Underwater Light Dude Dive Torch review

Dive Torch review by Ben Reymenants – Underwater Light Dude   I destroy things. Not because I like to, just because my job poses high demands towards equipment. As a ccr cave instructor trainer, I live like a coal-miner; most of the week in the outback and every day underground. If there’s one thing I […]

SSI Instructor Crossover

SSI Instructor Crossover Course – Blue Label Diving I’ve come to expect nothing but the best from Blue Label Diving and my SSI Instructor Crossover course with Por Parasu Komaradat was no exception. Many Instructor Development Courses (IDCs) take just a few days to churn out unqualified instructors who will, likely, not be able to […]

Sidemount Bungee Systems

A Comparison of Sidemount Bungee Systems Diving sidemount has several advantages over back-mounted configurations, one of which is the use of sidemount bungee systems to secure tanks. Tank valves secured by sidemount bungee systems can be pushed away when they must be manipulated and hold tanks tight to a diver’s body at other times. Several types […]

Protected Marine Wildlife

Protected Marine Wildlife in Thailand Divers are taught early that it is not okay to disturb Marine Wildlife. Ignoring this rule can harm organisms, divers, and entire ecosystems. This not only ruins dive sites for others, but adds to the destruction of the Earth’s oceans by human activities. Thailand has enacted laws to enforce this […]

Mapping a Dive Site

scuba diving with marine life in kata

Mapping a Dive Site – a skill for a new Dive Master to master A dive guide must be familiar with the sites to lead safe, enjoyable dives. A good guide will be able to navigate effortlessly, give correct briefs, and act decisively in emergency situations. Mapping a dive site can be a fantastic and […]

SSI Science of Diving Specialty Course

SSI science of diving course

SSI Science of Diving Specialty Course Every diving course passes knowledge to students at a level appropriate to their interests and previous training. Some courses are progressive. For example, most agencies require nitrox training before allowing a student to enroll in a course that teaches decompression diving. Other courses are more fundamental and apply to […]

Advanced Trimix on a rebreather

AP evolution trimix ccr

Advanced trimix Diving on a Rebreather combined with a recreational diver. They said recreational diving can’t be combined with Technical diving. They said the differences in equipment would be confusing and dangerous. They said the dive sites and environment wouldn’t be suitable. A Sydney couple proved those statements wrong. Gary, an experienced deep rebreather diver […]

Fourth Element – The Right Gear for the Job

Fourth Element – Thermal Protection Wear – The Right Gear for the Job Tech divers understand the importance of gear selection. We know it’s often possible to make a “quick fix” but that, ultimately, it makes more sense to invest in top quality gear will support our dive objectives and our comfort for years. You […]

Cave Diving Communication

Cave Diving Communication HAND SIGNALS When it comes to technical diving, communication is critical. This is especially true of cave diving communication. As a technical diving intern with Blue Label Diving and a TDI full cave diver, I can appreciate the importance of clear, concise communication. I have yet to encounter a situation that I […]

ccr cave trimix ventures

CCR CAVE End of another successful CCR CAVE Trimix program. This time, French Megalodon rebreather diver Nicolas Lanvoc came over to Thailand cave to polish his ccr and cave skills in this Distinctive program, unique to Blue Label Diving. Most candidates have cave and mixed gas experience, open and/or closed circuit. But are they ready […]