Questions related to Scuba diving
Hello, I am working as a PhD student in the field of marine biology. I am preparing for a sampling procedure of live shrimps via scuba diving in a remote area for aquaculture purposes. Could someone provide me with a suitable protocol for marine habitats? Thanks.
There are many ways the scuba diving sector can actively participate in MPA management, in all MPA governance types recognized by the CBD (gov-gov, co-managed, private, community-based). In less participative frameworks, the sector is just consulted eventually or even only informed about new regulations. I'm searching for more descriptions in the literature on any of those situations. Any suggestions?
Recreational and scientific scuba diving are for me insatiable passions. However, it came to my mind that we are currently experiencing a shift in underwater data acquisition thanks to the development of AUV, ROV, surface drones and acoustic methods. This interest is also linked with a shift in my career going from extensive underwater sampling by scuba diving to remote sensing by acoustic methods and the awareness that came with it. So my (heartbreaking) opened question foreseeing the end of the scuba diving era within few decades.
What is your feeling about this?
Which fields see the fastest changes?
Which remote or automated techniques already exist or will emerge?
I would appreciate to hear whether any of you have had vestibular schwannoma (VS) patients experiencing serious vertigo during diving or whether you have some theoretical observations on whether or not these patients should be allowed to dive.
Have any of you seen cases of pneumocephalus in patients diving after temporal bone surgery?
I am a marine ecologist and very experienced SCUBA diver. We have recently been using a medical device called a BEMER to reduce the fatigue associated with SCUBA diving. In October we did 29 dives to deeper than 30m in 13 days (apprx 3 x day) with no fatigue! (see www.aquabemer.com and the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGdnMLlExJk). Since then we have used it extensively on expeditions and in every case its use reduces fatigue. The BEMER enhances vasomotion with a pulsed magnetic field signal. The system is in wide use throughout Europe for a variety of ailments (see www.bemerme.com). I am looking for collaborators to help better understand why BEMER reduces post-dive fatigue. I think it would be a great help for people on live-aboard dive trips, expeditions, and perhaps commercial diving.
If your your research seems to be complimentary. Hope to hear from you
what is also the physiological impact of scuba diving at a depth of 30m for 1hour and then ascending rap[idily to the surface?
In the context of changes in atmospheric pressure.
Recently, I collected qualitative samples of marine soft-bottom zoobenthic communities at 10-15 meters depth by skin diving. I used hand-operated corers of 8cm diameter. I wonder whether there is any publication/report/manual on sampling procedures by skin diving.