TDI Diver News

Tech Dive Teamwork – Being self sufficient in a team environment

By Mark Powell One of the most contentious issues amongst technical divers is the difference between the self sufficiency and team diving approaches to diving. Like a number of other issues in technical diving it seems to polarise opinions. The … Continue reading »


Tech Dive Team Briefing

Catch problems before they become emergencies Technical dives can often be complicated adventures.  Complex dive profiles, task loading objectives, extensive equipment requirements, remote locations, and emergency procedures are all elements that need to be thoroughly discussed and agreed upon prior … Continue reading »


Tech Diving Team: Underwater Brothers

Using teamwork to keep yourself and your dive buddies alive. Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. – Henry Ford Proper diving teamwork starts long before you enter the water. There is a lot … Continue reading »


Silted out in a wreck? How to avoid this by using proper buoyancy and propulsion techniques

Imagine you are diving your favorite wreck and you notice an opening you haven’t seen before…  The opening is plenty big for you to get in and the room beyond seems large and easy to navigate; so you swim in … Continue reading »


Buoyancy and Rebreathers… Rethinking your dance with Archimedes

Achieving “neutral” buoyancy takes a little work and practice but that perfect state when a diver works out how to eliminate the pull of gravity and fly weightlessly through the water is one of the most enjoyable things about diving. … Continue reading »


TDI Technical Diver Interview

TDI – Hello Jarrod, thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us.  Before we get into technical diving, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Jarrod – Well I was born and currently live … Continue reading »


A Day in the Life… A TECH DIVER

Most days, a technical diver’s schedule is pretty much the same as everyone else’s, even a non-divers. For a lot of those days, that awful work thing gets in the way of actually diving, but is accepted as necessary in … Continue reading »


From Rec to Tech – where to start in Tech Diving?

So you’ve been diving for a while and are looking to advance your training beyond “recreational limits”.  Maybe it’s deep diving, wrecks, or caves that pique your interest, or maybe you just like to challenge yourself.  Whatever your reasons for … Continue reading »


Cave Diving Course – Behind the Scenes of the Rebreather Cave Course

Our membership has been hounding us for years and we’ve finally got it finished, The Rebreather Cave Diving program is here and we are extremely proud of the final product.  When we create a new course we have 3 goals … Continue reading »


Lost in a Cave: Becoming the Aware Cave Diver

Over the last few years, I have studied the general dive ability and attitude of cave divers. Most understand that their awareness level is not optimum but have no idea how to improve it. When teaching cave diving courses, I … Continue reading »