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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.

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

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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

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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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.EU

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.

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Meeting the Deepest Man on Earth.

Herbert goggles

253.2meters. Or 830.8feet. That’s a lot. A lot to walk on land holding your breath. I bet that most of us cannot do it easily.

Well, now imagine to translate the horizontal walk into a vertical descent into the blue… 253.2meters down.

Herbert & Costa
Myself and Herbert

His name is Herbert Nitsch. His holding the title of the World’s Deepest Man on Earth with various No Limit dives: -214m in Spetses, Greece (June 14, 2007 for which is included in the Guinness World Records) & -253.2m in Santorini, Greece (June 06, 2012) using a custom made “yellow submarine” and personalized techniques for equalization. He’s holding another +31 World records in various AIDA disciplines (33WR in total!).

Herbert yellow submarine
Herb’s yellow submarine

In the beginning of September 2019, I had the great pleasure of meeting him a couple of times in the beautiful South of France. We had dinners, long chats about almost everything “diving related”. He is a very friendly, open mind and willing to share his enormous experience in freediving.

Herbert with his custom made goggles
Herbert & his custom made goggles
AIDA 2019

Between September 2nd and 15th 2019, Villefranche (SoF) held the “2019 AID Depth World Championship” and in this occasion, I met another “monster” in freediving: Alexey Molchanov. He got some very good results in this competition!

Herbert - Costa - Alexey
Herbert, myself and Alexey

An autobiographic book with Herbert’s freediving experience will come up sometimes soon, so stay tuned – is going to be very interesting to read and explore the history of freediving! He is now an active conservationist and speaker with worldwide activities.

Herbert t-short signed dedicated to Costa
Herbert’s t-shirt with dedicated signature!

Story written down with great honor & pleasure by yours, Costa

T101-Technical & Diving Ops® Dive Training Center

ScubaTech.EU

YachtDiver.EU

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Adventures & Expeditions YachtDiver.EU

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

  1. Portable Hyperbaric Chamber: if your vessel is performing remote diving operations, then this is a number one “must have” onboard.

T101-Technical & Diving Ops® / YachtDiver.EU / ScubaTech.EU recommendation: AHA-Hyperbarics.

Designed and manufactured in Europe, AHA-Hyperbarics is holding CE certificate according to full quality assurance system directive 93/42/EEC on medical devices (MDD) for the new models of AHA Flex hyperbaric systems & EN ISO 13485:2016 for design and development, manufacture, distribution and service of hyperbaric chambers for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

The company is partnering with ANDI International in training and expo shows. ANDI International is one of the oldest diving training agency in the World, dedicated mostly to technical (rebreathers, wrecks, caves, mines), technicians and medical / HBOT training sectors, with lots of “firsts” innovative steps. ANDI is member of International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation.

AHA-Hyperbarics is providing qualified training & support for all provided equipment, either at their facility or onsite (onboard your vessel).

For extended information, please contact PROMO Agent: YachtDiver.EU represented by Constantin “Costa” Benedic.

Next, coming soon…

2. Crew training!

YachtDiver.EU is a dedicated department part of SC OmnisMares SRL (Romanian private registered company), owner of T101-Technical & Diving Ops® Dive Training Center. We are holding real inside experience onboard expedition-cruise ships and very large superyachts therefore we are able to provide premium training and services for your selected Guests, Owners and VVIPs!

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WreckTek expedition – August 2020

WreckTek expedition

Wreck technical diving week to explore some of the most famous shipwrecks of the Mediterranean Sea and not only.
Due to depths, run times and deco obligations, only Normoxic & Hypoxic Trimix certified divers!
If interested in inside wreck exploration, Advanced Wreck certification is required too!

Wrecks to visit:
Submarine U-455
Super tanker Haven
Steam passenger vessel Calabria
Mine-layer Pelagosa
Submarine hunter UJ2208
and more!

Recreational divers are welcome too but they will be part of a different diving team & planning.

Date: 02-09 of August 2020; might be slightly modified +/- but everything will be posted in advance here (https://www.facebook.com/events/2455059397882993/).
Accommodation: 3* and 4* hotels or private apartments in the area.
Airport: GOA (Genoa Airport / Christopher Columbus Airport) – 10km from the dive center.
Pick-up/drop off from/to airport can be arranged.
Price/dive: 50 to 100euros/dive (depending on the dive site/run time).

For info & planning, please contact me at:
info [ at ] ScubaTech.eu
info [ at ] T101.ro

Thank you!

Costa

ScubaTech.EU

T101.ro

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