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|RESERVE LIGHT DEPLOYMENT|
|Written by Administrator|
|Tuesday, 24 May 2011 13:51|
RESERVE LIGHT DEPLOYMENT
Deploying a backup or reserve light is done on sound principles. The first principle is that if you have lost your light you need to get another on quickly. Thus pop the head out of the retaining bungy and turn on the light so that you can signal - do not unclip it at this stage!
The final principle is that we only remove our reserve light from our harness when it is on. If you drop a light which is switched on you have some chance of finding it (if there is a bottom to catch it). Unclip and signal that all is well to the team and that we are ready to leave. To end the drill remember that the same principle applies. Clip off to your harness and then switch off - with a pressure check to ensure that the light really is off. restow and deploy your primary once again.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 14:02|
There are few women active at the top of technical diving, but one of the most active is Clare Pooley.
Teaching for both GUE and IANTD, Clare Pooley can be found underwater anywhere from cold water deep wreck dives to the crystal clear Mexican caves, enjoying single tank reef dives through to mixed gas multi stage/scooter cave dives in the colder waters of France or here at home.
Clare teaches OC diving in the DIR style in the UK and in Europe, encouraging streamlined gear and good technique in all students whether they seek intro tech, trimix or cave certification.
Howard Payne is passionate about open circuit technical training and considers himself fortunate to have learned from visionary explorers Phil Short, Jarrod Jablonski and Richard Lundgren.
Now teaching exclusively for IANTD, Howard runs open circuit technical courses to normoxic trimix level both here in the UK and in the warm, clear waters of Malta.
Although he loves UK diving, even he would concede that there's nothing quite like running a mix course on a wreck like the Le Polynesien! Howard is currently involved with a deep wreck exploration project in Malta but he also has a long-standing love for cave diving.