Wales BSAC Regional ADP Course

We’ve just finished delivering a BSAC Accelerated Decompression Procedures (ADP) course at National Diving and Activity Centre, organised by the Welsh Regional coach. Working with the region, we as a BSAC centre, delivered the course for 7 students. The weather was good, the water was warm, and the students were keen. Day1 consisted of drillsContinue reading “Wales BSAC Regional ADP Course”

Decompression Procedures Coaching

The end of three days of Decompression Procedures coaching resulted in a good long dive at Vobster Quay. People criticise using inland quarries for diving, however, in my personal experience, I believe that using an inland quarry for diver training is a great facility, allowing for controlled development in usually a controlled environment. I doContinue reading “Decompression Procedures Coaching”

Diving with a Stage

The second day at Vobster Quay has been a good one whilst we develop diving with a Stage. We started with the introduction of a decompression stage to enable the diver to accelerate their decompression penalty by using a richer oxygen mix, which in turn helps expel the Nitrogen from the body. The dive wentContinue reading “Diving with a Stage”

Twinset Coaching

Today I’ve been back at Vobster Quay diving centre running a twinset coaching course. The aim of the course is to introduce an existing twinset diver to the skills and drills of shutdowns and isolation. It’s something that I find a lot when a diver wants to develop their diving, carry more gas and stayContinue reading “Twinset Coaching”

Accelerated decompression procedures course day 2

We’ve just wrapped up our second-day diving on our BSAC accelerated decompression procedures course at Vobster quay. It’s gone very well. This morning we did a deco dive led by one of the students, there were some navigational issues as we passed the helicopter twice, but we overcame that and it was good. Focused onContinue reading “Accelerated decompression procedures course day 2”

Accelerated decompression procedures course day1

Today was the first day of an ADP course that I’m running at Vobster Quay inland dive site. The weather was miserable but we were getting wet anyway so that didn’t bother us. We started the day talking through cylinder setup, analysing, labelling, deployment and re-stowing it. This was a good session where if weContinue reading “Accelerated decompression procedures course day1”

Buoyancy and Trim Workshop

Today I’ve been back at Vobster Quay inland dive centre teaching a Buoyancy and trim workshop for BSAC. The aim of the course is to help develop divers and help them achieve their best buoyancy and understand the reasons why their buoyancy may not be the best. This can be due to overweighting, finning whenContinue reading “Buoyancy and Trim Workshop”

Diving West Wales

We’ve just finished four days of great Diving in West Wales off Scavenger out of Milford Haven. The weather has been interesting and certainly not the best, but we’ve made the most of it and everyone on board has enjoyed themselves and achieved what they wanted from the trip. Yesterday we headed out to theContinue reading “Diving West Wales”

BSAC Decompression Procedures Done.

An early start had us assembled at Vobster ready to start our briefing by 820am. Kit check, safety briefing and everyone assembled by the water ready for our safety checks. That done and off we went. Always start a new day with a slight refresher on new skills, which we did without issues. Interestingly, inContinue reading “BSAC Decompression Procedures Done.”

Decompression Procedures course at Vobster

Today we started a BSAC accelerated decompression procedure course at Vobster Quay dive centre. I’ve got two students who are dive fit and competent divers. Also joined by regional coach Jon Hudson who’s starting his instructor training with me. The first day is always a skills circuit, and today we spent 75minutes checking and workingContinue reading “Decompression Procedures course at Vobster”