SDI Diver News

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?

How To Deal With Panic

We have all been there. Things are going great. You move just a little too quickly or do not take that extra moment to ease your mind and suddenly everything goes wrong. You find yourself trying to cope with a mental barrage of confusion. These moments can be horrifying and, in certain cases, they can have deadly results. Panic is a topic that we all discuss and every instructor wonders about.

Preview of DEMA 2017 Seminars

SDI/TDI/ERDI has some great presentations to share with you at DEMA this year. Check out our seminar line up and get pre-registered today

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Keeping Your Ears Safe While Diving: Ear Equalization Basics

New to diving? Do you know all the ways to equalize your ears on your decent? Spoiler Alert: There are more than just a few! Read on to learn all the ways to equalize your ears so you’re prepared to use one of these methods on your next dive.

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Improving Your Sense of Direction Underwater

No matter how experienced a diver you may be, there is always room for improvement. Just like how we learn how to get around better in a new city we can learn to navigate under water better as well. We’re sharing 7 tips on how you can improve your sense of direction under water.

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What’s the Right Age to Certify My Kids

Now that summertime is in full-swing you might be thinking about where to go on your next family vacation. This might mean a dive trip comes to mind, are your kids Junior Divers yet? How do you know if they’re ready? Spoiler Alert: it’s not just about their next birthday.

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The Importance of Sharks in Our Ocean – more than just Awesomeness

We get it, sharks are scary man-eating animals. Life would be easier and safer if they weren’t around right? Wrong. Sharks are a very important piece of our ecosystem and the absence of them would do much more harm than it would good.

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That is the Last Straw

Have you seen the #StopSucking campaigns going around social media lately? Wondering what they’re all about? And why straws are so bad anyways? As always, we’re here to help and fill you in on the details.

How Long Does it Take to Become a Certified Diver

Want to get certified but don’t know where to start? Scuba diving is a really awesome experience when you’re trained correctly. It’s easy to walk into any dive shop and sign up for a class but how will you know if it’s the right shop for you? What should you expect or be looking for? You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers.