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Angelo Farina
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Sep 16, 2021 at 2:57 PM
Oct 6, 2019
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Sep 25, 1958 (Age: 62)
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Parma, ITALY
Professor at the University of Parma

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Angelo Farina

Contributor, Male, 62, from Parma, ITALY

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    1. Roberto Inzerillo
      Roberto Inzerillo
      Ciao Angelo, dopo aver letto qualche tuo post sui BCD della Bags-Sport di Genova, ed essendo attratto da alcuni loro prodotti (vorrei abbandonare il mio jacket Mares Prime per provare altre configurazioni), vorrei chiederti:
      - alla fine hai comprato il DIR 30? E se si, come ti sei trovato?
      - oppure hai optato per il piccolo Fly Tech? Ed in questo caso ... impressioni?
      Grazie :-)
      1. Angelo Farina
        Angelo Farina
        Purtroppo ho avuto seri problemi di salute che mi hanno impedito per ora di tornare ad immergermi...
        Se ne riparla, speriamo, per l'estate 2021. A quel punto, se avro' l'idoneita' medica, penso prendero' il DIR30.
        Unica nota negativa il colore. Secondo me il GAV deve essere sempre giallo o arancione, per la massima visibilita'...
        Oct 9, 2020
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    Sep 25, 1958 (Age: 62)
    Home Page:
    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...
    Diving Rebreathers Since:
    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.
    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.


    Angelo Farina
    FIPS/CMAS Instructor (3 stars)
    Marine scientist (underwater acoustics)
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