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Living the Dream: Behind the Diving Industry - DIVE.in scuba magazine

Days off in my job aren't like 'normal' days off. I have to grab them as I can and when I can. Sometimes I get one day a week other times it can be longer before I get a break, but when I do have them they are pretty perfect. Sitting on the deck of my gorgeous beach front house with my husband, looking out over Fiji's famous Bligh Waters I am faced with the difficult decision. Of either jumping onto the boat and going fun diving, or staying and relaxing with a cocktail by the pool of the beautiful boutique resort where we work as the resident dive managers. While others battle day to day with rush hour traffic, I battle the difficult decision of which bikini to wear. Paperwork and filing systems? I just need to see a certification card and maybe a log book. The dream of...
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Living the Dream: Behind the Diving Industry - DIVE.in scuba magazine

Days off in my job aren't like 'normal' days off. I have to grab them as I can and when I can. Sometimes I get one day a week other times it can be longer before I get a break, but when I do have them they are pretty perfect. Sitting on the deck of my gorgeous beach front house with my husband, looking out over Fiji's famous Bligh Waters I am faced with the difficult decision. Of either jumping onto the boat and going fun diving, or staying and relaxing with a cocktail by the pool of the beautiful boutique resort where we work as the resident dive managers. While others battle day to day with rush hour traffic, I battle the difficult decision of which bikini to wear. Paperwork and filing systems? I just need to see a certification card and maybe a log book. The dream of...
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PADI president tackles controversial issue of solo diving

From the first day of scuba diver training, instructors emphasize the importance of the buddy system, but the president of one certification agency says it can be ok for some to go it alone.   PADI President Drew Richardson, speaking with Cayman 27 at the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame induction ceremony said solo diving is a controversial subject.   He says PADI, which has certified more than 25 million divers since 1967, advocates the buddy system for social and safety reasons, but he said some experienced and properly equipped divers may be comfortable diving alone.   “If you are really highly experienced and you take the time to prepare yourself to do that, and you’ve got the right headspace, there’s certainly a place for that like any pointy end of a stick, like adventure climbing or anything else, but we certainly don’t promote that from day one,” said...
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PADI president tackles controversial issue of solo diving

From the first day of scuba diver training, instructors emphasize the importance of the buddy system, but the president of one certification agency says it can be ok for some to go it alone.   PADI President Drew Richardson, speaking with Cayman 27 at the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame induction ceremony said solo diving is a controversial subject.   He says PADI, which has certified more than 25 million divers since 1967, advocates the buddy system for social and safety reasons, but he said some experienced and properly equipped divers may be comfortable diving alone.   “If you are really highly experienced and you take the time to prepare yourself to do that, and you’ve got the right headspace, there’s certainly a place for that like any pointy end of a stick, like adventure climbing or anything else, but we certainly don’t promote that from day one,” said...
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Captain O my Captain, Allah Yerhamo Reiis Shazly

I was just informed by my colleague Solveigh that my dear friend and ex-colleague Capt. Shazly Mahmoud has passed last week. There's legends and then there's legendary in The Red Sea. Captain Shazly was such a figure. A powerfully built, and top fishermen of El Qseir (Red Sea - Egypt) in his mid 40's (if memory serves me) when I met him down in Qseir. We immediately had a liking to each other, he had a good crew and all of them together we created exploration magic onboard the MV SeaFair. We used to do Mersa Galeb - Zabargad - Mersa Galeb in 6 days. This meant that 4 nights we hardly slept, driving at night, diving by day... Many a touroperator got rich from our labor. But there was this sense of pride, of being the badasses... as Zabargad was only for the brave at the time. Don't forget...
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New trucks will make water rescues quicker

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service water rescue team gets ready to launch a boat from one of their new water rescue trucks at St. Vital Park. Saving lives on rivers and ponds could be a smoother operation from now on, thanks to a new $1-million investment firefighters say will make water rescues faster, safer and just a little more warm. At the heart of the buzz are two new Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) water rescue trucks. The vehicles were custom-built in Winnipeg, designed around city water rescue technicians’ own wish list of features. Firefighters showed off the new trucks Saturday morning, during a live training exercise near St. Vital Park. Deputy WFPS chief Tom Wallace played the role of the victim in the exercise, bobbing in the Red River current until a water rescue team arrived to "save" him. (Not that he was in danger: Wallace was wearing a...
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New trucks will make water rescues quicker

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service water rescue team gets ready to launch a boat from one of their new water rescue trucks at St. Vital Park. Saving lives on rivers and ponds could be a smoother operation from now on, thanks to a new $1-million investment firefighters say will make water rescues faster, safer and just a little more warm. At the heart of the buzz are two new Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) water rescue trucks. The vehicles were custom-built in Winnipeg, designed around city water rescue technicians’ own wish list of features. Firefighters showed off the new trucks Saturday morning, during a live training exercise near St. Vital Park. Deputy WFPS chief Tom Wallace played the role of the victim in the exercise, bobbing in the Red River current until a water rescue team arrived to "save" him. (Not that he was in danger: Wallace was wearing a...
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What It's Like to Be a Cirque du Soleil Safety Diver in "O"

M y dive students don’t look like other Open Water Diver hopefuls. For starters, they show up wearing sequins. And they never assemble their own gear. That’s because my newbies are trapeze artists and other acrobatic performers working in O, the water-themed Cirque du Soleil show performed five nights a week in Las Vegas. My goal isn’t to prepare the talent to dive in the ocean. In fact, some may never dive outside the 25-foot-deep pool where they work. The only requirement they must meet is to become comfortable in the water breathing from the regulator that I or one of the safety divers I oversee as head of aquatics supply. Together, it’s our responsibility to anticipate the performers’ movements in the pool, always having an air supply at the ready. The first time you catch a trapeze artist underwater, you say to yourself that it’s really impressive. They’re coming...
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