After a lot of delays, I finally had the final exam for the DM certification. Thanks to Jörg, I am now officially a PADI Dive Master. The final exam was to plan a dive and accompany divers during the dive in a certain location, for which I have made the UW map. Of course, for me it was Krebsgarten in Meersburg. It has been fun… and hard work. I learnt a lot and I have to say that it is worth doing this course and certification. I think that the most important element is who teaches you … I must admit that I’ve been very lucky to have Jörg as my instructor all these years. More: PADI is asking a lot of money for this, 109€ per year. Even if I am not going to practice being a Divemaster, I like the status, so I’ll pay for the status for some time.
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Thanks to Scubado, I made this course via e-Learning from S.U.B International: https://sub.international/classes/freshwaterbiology/freshwaterbiology.php Nice and refreshing :))
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We’ve been in Malta for two weeks, where I managed to do 15 dives with Seashell Diving in Mellieha. Day 1: 1.Tugboat Rosi Wreck https://www.google.com/search?q=MV%20Rozi 2. Anchor Bay caves https://www.google.com/search?q=Anchor+Bay+caves+malta Day 2: 3.Santa Maria caves https://www.google.com/search?q=Santa+Maria+caves+malta 4. P31 Minesweeper Wreck https://www.google.com/search?q=P31+Minesweeper+Wreck+malta Day 3: 5.MV Imperial Eagle Wreck and the statue of Jesus https://www.google.com/search?q=MV+Imperial+Eagle+Wreck 6. Bristol Beaufighter Wreck https://www.google.com/search?q=Bristol+Beaufighter+Wreck+malta Day 4: 7. MV Karwella Wreck https://www.google.com/search?q=MV+Karwella+Wreck+malta 8. Alex Cave https://www.google.com/search?q=Alex+Cave+malta Day 5: 9. Lantern Point https://www.google.com/search?q=dive+site+Lantern+Point+Malta 10. P31 Minesweeper (with photo shooting) Wreck Day 6: 11. El Faroud Oil Tanker Wreck – Part 1 12. El Faroud Oil Tanker Wreck – Part 2 https://www.google.com/search?q=El+Farroud+Oil+Tanker+Wreck+Malta Day 7: 13. Gozo Blue Hole https://www.google.com/search?q=Gozo+Blue+Hole+Malta 14. Gozo Inland See / Dwerja https://www.google.com/search?q=Gozo+Inland+See Day 8: 15. Diving with Tuna
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I’ve been in Tenerife for two weeks where I made 15 dives in total. The highlights are: Robert got his Junior Scuba Diver certification We went diving with turtles and rays (bullray, sting ray, common Atlantic ray) Here are the diving spots: With Robert and 12dive.com as part of the course: Montagna Amarilla Las Eras Abades – 2 times With Aquarius Diving Abades – 2 times El Faro El Condesito(Wrack) Los Roncadores (turtles) Los Roncadores (turtles)(Robert) with Aquarius Marazul 2 times Nightdive-Los Christianos Tabaiba-El_Penon(Wrack) – 2 times
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I started today the Dive Master course with Jörg. A lot to learn… And a lot of documentation in the Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving: I love this… 😎
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I have a Scubapro Everdry 4 drysuit. As its name says, it is 4mm thick. Everywhere… including the cuffs. I have also this Northern Diver dryglove system: https://www.ndiver.com/dry-glove-ring-system-black Start learning this movie on YouTube: There is only one big problem: it doesn’t fit !!!! Have a look at these pictures: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOL7wv09-njReV_UOeZivOlaFE8hk6cCCQuK6-k4vSB_ffbVIGZr4_NdoXdl3m26Q?key=a3JYLTV4MlZHVnVSM1poWkZtbmhtUWdONFlIU3ZR At the first look, it looks like the cuffs are too thick for even the gray ring: SOLUTION Use liquid soap! Use the soap on the ring and then you will see that the sleeve goes immediately through. That’s it… then follow the instructions in the video!
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Together with Scubado I’ve been Ice diving in Pfullendorf. Interesting experience in a 6 degress Celsius water with an outside temperature of 4-6 degress Celsius and a powerful sun. Those who dive in dry suits know what a powerful sun does to a person in a dry suit. 🙂 In ice diving you have at least four members, always: 1 who is ready to dive in case of emergency (fully prepared to jump into water) 1 who is managing the rope and making sure that in case of emergency is pulling everyone out of the water 2 divers : 1 is experience who is running the dive, 1 who is following the experience diver. No need to say that I was the follower 🙂 I went in the water with Michael (in the picture). And this is the rest of the team (made by me with Peter’s phone): And this is Micha being pulled out of water under presumed emergency (drilling):https://www.facebook.com/ScubaDoLangenargen/videos/1817388141834773/ Jörg’s video: https://youtu.be/hkg2SlFacOo
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Guide: Jörg Lietzmann Buddy: a girl and a boy who did their first dive in a lake. Right after the OWD course. 🙂 After 18 min he was at 100 Bar and we had to go back. Profile: Location: Wilder Mann in Meersburg Temp: 12 degrees Celsius Suit: dry suit Visibility: 3-5m Air tank: 12 L Material: Steel Weight: 18Kg Lead Weights: 7.5 Kg -> should have been 9Kg Under the suit: shorty Finns: well, that’s the trick: Fin Jet 1.8 Kg X 2 = 3.6 Kg weight Time: 42 min Depth: 10-13 M Videos: https://goo.gl/photos/ANjNZQZFYmEWtthy8 They have a bad quality… Looking forward to receiving my Paralenz camera.
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For the second year I am diving with Aquarius Diving at the Cazino Constanta (my home town), Romania. I managed to make some photos and movies this time. Day 1: 20.8.2016 (click to see pictures and movies on Google Photos) Guide: Gabi I assisted to the 2nd dive of the OWD training. Participants: 1 student, 1 OWD (my Buddy) Nice weather, good visibility of 5-7 m. Time submersed: 50 min Remaining air at the end of the dive: 100 bar Depth: max 6m Day 2: 21.8.2016 (click to see pictures and movies on Google Photos) Guide: Razvan Participants: 1 OWD, 1 AOWD (my Buddy) Nice weather, good visibility of 7-10 m. Time submersed: 68 min Remaining air at the end of the dive: 80 bar Depth: max 6m
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Together with Michael from ScubaDo I’ve been for the first time at the Meersburg ferry boat. Important: This place is not for beginners. Read more below. It was extremely interesting… Due to the high level of water in the lake , there was no shore anymore, as you can see on Google Maps above (and check the link). Basically, it was just 1 M of land and then water… Deep water… We used a cord to mark our descent because there were three levels of vertical walls: first level was at 20 m second level was at 24m the bottom where we stopped at 25.8 m Michael told me that it goes even deeper down, but it was not our goal. The reason why we used the cord was the ferry. We didn’t want to go too close to them and with the cord we knew where to get out of water. It was a permanent noise from the ferries which could be heard even at 25m. Speaking of noise pollution. Here is the diving profile: Challenge 1 Find a parking place… 🙁 It was just a small street and absolutely full. And we had to pass this crowded street about 10 times each of us to carry the equipment on the side with the lake. Challenge 2 The visibility was about 3-4m. After 15m there was almost no light, so we had to use our torches. The peisage Continue Reading →
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