The MTAC Impact

The MTAC Impact

Capt. Hook’s specializes in scuba diving. We know it well, and we enjoy being a part of it, especially in the Florida Keys. The one thing we like most about it, is teaching students to become safe divers first, and then provide them opportunities to grow in their...
The MTAC Impact

No Magic Pills

Medical Readiness does not occur by happenstance, there are no magic pills or one-stop shop training platforms. I frequently get asked how I prepared for damage control resuscitation and damage control surgery in the austere environment… aka, pre-hospital medicine....
When Bubbles Go Down!

When Bubbles Go Down!

As children, we’re taught some very basic rules about physics. For starters, water is heavy, and bubbles go up. We learn about bubbles from a young age, starting in the bath tub. As we get older and become SCUBA divers, we learn that due to Boyle’s Law, as...
Boyle’s Law in Bubbles!

Boyle’s Law in Bubbles!

As an anesthesia provider, I learned about Boyles Gas Law (P1V1=P2V2). “The absolute pressure exerted by a given mass of an ideal gas is inversely proportional to the volume it occupies if the temperature and amount of gas remain unchanged within a closed system….as...
Capt. Hook’s MTAC is Making Us A Better Dive Operation

Capt. Hook’s MTAC is Making Us A Better Dive Operation

Ever since we have started Capt. Hook’s MTAC (Medical Training in Austere Conditions) we have become obsessed with becoming an even better dive operation. We have some of the finest instructors in the Florida Keys and therefore the world.  To be able to teach divers...