Tag Archive for technical diving

Certified Solo Diver

In 1990 I had a story published in Michael Menduno’s  aquaCorp Journal. Michael is a pioneer of Technical Diving for sports divers, and is credited with coining the term “Technical Diving” or “Tec Diving”. We all know what the term…

What’s Better: DIN or A-clamp?

The international A-clamp fitting enabling a regulator to be connected to a tank was once ubiquitous at diving centers worldwide, but recently the German DIN fitting appears to becoming more popular. When it comes to buying a new regulator, the…

A Practical Discussion of Nitrogen Narcosis

A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE There have been numerous articles written on the subjects of inert gas narcosis and attendant depth limitations. Many have re-hashed old formulas relating the preposterous “Martini’s Law” etc. and sanctimonious admonitions against any sport diving below 130…

Chest Pain in Older Diver

My mother always insisted that we children waited an hour before swimming after eating in case we got the cramp. As a diver, I often ate a hearty meal immediately before diving without, I believed, ill effect. Cramp, though uncomfortable,…