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Where does the bolt snap go on your long hose? In this quick diving tip, Guy Shockey goes over bolt snap placement for high efficiency underwater. Having your bolt snap in the correct location helps to make it easier to clip on and off without having to search for it or look at what you’re doing.

  • Longhose Bolt Snap Location
    • Bolt snap can slide up hose
      • Makes donating difficult
      • Makes clipping difficult
    • Keep bolt snap close to the metal ferrule of regulator

Guy Shockey is a GUE Instructor Trainer who is actively involved in mentoring the next generation of GUE divers. He started diving in 1982 in a cold mountain lake in Alberta, Canada. Since then he has logged somewhere close to 8,000 dives in most of the oceans of the world. He is a passionate technical diver with a particular interest in deeper ocean wreck diving. He is a former military officer and professional hunter with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science, as well as an entrepreneur with several successful startup companies to his credit.


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Diving Tips and Tricks: Stowing Your Mask

Do you stow your mask on your head? Frontwards or backwards? Or do you place it around your neck? Ricardo Constantino offers a secure alternative that you might just find handy.

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By Ricardo Constantino

A lost mask is never fun! In this Tips and Tricks, GUE Instructor Ricardo Constantino offers up a tip to keep your mask from getting lost at sea. This one-minute video could save the day!

Stowing your Scuba Mask

  • Unclip multi-purpose bolt snap
  • Clip to mask strap
  • Clip off to right chest 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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