Bob Hahn – July 06

Bob Hahn started diving in 2003. He has logged over 175 dives in this short time in such places as Aruba, Bonaire, St Maarten, the Florida Keys, North Carolina, and his home area, Dutch Springs, in Pennsylvania. He is currently working on his Divemaster certification. Bob started his professional photography business in 1972 first working as a photojournalist and later specializing in corporate and industrial photography. He then combined his love of photography with computers to start a consulting business in 1990. He teaches a digital photography course for underwater photographs at The Scuba Tank in Bethlehem, PA, Flordia, and the Caribbean. He uses Canon 20D cameras and several lenses in a Ikelite housing with Ikelite strobes.

Making a good dive plan

by David Miner

In your basic open water certification course, you learned about dive planning and how to properly plan a dive. The dive planning motto is “plan your dive and dive your plan.” You probably heard this a lot in your training course and on your first few dives, but maybe not as much since then.

The same dive planning principles apply whether reef or wreck diving or deep or shallow diving
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OW Training Intro

Scuba diving is an underwater adventure sport. Scuba diving takes you into the underwater world for glimpses into an exciting environment for exploration and discovery. “SCUBA” stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, and allows you to descend below the water’s surface for an exciting and rewarding experience. Divers are generally hooked on the sport after their first dive!

To dive, you need to be certified. The first certification you must aquire is a Basic Open Water certification. There are many elements of diving and diving safety, so getting the proper certification and training is essential before making the plunge.’s Official Newsletter Q1 2010 – Volume 7

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Recent feedback for our readers has been that our posts of underwater photographers and their work are overwhelming favorites. With this in mind, we have approached two photographers to see if they can share their work!  Graham Casden of Ocean First Divers and Chris Kovaz of Divers Only have both provided us with recent photographs of their undersea journeys! Chris comes back for the second time.

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Safety Free Diver

A safety free diver course is typically a one-day course that is designed for competent free divers who are comfortable with their current level of free diving knowledge, skills, and techniques, yet have never gone through a structured program of buddy procedures, safety and rescue skills, and problem management techniques. This course teaches you to dive to a depth of 15 feet (5 m).