Blue Label Diving Indonesia regularly holds free rebreather and sidemount try-outs for those interested in exploring their dive limits. This is an easy way to determine the right course for you.
It is very common to be mislead by the term divemaster training. When you hear the term divemaster you probably get an image of a scuba guru in your mind. However, when you actually begin your divemaster training you discover that you are really being prepped to become a dive professional. There is some focus on developing personal dive skills, but the main focus of recreational divemaster training falls heavily on assisting courses, helping student divers underwater, leading dives and learning the ins and outs of a dive centre. Many divemaster training programs devote more time to these things rather than developing personal dive skills or exploring dive theory more in-depth. This is where you need to ask yourself what do you want to get out of a divemaster training?
Technical Training as an Alternative to Divemaster Training
If you are not looking to work in the dive industry but you want to develop new skill sets and explore a lot more dive theory then technical dive training is a better option for you. [Read more...]
Which Rebreather is a question that I’m asked at least once a week from potential new rebreather students looking to take the step into the silent world. A question that I’ve asked myself numerous times over the years and led to the serial owning of enough different units to make a bank manager blush with pride in the attempt to find the perfect rebreather.
Firstly, I should say that the perfect CCR does not exist, at least from the perspective of one rebreather to rule them all. What any diver should be able to find though is one which addresses their personal needs, diving and of course budget. Technical diving is an expensive pastime, but rebreather diving can potentially take this to a new level. Finding the right one for you can save thousands in a possible mistaken choice later.
Rather than be an article making comparisons between the plethora of manufacturer offerings out there, since there are more than enough polarising internet forums for that debate, here’s a few of the things that you might consider beyond the simple specifications sheet.
Out in Indonesia, two divers decided to make the last day of 2013 extremely special to finish the year out with a bang. Gerard, a TDI Advanced Trimix diver from France, accompanied Sandy, one of Blue Label Diving Indonesia’s tec instructors, on a deep trimix dive to 100m in Bunaken on New Years Eve. The duo executed the well-planned mission to 100 meters along the deep wall surrounding the volcano, Manado Tua, and said a bubbly good-bye to 2013!
TEC Instructors Hiro and Sandy are tekkies in Blue Label Diving Indonesia and are based in Bunaken, Indonesia. They are a technical diving duo and provide technical dive training and dives on sidemount, twinsets and rebreathers. They began technical diving in 2009 on rebreathers and open circuit, and then made the switch to teaching tec in 2012.
They love TEC so much that they actually got married at depth of 130 meters. Not only that, they actually exchanged vows, rings and a kiss at 130 meters underwater in a cave in Thailand and set a Guinness World Record for the deepest wedding!
Although still more than a year away, OZTeK2015 will again offer a unique opportunity to listen to, learn from, and rub shoulders with some of the most acclaimed names in modern diving.
The model on which many other advanced diving shows are based, OZTeK is much more than just another dive show; it’s the ultimate networking platform and the jumping off point for new diving discoveries and adventures.
With over 60% of the presently available exhibition space already booked (see website at: www.diveoztek.com.au for detailed information) OZTeK2015 promises to again be a sell-out event – one that will remain at the forefront of the revolutionary change that’s sweeping through diving .
This tech diving video was shot when Ben Reymenants, Simone Reymenants, Markko Junolainen and Theresia were Trimix diving in Bunaken in June 2013. The deepest they went was 100 meters on the walls around Bunaken. Ben and Markko both diving on Megalodon and Simone and Theresia on Open Circuit.
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This is a Sidemount diving video shot in Lembeh Indonesia. This was an introduction dive to show the managers what its like.
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Ana and Miguel from Lembeh resort stayed with us for couple of days for some nice dive sites for tech diving Indonesia around the walls of Bunaken. We did some nothing short of epic diving to 55m on Johnson, Lekuan III, Fukui and Lekuan II. Having now tested different dive sites I’ve found out that some of them are good for technical diving, some of them are excellent and some of them can be a bit challenging for those decompression stops. Here’s a list of my favourite dive sites for technical diving in Bunaken, Indonesia: