In November last 2018, the SNSI training agency (Scuba & Nitrox Safety International) at the DEMA Show in Los Angeles made a sensation in some ways and caused heated discussions among not only professionals, but also diving enthusiasts. All sorts of discussions did not remain within the walls of the exhibition complex, and in accordance with modern trends, they spilled onto social networks with numerous video views and heated debate in different languages.
What was it about? What so surprised? The fact is that SNSI has developed and implemented a completely new, fundamentally different from others method of training in diving. Now, in 2019, when all the new SNSI instructors learn exactly how to conduct classes with their future students, we are Continue reading
Underwater Himalayas – a phrase that at first glance seemed absurd, began to take on a very real shape and concrete meaning in 1999, when Andrei Andryushin (scuba diving instructor NAUI # 35685) traveled to Nepal in the vicinity of Anapurna, one of the eight-thousanders of the planet, with his friend and like-minded Denis Bakin. At one of the passes, Andrei learned from the Sherpa conductor that Lake Tilicho, the highest mountain lake in the world, is located near their route. As it was found out, the lake is located at an altitude (according to various sources) from 4960 to 5200 meters above sea level and has dimensions – four kilometers long and a half kilometers wide. A search on the Internet, and then a survey of local residents and guides, confirmed that no one had dived in this lake before. Continue reading
What are rebreathers – now they know if not all, then many. Unfortunately, in Russia they still know mostly by hearsay.
There are many legends about rebreathers, their features and design that are true and not very true. Therefore, the main goal of this article and the entire section is to try to “sort through” all these features, advantages and disadvantages of rebreathers.
Now on the Internet there are many articles devoted to rebreathers, even in Russian, so do not be surprised if, when reading, it seems to you that you have already seen this somewhere. Continue reading