SDI Diver News

5 Tips for Divers with Back Problems

As a long time diver, and now instructor, that has suffered from back problems for many years, I’ve come to a general set of rules I live by that make diving with a spinal problem much easier.

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How to Build Your Save-A-Dive Kit

Whether you’re a new, experienced, or professional diver, at one point or another you’ll encounter a reason to need a save-a-dive kit. It can seem difficult and overwhelming at first to decide what to add to your save-a-dive kit at any level, but it is actually fairly simple.

How to Build a Diving First Aid Kit

Whether you are new to the sport or you’ve been instructing divers for years, a first aid kit is something every diver should have on their packing list for each dive.

Cylinder Elearning Training – $19.95 as required by OSHA

Cylinder Awareness training has long been out of reach for many people due to the difficulty finding a course in your local area. In addition, it may at times seem very cost prohibitive. That is now changing with the new eLearning Cylinder Awareness training course brought to you by SDI.

The Psychology of Diving

Psychologically, recreational divers seem to be no different from people who do not dive, with one exception: divers seem to have realized that this sport is an excellent outlet for reducing stress and anxiety.

I Want To Be A Tech Diver. Where Do I Start?

Television, magazines, stories from a friend – it doesn’t matter the source, exploring the underwater world and escaping the surface is enticing and exciting. So how do we keep exploring? What exactly is technical diving?

What’s The Right Thing to Say? Misunderstanding Scuba Talk

The modern world is one in which a single word can change the outcome of almost any event, action, meaning, or understanding. Even the way a single word is used may alter the meaning of that word. Within the dive community, we are no different.

Health and Fitness Part 4

We could all lose 10 to 100 lbs and be far better off for it, but who cares? If you have the money and time to go diving, you should be able to dive anywhere you want right? I signed the waiver, I have the proper cert card that I successfully paid for, and so who are you to tell me that I cannot make this dive?

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.