Posted Posted in Diving

Recently, GUE released a great new blog for all things diving. Check it out! A good place to start is a 20 year retrospective from GUE king pin Jarrod Jablonski.

Posted Posted in Diving

Why lie about remaining air supply? An interesting anecdote and discussion of the effect of fixed vs growth mindsets on learning.

Posted Posted in Diving

Congratulations to new GUE diver, Gordon Tan, who passed GUE Fundamentals at Perth Scuba, Western Australia. We had a great time in the west, overcoming some challenging conditions for a successful course.

Posted Posted in Diving

In 2016, I joined the Lipari Acheo Project for Global Underwater Explorers and the Soprintendenza del Mare of Sicily, cataloguing and mapping the “Capistello Bay” wreck, a greek cargo ship from around 300 BC. An amazing experience. I’m excited to rejoin the project this week.

Selecting better frames

How should I frame this? Selecting better video frames for photogrammetry

Posted Posted in Development, Diving

Sometimes my spheres of interest overlap. Meeting Matt Carter at OzTek a couple of years ago, and working with Pim Bongaerts on mesophotic.org introduced me to photogrammetry, and over the past few weeks I’ve been processing some models using 4K video. Selecting useable still frames is tedious at best: manual selection is a non starter, and basic selection with ffmpeg often produces blurred frames. […]

Gas Manager

Posted Posted in Development, Diving

I’ve finally released my new gas management program for iPhone & iPod touch. Gas Manager helps you choose and blend custom gas mixes for diving. It includes partial pressure blending (with fudge factors), top off and best mix, as well as MOD, END and EAD calculations. Check it out!