SDI Diver News

SDI, TDI and ERDI Celebrate 20 years of scuba training innovation

The world’s largest technical diving training agency celebrates 20 years of innovation. In 1994, Bret Gilliam, David Sipperly and Mitch Skaggs created Technical Diving International (TDI) as a solution to implementing training in specialized diving situations that exceeded the limits … Continue reading »


SDI Scuba Discovery for local Boy Scouts

On December 7th, 2013, Air Hogs Scuba in Garner, NC, took on a mission that many scuba facilities outside certain organizations do not realize is available as an opportunity. That mission was to conduct an SDI Scuba Discovery program for … Continue reading »


eLearning; The ground breaking move that evolved the diving industry

Back in 2000, we looked for a way in which we could offer our academics to the consumer that would take them outside of the classroom. In 1960, the University of Illinois initiated a classroom system with linked computer terminals … Continue reading »


Dive Computers – How taking a leap can change the game

In 1998, Scuba Diving International was born out of the success of its sister agency, Technical Diving International. The no nonsense approach that made TDI such a hit with both instructors and students alike was immediately replicated in a bold … Continue reading »


A fast recovery in the Philippines; The Diving is Great!

As most of you know, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines two weeks ago. While we won’t get into the “weather stats” of the storm, many experts say that Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy pale in comparison. Some of the islands … Continue reading »


Shark Awareness Distinctive Specialty Program in SE Asia

SDI, together with Shark Savers Singapore, have teamed up for the first time to launch the SDI Shark Awareness Program during Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) 2013 in Singapore. Sharks are under constant threat in the environment and their numbers are … Continue reading »


Backpacking scuba in SE Asia

My task was to travel through SE Asia and see some of the world’s most beautiful locations, land and sea, and to do it on a small budget. Armed with just a small pack of gear, a minuscule amount of … Continue reading »


Carpe Divem: Seize the Dive

Yeah yeah we KNOW its cliché, but seriously, enjoy the dive you’re on. That’s why you’re in the water to begin with, right? Because you love it? There’s no bigger buzz kill on a dive boat or at a dive … Continue reading »


Nobody goes to a hyperbaric chamber by choice – right? Wrong!

TDISDI led a group of technical and recreational divers on a chamber ride, by choice. Our goal: to reduce anxiety about the need for a chamber ride and to experience Narcosis in a fun adventuresome manner. Some even said – … Continue reading »


Pre-dive safety check in 5 steps

Prior to entering the water for a dive, it’s essential to go through a predive safety check with your buddy. A number of things could happen to your scuba equipment from the moment you assembled your gear to the moment … Continue reading »