I was on Oahu and Maui for ~1 week.
I got my new fins this week. They’re rad. So, I took them to the Coral Casino’s pool for a little test drive. 50 meters underwater is no thing for these fins. Easiest underwater lengths I’ve done. What I ended up getting was C4 81 VGRs. The Italians were in no rush to ship them.… Continue reading rad fins
Because someone told me Tijiguas “has the best visibility in town”, I dove there yesterday. And while that same person purported visibility like “35 feet” at times, it looked like everywhere else in town yesterday. Maybe like 2 feet better visibility. That translates to 3 feet total. I dove at depths between 20 and 30… Continue reading Tijiguas
Unraveling the Mammalian Diving Reflex, Part IDeeperBlue.net – September 3, 2002Unraveling the Mammalian Diving Reflex, Part IIDeeperBlue.net – September 26, 2002 “When freedivers dive deep they activate a set of physiological reflexes that act as the first line of defense against hypoxia. Collectively termed either the diving response or mammalian diving reflex (MDR), the mechanism… Continue reading again, this author is rad
The Risks of AscentDeeperBlue.net – December 2, 2002 “For an equivalent change in depth the risk of barotrauma is greatest near the surface, a fact explained by Boyle’s law. A breath-holding free diver rising from 33 feet to the surface experiences a change in ambient pressure from two to one atmospheres. If the lungs fully… Continue reading pulmonary barotraumas
Blue Water HuntersnokaoiMagazine.com – June 7, 2008“I watch him descend headfirst into the blue, his long black fins gently waving, graceful as an ulua. His body drops straight down, impossibly deep. I can’t believe he doesn’t have a tank. I start counting, 1, 2, 3, 4… I get to 60 and stop counting. He’s still… Continue reading a little somin’ somin’ to get me psyched
sighting of a great white sharkL.A. Times, unleashed – June 2, 2008 “The Orange County Register reports on a sighting of a great white shark, spotted two miles offshore near Doheny State Beach Sunday by a whale watching charter boat.” crankenstein.com
Broomfield pool drowning victim was training to become Navy SEALBroomfield News – May 31, 2008 “(Drew) had just passed an initial SEALs triathlon assessment a couple of days earlier, and was most likely practicing a 50-meter underwater swim while holding his breath…” crankenstein.com