Diving Techniques and Technics

The following specialist articles were published in the Taucher Revue magazine. I have been a volunteer in the editorial team there since 2010 and write in my free time, mostly in the morning and in the evening on the train on an iPad - I hardly have more time for four or more articles per year. I am making these freely available here because it takes a lot of effort to research every topic well and to write an article about it. Printed in the exercise book, the work quickly ends up in a cupboard or in scrap paper.

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Buoyancy compensators

Diving equipment, part 5

In tr 164 (June 2016) the physical properties of buoyancy and trimming have already been discussed in detail. This article introduces the different types and properties of BCs. →read on

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Icing of regulators

Diving equipment, part 4

Fortunately, the icing that was previously feared only rarely occurs with modern regulators. Unfortunately there are still diving accidents that can be traced back to it. Why do regulators ice up? What preventive measures are there? What should I do if a regulator blows off? It's worth taking a closer look - even for hot water divers. →read on

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Regulators

Diving equipment, part 3

In the last two editions diving cylinders and valves were presented. Today we're going to cover the different types of regulators and next time the topic of regulator icing will be under the microscope. →read on

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Cylinder valves

Diving equipment, part 2

This part is about the wide variety of immersion ash valves available on the market. Which one is right for the desired purpose? →read on

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Scuba tanks

Diving equipment, part 1

If you are not a freediver, you will meet underwater with one or more bottles, whether on your back or on your side (not including buddies). At the beginning of this multi-part series on the subject of diving equipment, we cover the various diving bottles. →read on

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Diving torches

The right light for a good view

A good lamp is not only indispensable under water at night, but also during the day in our domestic, often murky waters. There are countless in the most diverse designs, qualities and price ranges, used, new or as dust catchers in the diving shop. →read on

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Buoyancy and trim

Optimize water location and air consumption

Experienced divers can float motionless in the water, swim in a horizontal position and do not stir up any sediment. Not only does it look cool, it also has the lowest flow resistance and air consumption. You too can find your way to perfect weightlessness underwater. →read on

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Air Quality in Scuba Tanks

Is it all just squeezed, fresh mountain air?

Everyone knows the famous phrase “Divers need clean air”, which beginners learn as a donkey bridge for the buddy check. But have you ever thought about what you breathe in underwater? →read on

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Diving technology in the 1970s

How did diving when the first tr appeared?

Diving used to be a competitive sport, something for die-hard, seasoned guys who braved the adversities of the elements through physical fitness. Initially, diving was carried out without a buoyancy compensator, with a diving watch, depth gauge, table, only a regulator and without a pressure gauge. Important developments in diving technology and safety were gradually introduced. →read on

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Sidemount

Safe and back-friendly diving

Why do divers always strap their bottles on their backs? Sure, such a backpack is easy to carry on land. But does that really make sense underwater? You are weightless, swim horizontally most of the time and the most important part of the equipment is invisible and difficult to reach. →read on

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Underwater housing

The subtle difference between a photo and electronic waste

Those who want to get an underwater camera are spoiled for choice among many camera brands and models these days. Choosing a suitable housing is just as difficult. A good case is just as important as the camera. Here are some criteria and tips that can hardly be found in any brochure. →read on

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Diving physics in the nutshell

Laws of diving without any mathematics

Every diver should have learned the basic physics of diving during his basic training. Who else knows all this? Here's a little refresher. I was warned by the editor to remove all formulas from this article. →read on

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Solo with buddy

Buddy system and solo diving are controversial

«Never dive alone! Diving alone is dangerous! Diving alone is prohibited! I would never dive alone! " one always hears. But is it definitely safer with two people underwater than alone? Many are already diving solo today - most of them do it without being aware of it. →read on