TDI Diver News

Instructor Trainer Workshop in Bali

The recent Instructor Trainer Workshop (ITW) in South East Asia was held in Bali, Tulamben Ocean Sun Resort. On a clear sunny day, we could see Mount Agung, the highest volcano in Bali on the back and directly across the … Continue reading »

The diving appeal of the Bell Island Wrecks and Iron Ore Mine

OK, before drilling into a few of the real benefits and surprises waiting for us when we decide on International Dive Travel, and certainly one of the most interesting associations with “foreign lands” in my diving career, we need to … Continue reading »

The Galápagos Islands; Beauty and the Beast

What makes the Galapagos Islands so magical? Also known as the “Enchanted Islands” by pirates and sailors because of the odd direction of the currents, the Galápagos hot spot that generates these volcanic islands happens to be located at the … Continue reading »

Diving an Aircraft Carrier – HMS Hermes

There are not many diveable aircraft carriers in the world so diving any aircraft carrier is a special experience but diving HMS Hermes, the first purpose built aircraft carrier, is a unique experience. There had previously been a number of … Continue reading »

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 »