Finding a way through

jarbru kopia

Click the image to play the movie. (accessible through July 17, 2013)

Ok, big thanks to Swedish public televison broadcaster (SVT) who spoiled us with diving films the last week. Here is a link to another cave diving documentary. This film is about an expedition aiming at finding a passage through the Jarbru cave in Norway.

Video: Poseidon talk about their new tech rebreather

In may, the Swedish dive gear manufacturer Poseidon introduced their new TECH rebreather. In this video from  the 3rd rebreather event, Poseidon talks more about the new rebreather unit, which will go on sale in November 2012. More information can be found here.

NEWS: Poseidon introduces the new Tech Rebreather, to go on sale in November 2012

Poseidon introduces its new family member, the Poseidon Tech at Rebreather Forum 3 in Orlando, Florida. The world’s first rebreather to have a fully automatic bailout system, the Poseidon Tech features a redundant back-up rebreather with fully automatic switching. In brief, you can say it’s two rebreathers in one.
In the event of a malfunction, the Poseidon Tech’s safety system switches from the primary to secondary rebreather without missing a breath – or you missing a beat. With a secondary dive computer, nothing gets lost in the switch. This gives the diver time to evaluate the situation, enabling them to make better decisions. The diver can then make manual additions to the system, or leave the system in automatic mode.

Peter Swartling, CEO of Poseidon Diving Systems, says that Poseidon Tech takes diving to a whole new dimension:

“Poseidon Tech means we can offer divers greatly enhanced safety for technical diving. Poseidon’s aim is to increase the level of automation by using smart systems that monitor every breath, make adjustments accordingly and interact with the user only when they need to know what’s going on. The introduction of Poseidon Tech is a giant step towards the perfect diving experience.”

Poseidon Tech will be available for sale from November 2012. Pricing will be announced at that time.

Read the entire press release here.

Into the darkness – a cave diving documentary

For several days I have been thinking of cave diving. Strange maybe, since I know that it’s something that I, most likely, will never do. I don’t like the idea of diving with a “roof” over my head, and not being able to surface directly. Ice diving being the only exception. At least to me. “Regular” decompression diving is bad enough, but diving in a cave or a mine!? Nah, I don’t think so.

Despite my brain’s inability to deal with the idea, I am absolutely fascinated with cave diving, and the people who do it. And I really admire their psyche.

The film “Into the Darkness”, by Marcus Taylor of Real Adventure Film, follows British cave divers Rick Stanton and John Volanthen on expeditions to Cogol die Veci in 2004 & 2005, and gives you an insight into their personalities. Enjoy!

Links: Real Adventure Film