SDI Diver News

How Long Should My No Fly Time Last After My Dive?

As divers, you have all seen the little airplane icon on your dive computer with a countdown timer next to it. Understanding where that number comes from and how to use it to plan your trips is important to avoid missing dives, or worse, having to miss your flight back home!

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.

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Annual cylinder inspections are not that bad

Why is cylinder inspection so important? Don Kinney the author of the SDI/TDI Cylinder Inspection Program breaks down an article written in X-Ray Magazine about how cylinder inspections go in the United States.