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Now Fill This! The Machinations of a Mad Mix Maker

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A shiny new Nuvair, ready to be installed

I think it is safe to say that rarely do most scuba divers think about what goes into filling their tanks. It’s simple enough, we take our tanks to a shop, and later we pick them up and they are filled. But is it really as simple as that? I mean, all you need is a compressor to fill air, and a very basic stick will get you some nitrox. Once however you …

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Project Divers Are We

Diving projects aka expeditions—think Bill Stone’s Wakulla Springs 1987 project, or the original explorations of the Woodville Karst Plain’s Project (WKPP)—helped give birth to technical diving….

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Header image: Divers positioning a decompression habitat during a recent GUE Project Diver core module. Photo by SJ Alice Bennett, courtesy of GUE.

Diving projects, or expeditions—think Bill Stone’s Wakulla Springs 1987 project, or the original explorations of the Woodville Karst Plain’s Project (WKPP)—helped give birth to technical diving, and today continue as an important focal point and organizing principle for communities like Global Underwater Explorers (GUE). The organization this year unveiled a new Project Diver program, intended to elevate “community-led project dives to an entirely new level of sophistication.” Here, authors Guy Shockey and Francesco Cameli discuss the power of projects and take us behind the scenes of the new program.


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