TDI Diver News

Breaking the Rule of Thirds: Gas Management for Sidemount

Third in, third out, third for reserve. Simple enough, but what about when your gas supply is split into separate cylinders? This takes a little more attention, but it’s easy once you get used to it. Ok, so we’re not … Continue reading »


Beneath The Sea with SDI/TDI/ERDI and the 4th Annual Tech Party

Join us this weekend at BTS We’re gearing up again for one of the largest consumer dive shows in America. That’s right, Beneath The Sea is just around the corner and we are super excited. This year, the BTS show … Continue reading »


Continue Your Dive Education this Winter

It’s snowing, and the thermostat on your wall reads 6 degrees Fahrenheit (-14.44° Celsius) outside, but you still want to get your scuba “fix” and learn more to increase your education and advancement. There is no reason to put your … Continue reading »


Preparing for Success: Tips, Checklists, and Suggestions to Make Your 2013 Dive Season the Best Yet!

Among the constant surprises that accompany the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new dive season are the number of divers who seem totally unprepared to dive! Most of us – especially those who live in places where … Continue reading »


Underwater Journal, Issue 27 is Here

UWJ Issue 27 is ready for download. If you have not subscribed, simply sign in and create an account (takes just a few minutes and it’s FREE). This issue of underwater journal dives into some great features including: Dive into … Continue reading »


Drysuit Zippers: The Heart and Soul of Your Drysuit

So, is the watertight zipper on your drysuit a drysuit zipper? Or is it a pressure zipper? Well, we can debate this quite a bit, but the end result is that the drysuit zipper we commonly are familiar with is … Continue reading »


Staying Warm; Diving in Cold Water

The debate regarding what is “cold water” and what thermal protection should be worn by a diver, in my opinion, will never end. There are no ‘one size fits all’ answers to these questions. Having dived all around the world … Continue reading »


The “P-Valve,” Avoiding a Wet Drysuit

By Steve Lewis OK, hands-up all of you who have taken a pass on that extra glass of water because you’re about to zip yourself into a drysuit and go diving? Better yet, how many of you have been wrapped … Continue reading »


What Makes a Solo Diver?

Diving and divers come in all different forms; some dive to see wrecks, others the deep walls and still others just for the marine life. Most dive to enjoy and share the experience with their family or favorite dive buddy(s), … Continue reading »


The Evolution of Solo Diving

An Interview With Brian Carney There has been quite some buzz, on and off, about the concept of having a Solo Diving course available to divers. In 2001, Scuba Diving International (SDI) led the way on this initiative and produced … Continue reading »