I bought my Shearwater Petrel last autumn after I was actually saving for a Liquivision Lynx. The problem with the Lynx was that it’s release date was pushed back over and over again. Even today it is expected in ‘Spring 2013′. I was also going for a more technical approach of diving and decided to leave those tank modules for what they were..
After receiving the Petrel (via CETO Passion for Diving, Thanks for the good service Andy!) I was impressed by how easy the computer is. Even with my (then) limited knowledge about Gradient Factors and M-Values which you can find a lot of information about on the net (the ones I’ve read are on the bottom of this post) it was fairly easy to set the computer to your needs.. well.. to be honest, they’ve already put everything to your needs and you’ll be in the water with your new computer before you’ll know it!
In the beginning and ending you can see my Instructor/Buddy; Pieter De Vos/FOX. Visibility wasn’t that bad (we’ve had worse) but I’ve seen other movies when the visibility was much better in Thorn. The water was pretty cold and so we limited our time in the water.
Reading I Are Diver’s article on dry gloves got my wondering, why do I… keep torturing myself with cold hands? When you are thinking about your cold hands on a dive you are NOT thinking about the diving and your surrounding.. you are sinking.. (click to understand)
I do not easily ask for advice about diving gear because it has come to my attention in the diving world that every diver thinks his setup is the best. So I went out on investigation myself. Since I wear an O’Three Ri 1-100 Drysuit which I bought with Passioned Divers the search is even more complex because it has neoprene wrist seals and (mostly) all dry gloves systems make use of an o-ring that fits on a latex seal. So I will probably have to add latex seals over my neoprene seals just to attach the locking system. Only northern diver seems to have a way to directly attach to neoprene seals. But there is a good side on having an extra seal over the neoprene one and that’s while diving in warmer water I can just leave the dry gloves in the car since the original neoprene seal are still functional.
So now my mind is set, the KUBI’s are ordered, the suit is scheduled to go in with Nico from XploreDiving next Tuesday.
Thank you Ivan for the great spotting!
Thanks Passioned Divers for the opportunity! It was an AMAZING vacation!
A few friends of mine were talking about howto tie a regulator necklace instead of those trendy yellow necklaces (Which I used to use). Today I walked inside a dive shop and bought me a couple of meters of black bungee cord and used CHFDiving‘s video and it is really simple (watch the video 5 times in a row or so before you start)
The quality isn’t that good this time, maybe it’s because I used the red oculus.. need to test some more but I hope you will still like it. Tips are welcome!