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A lot of people diving with a camera of any size get out of the water and are totally stressed and complain about the hassle they had coping with various challenges while diving. A few things change as soon as you are not dedicating all your attention to diving as the only activity anymore. Taking a camera on a dive requires some additional skills besides what you already learned during the "regular" dives. What stays the same are our fundamental rules of diving: Respect the creatures you want to take photos/videos of, don't force them to move and keep your distance.

A few things that change are:

A few years ago people were laughed at when they told friends or colleagues that they got mental support of any kind. This mindset drastically changed rapidly in society and it is nowadays quite common to hear that people get this kind of support. Mental strength is now associated with will power, calmness and self confidence. Quality-Diving helps you to improve your mental strength with a dedicated mental training service - no matter if you want to reach new limits or just want to relax with a professional dive guide: we gladly assist.

Over the years you come by different variantons of diving logbooks. Some divers decide not to log their dives anymore, others do it to show off with the number of dives and an other group of people does it just to remember where you have been and what you have seen. Some of the divers tell you that they live through some dives again when they read what they have seen and remember how impressive that was at the time. When you start a Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) training and afterwards go on with the TEC/Trimix training you will rapidly learn that the standardised diving logbooks don't fit your missions anymore.

If you try to explain someone what SCUBA diving feels like in general you suddenly realise that words will not do justice to what you experienced when you descended and entered a whole new world of unknown territory. For some people diving is a sport which you do on holidays. It's the same as when you play beach volleyball or kite surfing. Once you start getting passionate about diving there is no way back. You will try new things as they become available and become a full on diving nerd... This clearly happened to me with TEC and Trimix diving but also with Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) diving. CCR diving is one of the most fascinating things I have technically ever experienced underwater!

Most people remember the first times when they had their head underwater with a tank on their back. It was most likely in the PADI Open Water course (or similar) and the first few moments were a bit strange since you are in an environment where you are not supposed to be. At the same time the fascination about the things you see in the sea has almost no limits. Having finished this course almost 7 years ago I had to find a new challenge in terms of complexity in diving. Since I could (again) not motivate myself to do my PADI Instructor Development Course I had to find a different challenge. Starting off with the PADI closed circuit rebreather (CCR) course on a Poseidon MK VI.