu), a small 3 liters aluminium pony tank, 8 Scubapro 109-156 second stages, 5 Scubapro MK5 first stages, one Scubapro MK10 first stage, 1 Cressi jacket, 1 Coltri BP+Wing, a number of suits, fins, masks. I also have a 200 bars air compressor, 3 Zodiacs (MK2 compact, MK2 GT, MK3 Futura), one Evinrude 20HP engine, etc...
Please note that when I started scuba diving, in 1975, training here in Italy was done mostly using ARO (pure oxygen) CC rebreathers, namely the glorious Cressi mod. 57B.
- Diving Rebreathers Since:
Then I moved to the Technisub "new ARO" 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, where I (and my wife) worked as DM and Instructors in years 1985-1989.
In Club Vacanze resorts, we did routinely bring customers to that depth and making decompression stops for fully recreational (not technical) dives.
I am also certified for using ARO (CC pure oxygen rebreather) 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.
FIPS/CMAS Instructor (3 stars)
Marine scientist (underwater acoustics)
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