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Jorge A. Mahauad
Works at Galapagos Tip Top Dive & Training Facility
Attended Colegio Alberto Einstein
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Galapagos Rebreathers in DEMA 2014
Jorge A. Mahauad, managing director of Galapagos Rebreathers will be attending DEMA Show 2014. Come by booth 2133 to have a chat and learn about what we are doing to promote rebreather travel to the Galapagos Islands. To make an appointment call (239) 240 -...
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What is the electricity voltage in the boat? Which plug do I take with me?
The standard electrical power in the Galapagos is 110V, 60Hz. Most outlets take two flat-prong plugs. Other appliances and voltages will need appropriate adapters and converters.
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What paperwork will I need to sign?
Insurance, Liability Releases: All divers must carry dive accident insurance for the entire duration of the trip. Travel insurance is also recommended. Upon arrival, rebreather divers will be requested to fill in standard forms for diving liability release ...
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What are the rules and dive profileswe require for a CCR friendly your?
Profiles are limited to a bottom time of 60 minutes and an average depth of 20 meters to avoid decompression. Standard diluent provided will be air and maximum recommended narcotic depth 30 meters. No “solo buddy diving”. The group, as a whole, needs to rem...
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What is the current state of Rebreather Diving in the Galapagos?
Rebreathers are a new field in the Galapagos Islands and present a series of added challenges for tour operators and diving. A bubble less environment and strong currents make group diving a must. In addition, conditions like ascending or descending current...
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How are the currents in the Galapagos?
Probably the most challenging condition for diving the Galapagos is current. The currents are often too strong to swim against reaching up to 4 knots at really strong conditions. The strength and even direction of current changes with depth and time; often ...
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Besides my own rebreather, what else should I bring?
We recommended the following minimum spares and consumables: Oxygen Sensors (2)  Oxygen compatible grease Any unit specific O-ring kit Any unit specific tools Mouthpiece
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I want to come dive with you, how do I go about making a booking?
A minimum of two CCR divers is required to open a rebreather friendly departure. Galapagos Rebreathers will then market the departure as rebreather oriented in order to increase the number of CCR team members to up to 08. We have a data base of people inter...
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What ios the required personal equipment?
At least one CE / ISO tested Rebreather sold by a manufacturing company. No homemade units. DSMB and spool are mandatory for all divers. Audible device Bailout regulator or BOV Dust and water caps for regulators, connections, etc. Recommended minimum spares...
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What makes a Rebreather friendly tour to the Galapagos?
For rebreather friendly trips Galapagos Rebreathers provides an expedition technician to operate boosters and deliver high pressure oxygen. Granular or pre-packed CO2 absorbent, on board steel 2 or 3 liter rebreather cylinders with in line style valves and ...
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How are Safety Stops / Decompression performed in the Galapagos?
Safety stops are highly recommended in every dive. Stressing conditions, cold water and strenuous situations create higher potential of gas absorption. Safety stops are usually performed “in the blue” while drifting with the current. Decompression diving is...
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What’s the water temperature for diving in the Galapagos?
The Galapagos “garua” season (from June to December) has the coldest water temperatures and the “wet” season (from December to June) has the warmest. On the other hand, the water temperature in the archipelago varies with the different ocean currents that i...
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  • Galapagos Tip Top Dive & Training Facility
    Resident Course Director and Training Director, 2010 - present
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Galapagos Islands
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Galapagos, Ecuador - Quito, Ecuador - Barcelona, España
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Jorge A. MAHAUAD

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Advanced Diving in the Galapagos Islands
Recreational & Technical Diver Training
Galapagos Rebreather Trips and Expeditions
Diving Support for Exploration & Research
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www.tiptopdiving.com
www.galapagosrebreathers.com
www.advancedgalapagosdiving.com

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  • Colegio Alberto Einstein
    Highschool, 2001
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