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18

Apr - 2017

 

Finally my new DPV arrived at the shop , Dive Xtras Piranha P1 , helped by great friends. I unpack all the parts and start charging the battery for the next day diving.
I feel like a puppy with the new toy…

 

  

After upload on my laptop the specifications i start to read and understand how it works , i am not new with DPV´s as i am IANTD OW Instructor and Adv Cave Diver on that , but i like to be prepared.

 

        

Next morning i arrive at the shop and start to check all the equipment to be ready for the day. DPV battery show a full charge , i remove all the weight as i will use it in fresh water , assemble all the parts and switch it on , propeller work , all ok .

 

I test the Cylinders pressure and EANx % , all perfect , lights on and load all my stuff on the truck , get my coffe with Barby, say good bye and leave Playa del Carmen directed to Ponderosa Cenote.
As soon i get there i meet my friend Albino at the front gate. He know me since years and after explaining to him i will try my new equipment , he let me in with no problem.
Parking lot is not full as always and i find a nice spot on the side. After a good talk with some old friends , i start to set up all my gear and take all of it down to the platform. Nice thing the DPV weight is nothing at all….

 

I start to dress up my dry suit and than all my xdeep sidemount , ready to go!
I get at the water and jump in it , done the cylinders , do all my safety check and plan my gas for the first dive that will be on the cavern line. I start to descend slowly at 6m and run the engine for few loops to see how it goes , all perfect i clip the DPV on my side and run my primary reel to the cavern line , mark it , start to go .The Piranha is in gear 3 and it is sooo fast , get in 2 and i feel better , i cross with cavern divers and i just cover my primary light to avoid disturbe them.
Now i am alone and want to get in gear 7 to see what´s happen , done , regs in free flow and following the line almost imposible. Four minutes and i feel unconfortable so i switch it off and check gas /time , magically i am at the end of the line and after recording data i start the way back in gear 3 /2 and i feel great.

 

 

 
Once back at my primary line i recalculate gas and DPV burning time and decide to go on the main cave line , Little Joe direction. I feel really ok with gear 3 and stay on that all time , 10 min later i am at the First cenote , fast gas check and i decide to continue in cave , getting in a large tunnel i get at the first arrow pointing toward another exit and decide to go back at my entrance after recording my data. The “little bastard” is sooo fast and i reach the open water with a lot of gas and burning time left…

 

 

 


 
I start to scootering in the open water and … i decide to enter the cave circuit from the other side , River Run. Once at the spot i do my plan for Gas and burning time ( depth is not a problem , Avg is 12 m and with EAN32 …), 3min and i am at the cave line , another gas check and go with the DPV at gear 3/4 , fantastic! I get at the 400 Ft marker in a moment , gas check , planty , after the 90 degree i get in the strong halocline , i love that part of the cave , 600 ft marker , 800 , 1000,1200 , gas still ok and burn time too. I continue until i get at the marker direction change , gas and time are more tan enough to complete the circuit but i cannot miss the Halocline zone than… i turn back and run all the way on gear 4 until i get at my reel line , clip the DPV at the d-rings and start to reeling out , i add a 5 min safety stop at my plan. The total time is 90 minutes and i have still 130 bar left in my cylinders , fantastic day…

 

I get back at the platform and take the cylinders and the “Little Bastard” at the truck , do off my suit and take some pics of my stuff. The day is so hot and i want to go back in the air conditioning to cool off a little .

 


 

On my way driving back at the shop i call Barby to let her know i am alive
( hehehe) and happy like a baby. We gonna have lunch toghether and she has to listen to me for a couple of hours talking about the new toy.

 

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05

Feb - 2012

 

Playa Del Carmen Diving - The Best Holiday Activity

There is no better place in this world to enjoy scuba diving than in Mexico. Many people opt to go for Playa del Carmen diving in Mexico due to the beautiful surrounding like presence of the Riviera Maya and the beautiful sea plants such as the ocean reefs, caverns and cenotes which attract visitors from all over the globe. In the entire western hemisphere Mexico is famous for the best scuba diving. You can enjoy diving Playa del Carmen as an experienced or new diver since the sites are suitable enough for all to enjoy. You will also see the best marine creatures in the world aside from Playa del Carmen diving.

Mexico scuba diving is well-known due to the presence of the Pacific Ocean on the west coast and the massive Caribbean Sea. If you want to enjoy the worlds most awesome cenote diving then the Great Maya Barrier Reef located on the northern coast of the peninsula is the place to go diving. Being the second largest reef in the world you will view the greatest marine species in the world as you dive Riviera Maya. The best thing about cenote diving in Mexico is that the cenotes are cut off from the seas and oceans making them closed ecological systems with fish and plant life that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

The climate here in Mexico is sunny for the most part of the year and this is attribut ed to the sierra Madre mountain ranges, the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Ocean and sea of Cortez that extend along most coastlines in Mexico. Before you go to enjoy a Playa del Carmen dive you should also consider taking any kind of diving courses available online. Padi courses are available to get you started on how to be a good diver. After the course is completed the necessary certifications are awarded to the divers. Couples too are not left behind as they get to enjoy a spectacular night life and relax comfortably on the beaches during the day. The availability of different diving sites ranging from the easy, shallow to those for the more advanced divers give everyone an opportunity to enjoy Playa del Carmen diving one of the best places to go Mexico Scuba Diving.

The necessary safety measures should always be taken when Mexico scuba diving. For instance diving without a professional diver is not advisable as it may be very risky in case of anything. Pluto Dive Center can always provide you with the necessary safety measures to enjoy the experience of a Playa del Carmen Dive in order to keep yourself and other divers safe. When you go cave diving always go with a professional from the center who will know what to do in case of any danger while under the water. Putting all this into consideration will make you have an incredible Playa del Carmen dive and you will want to visit the sites again and enjoy the best moments of your life such as Mexico Scuba Diving.

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01

Jan - 2012

 

If you are looking for the best place to go scuba diving in Mexico and desire a magical experience, then look no further as Playa Del Carmen diving is the place to be! Playa Del Carmen diving is located conveniently in the Riviera Maya surrounded with breathtaking ocean reefs, caverns and cenotes you are assured of an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the best diving opportunities in the all of the western hemisphere where you will get to see different species of fish and be able to look at turtles. The novices as well as the experienced divers can enjoy the diversity of the sites while diving Playa Del Carmen.

Mexico scuba diving is well-known due to the presence of the Pacific Ocean on the west coast and the massive Caribbean Sea. If you want to enjoy the some amazing cenote diving, then the great Maya barrier reef located on the northern coast of the peninsula is the place to go diving. Being the second largest reef in the world you will view the greatest marine species in the world as you dive Riviera Maya. The best thing about cenote diving in Mexico is that the cenotes are cut off from the seas and oceans making them closed ecological systems with fish and plant life that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

If you are wondering about the weather in Mexico, the climate is sunny for most of the year and this is attributed to the sierra Madre mountain ranges, the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Ocean and sea of Cortez that extend along most coastlines in Mexico. Before you go to enjoy a Playa Del Carmen dive you should also consider taking one of the various diving courses available online. Padi courses are available to get you started on how to be a good diver. After the course is completed,  the necessary certifications are awarded to the diver. Couples too are not left behind as they get to enjoy a spectacular night life and relax comfortably on the beaches during the day. The availability of different diving sites ranging from the easy, shallow to those for the more advanced divers give everyone an opportunity to enjoy Playa Del Carmen diving one of the best places to go Mexico scuba diving.

Remember that Mexico scuba diving can be a lot of fun but should be done carefully. Never dive without the company of a professional. Always check with the dive center, enjoy a Playa Del Carmen dive to ensure you have taken all the safety measures and are aware of any additional information you are required to know .Also, ensure you know the level that is required for each dive site before you go into the water. In case you are thinking of cave diving make sure you have a qualified diver with you to ensure your safety and that of others on the dive. Considering these factors will make your Playa Del Carmen dive easy and fun. So head on that vacation with your friends and family and enjoy the best features that nature has to offer with Mexico Scuba diving!

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03

Nov - 2011

 

While on vacation in Mexico, many people think that in order to participate in activities such as scuba diving, you must be an experienced diver in order to scuba dive. This is simply not the case. It is advised that you have some basic knowledge of diving and also be a strong and somewhat experienced swimmer. What is intriguing about scuba diving in Mexico is that you do not have to be an experienced diver. In Mexico, there are many people who go diving for the very first time.

The general idea of scuba diving in most areas is the same. However, with scuba diving in Mexico, what you will see underwater can be quite different and alluring by the prevalence of underwater animals and plants that can only be seen in the Mexico area. Below is a list of the top 3 reasons why you should consider your first underwater adventure in Mexico:

(1) The Yucatan Peninsula: 'Cenote Dive'
A 'cenote' is vast system of underground rivers, pools, and caverns. Many of these 'cenotes' can be found in Tulum in the Yucatan Peninsula. With an experienced guide, these 'cenotes' are open for swimming and cave diving. The Yucatan Peninsula is world renowned for its network of underground caverns. Diving in a 'cenote' is unlike cave diving and requires no certification beyond OpenWater. The reasoning that no certification is required is because you are never more than 30 feet (50 meters) from an opening. Imagine diving into a lagoon, with sunlight and trees sparkling through the clear blue water. These 'cenote' dives also offer snorkeling as well. These 'cenotes' make scuba diving in Mexico the ideal place to enjoy your first scuba experience.

(2) Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, Cabo Pulmo, The East Cape and La Paz
Baja California Sur, Mexico


The diversity in fish and marine mammals that congregate in this area of Mexico in unmatched anywhere is the Earth's undersea domain. In this region, scuba diving in Mexico is unparalleled to any part of the world. Three major ocean currents collide here to create a very unique and varied sea life that is present in these fruitful waters. The California current, Panamic current, and the North equatorial countercurrent all interact together and bring an abundant population of plankton. This staple of marine life attracts the whole sea life food chain. This presence of marine life has caused the Sea of Cortez to be labeled the "World's Richest Sea". This is especially true for the waters that caress the southern tip of Baja.

(3) Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Scuba diving in Mexico can also be a great adventure in the Puerto Vallarta region along the Pacific Ocean. Puerto Vallarta scuba diving is a rare treat as many of the nearby islands and bays, such as Los Arcos, Majahuitas. There is also the Marietas islands, which have been designated as protected underwater national parks. Between the months of December and April, scuba diving in Mexico in the waters of Puerto Vallarta will likely offer views of humpback whales, as mammals migrate to warm seas off the coast each winter. Whale sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, and a variety of tropical fish also make this safe haven their home. Puerto Vallarta scuba diving has become one of the hottest scuba diving locations in Mexico.

Next, you need to do research for your Mexico vacation with my Mexico travel guide. You can do so by visiting this website, My Mexico Travel Guide [http://mymexicotravelguide.com/] for golf resorts in Mexico, Honeymoon destinations in Mexico, and all inclusive resorts in Mexico [http://mymexicotravelguide.com/top-rated-all-inclusive-mexico-resorts/].

Article Source:

http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Andrew_Parsons

http://EzineArticles.com/?Top-3-Reasons-Why-Scuba-Diving-in-Mexico-is-Best-For-Beginners&id=4118174

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