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General Scuba & Training YachtDiver®

First Response – be prepared for the unexpected & unwanted moments

At T101®, we take safety very seriously and training in First Response is one of our strong points. We offer a wide range of First Response / Firs Aid courses under the highest standards and accreditation of two well known and reputable agencies:

Divers Alert Network Europe & First Response International

The well known Divers Alert Network is involved World Wide for over 30 years in diving insurances, research, training & education, being a point of reference in the entire diving industry (sport & commercial, military etc).

Sport – Professional – Club – Family DAN Europe Insurance

Divers Alert Network Europe: accredited by US Coast Guard, Italian Coast Guard, Finnish Boarder Guard, Italian Red Cross, Italian Carabinieri, Apnea Academy, VIT Germany, WASD Europe, LIFRAS Belgium, NOAA, Association of Diving Contractors International, Swiss Resuscitation Council etc

DAN Europe Basic Life Support
DAN Europe Automated External Defibrillator
DAN Europe Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
DAN Europe First Aid
DAN Europe Oxygen Administration
DAN Europe NEURO

First Response International is part of the big family

SDI – TDI – ERDI – PFI

which speak by itself about commitment to high quality standards in training, procedures, safety and modern educational approach.

First Response International: accredited by

US Coast Guard & OSHA

Workplace CPR/AED
Bloodborne Pathogens
Oxygen Administration
Adult & Child Emergency Care

FRTI Online / eLearning

All courses are ILCOR accredited and are also in conformity with Romanian Law 319 / 2006 .

Extra online support (Zoom/Skype), class theory review, practical hands-on with Demo & Real AED – mannequin – medical & DAN Europe O2 kit, written exams & post-course analyzing & debriefing.

*The First Response courses are compulsory for professional sport SCUBA diving instructors and highly recommended for all divers and non-divers (seaman’s, athletes, parents, workers etc).

All certifications are valid for two years after which renewal (refresh course) is required.

In these days, knowing a basic life support / first aid procedures is not a caprice but a real necessity. From an office to a shipyard work, family to outdoor activities, knowing BASIC procedures in providing first aid is extremely important.

T101® is DAN Europe HIRA 2 accredited as Operator & Instructor level.

For inquiries & training, please contact me at: info@t101.ro

Stay safe & dive strong!

Costa

DAN Europe Instructor #187305

FRTI Instructor #15172

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General Scuba & Training

First Personal Doppler in Romania

I consider myself a very dynamic person and diver. My motto is simple: Discipline-Travail-Succès

And so is T101® of which Vision, Mission and Values are focusing for more, better & safer by offering extra top services and experiences:

  • Personalized fitness & nutrition programs
  • Body Composition Scanning (Weight & Body Mass Index, Body Fat Muscle, Resting Metabolic Rate, Visceral Fat) and Blood Pressure test.
  • Providing full first aid kit with Oxygen, SpO2, and (real) Automated External Defibrillator, including for training.
  • First certified HIRA 2 Dive Center from Romania, showing our commitment for safety & quality in our services and operations.
  • Using 30W UV bactericidal lamp – disinfection station in the dive center

Today, T101® took a step further into providing a futuristic safety tool to our divers – we join the team of divers aiming for evolution & revolution in diving safety and we are proud to be the first

dive center in Romania

offering (starting November 2020) personalized Doppler analysis for

Sport, Advanced, CCR & Technical divers!

What means this for you? You can plan your dive (NSR/Deco, Gases, Bottom Time, Run Time, GF, nutrition & hydration, physical effort etc) and execute the plan. After the dive, a series of Doppler measurements are taken and YOUR personal profile is analyzed to see the efficiency of YOUR planning.

Divers Alert Network Europe (DAN Europe) presented an extended test performed during their expedition in the Red Sea: “The APOCALIPTRIP: CCR Research Expedition in the Red Sea” and “Advancements in Diving Research: the Personalised Decompression“.

Global Underwater Explorer (GUE), in their high quality blog InDepth, took a deep review of this revolutionary Doppler equipment: “Oh Deco, Oh Doppler, O’Dive: Assessing the World’s First Personal Deco Safety Tool“.

Excited to find out how is your body really dealing with the decompression stress after a dive?

We are thrilling too to share together the future!

Stay tuned & stay alert! You will love it!

T101 is accredited dive center:

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Scuba & Training

OceanReef Full Face Mask & UW Comms

Full Face Mask is mostly known as part of the Search & Rescue / Public Safety Diving teams very important equipment.

But the times are changing. Let’s remember that Nitrox (Enriched Air Nitrox) was not very welcomed in its conception to the recreational diving market many years ago.

And now… EANx is one of the most recommended and appreciated course, and has very good reasons.

T101® is highly recommending the OceanReef products, due to quality and reliability, service and available training for recreational & technical scuba diving market. And easy to use!

Advantages of diving with OceanReef Integrated Diving Mask (IDM):

  • Possibility to fully voice communicating with your buddy, buddies and surface support,
  • Keeps face warm in cold water,
  • Wide view field,
  • Full face protection in (suspected) contaminated waters,
  • Nitrox ready,
  • Great tool for scientific & archaeological divers and especially for movie producers,
  • Excellent for technical support divers,
  • Quick connect in switching multiple gases,
  • Great tool for disabled divers who cannot use hands for communication,

and more!

For information and training on Sport & Technical diving using OceanReef IDM & UW Comms, contact us.

T101® is accredited:

SDI/TDI Dive Center,

ANDI Training Facility & DDI Dive Center

Stay safe!

Costa

SDI Instructor: Full Face Mask, Scubility etc

TDI Instructor

ERDI Diver

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SCUBA gear - review

OMS Tattoo (Western) UV

The product of the day:

OMS Tattoo (Western) with UV protection.

Designed with a black soft frame combined with the UltraViolet lens protection, the OMS Tattoo is real efficient in strong sun and light reflection from the sea & sand, making it extremely comfortable to be worn in every condition.

The mask glass is tempered CE which assure the diver that is having a good quality product!

OMS Tattoo

The shape of the glass allows the diver to have an excellent view angle, especially in the lower part of the field. Excellent in case of reading very important information, like the PO2 indicated by your JJ-CCR Head Up Display.

Volume size: medium, easy to be cleared in case of water “flooding”.

The mask fits very well on the face thanks to the two folds and the composition of the material. Even with a beard and mustache, water does not enter very easily, almost not at all!

Head strap is very comfortable and is giving a good adjustment and grip. A mask cover strap can be added to increase the maneuverability, even with one hand operation.

OMS mask cover strap

OMS Tattoo Western UV is available in stock (in two sizes: Asian & Western) and can be tested at our T101® Dive Training Center at any time.

T101®

OMS Europe is part of the Ocean Management Systems & DUI group and T101® is official distributor in Romania.

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General

T101® in Social Media

Facebook – Tweeter – LinkedIN – Instagram – YouTube

T101 – Technical & Diving Ops® – Facebook page – main page of T101®

T101 TecRec Dive Shop – Facebook Page – online shop

T101 ANDI Romania – Facebook page – ANDI Training Facility AERO 001

T101 – TDI SDI FRTI – Facebook page – SDI TDI Dive Center 1004957

T101 – TDI SDI FRTI – Facebook group of SDI TDI Dive Center 1004957

DAN Europe – Romania – Facebook page – Divers Alert Network news & info

Wreck Divers Awareness and Exploration Club® – Facebook page

Wreck Divers Awareness and Exploration Club® – Facebook group

Wreck Diving Training – Facebook page

YachtDiver – Facebook page – for superyachts & expedition cruise ships – Consultancy – Training – Support

SUEX Romania – Facebook page – underwater scooters/DPVs – authorized dealer in Romania

OMSdive Romania – Facebook page – Ocean Management System professional diving equipment – authorized distributor in Romania

Dive Light Romania – Facebook page – underwater diving lights

DeepFit – UFMT – Facebook page

DeepFit Underwater Fitness & Mental Training – Facebook group

Cursuri Prim Ajutor – Facebook page – first response, AED, O2 etc

Scufundari pentru persoane cu dizabilitati – Facebook page – disability diving

Rebreathers Romania CCR – Facebook page

Scufundari Tehnice Constanta – Romania – Marea Neagra – Facebook page

Technical Diving – Constanta – Romania – Black Sea – Facebook page

Shearwater Romania – Facebook page – one of the best dive computers on the market – authorized dealer in Romania

Nautilus LifeLine Romania – Facebook page – AIS/DSC survival radios – authorized dealer in Romania

T101TekRec® – Facebook page – T101® project

Analizoare Gaze Romania – Facebook page – gas analyzers

LiveAboards Trips Expeditions Romania – Facebook page

ANDI in Romania – Facebook group – ANDI International news & info

D-star DMR – Fusion – Yo4FRF – Facebook group – ham radio

YO4KRB & YO4KCA – Radioclubul Radu Bratu – Facebook group – ham radio

Diving professionals on Yachts & Cruise Ships – Facebook group

OmnisMares – Facebook group – the main group of T101®

mv Clipper Odyssey (Silver Discoverer,La Belle Des Oceans) – Facebook group

YachtDiverEU – Twitter – for superyachts & expedition cruise ships – Consultancy – Training – Support

YachtDiver – Consultant – Training – Support by T101® – LinkedIN

YachtDiverEU – group LinkedIN – for superyachts & expedition cruise ships – Consultancy – Training – Support

Constantin “Costa” Benedic – profile LinkedIN

Constantin Benedic – Instagram

OmnisMares – Youtube channel – OmnisMares®/T101® video channel

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General Scuba & Training

New Diver’s Medical Screening form – 2020

As of July 2020, a new diver’s medical screening form is valid and ready to be used. Available in 19 languages.

https://www.uhms.org/resources/recreational-diving-medical-screening-system.html

The form is an international cooperation between Divers Alert Network, DAN Europe, WRSTC, RSTC , RSTC Europe & UHMS (Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society)

Approved to be used as of now by ANDI International.

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Scuba & Training

DIR Rebreather Romania

As of July 2020, DIR Rebreather training is available in Romania and World Wide (on request).

Workshops available:

Fundamentals: training designed and customized to fine tuning diver’s streaming, trim & buoyancy, environmental & team awareness and more.

This workshop normally lasts at least 3 days and is open to any certified rebreather diver.

Support diver: open to OC & CCR divers

•Train the candidate in skills to be able to provide adequate in water and surface support to (CCR) divers, who wish to dive deeper than 100 meters and/ or make cave penetrations longer than 1000 meters. The support diver can use CC or OC.
•Learn the candidate standards and procedures for support divers.
• Make use of the DAN Europe/DIRrebreather table.

DIRrebreather Flowchart

Stay safe,

Constantin “Costa” Benedic

DIRrebreather Instructor

ANDI IT 170

ANDI JJccr L2 Rebreather Instructor

ANDI JJccr L4 Trimix Rebreather Diver

www.T101.ro

www.ScubaTech.eu

www.YachtDiver.eu

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General

Air quality monitoring

As of June 2020,

T101-Technical & Diving Ops® Dive Training Center

is offering live air quality monitoring in Constanta city (Casino area) via two independent private networks:

uRADMonitor:

Airly.eu

Why air quality is important?

https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/introduction-indoor-air-quality

https://www.mfe.govt.nz/more/environmental-reporting/air/air-domain-report-2014/why-good-air-quality-important

https://www.weather.gov/safety/airquality

https://community.aafa.org/blog/why-healthy-indoor-air-quality-is-important

https://www.epa.gov/iaq-schools/why-indoor-air-quality-important-schools

http://www.greenfacts.org/en/particulate-matter-pm/index.htm

https://www.epa.gov/pm-pollution/particulate-matter-pm-basics

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General Scuba & Training

SCUBA diving books to “kill” COVID-19 downtime.

T101 – Technical & Diving Ops® Dive Training Center

Now that the #COVID19 is shutting down the entire diving Planet, here are a list of few books recommended to extend your theoretical knowledge:

Staying Alive by Steve Lewis

The Six Skills and Other Discussions: Creative Solutions for Technical Divers by Steve Lewis

Advanced Wreck Diving Handbook By Gary Gentile

Under pressure – Diving deeper with Human Factors by Gareth Lock

For any diving technical training done together, you’ll get a free “Human Factors Skills in Diving – Micro-class“, compulsory to be completed before ending the theory and practical skills.

Deep Into Deco by Asser Salama

Ocean Gladiator by Mark Ellyatt

Death in number two shaft by Steve Lewis

A compiling of various scuba diving materials can be found here:

T101 Vault Library.

Other internet sources: Blue PO2 Diving (scuba & technical), PADI Blog, Good Reads, Dipndive etc.

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Adventures & Expeditions Scuba & Training YachtDiver®

Remote expedition “must have” for SuperYachts & Expedition-Cruise Ships – part 2

Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)

Following the 1st part (Portable Hyperbaric Chamber), the next recommendation for exploration / explorer vessels running diving or water sport activities in remote areas is Personal Locator Beacon.

As general accepted definition of “remote area” in our maritime sector, the Search & Rescue team is not available right away to assist you. It might take hours or even days in some exceptional situations.

PLB (known also as Emergency Locator Beacon) is a very small device, portable, tough, low cost, which onces activated will indicate your position to the nearby vessels by using a radio AIS (Automatic Identification System) & DSC (Digital Selective Calling) method of digital transmission of your GPS position on Earth.

Valuable equipment for yachtsmen as man overboard or you’ll find it for renting onboard reputable scuba diving liveaboard (as Aggressor Adventures), PLBs is fully worth its investment.

Nautilus Marine Rescue GPS Specifications

AIS Transmit Power1 Watt
AIS Frequency
161.975 and 162.025 MHz
DSC Transmit Power
0.5 Watt
DSC Frequency
156.525 MHz
Messages
Individual Distress Relay, Distress Alert
Environmental Temperature Range
-25°C – +55°C
Waterproof Depth425 feet (130 meter) sea water with dive cap closed/ Splashproof with dive cap open
Dimensions
2.9 x 3.8 x 1.5 inch (75 x 97 x 39 mm)
Weight
4.6 Oz (131g) after inserting two batteries

NautilusLifeline dealer in Romania is SC OmnisMares SRL ( T101-Technical & Diving Ops® Dive Training Center / YachtDiver.EU) and can be online purchased or tested onsite.