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What’s the best way of clipping off your primary light when you need both hands to complete a task? Instructor Francesco Cameli gives you a breakdown of how to do this properly so you don’t tangle yourself up or blind your teammates. 

  1. Make sure you have a bungee loop on your light
  2. Have a double-ender ready
  3. Clip off the light to your right side D-Ring (If you are using a cordless, don’t drop it!)
  4. Pull the excess line under your primary hose
  5. Tuck the spare hose into your belt
  6. Don’t pull too tight or you will pull the light upward and into the eyes of your teammates

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Francesco is Italian but speaks four languages fluently and without an accent. This is probably a trait of his career spanning 25 years in the music industry where he has worked on or facilitated records that have gone on to sell over 150,000,000 copies worldwide. When he’s not locked away in his studio, Sphere, you will find Francesco submerged taking pictures or sharing his contagious passion for diving with his friends and students. A very active diver in the Los Angeles GUE community, Francesco Is both CCR and Cave trained as well a GUE instructor. He says that he gets really grumpy if he does not get at least three dives a week in. It’s the perfect Yang to the Ying of the dark, soundproof rooms where he also thrives.



Diving Tips and Tricks

Diving Tips and Tricks: Stowing your Fins

What to do with those fins during that long march from the parking lot down the stairs to the wharf to find your boat? Ricardo Constantino has a trick that will make your life easily and have you saying finny! Check it out.

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In this diving tips and tricks video, GUE instructor Ricardo Constantino shows you a handy way to carry your fins…not in your hands or on your feet…

Stowing your Fins

  • Unclip SPG from left hip D-ring
  • Weave SPG & hose through fin straps
  • Reclip SPG to D-Ring

Ricardo Constantino studied engineering in South Africa and now leads the R&D department of a Portuguese petrol retail technology company. Actively involved in a number of diving projects worldwide, he manages a Project Baseline cave initiative on the major Portuguese caves. He enjoys diving for scientists and contributing to the growth of knowledge by exploring new cave passages, and he serves on the board of directors of two prestigious Portuguese scientific associations with links to underwater research.

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