Techy world of diving shows off in Cayman

| 18/05/2010

(CNS): Dive fans from all over the diving world are converging on Grand Cayman this week as local dive specialists Divetech hosts the world’s largest Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) diving event at Cobalt Coast. The seventh anniversary of “Inner Space” at Cobalt Coast Dive Resort will see more than 65 Closed Circuit Rebreather divers partake in this specialist week, diving the deep walls and shallow reefs  of Grand Cayman. All level of CCR divers have journeyed to Cayman, diving at various depths based on their certification limits, from 100 to 330 feet on dives lasting for 3 hours. 

Inner Space attracts many of the “Who’s Who” in the CCR world organizers said as representatives show off their products, new technologies, rebreathers, computer software, accessories, electronics and more, providing insight into the state of the industry on products, design features, decompression models and new updates on what’s coming.  

The technology on display for guests to test out includes most Rebreathers on the market today, plus a few new never before seen products.

A team of three field researchers are also here from DAN, conducting the second CCR technical diver field study. The tests are harmless and non-invasive including TTE (transthoracic echocardiogram or cardiac ultrasound) and Doppler, allowing researchers and divers to ‘see’ and ‘hear’ bubbles in the blood stream and/or heart after dives. This is very valuable research and will assist to further understand decompression models for the future. 

Evening presentations are open to anyone interested, starting at 7pm nightly until Thursday, covering topics of interest to divers. Divetech said the event provided a great opportunity for divers to learn about what’s happening in the world of ‘silent diving’ right here in Grand Cayman at Inner Space. Grand Cayman’s walls and vibrant marine life attracts the top experts in the diving world.

To find out more about Inner Space, contact Divetech at 946-5658 or www.divetech.com/Innerspace.htm 

 

 

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