Sidemount Confined Water Training

Jeff hoveringThis past weekend we conducted the Sidemount Confined Water training at one of our favorite pools, the Suwon World Cup Pool.  This pool is setup for some great dive training.  If you haven’t been here it is a 5m deep 50m x 50m pool.  It has several hula hoops at varying depths for buoyancy practice as well as mirrors for each diver to self-correct and fine tune skills.

Our  day started out with a drive through the Korean summer vacation traffic…and there was PLENTY of it.  It took nearly double the time to get to the Suwon pool because Koreans were off enjoying their vacations.  Once we arrived at the pool we went over equipment setup and tank rigging.  This is one of the most important parts of the course, no instructor should over look this portion.  Everything minute you spend on setup will greatly pay off during the dive.  I would recommend that instructors compliment their instruction with some sort of video that explains various setups and use.  The one that I like so far is Jill Heinerth’s Sidemount Scuba Diving.

Screen Shot 2015-08-01 at 20.52.31Once our equipment was setup and prepped for entry we went over an orientation brief to explain entry methods, weighting and brief the skills for the day.  With the briefings out of the way we pushed off the entry point and verified weighting and descended down to check out Jeff’s trim.  This is another critical place that instructors can’t take too lightly and where students will greatly benefit…GET THEIR TRIM RIGHT!  Spend the time to ensure equipment is setup correctly and streamlined.  This may be difficult if the student is useing loaner/rental gear but it is still important.  It is CRITICAL if the student is diving their own gear, this will be a great starting point for them to take note of.  Rarely will a diver again get so much personal attention to work out kinks and perfect their trim in the water.  Once Jeff’s gear was adjusted he knocked out skill after skill and we were able to surprise Jeff with multiple simulated emergencies as well.  Great job today Jeff! We definitely earned those Chili’s meals.

It wasn’t only the divers that got some fun in today…our shore support (wives) decided to tour the Suwon castle and downtown area while we were in the pool.  One more reason that we like this pool, lots to do for divers and non-divers alike.

If you are not familiar with the Suwon World Cup pool here is some information:

Confined Water Training

Scuba Cleanup

What did you accomplish this weekend? Katie and Dan did some confined water training and have begun their journey to becoming PADI Open Water Divers.  Dan and Katie tackled their Knowledge Reviews, Quizzes and Final Exam like champs, both scoring exceptionally high on all…well done guys!  With the book work out of the way they were fitted for equipment for their Confined Water Training.

Saturday was filled with hands-on learning and practice.  Dan and Katie did excellent once again knocking out skill after skill.  Hardly any skill proved difficult for this couple, once again well done guys!

Sunday morning began with a more thorough cleaning of dive gear to rinse off and clean everything.  We can’t say enough how important this step is…clean well maintained gear is critical in scuba diving.  Not only will it make your gear more reliable it means less service repair bills during annual or manufacturer recommended servicing.

Memorial Day & Buddha’s Birthday 2015

Post-Dive Picture 38th Parallel DiversPADI Drysuit Specialty diver and PADI Divemaster were the two certifications earned this weekend.  There is no doubt that we made the most of a 3 day weekend. For the American’s it was Memorial Day weekend and for the Korean’s it was Buddha’s Birthday. Needless to say the dive shop and hotels at the coast were packed!  We got to meet some of our South Korean Facebook Followers and dive with some new friends as well…welcome to the 38th Parallel Divers Club Dave, glad to log some dives with you.

Despite some pretty strong winds the waters on the east coast were amazing.  This weekend probably ranked in the top 5 weekends for visibility in the past 5 years.  Definitely nice to jump into the water with conditions like this.  The ocean was super flat all weekend and little to no surge or current, even at the dive sites.

New Divemaster Dan with Instructor LarrySince most of us have been steadily knocking out certifications of students we decided to take this weekend for ourselves and make is a calm, lazy fun weekend.Congratulations to Dan on finishing his Divemaster certification (we know this was a long time coming), welcome to the pro ranks!  Congrats to Divemaster Jeff on earning his drysuit specialty as well.

We did several beach dives at Namae-ri Beach as well as several boat dives.  Our first boat dive was at Steel House.  Steel House is a 10m tall structure that rests in 30m of water.  Great for buoyancy practice swimming through all the beams.  We also dove Concrete Cubes, and just like the name says it was a Jeff and George Safety Stopbunch of concrete open cubes that allow for divers to swim in-between and around.  We saw a nice school of smaller sized fish and lost of small growth.  West Ridge was another dive site that we were able to log some time onto.  This site offered a natural rock formation and minor wall to swim around.  A nice dive to see rock formations and small growth, even some nudibranchs.

It would be an understatement to say the shop was packed.  Namae Scuba had extra staff on hand and both boats in the water for divers.  They also shuttled divers back and forth to the beach for shore diving.  There were several clubs diving with 38th Parallel Divers as well as 80+ college girls from the Suwon Women’s college.  Most of the girls were doing PADI Open Water Diver with some finishing up Advanced, Rescue and Divermaster.  Namae’s resident Course Director was also conducting an IDC (Instructor Development Course) for a few future dive instructors.

Screen Shot 2015-05-25 at 16.29.53Despite all of this going on we can’t say enough how great their staff is.  They always make sure to keep us informed on dive conditions and dive times.  Namae staff also makes sure we have everything we need and make every attempt to help us work out any minor equipment issues anyone might have.  These guys are a great operation indeed…thanks Namae Scuba!

Dry Suit Confined Water Training

There is not much that can prepare a diver for the feeling of their first drysuit dive.  This is true whether it is in a pool or in the ocean.  The closest feeling would be to put your hand into a plastic bag and put it in the kitchen sink or bathtub.  No matter how many times we describe this to new students they are always amazed at the initial feeling (as we were).

Screen Shot 2015-05-05 at 13.44.35This past weekend we got in the pool to do some PADI Drysuit Specialty Diver training.  Once introductions & paperwork were done we watched a few videos on drysuit repair and care.  Next we tried on equipment and went over gear setup and donning/doffing the drysuit.  We conducted final kit checks and got into our drysuits for a short drive to the pool.

At the pool we went over the required skills as well as some additional skills that are always good to keep well oiled. Jeff did an excellent job in the pool and we are looking forward to getting in the ocean.

PADI Touch Courses (Apps)

IMG_2146So after attending the 4th quarter PADI update webinar I decided to drop a few dollars on the PADI Touch apps, Equipment Specialist and Open Water.  At first I couldn’t figure out where to get them or how to make the purchase.  All online searches led to the PADI Asia sites which couldn’t help me (I am not a PADI Asia member).  So how did I get the apps?  Well I didn’t…not exactly.

First of all I looked on the PADI website and and found that I could easily find the Open Water touch on the normal PADI eLearning portal then choosing touch options.  The only one that came up was Open Water though.  So digging a bit further I found this helpful link to the step-by-step guide to touch products.  It was a good thing that I did because I would say it wasn’t intuitive.  This is because PADI Pros can purchase Touch credits for their students.  Big deal right?  Well maybe it is…

This means that, as a PADI Pro who is independent of a shop, can purchase Touch products at a member rate versus paying full PADI retail.  One way to increase profits or offer better discounts.  This also means that you as the PADI Pro won’t miss out on eSales and can actually stand behind the new products.  Currently (and please correct me if I am incorrect) only PADI centers (shops, retailers or whatever other name they can go by) are the only one’s who see returns from e-sales for eLearning (via a check/deposit of the student’s original online purchase).

Ok back to how it all works with the new Touch Products (specifically for independent instructors)… under your PADI Pro account go to Online PIC Processing and choose the NEW Processing.  Then choose add Touch credits.  Once they display on your account you assign them to a student (email is sent to student for activation).

Email sent after PADI Pro sends touch credit to student

Email sent after PADI Pro sends touch credit to student

Email to Student after Registration

Email to Student after Registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The student will now open the email and click on the link adding their information and it is automatically linked to their PADI Library.  The student WILL have to have a compatible device and operating system and will have to install the PADI Library app on that device.  Once it’s installed the courses should automatically display and the student will be able to download the content for offline use.

Here’s what happened in my case…I received the email (from myself as an instructor to myself as the student) and registered the Equipment Specialist Touch.  I then opened up my PADI Library App and the Equipment Specialist course popped right up in my library.  I clicked download and waited for it to complete.   Once it was downloaded I was able to use it and see all the animations/videos etc.  Too easy.

Since I also purchased the Open Water Touch I went through the same process…email sent, email received, product registered with my PADI Library.  However this time I only saw the eRDP(ml), RDP (imperial) and RDP (metric) applications display…no Open Water information at all.  This was frustrating because I had spent s decent amount of money.  I logged out, logged in, restarted my “i device” and still nothing. I triple verified that my “i device” was supported and current in iOS (it is).  I will admit I was a bit angry…if this was a student this would not be good…what if this was a student that was not an expert user on mobile devices?

Not satisfied with not having access to my course I pulled out my iPad and low and behold my Open Water Touch course was available; it seems that even though the Equipment Specialist is fully available via iPhone the Open Water Touch is not. This will change starting 01 January 2015.  Last night I spoke with a PADI representative who was nice enough to field a few questions for me regarding several topics as well as why I couldn’t see all of my Touch courses on my i-Device.  He confirmed that Open Water touch is only available on the iPad (for iDevices) but it will be available for all (compatible) iDevice platforms (i.e. iPhone) come the first of the year.

After looking at the Open Water Touch product I can understand why PADI chose to make this limitation initially.  The screens on iPhone 5 and previous models are simply to small for primary learning but what if a student just needs a quick reference?  I think that this is why the change is occurring.  The new iPhone 6 and 6 plus will provide a better viewing platform for the Touch series.

In conclusion (based on the Equipment Specialist) app PADI has done a lot to make learning fun, entertaining and modern.  The Touch series are going to be the future and they are good however I would say that the Equipment Specialist is lacking a bit substance.  I would have hoped that PADI would have put more information into the course since it is in fact meant to augment a Specialty Course.  I could be biased after  years of researching on my own and reading highly technical books like regulator repair and oxygen cleaning, so take what I say with a grain of salt and know that I am not saying it was a bad purchase or regrettable…I just want more.  Perhaps I would request for an Advanced Equipment Specialist Touch course.

With all that being said I would still recommend the Touch products to any instructor as a great way for students to learn.  This is especially true now that the Open Water touch product includes the PIC fee, and the student can complete all quizzes and final exam on their own as well.  Let’s not forget another great asset the eRDPml. Having this on your smart devices and that you now can carry one with you no matter where you are. No batteries to worriy about and one less thing to buy. The interface is almost identical, only difference is with the ease of which a diver can change between metric and imperial, no more battery compartment to break with a small screwdriver…just click the change. This is a definite plus!

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What is GUE diving?

Iwakuni Divers

Contributing Author: Mitchell Singler (Iwakuni, Japan)

I was recently asked for my thoughts about what GUE diving is and what it isn’t. First GUE is short for Global Underwater Explorers and there is a little bit of misunderstanding online (and offline) about what GUE is.  I suppose the best way for me to explain it is to just talk about this team based diving concept and why that appealed to me enough to seek out an Instructor and get some training.

I took a GUE Fundamentals course a couple of years ago because I was looking for dive training that was more skills based than much of the training I had taken up to that point. At that time I had taken some PADI courses along with a YMCA (now defunct; it has since become SDI) recreational course. I had also taken an Advanced Nitrox/Decompression Procedures course with a TDI Instructor.

Now the YMCA course I took was very good; it was an Open water 2 dive course. It actually covered gas planning, which was sorely missing from many PADI courses. As for the PADI classes I took….the emphasis on individual diver skills was non-existent. Performing skills while being neutrally buoyant was not a requirement for any of the PADI courses I took. I recently became a PADI Instructor myself; so I do realize that PADI is moving in the direction of emphasizing buoyancy control. That is likely a long way away in terms of being a true performance requirement.

The TDI advanced nitrox/deco procedures course I took was very challenging, as it should be; since it is a technical diving course. Prior to taking that course, I worked on my own buoyancy control during my normal dives, and had it pretty well dialed in prior to taking this course. I do feel that this should be emphasized as an actual performance requirement for the entry level, recreational dive courses.

After completing my TDI course, I gave a lot of thought to where I wanted to go in my further dive progression. I knew that I wanted to progress into more technical diving; my goal being to do more wreck diving. It was around this time that I started looking into taking a GUE Fundamentals course. I really wanted some training that would actually challenge me in terms of buoyancy skills, all while being task loaded with additional skills to manage while being neutrally buoyant. My thinking was that once I had that solid skills platform to work from, I could build from there. I am a firm believer in this today.

I went into my GUE Fundaments course thinking it would be all about buoyancy control, the equipment configuration, and learning how to back kick. It did include all of those things….but I discovered that it offered much more than just those things.

I discovered right away that GUE training is all about team diving. Not just lip service paid to the usual advice to always stay with your buddy…..but a true emphasis on real team diving and planning. It was centered on this team mindset, a complete team attitude. This was the foundation the training was built on.

All skills were performed as a team. Every drill, skills demonstration, the simulated failures while holding the minimum deco stops……everything was performed while in a team formation. The emphasis was always on focusing on the team. It was much different than any of the other recreational courses I previously took.

I am of the opinion, based on my experience in my course, and in seeing the local divers that later completed the Fundamentals course; GUE training produces the best dive buddies. Since my Fundamentals dive training, I have organized other classes. There have been 19 GUE trained divers in Iwakuni, Japan to date. I have seen the consistent result produced by the fundamentals course.

It is very refreshing to dive with people that don’t swim off on their own and get separated. With the GUE trained divers I have been diving with, my dive buddy is always there. From the new divers that took GUE Fundamentals right after open water class, to the more experienced divers; they all stay with their dive buddies. They actually pay attention to each other. Diving is a lot more fun when divers pay attention to each other and stay together. That is a definite advantage to diving with people that have a true team diving mindset and attitude. Having consistent buoyancy control skills to be able to hold all stops is another trait shared by all that have completed the course.

Another aspect that like about the GUE training is that it actually teaches actual gas planning. I’m not referring to the typical thing that divers are told, about getting back on the boat with 500 psi in their tanks. That is NOT dive planning at all. In Fundamentals class students are actually taught how to plan their gas reserve. They know how much keep in reserve for both divers to conduct their minimum deco stops for both divers in the unlikely event of a problem. They calculate minimum gas, and turn pressure…they are taught all aspects of this. It all ties into the team diving mindset that is truly missing from most recreational dive programs.

Of course equipment configuration is a standardized thing with GUE. Contrary to what many people have been told….there is no requirement for any particular brand of equipment. The equipment requirements are listed on the GUE website; http://www.globalunderwaterexplorers.org/equipment/config

But for the Fundamentals course a back plate/wing BC, regulators set up with a 7’ long hose configuration are the foundation.

There does seem to be a lot of bad information about GUE on the Internet; I don’t understand why. The course requirements and equipment configuration are on the GUE website, but inaccurate information persists.

I do believe that much of the negative information stems from dive shops that see GUE training as contrary to what they teach and provide. In a sense it is….if a dive shop doesn’t even sell back plates and wings, I imagine they are going to be somewhat opposed to a training agency that requires this as standard equipment. The same goes for regulators set up with a long hose; if the shop Instructors themselves aren’t trained and familiar with that setup, then it’s no surprise that a lot of shops out there are going to start bad mouthing a training agency that offering something much different than the typical shop is offering.

As for me, as an individual diver that is always looking to improve and progress in diving, it makes sense to dive and progress with other divers that are interested in the same thing. I love diving! I want to make progress, and get better at it, so I can enjoy it even more. Diving is a lot more fun when you are diving with buddies that have the skills and attitude that contribute to diving as a team, knowing how to plan a dive, understanding gas planning, and having the situational awareness that allows them to stay as a team and have more fun diving. Diving with buddies that don’t churn up the bottom and can actually hold their safety stops because they have been trained to be in better control of their buoyancy is a joy!

It’s wonderful, not having to chase down divers that swim away from the group, because they don’t pay attention to their buddies.

  • I am not a spokesman for GUE. The 38th Parallel Divers asked me to write my thoughts about what it meant to me, so I wanted to share my opinions about it.
  • I feel that GUE training offers something that is truly lacking in the dive industry; training that includes actual gas planning and dive planning at the recreational level.
  • It offers a challenging and very fun system of true team based dive training.
  • It makes performing skills while being neutrally buoyant in the water column; all while being you’re your team an actual performance requirement.
  • It emphasizes skills and builds diver competence, comfort in the water, and confidence. This all leads to diving being more fun.

Many of these skills are taught and emphasizes when taking technical diving courses. But why aren’t these skills taught and required at the recreational level? I don’t really have an answer for why other recreational agencies don’t emphasize all of these things……but these are all part of GUE Fundamentals dive training at the recreational level.

Is it for everyone? It’s difficult to say; it does require some commitment in terms of equipment and training time. But for those divers that have taken a recreational dive course and found it lacking……perhaps GUE is for them.

Diving is fun….it is supposed to be. But it’s a lot more fun when your confidence and level of proficiency are much higher. It becomes even more fun when you are diving with buddies that have that same level of proficiency.

Cheers,
Mitch

New PADI Divers

38th Parallel Divers at NamaeIt was an early start for all of us on Saturday morning and all met up at Gangneung bus terminal from where we departed to Namae Dive resort. It was a hectic busy day with more scuba divers in Namae than locals. Things were very busy and chaotic and before long Krystal and Peter were off to their first open water dive. Between all the chaos and busy bees we could not have had a better time with model students Krystal and Peter.  We ran through all the skills like they were scuba diving for years. They rarely made any mistakes and had no problem with any of the skills. Water conditions were fantastic with an average visibility on Saturday of 12m and water temperature of 23 degrees Celsius.

We rocked out 3 dives on Saturday and then headed for our accommodation at Program Motel and to drop our bags and then headed straight to Gangneung for dinner. We feasted on some Pork BBQ with a variety of delicious side dishes then headed for a Mango Bingsoo at Mango six just to round off the whole night and make it complete. After returning back to Program motel both students only needed to do the final test which went very well and all passed out. Sunday morning greeted us with a delicious breakfast that Sora made for us followed by the final dive of the students which went excellent as ought to be. It was a great weekend spent with some really nice people at a really nice place. Hope to dive with you guys again and welcome to the PADI scuba diver community.

Delayed / Surface Marker Buoy (SMB/DSMB) – Selection & Deployment

SMB at surface

Deploying a surface marker buoy is critical in many parts of the world for diving and now it is required as part of the PADI Open Water Diver course.  We definitely agree that is a must know skill for divers. We have been part of a few rescues where improper DSMB deployment use or inadequate SMB size caused divers not to be noticed by the boat for pickup.  NO diver wants to be left in the water.  I will use the terms SMB and DSMB interchangeably, just understand the only difference is DSMB would be deployed underwater after dive start, usually on ascent (delayed); SMB would normally be deployed on the surface at the beginning of the dive.  The skill that I will be talking about is deploying the SMB underwater.

Very recently we were on a dive where another buddy team suffered from two mistakes:

  1. They had an inadequately sized DSMB
  2. They lost control of their DSMB

A critical task is to conduct pre-dive checks.  Pre-dive checks are not simply making sure you have equipment, they are there so that you make sure you have the right equipment.  The right equipment will vary depending on many factors … basically your decisions should be made in the following manner:

  • What is the Dive Goal
  • Surface/Water Conditions
  • Dive Site Location
  • Buddies/Equipment Available
  • Time
  • Environmental Impact Considerations

Going back to choosing proper SMB size, if we were diving in the Philippines and it was super flat, clear waters then perhaps a 1 meter SMB could be appropriate.  Now lets move to the Korean East Coast.  On the East Coast conditions can change throughout the day at a moderate pace, also we have seen currents pop up out of no where once in a while.  On the surface there are generally some swells that range from small to fairly large (we dive in all types of weather so long as the boats are allowed to leave the harbor with our experienced divers).  Even with small swells a small DSMB is difficult to see from a distance in this environment.  Most of our divers opt for the larger 1.6 – 2m tall DSMBs.  For South Korea we personally feel that these are the bare minimum for our environment.

This is a video of the tail end of a 2.5+ hour search and rescue where divers were diving with too small of an SMB and they lost control of the SMB as well. Needless to say we were all very grateful when we located the divers.

Now let’s talk about deployment of your DSMB.  This task execution must also be carefully evaluated based on environment.  Many instructors teach students to use their alternate air source to put air into the SMB.  This is a technique but not an ideal technique.  Why not?  If you dive in Korea the water temps in deep water (or in winter months) can reach 5º C.  With water temperatures that cold there is a high probability that your alternate air source will freeze causing a free flow.  Now you have two problems to deal with, (1) you probably just overfilled your SMB and it is out of control (unless you are experienced with SMBs) and (2) you now have a free-flowing regulator wasting precious breathing gas.  Neither are good and the combination probably caused the less experienced diver to also lose control of the SMB reel, so now that is gone.

So what is the right way to deploy an SMB?  There is no 1 specific right way, it is all dependent on your surroundings, however there are ways that work in most situations.  There are 3 techniques that work well in all environments:

  1. Fill your SMB with your exhaled breaths directly from regulator to bag
  2. Fill your SMB by blowing into the oral/power inflator nozzle
  3. Attach an extra low pressure inflator hose to your 1st stage that you will use to inflate the power inflator nozzle.  The same style hose that attached to your LPI (low pressure inflator) on your BCD.

We found 3 good videos on YouTube that showcase each of the options. These are not our videos and we are not affiliated with any of the owners/instructors etc.

Option 1 does take practice in maintaining proper buoyancy and trim however one plus is that the regulator never comes out of the divers mouth.  This however will NOT work for CCR divers, as we simply don’t exhale into the water.  Alternate air source freezing won’t occur.

Option 2 does require the diver to remove the regulator from his/her mouth and blow into the oral/power inflator nozzle.  This could require multiple breaths depending on depth and amount per breath the nozzle allows to pass through.  There is very little chance that too much air will rapidly enter the SMB as the diver controls each amount with precision. Alternate air source freezing won’t occur.  This again would not be ideal for CCR divers as they would deplete their loop contents and change the loop mix.

Option 3 would work for all divers (OC and CCR).  Simply connect the LP hose up to the power inflator nozzle and carefully fill.  Alternate air source freezing won’t occur and the regulator always remains in the divers mouth.

We understand there are several other variations out there that would work as well, such as using the existing LP hose attached to a diver’s low LPI however anytime a diver disconnects items there is a possibility of failure or inability to reconnect.  Each diver must carefully conduct a personal assessment on which way to setup his/her gear and task execution.

Finally a last note, make sure you can find, reach and fluidly deploy your SMB. This is where practice comes in. Start by testing out configurations on dry land in our home. Then do it blindfolded. Then move to the pool. Slightly adjust locations and setup until you find one that works best for you without violating the above consideration list. Think safety first at all times. Finally when you have mastered the skill in the pool move to the ocean. With the help of buddies record each others’ deployment of DSMBs to see how you really look executing the task.

As always if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us and keep your eyes peeled for our next dive clinic.  Not sure where to pick up an SMB like ones that we mentioned above?  Comment below or PM us on Facebook www.facebook.com/38thParallelDivers

New Emergency First Response Instructors (EFRI)

EFRI-Fun 2

This past weekend we headed down to Osan Air Base to attend the Emergency First Response Instructor Training conducted by Aquatic Frontier. This was the second step in our progression toward the PADI IDC/IE & MSDT that begins on 25 July. Our first step was completing the PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) Course.

The weekend was packed with all kinds of training, videos, presentations and exams. We had knowledge reviews, skills assessments and instructor assessments to complete. The simulated scenarios were fun despite being serious. It was great working together with some of our fellow IDC instructor candidates Carel and Mike.

One of the biggest benefits of this course is that you can teach your friends and family (as well as future customers) how to save a life…is there anything better (who knows the life might be yours). These skills are also great for new parents or anyone with children in the house…who wouldn’t want any of their children to know how to help their siblings?

Once all the training was done we were able to decompress with some not so serious photos…

EFRI-Fun

Summer Scuba Diving Event … finally back

The 38th Parallel Divers are heading back out into the ocean. I finally got the green light to get back in the water after getting LASIK eye surgery, so we are headed to the Korean East Coast for a 3 day weekend of diving. This weekend will be a mix of training dives and fun dives.

With the updates to PADI’s new course materials (and since we have been out of the water for 2 months) we hit the books to make sure we know the standards and requirements for PADI’s Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB) and PADI’s AWARE specialties. It was nice to see that there is more acknowledgement of rebreather divers in the new Instructor Guides, this is going to be critical now that more and more manufacturers are making Type “R” (Recreational) rebreathers like the Hollis Explorer. It has been a while since we have dove an entire weekend in ONLY recreational gear, usually we try to get a mix of Tec and Rec especially since getting our PRISM2 technical rebreather. Is is tough to give up the possibility of 2.5hours on a single dive.

The exciting part of diving purely recreational equipment is the decreased time for setup and tear-down…this increases our ability to hang out with new divers, offer (and learn) tips and tricks, and get our BBQ on. We will be celebrating America’s Independence with our friends from around the world. How can it get better you ask? We now stay at the dive resort so we don’t have to hurry with gear cleaning to rush to the hotel to rush to dinner…we relax and clean…and shoot the breeze!

Everyone is truly welcome to join us on the east coast for some great diving, we hope to see you there!

Facebook Event Link
Dates: 4-6 July 2014
Location:
Namae-Ri (Local Area)
GPS Directions: 77 Maebangu-gil, Hyeonnam-myeon, Yangyang, Gangwon-do, South Korea

Namae Dive Shop