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
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.
Then, we can fine-tuning your next planning (bottom gas, additional deco times, O2 deco, Gradient Factors Low/High) to improve your Quality Index of your dive profile – for less “micro-bubbles” and safer dives!
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:
Latest updates December 2020: The O’Dive Pro connected service is appointed as Recommended Practice by TOTAL in its October 2020 Diving Safety Flash bulletin.
Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal: The study was carried out by the hyperbaric caisson of the Brussels and DAN Military Hospital.The study’s conclusion states:′′ The O ‘ Dive system can help increase diving safety by instantly sensitizing divers to the potential consequences of some types of diving behavior.It was noted that this type of monitoring reinforced divers in their safe diving habits or encouraged them to change their diving planning. We don’t know if it’s a lasting effect.”
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!
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.
As of July 2020, DIR Rebreather training is available in Romania and World Wide (on request).
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.
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.
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.
His name isHerbert 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!).
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.
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.
Story written down with great honor & pleasure by yours, Costa
Portable Hyperbaric Chamber: if your vessel is performing remote diving operations, then this is a number one “must have” onboard, for emergency medical hyperbaric treatments, sport recovery or wellness. To be used by approved & qualified Staff!
Designed and manufactured in Europe, AHA-Hyperbaricsis holding CE certificateaccording 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.
YachtDiver®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!
has a vice and smoking is one of them for some
Hardly combated, smoking is losing the war
due to massive education and laws which are restricting public activities that
are affecting the health of others.
Smoking is irrefutable bad. Bad for the person smoking, bad for the people around (second hand “smokers”) and even for the unborn ones (third hand “smokers”). Studiesare conducted all over the World, results can be found quite easily on the internet.
Based on the above statements and huge
information we have in our hands, is quite clear that diving and smoking are
not compatible. And therefore, highly not recommended.
Below are few, just few links in which
various sources are talking about the inappropriate relation between smoking
“the diver should refrain from smoking to keep the lungs clear and keep carbon monoxide, a by-product of tobacco smoke, from reducing the oxygen carrying capacity of hemoglobin. All drugs, alcohol and even non-prescription drugs, i.e. decongestants, antihistamines, cold capsules, etc. should be avoided for at least 12 hours prior to diving.“
The point of my above introduction is going
this time into another direction:
Smoking while diving activities is ethical and moral correct?
Let’s first clarify what is what.
As per Britannica, „both morality and ethics loosely have to do with distinguishing the difference between “good and bad” or “right and wrong.” Many people think of morality as something that’s personal and normative, whereas ethics is the standards of “good and bad” distinguished by a certain community or social setting.”
We, as professional, have the duty to
correctly inform our students and clients about all sides of the activity in
progress. During the training, during preparation of the equipment, during
briefing and debriefing etc. We should conduct our activities always at the
highest standard, exceeding the minimum required by the training agency. Not
because the agency is asking for (or imposing) but because we are pro and we
look for more, better and higher.
We should show at all the times that we are
professionals by the way we act, and we should lead by example. You cannot
explain in a basic Open Water Diver class the function of lungs and gas
exchange (oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide to mention few), and smoking
while gearing up (or even with the wet suit on between the dives). At a
higher-level course, this is already beyond acceptance.
In order to keep our students aware of various aspects involving human factors, all technical diving courses conducted by myself are incorporating the “Human Factors Skills in Diving – Micro-class”. The online short course is highly recommended to any divers who want to understand more about what is behind the front line of human psychology.
Returning back to my debate…it is ethical
and moral as professional diver (Instructor, Divemaster), to smoke in the front
of your students?
If is to translate it into Britannica’s
meanings, smoking in the front of your students or customers is both bad
(ethical) and wrong (professional).
Bad because is showing lack of respect towards your clients (who might know less or why not, more than you regarding the aspects of smoking & diving) and bad because you do exactly opposite what you should do as a leader: teach the new generation of divers to be a good divers in all meanings.
Is this (smoking in the front of divers while diving activity in progress) a final criteria to analyze if an instructor/divemaster is a good professional?
Not necessarily, as there are many other
aspects makes a diver to be a real pro.
In the very end… any factor which may negatively influence the team’s safety may affect you too. Therefore, in diving is never enough to take all safety measures possible in order to ensure a successful dive: return back to family and friends, share great memories and do some other adventurous diving plans!