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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.
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.
Diving Tips and Tricks: Save-A-Dive-Bearded Edition
You showed up to dive but forgot to tame your inner Wookie. No problem. GUE’s Rich Denmark’s on the job with some face saving tips. Got your “Save-a-Beard” kit handy?
by Rich Denmark
Love your beard, but not how it breaks the seal on your mask? Well, bearded diver, Rich Denmark has a few tips in store for you on how to prevent your beard from interfering with your next dive.
His recommendation? Use a mask with a short skirt and carry a “Save-a-dive” beard kit that has all of the tools you need to groom with before a dive.
The kit includes:
- Razor with a single blade on top
- Silicone lubricant (no petroleum aloud!)
Richie has been creating content with GUE since early 2009 and has been a GUE diver for over 5 years. At a young age he fell in love with the lakes, springs, and oceans of Florida and now, with 10 years experience in HD video production, is proud to combine his passion and skills for GUE. Rich is the creative drive behind many GUE HQ video projects and also excels at photography, graphic design, voiceovers, video editing and effects, and much more. His primary goal within the organization is to use his diverse media skill set to bring our global GUE community and the general public closer together. When he isn’t working for GUE or out diving he regularly films with ESPN and other national TV shows, as well as for local artists and businesses.
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