My name is Tim Blömeke, I’m a technical diving instructor in Taiwan and the Philippines, a cave and rebreather diver, as well as a writer and member of the editorial team for Alert Diver (EU) magazine.

Please see my blog for a collection of articles I wrote for various publications. If you’re interested in the courses I teach, would like me to write about a project you’re working on, or just want to say hi, please get in touch.


Back to the Philippines as pandemic restrictions end

(personal blog post) With travel to and from Taiwan possible again without mandatory quarantine, I was finally able to visit the Philippines for the first time since January 2020. While much has changed in and around my old haunt of Puerto Galera (Mindoro), and quite a few dive shops in the area have closed (in…

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Gas reserves… honey, we need to talk.

Everybody agrees that planning your gas reserves is an essential part of dive safety. At the same time, hardly anybody teaches it. That’s because it involves numbers and a bit of logical thinking – two things that recreational training agencies avoid like the plague. Instead, they’d rather talk about how snorkels come in different colors.…

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Pushing the Envelope

DAN Europe is more than a dive insurance company. Many of their leading folks are involved in hyperbaric research. I wrote a piece presenting a research paper on the physiology of deep CCR diving for Alert Diver, featuring Costatino Balestra, DAN Europe VP of Research and Education.

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