If you dive in contaminated water, and most public safety divers will, then you must be aware of the procedures to be followed for decontamination, i.e., the cleaning of the diver and his gear following a dive.
Do you always plan for the worst and hope for the best? In tech diving, we talk extensively about dive planning and redundancy, but do you truly live by it? What happens when you’re in a cave and something goes wrong? Read along with this incident report to see how one guide handled a CO2 hit in a cave.
Do you consider all factors when you see a story or report about someone “breaking the rules?” Do you think about the rule itself? The individual who broke that “rule” and their reasoning for their actions? And finally do you think about the situational factor of what may have been happening at the time? Gareth Lock will give you an in-depth look at these three things to break down why divers break the rules from time to time.
If technical diving has always sounded cool and now you’re ready to make the transition, learn more about what to expect from a student’s perspective and from the instructor’s perspective. It’s certainly not as easy as taking a course to become a tech diver, it’s a process that takes time and a lot of problem solving skills.
Are you thinking about Scubility? The great thing about this particular program is that it encourages everyone to dive no matter their physical challenges. A few of our headquarters staff recently went through a Scubility instructor course and now they’re sharing their experience of the course.
New to diving or not everyone should log their dives. It helps you keep track of where you’ve been, proves your experience and tracks gear adjustments over time. We’re sharing five tips to help you make your logbook better than it’s ever been.
How has scuba diving changed your life? Where has it lead you? What have you learned along the way? Buster Waters connects the dots through life with scuba diving, from founding the HEAT program to proposing to his wife.
Surely this isn’t the first blog post you’ve ever read or even seen from us and you might have wondered in the past how and where we get our articles. Now we’re spilling the beans and accepting new authors for our blogs and newsletters.
Do you know the differences in teaching an SDI course versus teaching another agency’s courses? With SDI you might find that we offer a more flexible training schedule as well as the chance to become a more proficient diver from the start. In an SDI course, you’ll learn buoyancy control as well as how to use your computer from the moment you step in the water. We aren’t in a rush to get divers in and out of courses, our goal is create divers who are confident in their skills.