Category Archives: Training

Breathing Gas Management for the New SCUBA Diver

An Openwater dive class is designed to introduce the beginning diver to a number of new skills and concepts needed to safely venture below the surface. The new student learns about the equipment, specialized skills, and physiology of diving and is given the information necessary to complete a relatively shallow dive within what is called…

Plan Your Dive and Dive Your Plan

The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of SCUBA Diving In our first SCUBA diving class we were introduced to dive planning and taught to use our tables to calculate the no-decompression limits and avoid decompression sickness. We learned to determine in advance our maximum depth, bottom time, entry and exit points, and equipment…