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How to Become a Scuba Diving Instructor

Posted by oceanzone on June 16, 2019 at 1:45 AM

How to become a Diving Instructor with one of the recognised organisations is a challenging and rewarding task. There are a few routes to take in order to gain all of the qualifications needed, and the one you take depends on several factors like time, personal preference, and to some extent, weather conditions and this article will look at the direct route to becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor or OWSI...

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First stage regulator setup

Posted by oceanzone on September 16, 2018 at 1:15 AM


This is the most common 1st stage design and you'll usually find Two Low Pressure and One High Pressure Port on Either Side. These are pretty simple and the only choice you should start with is whether you want it Inverted or Not. Inverting adds the extra benefit of making your 1st stage more protected and lower profile so if you're swimming in an overhead or keep ...

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Which bottom timer

Posted by oceanzone on October 23, 2017 at 12:15 AM

What do we need in a dive timer? Very little in all honesty. Here I've outline what we need out of a timer, and what options are available.

We don't use computers, so that removes a significant proportion of the clever functionality that other divers might require. I guess that I have five elements in mind when selecting a dive timer:


Time D...

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The 10 Best Dive Sites in the Philippines

Posted by oceanzone on October 11, 2017 at 11:20 PM

With so many islands to explore, it makes sense that the Philippines is one of the best diving destinations in the world. Spectacular reefs, whale sharks, mantas and underwater UNESCO World Heritage sites invite divers into the crystal clear waters of the Pacific.

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Servicing Your Dive Gear.

Posted by oceanzone on July 30, 2017 at 7:45 AM

Just short introduction on who I am so you dont think this information coming from someone who is not qualifyed to talk about this topic.

My name is Igor I am an UTD Instructor #87 and PADI Specialty instructor #492739 as well as Aqualung and Apeks Technician with over 5.000 dives including Caves, Wrecks, Technical in many parts of the world.

Regulator Service:


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Underwater housing service in Manila

Posted by oceanzone on July 24, 2017 at 4:50 AM

OceanZoneExplorers offers expert service and repair of underwater photo and video camera housings, strobes and other photo accessories.

Our technician worked with Country's pro photographers camera, housings, strobes and lights and well known in the comunity. We do custom work as well, any problem you have with your gear bring it to us we will fix it!

If you scratched your wide angle ...

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Divers that learn on their knees

Posted by oceanzone on July 23, 2017 at 8:55 AM

How many times have you seen a group of divers kneeling on the bottom?

Whether it was on a dive boat or from shore, how many times have you looked over and seen a group of divers either kneeling or stirring up the bottom? As a marine scientist, it pains me to see corals and other “benthic” (aka bottom dwelling) organisms become smothered by sediments. It requires an enormous amount of energy f...

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Why is the Scuba Industry is in a Freefall

Posted by oceanzone on July 23, 2017 at 8:35 AM

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Unified Team Diving is an agency that teaches Ocean Friendly courses only. We dont run a factory like all the dive shops you see around. We dont need to promote our classes we work only with like minded people those who care about environment and safety and quality of...

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OZE Crew is out of country

Posted by oceanzone on July 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM

OceanZoneExplorers crew is out of the country and we will resume full operation on July 29. This will include service of all kinds of diving gear as well for those who are waiting to start the training with our UTD #87 and PADI #492739 Instructor Igor Subora.

As we dive all year around moving from one location to another trying to find the best of diving in the Country so we can improv...

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Cave Diving

Posted by oceanzone on May 4, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Cave diving is a mystery waiting to be uncovered. Yes we know what is in a cave on the Earth’s surface but, a cave underwater is probably a whole lot more. Although a lot of people are into scuba diving these days, not many are trained to be a cave diver. It takes grace on your kicks, perfect buoyancy and fluidity of knowledge and skills.

In the Philippines, there are a lot of caves. Most of these caves are unexplored because they are located under a private land owners’ s...

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