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Anyway, I just tought that it would be nice to have it published here. If you find anyhting missing please leave a comment. I will include it asap!
Jorge A. Mahauad
So, I think this choice is in order:
The press release issued by Teledyne follows:
To Whom it May Concern:
Effective April 2nd, 2010, Teledyne Analytical Instruments (TAI) shall no longer accept orders for oxygen sensors intended for use in the commercial, underwater closed circuit rebreather (CCR) and semi-closed rebreather (SCR) markets.
TAI shall continue to focus on the oxygen sensing opportunities within its core industrial, medical, automotive and above-water, diving-cylinder verification markets.
Any questions or concerns with regard to this decision should be sent tomailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
More at: TEDBlog
Galapagos liveaboard is the "ultimate" dive experience in the Galapagos and what you see has no comparison with anything in the world!!; on the other hand, diving from the inhabited islands is also very good (in terms of marine life) and definitely cheaper. This also gives you more flexibility in the activities on the islands. So different choices, not one "better" than the other. The Galapagos Islands are famous because of close encounters with big animals. This reputation was created mainly by divers in OC.
Just imagine what we can do on a CCR… Personally I think that if you want to boost your experience, THE way to go is a CCR trip.
I am an independent freelance instructor working in the Galapagos and Ecuador mainland. I can organize and serve as a tour leader for you on CCR trips. CCR diving is NOT common practice here in the Islands. I am probably the only active CCR instructor in Ecuador and I'm just beginning to operate this kind of trips. I intend to change this but as CCR divers you know this requires preparation, patience, time and money.
I use established tour operators in the islands that are reputable. I have no affiliation with them, in employment nor in company share. My business is the satisfaction of the team diving with me and my personal branding. My main function is to make the tour operators "CCR friendly" by providing my own equipment, support and knowledge; this is the reason why you can expect the most objective and professional advice, planning and execution.
For CCR diving I provide O2 @ 200 bar, absorbent and technical support. The diluent we normally use for the dive profiles is air and I try not to go into long decompression schedules; average dive time is 90 min. More advanced technical diving can also be planned and executed. Everything is done under request and personallized to fit the team's needs. In any case, organizing a CCR trip will involve time, preparation and teamwork between you and me. A minimum number of divers also apply (number depends on the type of diving ej: liveaboard vs. daytrip)
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Their invention changed our view of the oceans as it allowed divers to breathe and swim untethered underwater. Jacques and Emile invented the Aqua-Lung in 1943 and the U.S. Divers Company was the first company to manufacture the Aqua-Lung in the United States.
Of all of Cousteau's accomplishments, the Aqua-Lung is arguably the most profound. Cousteau was a very controversial personality for the underwater community. Personally, I think all controversy should be left aside to honor and tribute him and Gagnan, they were the fathers of all the open circuit diving, a milestone in our industry.
Foreign Secretary David Miliband announced the creation of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the British Indian Ocean Territory. This will include a “no-take” marine reserve where commercial fishing will be banned.
The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) consists of 55 tiny islands which sit in a quarter of a million square miles of the world’s cleanest seas.
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This will be the biggest marine reserve in the world; followed by the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Galapagos Islands Marine Reserve in Ecuador.
According some sites, this declaration is not welcomed by the inhabitants that were expelled from the archipelago 60 years ago. The area is rich in marine life and especially abundant in yellow fin tuna, turtles and crabs. On the other hand, Scientists also advise us that BIOT is likely to be key, both in research and geographical terms, to the repopulation of coral systems along the East Coast of Africa and hence to the recovery in marine food supply in sub-Saharan Africa.
Main Source: Chagos Conservation Trust