Three Reasons to Pre-Breathe

There are a lot of arguments about prebreathing out there in the tech world. However, the majority have one thing in mind when we talk about prebreathing before a dive. That one thing is safety. There are countless checklists you could use before every dive, but the idea of multitasking while running through one of those lists and prebreathing is a great way to slow down while you check for safety.

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New Zealand North: A Smashing Dive

These two dive sites in New Zealand will leave you ready to book a flight as soon as possible to see all of the marine life below the surface.

Welcoming the New Kid on the Block

Recently an ERDI dive team and a few PFI freedivers found themselves working as a team. You might be wondering why these two groups who participate in very different types of diving needed each other’s help? The photos in this article speak for themselves.

Crossing Over to PFI

Are you ready to teach freediving with PFI, but aren’t sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. Becoming a PFI Freediver Instructor is a relatively straightforward process. Learn more about this process and crossing over from another agency now.

Best of PFI 2019

It’s that time of year again where we start looking back through the year and planning for the next. With PFI being so new to the International Training family you didn’t have as many articles to read. However, that didn’t stop you from reading these three time and time again.

Survey – New Open Water Divers

New Open Water Diver Survey

Thank you for participating in our new scuba diver research survey. With your help, we will be able to provide better service for new and future divers in the years to come.  We greatly appreciate your time!

Please note: This survey is anonymous.

I wanted to try a new adventureI love marine life and wanted to see it up closeI snorkeled before and loved itA friend or family member divesIt was something to do while on vacationI saw it in a magazine, on TV, or onlineIt seemed therapeuticI needed to learn for workOther

ReadingSports / FitnessSkiing / SnowboardingOther Extreme / Adventure SportsTravelingFishingArts / CraftsTelevisionPlaying An InstrumentCollectingGardeningVideo GamesOther

NoIt seemed claustrophobicAll of the gear seemed intimidatingI was nervous there would be a lot to learnIt seemed dangerousSharks!Other

I work in an officeI work a tradeI work in the service industryI am a stay-at-home parentI am a studentI am unemployedOther

They were impressedThey were jealousThey were surprisedThey were nervousThey were enthusiasticThey were happyThey were interested in learning moreOther

RelaxedConnected With NatureAccomplishedHealthyFreeExcitedAdventurousOther

Yes, as soon as I canYes, but I'm not sure when or where I'll be able to goMaybe in the futureNo, diving wasn't for meNo, it was too difficultNo, it was too scaryOther

Fun and enjoyment in lifeWarm relationships with othersSelf-fulfillmentBeing well respectedExcitementA sense of accomplishmentSecuritySelf-respectA sense of belonging

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Instructors! An exciting opportunity to participate in scuba research!

For all SDI instructors, we have an exciting opportunity to participate in research into scuba diving leadership. This important research has the potential to impact leadership training in scuba diving, the military, public safety and other areas. Any SDI instructor member can take the survey, whether in teaching or non-teaching status. We urge you to take a few minutes to complete the survey today!

How SDI’s Marketing Department Can Help You

Our Marketing Team is here to help you! You read that right, we create content and resources with you in mind. We’re outlining seven resources you can use to help build your business.


Do tough conditions during a course result in better divers?

Have you debated any of these three situational approaches to learning to dive? Learn more about how each option isn’t necessarily a bad option. Each has its own pros and cons list, you just have to figure out which is the best for you.


Fantastic (Underwater) Beasts, and where to find them

Have you heard of these six underwater “beasts” before? Each one is unique in its own way leaving us wanting to suit up and go find as many as possible! Learn more about these critters from Gemma as she tells you about each one and where to find them.