For the first time ever, the SDI/TDI/ERDI website (tdisdi.com) has drawn over 75,000 visitors inside a month. The number of visits to SDI/TDI/ERDI’s website rose by 57% from 48,000 a year ago to 75,367, to be more exact. Across the world, we saw our greatest international numbers come from Canada, Australia, UK, Singapore, Malaysia and […]
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As of 2014, the SDI-TDI-ERDI Training Department has been conducting LIVE webinars covering the 1st and 2nd quarter training updates. These updates were offered at various dates/times to fit the scheduling needs of our members on a global scale. The attendance of the training updates was a huge success, and we look forward to conducting […]
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What makes surface supplied air diving so much better for public safety divers over scuba, you ask?
The phrase “practice makes perfect” is something that most people have heard at some point in their lives. This phrase rings true within the public safety diving community. If we do not refresh our memories and work through basic skills with regularity, those skills can become difficult or even forgotten.
During an ERDI open water training session in Taiwan, a group of public safety divers came upon a pair shoes just sitting on an otherwise empty bridge.
Whether you are just starting your TDI Intro to Tech Course, or have over 200 Advanced Trimix dives, these six essential skills should be practiced on every dive.
There really is never a bad question but always think about the question before you ask it; put yourself in the instructor’s fins. Questions are an important tool for instructors when teaching, they let the instructor know what the diver is thinking and chances are good that if one person has a question, others have may have the same but are hesitant to ask.
Why do divers do stupid things? Well the short answer is because they are stupid. Now I know that the majority of the readers of this article are going to be divers and it’s not usually a good idea to start off by insulting your audience but bear with me.
Picture a clear sky, slight breeze, warm sun beating down on flat calm seas, and limitless visibility underwater… What could make this picture perfect dive day go from fantastic to terrible? Having to skip out on a dive! If you are a new diver or this is your first dive of the season – there are a few Do’s and Don’ts to consider before taking a giant stride in and having to skip out on a dive.