Have you questioned teaching in a backplate, harness and wing before? We’re here to break down exactly why this set up is a-okay to use in your next course and offer some pointers to make it go smoother. Finally, we make the argument on why using a BPHW set up can actually be better in some cases for you as the instructor and the evolving student.
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Throughout 2020 we all learned a lot… be it how to make a loaf of delicious banana bread or just how to simply get creative during quarantine. One of our regular contributors, Edward Kelleher, is sharing his top ten most valuable lessons he learned in 2020.
You’re a freediver now and you want to know what you can do to improve your skills without necessarily jumping into an advanced course. This is exactly where line diving, refresher courses and coaching sessions come in. These three types of training are perfect for freedivers looking to break bad habits or to continue working on muscle memory. We’re going to explain in detail the difference between the three.
If you’re an experienced diver thinking about making the leap from sport diving to technical diving, this article is for you. Learn more about how this long-time instructor was served some humble pie in her first-ever technical diving course. We can all learn a lot from those who are willing to admit that they too still have a lot to learn.
A couple of years ago, an educator contacted us about conducting a survey of our members; he explained he was conducting research in pursuit of a higher education degree, and we agreed. The instructor was looking for detailed information about the types of leaders we have in our community of instructors. He shares a shortened version of his findings. Check out our article to find out whether SDI instructors are quality leaders or not.
The debate between peeing in wetsuits… There are two sides to this debate and we find that you’re either on one side or the other with no middle ground. This article aims to break down the stigma associated with peeing in your wetsuit so that you are more comfortable relieving yourself when needed.
Have you heard instructors push continuing education courses left and right, only to feel like they’re just trying to get you to pay for another course? You might feel this way, however, your instructor does have your best interest in mind. By pushing con-ed (aka continuing education), instructors are helping build more lifelong divers who are proficient in diving, rather than just vacation divers who never log more than a couple hours of diving each year.
Did you know the freshwater lakes and rivers on the continent of Africa are dying? This is due to pollution and neglect… However, there is a new group focused on collaborating throughout the continent to save these bodies of water. Learn more about what’s going on and the new program being established to help the environment.
Have you heard of Everesting? This is where cyclists or runners ascend the same amount of mileage it would take to climb Mount Everest. Until late 2020, it had never been done by a freediver. However, Lance changed that and is here to tell us the story.
Putting together your tech diving kit comes with a lot of decisions… You might have your own opinions on what is better or worse in a general kit but, for this article specifically, we’re talking about liftbags vs SMBs (surface marker buoys). We’re laying out the advantages and disadvantages of both to allow you to make a more informed decision on which is best for your kit.