Learning how to Use and Clear an AGA mask
Mar25

Learning how to Use and Clear an AGA mask

The Desired Learning Outcome (DLO) of clearing an AGA is as follows. Two years from at 0200 hrs, you are called to a submerged vehicle with two passengers. It is cold and rainy. The team is in rescue mode. You are the primary diver. The tender’s good calculations put you right on top of the vehicle. As you descend on it, the bottom of your AGA mask hits the top of the slightly opened driver’s door, and your AGA is pushed off your face...

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Stop, Think, and Act
Jan13

Stop, Think, and Act

STOP, THINK, ACT By Walt “Butch” Hendrick The words and concepts are pretty simple and and areprobably familiar to all divers, but what do they mean? How do we put them to our best use? Let us take a look at some avenues where we can put the STOP, THINK and ACT concept into ACTion. # 1. BREATHING Before you can begin fixing specific problems, you must first address the number one problem – breathing. Breathing will at some point...

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Buoyancy Control
Jan04

Buoyancy Control

Buoyancy control is actually much deeper than most people understand. It requires an understanding that we are in a weightless environment. It is only weightless because we do things to make it so, such as adding or reducing weight or air. And understanding that something as small as an ounce of air can make a difference. An ounce of weight held out in any direction can make a difference. One touch of the power inflator can change...

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