Rebreather Diving – A Look At The Basics

By deefer_blog

A bewildering number of options and different machines present a mass of information for the potential new CCR diver which is difficult to assimilate without some base knowledge. With this article I hope to clarify the basic operational aspects of CCR, as well as highlighting positive and negative aspects of this diving system.

Diving in the Tropics: Is staying warm really an issue?

By Gary Ward

We all imagine diving in the tranquil blue warm waters of the tropics.  We can see the waves gently lapping against the side of the dive boat and the azure blue patches in the water.  The sun is shining and there are fluffy white clouds drifting in the sky. The water temperature is a heady…

5 Reasons why we LOVE rebreather diving

By Gary Ward

At Deefer Diving we like to try new things and offer new ways to try diving. This winter we moved into the world of Closed Circuit Rebreather diving. Now diving on rebreathers is not new, the original technology pre-dates regular scuba (by about 80 years!), but with the addition of new technology the equipment is…

Why I love Sidemount for recreational diving

By Gary Ward

Sidemount scuba is simply an evolved approach to equipment configuration which was developed by cave divers needing precision buoyancy and the ability to dive in unusually tight conditions.  It employs innovation and discipline to produce an arrangement of scuba unlike any the typical diver is accustomed to. Think of your Scuba back-mount system like a…

Overcoming Fear: My First Dive Experience

By Gary Ward

Jaws, Moby Dick, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, oh and Finding Nemo.  All of them emotive portrayals which have shaped my views of the perils of the undersea environment.  I have never been more certain of any single thing in my life: I’m gonna get eaten! I was recently vacationing on the Caribbean Island of…