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SDI/TDI/ERDI Welcomes Sally McDonnell to the team

Originally from Shelburne, Vermont, Sally enjoyed growing up on the quiet shores of Lake Champlain. While water skiing, fishing and snorkeling filled her days as a youngster, it wasn’t until becoming open water certified that she was able to fully … Continue reading »


SDI/TDI/ERDI Welcomes Joe Coulas to the team

They say the best way to sum up Joe Coulas is by simply calling him a creative. Born and raised in New Jersey, he graduated from Full Sail University with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Arts and Design in … Continue reading »


Rescue Diving

A Few Minutes with Brian, June 2013 Contact SDI TDI and ERDI If you would like more information, please contact our World Headquarters or your Regional Office. Tel: 888.778.9073 | 207.729.4201 Email: Worldhq@tdisdi.com Web: www.tdisdi.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ SDITDI


Cochise County Search and Rescue Volunteer Saves Child

Cochise County Search and Rescue Volunteer Saves Child

On Saturday May 11, 2013 the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team was at the Salt River east of Scottsdale conducting swift water training. At approximately 1:15 pm, team members were on either side of the river at … Continue reading »


Swift Water Rescue Training for Public Safety Divers

Swift Water Rescue Training for Public Safety Divers

It is important for swift water rescue teams to practice scenarios that they will likely encounter when responding to a mission. It is equally important that swift water rescue teams pay attention to the actions of the public when they … Continue reading »


What’s It Like To Be An ERDI Supervisor?

What’s It Like To Be An ERDI Supervisor?

Well, the short answer is it’s the beginning of professional leadership level in public safety diving. Perhaps comparable to the divemaster level for recreational diving. The reality is, however, that it is much more than that. It’s much more than … Continue reading »


2013 DDRC & SDI DARC

2013 DDRC & SDI DARC

DDRC and SDI are proud to announce that DDRC will now be able to offer SDI certification for CPR, First Aid, Oxygen Admin and AED training courses. The combination of these two organisations means that divers will be able to … Continue reading »


What it Takes to Lead a Technical Diving Team

What it Takes to Lead a Technical Diving Team

One of the most interesting dynamics of technical diving, both during its planning and execution, revolves around the issue of leadership. It’s not simply a question of who leads and who follows, but a much more complex balancing act between … Continue reading »


Think Like a Divemaster

Think Like a Divemaster

The Divemaster (DM) is the individual primarily responsible for supervising the activities of certified divers, both above and below the water. People often wonder how DMs lead divers around the reefs and wrecks without getting lost or worse, leaving someone … Continue reading »


How to Choose a Technical Training Facility or Instructor

How to Choose a Technical Training Facility or Instructor

So you’ve decided want to expand your diving knowledge, now what? How do you know who to train with? When compared to sport diving, technical diving consumes a significantly greater amount of time and money, which makes it very important … Continue reading »