Archive for June, 2009

DSAT Tec Deep Program

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Hey Guys!

It’s been raining for some time now and didn’t do much so no photos.

I have started the DSAT Tec Deep Course last week.

We had some academic session and Tec gear configurations on Wednesday and Friday night and dives on weekend.

Saturday, 2 dives

Dive one; Max depth 3.7 m for 62 minutes

Dive two; Max depth 4.6 m for 76 minutes

Sunday, 3 dives

Dive one; Max depth 3.7 m for 46 minutes

Dive two; Max depth 3.7 m for 55 minutes

Dive three; Max depth 4.3 m for 80 minutes

During all the dives we were required to hover horizontally all the time.

I thought I am pretty good on trim in the water but wasn’t good enough.

Skills were mainly Hover, Gas shut down drills, decompression and stage cylinder handling, Gas sharing exercise and gas switch procedures. The mastery for technical diving course was deferent from usual recreational diving course you will keep doing until your body remembers it.

Our Instructor is great. He dose push your limit so I got frustrated/annoyed by him but it made a deferent on my skill mastery and realised how much I got better. Hmmmuuuu he is good.

Now I got muscle ache on my back from horizontal positioning underwater and shoulder from gas shut down drills. I hope I will fully recover before this weekend for more torture.

If you interested in DSAT Technical diving take a look the DSAT Tec Blog!

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My Camera Gear

I thought I have introduced my new camera gear before.

Here is the new set!

Canon IXY Digital 920IS

Canon WP-DC26

Inon Strobe S-2000

Inon Wide Conversion Lens

Inon Fish-eye Lens

Inon Macro Lens double

Inon Mount Arm set

I can’t wait to get back in the water with the set. I hope my dry suit coming back from repair this week.

Old Mine Diving

Blair Athol Mine No.4, Mt. Victoria Blair Athol Mine No.4, Mt. Victoria

I went to Blue Mountain last Saturday.

My usual dive buddy wanted to dive the Blair Athol Mine No.4, a Colliery Incline and I went with him to help carrying gear and take some photos.

Walking down to the entrance wasn’t too bad. His dive plan was max depth of 66 metre for 25 minutes and 50-60 minutes deco. I jumped in to 6 metres to see buddy at deco for some photos, but I realised that this kind of diving needs a special training and I wasn’t quite comfortable in the water so I came back after 7 minutes. Water visibility wasn’t too bad til I stuffed up with my buoyancy.

Anyway, it was an experience. Actually coming back up with the gear was a bit of work we took almost 2 hours (Because I had to stop so many times to get my breath back). Difinitely I need some regular excercise.

Blair Athol Mine No.4, Mt. Victoria Blair Athol Mine No.4, Mt. Victoria
Before                                                    After

BTW, I found a leak on my dry suit and it is on repair so I can’t dive for little while til it comes back. So photos might be next weekend!


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