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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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03

Nov - 2015

 

DIVING WITH BULL SHARK IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN



Most of the world’s shark species are disappearing but fortunately we have divers that are, most of the time, “unique”. Divers are shark’s friend that wants sharks alive.
Unfortunately some people see the sharks like a killing machine! Everywhere in the world divers and sharks lover are trying to protect sharks.


 

They are part of the underwater ecosystem and they keep everything balanced. Diving with sharks is an amazing and unique adventure. In Playa del Carmen during the right season, from November to March, you can enjoy the company of these beautiful animals. You can dive between depths of 18mt/60 feet and 25 mt/87 feet drifting or sitting on the sand and see a lots of bull sharks.


 

In Playa del Carmen there are two way to dive with bull shark: “watching dive” or “feeding dive” Most of the dive shops of the area are against feeding shark but you can find some diving center that organize that kind of dive. During the watching dive you just wait on the sand that this beautiful species appears. Look, admire and enjoy. Feeding dive means that the shark is attracted with bites of fish.


 

Each diver is free to choose one of this way or both to see bull shark. Anyway it’s a unique dive! Just watch and feel the underwater emotion with them!


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05

Nov - 2013

 

It’s pretty much impossible to get bored on the Riviera Maya. Whether visiting Playa del Carmen to relax on a tropical beach, scuba diving Playa del Carmen, or filling your days and nights with fun activities, there are always plenty of events and things to do. One of the most exciting activities to take part in during the day is diving in Playa del Carmen. There’s a beautiful coral reef fairly close to shore, arches and underwater caverns can be experienced with technical dives, various cenotes await the visitor, and the fantastic diving at Cozumel is a just short boat ride away.

While those of us at Pluto Dive can help you dedicate your days to experiencing fantastic underwater sights, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. The town of Playa del Carmen offers a fantastic variety of nightlife, including dozens of excellent restaurants, fun bars, and plenty of places for dancing the night away. The Blue Parrot is a classic beach bar where you can enjoy refreshing drinks while listening to tunes from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. The young at heart and those in search of a more upbeat party will find it at the thumping Coco Bongo. One of Playa del Carmen’s premiere dance clubs, this hotspot can host more than a thousand people, plays the latest in dance club hits, and has great shows.

Experience ocean diving and more with Pluto Dive during the day, and follow that up with the exciting sights and sounds of the Riviera Maya at night.

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02

May - 2012

 

Scuba Diving Experience in Tulum Mexico

Scuba diving is a great way to experience the underwater kingdom. It gives you the chance to unveil the mysteries and the wonders of the environment which covers the majority of our planet. It is believed that once you learn all about scuba diving, it will become a lifelong obsession. After I had a private lesson, it is time to take an exam for an open water dive certificate. My exam took place in Boracay Island. Boracay is a famous tourist destination. With its white sandy beaches and blue clear water, it is considered a paradise island. Many wonderful and interesting marine lives can also be found in the dive sites. The marine life is very diversified that a diver will definitely enjoy and love diving in.

During my first dive experience I was really excited but a bit nervous. I really tried hard not panic as I and my instructor went deeper and deeper underwater. This is my chance to overcome my fear. It was not long I felt comfortable. It was really a great experience, seeing the beauty of sea wildlife because of the presence of many varieties of reef fish, with Lagoon Rays and moray eels. It was totally a different world. It is so quite. For me, it is a total relaxation.

Another diving experience that was unforgettable in my lifetime was when I scuba dive in Tulum, Mexico. Tulum offers some of the best reef diving and snorkeling in the Mayan Riviera, together with exciting and cave diving. Around Tulum you will have access to many freshwater caverns known as cenotes, part of an ancient underwater river system running from the deep jungle to the sea throughout the Yucatan Peninsula. A combination of various geological events and climate changes created an incredible and unique ecosystem in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. I am positive that you will not be disappointed with your scuba diving experience in Tulum.

Several things I appreciate about my visit in Tulum are the not so crowded beaches, its white, sugar-like sand and turquoise blue water, and their rustic cabanas. These cabanas are quite unique Tulum accommodations. This place is not for you if you're looking for luxuries. But since we visited as a group we opted to rent a Tulum beach house.

I am really eager to experience more in scuba diving, to widen my knowledge and explore more.

http://EzineArticles.com/?All-About-My-Scuba-Diving-Experience&id=1779821

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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/].

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

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