Stage Rigging

  Stage Rigging   We get asked a lot about stage rigging, both for open circuit decompression, for cave stages and for CCR bailout. There are three main schools   Traditional   Stage rigging kit, top boltsnap on the shoulder of the cylinder, lower...

Rental Gear Sale

TECH CENTRE EX RENTAL EQUIPMENT FOR SALE   As a specialist technical centre we are obsessive about our gear. It’s properly looked after, serviced by us as an Apeks Technical Centre, JJ-CCR Factory Service Centre, Seacraft DPV Service Centre and more. We replace...

Step Up or Step Across – from Rec to Tech

  Step up or Step Across? The leap from recreational to technical diving   Most dive agencies lay out a ladder type pathway for dive development, showing each course as a step up, building on the last. Then you reach the top of the ladder, Master Scuba this...

Cylinder Markings – A suggestion for Standardisation

  As a tech and cave instructor as well as someone who often guides tech and cave dives I have seen a massive variety in the way people mark stage and deco cylinders. By and large the community has come to a consensus on the markings for the side of the cylinder...

Learning Skills from some instructors might be a waste of time

Skills are the foundation of safe and enjoyable diving and the building blocks of all diving certifications. The comment here is not that learning skills is a waste of time, but, learn them from the wrong instructor, and you will have to re-do them completely for them...

To BOV(er) or not to BOV(er)

BOV or no BOV   This is usually a polarised argument. People are either all for or all against.  So, let us examine the arguments from both sides. I’m going to put in some assumptions though. To me they are not assumptions, mainly because I have tested these in...