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Ryan Duchatel - Total Immersion Diving & JJ CCR's - S02 E17

December 22, 2021 Matt Waters / Ryan Duchatel Season 2 Episode 17
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Ryan Duchatel - Total Immersion Diving & JJ CCR's - S02 E17
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What a great way to round out Season 2 of the show - Expanding on our look at the Technical side of recreational diving, I'm joined by Ryan Duchatel, JJ CCR Trimix Instructor, cave diver and co-owner of Total Immersion Diving based in Newcastle , Australia.

I've found many recreational divers are curious about the tech divers out there and the complex equipment they use.  It seems to be a bit of a dark art and I've regularly heard comments along the lines of "It's for people wanting to dive deep" or "that it is too complex and expensive for me".  The reality is very much to the contrary, technical diving is for anyone who wishes to extend their dives, either in time, depth, range or all of the above. 

Ryan talks about the evolution of Total Immersion Diving and provides us with great detail on how a  closed circuit rebreather works and  the many advantages that they provide, such as being able to get closer to wildlife, warmer diving, longer NDL's at all depths, variable partial pressure 

Ryan's Links:

Total Immersion Diving - Facebook
Ryans Pro page - Facebook
Ryans personal page - Facebook

We gave a shout out to the Behind The Mask team during the show as they are supporting and calling for support from you to ban shark finning in the EU,  please follow the link and sign the petition (EU nationals only) Link to the petition

Initial attraction to tech
A simple explanation of how a rebreather works
Ryan's choice of the JJCCR
Cost comparisons of CCR and Open circuit diving
RAID - Legendary industry moves
The history of Total Immersion Diving
Pricing relative to quality
Behind The Mask - Stop Finning EU shout out
Nelson Bay, NSW
CCR advantages are not just for the deep
Getting closer to wildlife - Ryan and the Dolphin
Warmer diving by rebreathing
The perfect Nitrox blend at all depths
MS Mikhail Lermontov wreck, NZ
Looking cool...
How and why people get into CCR diving
Buoyancy - relearning the control methods
Evolution of training & safety, leading to the Modern Diver
Australia's JJ CCR instructors
RAID education and development
Happy Christmas everybody!