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MALPELO review on the Ferox liveaboard

Discussion in 'South America' started by moorish8idol, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Another cool video by Colombia Dive Adventures.

     
  2. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    This is a good improvement. The minimum weight you need to carry is when you are neutrally buoyant during safety stop with 30-50 bar left in your tank with no air in your BCD.

    Also when your buoyancy is solid in the still water column without finning or flapping your arms or playing with your power inflator buttons to adjust your depth and most importantly relax, you’ll be amazed how low your air consumption be. My air consumption was about 0.8-0.9 cfm when I started diving and 200 dives later it’s about 0.35-0.4 cfm, cut it more than half.
     
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  3. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Another good info from Tony:

     
  4. moorish8idol

    moorish8idol Nassau Grouper

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    The park ranger (who is also a scuba instructor) will look through your log book so you will have to prove it. They will then accompany you on the checkout dive to watch you with some skills (ie deploying your SMB etc). There were fatalities in the park right before FEROX started operator so there is a big emphasis (with the boat and the park itself) on safety and having divers that possess the experience and skills to manage at the sites. As said elsewhere, there are TONS of great places to dive so no rush to get to Malpelo right away. If anything it will spoil you, so work your way up!
     
  5. Sunn

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    I remember a case a few years ago, someone very nice, also beginner, who disappeared at the beginning of a dive on the quiest site of the island... I went there a few days after and made a few dives on this site, found nothing, even on the bottom at -60m, not even a belt, a weight, nothing...

    Take your time, gain experience, live your life ... Malpelo will still be there in 5 years.
     
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