Learning your dive tables is the absolute basics and part of the foundations of Scuba diving. They should be taught as part of every open water diver course. The “You have a dive computer, don’t need those.” mentality has become way to prevalent these days.
Don’t get me wrong, dive computers are great. But they are not infalible, it pays to know what they’re are based on. Besides, tables don’t need batteries.
So follow the link to learn more about why learning dive tables and carrying them is so Important.Learn more
Supporting our friends at Reef Seen
During their conservation week.
I have known Chris Brown for 20yrs, worked for him for two prior to Sea Rovers, we’re good friends and I admire him as our resident eco-warrior. Plus us Sea Rovers will support any local effort to look after our environment. Its not about egos, its about taking part and doing your bit in the bigger picture.
You don’t have to think big to do what is good for your local environment. A reusable bag, stop using plastic straws, reuse, recycle, sponsor a turtle release, sponsor a coral. It all make a difference. And even a small difference is better than no difference.
In this case we joined in discussions, talked about what can be done, how just explaining to guests about coral, how to appreciate it and the marine life without destroying it. That it is a living breathing thing that should be respected and looked after. Yes, things we at Sea Rovers know and try to do. But its still good to reinforce these ideas amongst the various crews. How we can maybe do it better. Plus introduce these concepts to a new generation of potential dive guides.
The week culminated in two days of clean up, primarily orientated at taking out reef pests but, also trash collection. Crown of Thorns and drupella shell, both of which have a veracious appetite for hard corals were our main targets. Though the latter is much smaller and more insidious as marches slowly across a corals and difficult to get to. Crown of thorns are the worst.
Between 2005 and 2007, 5,000 Crown of Thorns, 54,000 drupella were removed from the local reefs as part of the Reef Gardeners program. You can download the brochure to learn more here. And though the numbers are nowhere near as many as back then, they are once again increasing. This means its time for all the more environmentally conscious dive centres to come together and do something. Which is what happened.
Here’s hoping that this can become a more regular event and we can keep the ball rolling. Work together for all our benefit.
And it will look after you
As the guys from Lautan Berkat come up to look over our little Coltrisub MCH 13. Which is coming up to 10yrs old and still running strong and pure.
Good air is at the heart of a SCUBA system. Air should taste of nothing, make your mouth a little dry and that’s about it’. It is after all exactly the same air as you’re breathing when you drink your coffee at the back of our office. Just with some moisture filtered out to reduce the risk of corrosion inside the tank. The air is compressed through a filter that contains molecular sieve and activated carbon to remove impurities and any potential contaminants. So yes, as you learn in your diver training
Always use, pure, dry, filtered air from a reputable dive station.
Basically if the air tastes of something bad, especially if it has an oily taste, funny odour, gives you a headache while diving. Then something is wrong, stop diving.
Just one of many things to consider when looking for a dive centre to go diving with.
Another SSI Open Water Diver
Hits the water finning after completing their course with our Piratical instructor/manager Wayan. Well done now its all about the practice before the next level. More dives and more experience is as or more important than more certifications. Just keep finning Malin, Finning, Finning.