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My Dive Computer Quit. What Do I Do?

What happens if your dive computer fails on your dive? Well, if your dive computer fails, stay calm.  It’s not an emergency; it’s an inconvenience. Being proactive versus reactive will reduce the chances of this happening on future dives.
September 5, 2017/by Greg Toscano
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Wildlife Life Rules: The Do’s and Don’ts with Aquatic Creatures

New to scuba diving? Not sure what the rules are exactly on the wildlife and the underwater environment? Are you allowed to kneel on the bottom to take in the sights? Is it safe to touch the animals? Scuba diving can be fun for all involved, if we just follow a few simple rules.
May 31, 2017/by brittany hadfield

What I Wish I Knew Prior to Starting My ERDI Course

We all know Public Safety Divers see some pretty gnarly things when they're on the scene... But do you really stop to think about what YOU might see or hear during your training or how it will affect you?
February 15, 2017/by brittany hadfield

Dialing in your trim in a drysuit

Before purchasing additional equipment as a quick fix, allow time, practice and patience for your body to adapt to adding a dry suit in the mix.
October 31, 2016/by SDI/TDI/ERDI

Rescue in Different Gear Configurations

Is it possible to adjust our brain to correct this in the future? Of course, but just like riding a backwards bicycle, it takes constant and deliberate practice.
July 6, 2016/by jamescouncill
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How Logging Your Dives Can Make You a Better Diver

Here are a few items you can include in your logbook to help you stay organized and honest, track progress, and work on self-improvement as a diver.
June 7, 2016/by jamescouncill

How Do I Find a Scuba Instructor for My Child?

Here are some hints to help you choose a scuba instructor and things to consider when selecting “the one.”
April 5, 2016/by jamescouncill

Full Face Masks… Not just for Public Safety Diving

Full face masks are not exclusive for public safety use; there are many benefits to diving one in the sport diving world.
March 2, 2016/by jamescouncill

Cave Diving: Directional and Non-directional Markers 101

Cave divers use a distinct set of markers to determine direction and distance traveled in a cave.
February 10, 2016/by jamescouncill

Recreational Sport Diver Equivalences

Have you ever found yourself wondering if an SDI course is equal (or equivalent) to courses offered by other dive training organizations?
February 3, 2016/by jamescouncill

55 Things Divers Born After 1980 Will Understand

By the time divers born in the 1980’s started to dive, the sport had evolved rapidly from its earlier days. Divers in this generation have access to equipment and training the generation before would not have dreamt of when they started diving.
December 2, 2015/by jamescouncill

4 Things to Know Before Your First ERDI Class

First, it’s important to realize that this is not going to be like any other scuba diving course you have taken. ERDI courses are designed to save lives, recover bodies and sensitive crime scene evidence, and place divers in hazardous environments.
October 14, 2015/by jamescouncill

The Top 3 Finning Techniques and When to Use Each One

A diver should be able to move through the water using their fins as the exclusive means of propulsion to increase efficiency and minimize the impact to the environment.
September 9, 2015/by jamescouncill

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Throughout this text we will outline examples of reverse age discrimination* and its effects on the dive community.
 
January 14, 2015/by jamescouncill

Amazing Underwater Encounters

View some of our amazing underwater encounters, and send us yours too!
 
September 2, 2014/by jamescouncill

5 Things Your Instructor Would Love for You to do Before Class…

Class preparation is a vital part of your overall learning experience. Here are a few tips and tricks to get the most out of your course by showing up prepared and ready to learn.
August 13, 2014/by SDI/TDI/ERDI

Do’s and Don’ts of Diving Back In

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.
July 8, 2014/by SDI/TDI/ERDI

TEKDiveUSA 2014, If You Missed It

Hundreds of dive enthusiasts took a weekend out of the water to take part in a groundbreaking Technical Diving Conference on May 17-18, 2014 in Miami, Florida. If you missed the event, continue reading for a recap of the weekend's highlights.
June 11, 2014/by SDI/TDI/ERDI

Tips & Tricks for a Successful Drift Dive

Drift diving is like flying underwater. When you are soaring along the bottom contour, neutrally buoyant, guided by a gentle current, watching the marine life; it gives you a perspective of the underwater world that is difficult to obtain any other way. So what should you consider before drift diving?
June 4, 2014/by SDI/TDI/ERDI
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The “Perfect” Trim

Check out these tips and tricks for the ideal trim!
April 9, 2014/by SDI/TDI/ERDI

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