SDI Diver News

How to Stay Out of Deco for Deep Dives

Diving is a unique sport that can capture the hearts and interests of people of all sorts. For many, the urge to go further, learn more, and in some cases go deeper, will keep divers in the water. The problem with this mindset is, some people may push too hard, or go too far out of excitement or even bravado. These factors suggest that any and all recreational divers, at any level, must remember that one of our biggest objectives is to avoid decompression requirements unless we plan for them. Venturing beyond your no decompression limit (NDL) is a risk that any diver faces if he or she does not monitor instruments and the overall situation.


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Simple Rules To Dive By

Deep diving is a portion of recreational scuba diving that can present dangers and concerns for any diver. These factors can be avoided through proper technique and training. First, divers must utilize common sense and safe practices prior to getting wet.


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Drift Diver Missing at Sea

I figured that the boat would be nearby when I decided to surface. Twenty feet above me, the last red rays of dusk faded, and inky darkness enveloped all but the faint glow of my dive flashlight. Below, a labyrinth of jagged coral canyons raced by as the current swept me along steadily.


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Not Your Typical Lost & Found Story

I moved to Seattle about 2 months ago and maybe it happened when I was moving, but somehow I lost my scuba diving equipment. I had moved everything into my apartment and storage unit, and everything else was accounting for.


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How Scuba Diving Inspired My New Lifestyle?

It’s not until you find and develop your own internal motivation that an experience really becomes a defining moment in your life. This happened to me a little over a year ago when I started my journey into the underwater world.


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Scuba Diving Physical & Mental Benefits Help Treat PTSD

For years, Scuba Diving International (SDI) has been providing courses for wounded soldiers in some of the most beautiful places in the world, such as Puerto Rico and Florida. Scuba diving not only takes the wounded heroes to some of the most scenic places around the world, but can also help soldiers suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


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How Scuba Diving & SUDS Help War Veterans

When a wounded warrior comes home from Iraq or Afghanistan, it can take a long time for him or her to heal physically and overcome the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, a nonprofit organization called Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS) offers veterans a novel and powerful way of accelerating this painful process: It brings America’s heroes deep under the ocean.


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Have You Dived the Empress of Ireland: Canada’s Titanic?

The Maritime Museum of British Columbia is proud to be opening a temporary exhibit commemorating Canada’s most infamous maritime disaster: the sinking of the Empress of Ireland on May 29, 1914.


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Open Water Certified, Now What?

There is so much out there with continuing education, sometimes it can be a little bit overwhelming trying to choose what the next steps should be. A lot of it may also depend on the region you live in and what your local dives may entail. The bottom line is… the adventure has just started.


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The “Perfect” Trim

by Lauren Kieren: Keep your head up, look forward! Stop slouching! Pull your shoulders back! Believe it or not, this is not your mother or grade school teacher reminding you to perfect your body posture and look presentable. However, they … Continue reading »