Sistiana, Trieste, Italy

Water temp: 30C

In: 2018-06-10 07:30 AM UTC

Out: 2018-06-10 09:30 AM UTC

Max depth: 5m down the line.

Notes: the free diving course went for the first open water dive. We completed a fe exercises: cable descend to 3m, cable descend to 5, cable descend to 5m upside down, dyn on the horizontal line at 3m.

I did not enjoy the dive very much. It was a little chaos, and the visibility was low. I started to overheat because of the intense sun and the thick wetsuit. I also felt seasick.

I completed almost all exercises, but not with the ease I expected before entering water.

Better luck next time.

I also practices a few duck dives without fins and wetsuit later in the afternoon. It was way better.

Porto Piccolo, Sistiana, Trieste

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Session #1 – morning

In: 2018-06-01 09:30 AM UTC
Out: 2018-06-01 11:00 AM UTC
Water Temperature: 28C
Weights: 8kg
Max Depth: 7m
Crew: Letizia Barbi, Francesco Barbi, Luca Sartoni

Good visibility but I was not able to relax. For some reason, I was very tense and my dives were short. I had a hard time equalizing the left ear.

I spent the last part of the dive without a wetsuit, just practicing basic duck dives near the shore.

Session #2 – afternoon

In: 2018-05-26 02:00 PM UTC
Out: 2018-05-26 03:00 PM UTC
Water Temperature: 28C
Max Depth: 3m
Crew: Letizia Barbi, Francesco Barbi, Luca Sartoni

We went without wetsuits, weights, nor fins. We had some fun swimming freely and practicing duck dives. It was good fun.

For some reason, I kept having issues equalizing the left ear and I felt stuffed until the following day.

Costa dei Barbari, Sistiana, Trieste

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Session #1

In: 2018-05-26 09:30 AM UTC
Out: 2018-05-26 11:30 AM UTC
Water Temperature: 24C
Weights: 8kg
Max Depth: 9m
Crew: Letizia Barbi, Francesco Barbi, Luca Sartoni

Great visibility, we explored the reef and the sandy floor of the coast. The spot we picked for the base camp was a little tricky to find. However, it turned out as a great location.

The water was plenty of fish and I tried a few deeper dives. I was able to reach 9m, which is my personal record. I had a little trouble compensating at the very beginning, but then it got better and I was quickly able to dive deeper.

Session #2

In: 2018-05-26 01:30 PM UTC
Out: 2018-05-26 01:50 PM UTC
Water Temperature: 24C
Weights: 8kg
Max Depth: 3m
Crew: Letizia Barbi, Francesco Barbi, Luca Sartoni

This session was not great and I decided to end it after only 20 minutes in the water. I felt a little sick, probably I didn’t let enough time between lunch and the session. Just one hour was not enough this time. Better wait a little longer next time.

Sistiana, Trieste, Italy

Session #1

In: 2018-05-20 09:00 AM UTC
Out: 2018-05-20 11:00 AM UTC
Water Temperature: 20C
Weights: 7kg
Max Depth: 4m
Crew: Francesco Barbi, Loris, Luca Sartoni

Notes: spent most of the session perfecting my technique. Had a few issues with compensation in deeper dives. I was quite positive at 4mt dives. I saw a hippocampus, squids, and jellyfish.

Session #2

In: 2018-05-20 01:30 PM UTC
Out: 2018-05-20 02:30 PM UTC
Water Temperature: 20C
Weights: 8kg
Max Depth: 4m
Crew: Francesco Barbi, Luca Sartoni

Notes: With a little more weight I was able to dive more comfortably at shallow depths. I spent the session perfecting my diving techniques with no particular focus on diving any deeper.

Sistiana, Trieste, Italy

Water temperature: 20C

In: 2018-04-25 09:10 AM UTC

Out: 2018-04-25 10:50 AM UTC

People: Letizia, Francesco, myself.

Notes

My first time in open water, after just a few lessons at the swimming pool.

Wearing the wetsuit (5mm) was less difficult than expected and my conditioner water solution worked well.

I had 7kg on my belt and it was great.

I practiced many dives and I was able to go as deep as 3.5 meters.