Scuba Diving

The term "SCUBA" (an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) originally referred to United States combat frogmen's oxygen rebreathers, developed during World War II by Christian J. Lambertsen for underwater warfare.

The first commercially successful scuba sets were the Aqualung twin hose open-circuit units developed by Emile Gagnan and Jacques-Yves Cousteau, in which compressed air carried in back mounted cylinders is inhaled through a demand regulator and then exhaled into the water adjacent to the tank. The single hose two stage scuba regulators of today trace their origins to Australia, where Ted Eldred developed the first example of this typeof regulator, known as the Porpoise, which was developed because patents protected the Aqualung's twin hose design.

The single hose regulator separates the cylinder from the demand valve, giving the diver air at the pressure at his mouth, not that at the top of the cylinder. The open circuit compressed air systems were developed after Cousteau had a number of incidents of oxygen toxicity using an oxygen rebreather, in which exhaled oxygen is passed through an absorbent chemical to remove carbon dioxide before being breathed again. Modern versions of rebreather systems (both semi-closed circuit and closed circuit) are available, and form the second main type of scuba unit, mostly used for technical and military diving.

The Scuba Team

Ruben Dos Reis (a.k.a Spidey)
PADI Divemaster
Certification #: DM-334837

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Stephane Berthiaume (a.k.a Sharkman)
PADI Master Scuba Diver
Certification #: XXXXXXXX

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Dr. Anne-Sophie Studer (a.k.a. Chtudy)
PADI Open Water Scuba Diver
Certification #: 1608ET6200

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Suzanne Fournier (a.k.a General Manager)
PADI Advanced Scuba Diver
Certification #: XXXXXXX

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Scuba diving world experiences

Jamaica's north coast has a very diverse coral reef structure. Located on the edge of the Cayman Trench.
Incredible reef walls begin at 60 ft. and drop down to over 150ft.

Diving in the Algarve is ideal, as the conditions are great to dive all year round. Between the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the diverse sea life of the Atlantic Ocean, is a rich sea life and fantastic wreck diving opportunities.

The Bahamas are an archipelago of 700 islands covering 259,000 square kilometres/100,000 square miles throughout the Western Atlantic ocean that offer a complete range of dive adventures including pristine and healthy coral reefs, vertical walls, wrecks, tunnels, caverns and blue holes. The waters are amazingly clear and boast 30-metre/100-foot visibility, lush coral reefs and abundant marine life. Plus, the subtropical climate provides approximately 340 sunny days each year.

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STUART COVE'S: Nassau, Bahamas

The Bahamas is made up of over 700 islands some 50 miles off the Florida coast and just north of Cuba. It is actually located in the Atlantic Ocean and not in the Caribbean as commonly thought.

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The highest peak. The worst weather. The fastest wind speed. Mount Washington is often described in such superlative terms, and whether you are planning to climb it for the first time or the fiftieth, there are a number of important things to keep in mind as you prepare.