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Thowback September

Thowback September

At our last SDI/TDI/ERDI Marketing meeting here at Headquarters, we were inspired to dedicate next month’s content theme to Throwbacks.


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Signs and Symptoms of Decompression Sickness

Signs and Symptoms of Decompression Sickness

A brief discussion of decompression sickness (DCS) symptoms, as well as, how to prevent and immediate treatment.


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Survivor or Statistic… Which One are You?

Survivor or Statistic… Which One are You?

Knowing that we are going to have some sort of equipment malfunctions, environmental/navigation emergencies, and will just simply make mistakes at some point in our technical diving careers, how do we avoid becoming a diving fatality statistic?


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5 Things Your Instructor Would Love for You to do Before Class…

5 Things Your Instructor Would Love for You to do Before Class…

Class preparation is a vital part of your overall learning experience. Here are a few tips and tricks to get the most out of your course by showing up prepared and ready to learn.


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6 Skills Every Technical Diver Should Master

6 Skills Every Technical Diver Should Master

Whether you are just starting your TDI Intro to Tech Course, or have over 200 Advanced Trimix dives, these six essential skills should be practiced on every dive.


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3 Questions You Should Never Ask Your Instructor

3 Questions You Should Never Ask Your Instructor

There really is never a bad question but always think about the question before you ask it; put yourself in the instructor’s fins. Questions are an important tool for instructors when teaching, they let the instructor know what the diver is thinking and chances are good that if one person has a question, others have may have the same but are hesitant to ask.


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Why Divers Do Stupid Things

Why Divers Do Stupid Things

Why do divers do stupid things? Well the short answer is because they are stupid. Now I know that the majority of the readers of this article are going to be divers and it’s not usually a good idea to start off by insulting your audience but bear with me.


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TEKDiveUSA 2014, If You Missed It

TEKDiveUSA 2014, If You Missed It

Hundreds of dive enthusiasts took a weekend out of the water to take part in a groundbreaking Technical Diving Conference on May 17-18, 2014 in Miami, Florida. If you missed the event, continue reading for a recap of the weekend’s highlights.


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“Exosuit” Diving the Antikythera Wreck

“Exosuit” Diving the Antikythera Wreck

Having just returned from Woods Hole near Boston where I completed my Exosuit pilot training with three other team members, things are now really getting exciting for our return to Antikythera in September of this year. We plan to use the Exosuit (the latest manifestation of the 1 atmosphere diving suit) to locate, rig and lift the deep water objects and to also excavate and work the heavier tasks on the original wreck site.


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Deep Diving is an Experience, Not Just a Number

Deep Diving is an Experience, Not Just a Number

While some divers want to set private or universal depth records, most divers choose to go deeper for the experience. They may be seeking to discover what exists at depth, or they may want to see a wreck that sits outside of recreational diving limits. The truth of the matter is, actual depth is often not the real objective. Instead, depth is a factor the diver must understand and recognize during planning. Divers who love this sport focus on the experience, not just a number.


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