Rescue Diving Course: How to Handle Scuba Diving Air Problems

In my rescue diving course, we learned five ways to not run out of air, and what to do if you do run out of air scuba diving: 1: Check Your Gauge  The easiest thing you can do to not run out of air is to check your gauge- well and often.  2: Calculate your Air Consumption The formula to do this is: PSI used/actual bottom time x conversion factor = surface air consumption rate.  The chart above lists the conversion factors to help you calculate your air consumption. For example, on a 40...

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A Magical Moment Between Two Hawaiian Monk Seals
A Magical Moment Between Two Hawaiian Monk Seals

In this week’s segment of diving down with Mermaid Mikena, we will be talking about a recent special encounter with two Hawaiian Monk Seals. A Hawaiian Monk Seal swims overhead at Electric Beach, showing curiosity towards our divers. A Rare Moment We were floating along our dive with Hawaii Eco Divers, admiring the rays of sun shining through the ripples of waves. Then two Hawaii Monk Seals come cruising by overhead. We instantly stopped in our path to admire their beauty.  Not only di...

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My Rescue Diver Certification with Hawaii Eco-Divers
My Rescue Diver Certification with Hawaii Eco-Divers

My rescue diver certification with Hawaii Eco Divers was a challenging yet rewarding class. I perfected my self rescue skills, and learned how to save panicked, tired, cramped, injured, out of air and unconscious divers among many skills. All the while surrounded by the beauty of the ocean in Hawaii. Now, I'm prepared for any emergency a diver might face, including CPR, first aid and how to save someone choking. I highly recommend taking the PADI rescue diver course with Hawaii Eco Divers.  ...

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Encounters with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles
Encounters with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles

In our new segment, we'll be going beneath the surface with Mermaid Mikena to bring you awareness about the various marine life found in the oceans off Hawaii. Today's topic: Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle is the most common seen turtle in the waters of Hawaii A Smiling Face to Descend Down to I can’t help but smile every time I see a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. Floating gracefully through the ocean, letting the current gently sway them back and forth. It’s no wo...

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Diving to the Depths of the Sea Tiger Shipwreck
Diving to the Depths of the Sea Tiger Shipwreck

At 123ft sits the Sea Tiger Shipwreck off the coast of Honolulu, providing a sanctuary for marine life and playground for divers We made our way to the Kewalo Basin Harbor in Honolulu to board the Kahala Kai with Hawaii Eco Divers. After a short boat ride, we tied up the boat to the mooring and prepared for our dive at the Sea Tiger Shipwreck. Exploring all the features of the Sea Tiger Shipwreck. Let’s Gear Up! The sun was shining and the excitement was building. We turned on our tanks...

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My Rescue Diving Course: E-Learning with Hawaii Eco Divers
My Rescue Diving Course: E-Learning with Hawaii Eco Divers

The Most Important Things I Learned from my Online Rescue Diving Course Hawaii Eco Divers has assured two things in my rescue diving course: The most common cause of diver emergency is poor judgment and the most important thing about being a rescue diver is to not become a victim yourself.  There are many signs to emergencies. The ones rescue divers look out for are:  Giving distressed signals Struggling above or below the surface  High treading Rejecting equipment  Clin...

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My Advanced Divers Certification with Hawaii Eco Divers
My Advanced Divers Certification with Hawaii Eco Divers

What it takes to be an Advanced Diver The first necessary certification needed to receive a Divemasters with Hawaii Eco Divers after open water is your advanced. As soon as I arrived in Haleiwa I started my e-learning and subsequent dives.  I was required to study deep diving and underwater navigation. I additionally chose to study wreck diving, being an underwater naturalist, photography, night diving and fish identification.  Some of the most important lessons I learned online were ho...

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Assisting in PADI Rescue Diver Training
Assisting in PADI Rescue Diver Training

As part of Divemaster Training, I assisted on a PADI Rescue Diver Course with Hawaii Eco Divers Assisting in the PADI Rescue Diver training allowed me to get a different perspective of taking courses. It gave me the opportunity to provide my knowledge and training to the new trainees. One of the goals of rescue training is to help divers become confident and safe rescue divers.  PADI Rescue Divers in training take the trail down to Shark's Cove to complete their final day of training. T...

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My First Dive with Hawaii Eco Divers
My First Dive with Hawaii Eco Divers

The Beginning of My Divemaster Candidacy Today was my first day of training to get my advanced, rescue and divemaster certification with Hawaii Eco Divers. It began by overlooking the sunrise on the ocean, stretching to prepare for my first dive in over a year. I walked over to see the new shop already in motion; tanks were being filled and kits prepared. I knew then my new teammates were hard and fast workers. I watched in awe as they finished the morning tasks with ease. A car pulled up and I...

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My Journey to become a PADI Divemaster in Hawaii
My Journey to become a PADI Divemaster in Hawaii

Recap of my first day as a Divemaster Intern for Hawaii Eco Divers on Oahu After getting scuba certified almost two years ago, I knew I wanted to continue growing as a diver. My goal is to work towards my divemaster certification in order to work in diving. Becoming a diver allowed me to become an ambassador for the ocean. My passion for ocean conservation drove me to become certified in the first place, and now I want to grow as a diver as much as I can so I can create a positive impact on th...

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