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John Clarke

John Clarke: Author, Scientist,…

John R. Clarke, Ph.D. (born November 20, 1945) is an American scientist, private pilot and author. He served as Scientific Director at the United States Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU). Clarke is recognized as a leading authority on rebreather engineering. He has an extensive academic career in biological and physiological sciences.

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End of an era II

Below you’ll find some pictures took by Doug Elsey that were commissioned by Cochran during the 2011 deep expedition and a few iconic advertisement form Cochran throughout time in Sport Diver Magazine.
Honouring Mike’s work.

Mike Cochran

End of an era, Cochran Undersea Technology is no more

NAVY and Mike:
One of the leader in dive industry has closed the door. It is sad moment, because much of the investigations, conversations and technologies that was furge during decades aren’t available anymore. As tribute I’m going to publish a series of articles that reflects decades of investigations and advancement and development.

Intro to Ratio Deco

We’re going to review only some aspects of this system, because this is a merely introduction. So, knowing this, lets get into it. This system is based on a statistical approach to decompression schedule (observation), this mean that you must used a set of standardized gases for a particular range of depth that were chosen […]

Pelagian approach to Instant Cell Validation

Pelagian approach to Instant Cell Validation- A pro active way to really find out if the sensors make sense is to have the diluent FgO2 x ambient pressure pre calculated in 5 m increments on your wrist slate or wet notes. Then go to the nearest depth and exhale half a breath from your nose and inhale slowly. If you inhale very slow for 10 seconds you will get a very accurate reading.

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Mike Anghera, Diving Safety Officer

Mike Anghera Interview
The UCLA Scientific Diving Program provides training, logistics and support for faculty, staff and student reseachers at UCLA. All diving policies and procedures are based on the diving standards set forth by the UC Los Angeles Diving Control Board and the American Association of Underwater Scientists. All research diving projects and divers diving under the auspices of UCLA must be qualified and authorized according to the UCLA/AAUS Standards and abide with the current version of the UCLA Diving Safety Manual.

Learning throughout experiences

My kid and I went fishing and snorkeling the past weekend. We did what in modern parental psychology is called: “quality time“. But what is important with these kind of activities is what both may learn from each other and the opportunity to answer all kind of weird questions that my kid may had to… […]

SSI new Advanced Wreck Diving Certification

SSI is happy to announce the release of a new Advanced Wreck Diving certification. The Advanced Wreck Diving program provides divers with the training necessary to independently plan and conduct limited penetration, no-decompression dives within the daylight zone, to a maximum depth or linear distance of 40 meters/130 feet, and using specialized overhead environment equipment […]

A conversation with Bruce Konefe: the life of an explorer

BRUCE KONEFE Born in Dearborn, Michigan – 27 March 1961 Graduated from Algonac Michigan in 1979 Four years U.S. Marine Corp as a Combat Engineer (1981-85) Learned to dive while stationed in Okinawa Japan (1981) Became full time scuba instructor in 1994 (PADI OWSI) Become technical diver (ANDI) in 1995 Appointed NSS CDS Safety Director […]

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TechDeco The new app on the block, and it is good!

Are you looking for a decompression planner app for Android? Look no farther! Disclaimer: This is only for Android and I don’t know the developer. The user interface (UI) is quite simple but effective, this includes the display and how the user interact with the input and output information. Everything needs to be manage through […]

SSI Water Safety Assistant, Pool Lifeguard, Inland Open Water Lifeguard or Beach Lifeguard or qualify as Lifeguard Instructor

SSI is proud to announce that the German Association for Pool and Swimming Operations officially confirmed on March 01, 2019 that SSI Lifeguard Instructors are qualified to certify the “rescue proficiency” to personnel under regulation 94.05. The German Association for Pool and Swimming Operations sets the regulations and standards for all public pools in Germany. […]

Update

Education is the main vehicle of change, give us knowledge of out surroundings so we can make informed decisions.

SSI News

CCR program development for the rVO units, this in accordance with The Rebreather Training Council (RTC). RTC is the body representing training agencies providing courses for divers using rebreathers. The RTC has just published its first training standard which indicates the minimum requirements for a level of training. This first standard is named the RTC Rebreather […]