SDI Diver News

Bucket List Diving: Iceland

Is Iceland on your bucket list? Get ready to add it after reading this guide to traveling and diving in Iceland. By the time you’re done, you’ll feel ready to book a plane ticket and go. From the sights to the diving hotspot you won’t know where to start.


Join Traci for the final jaunt of her certification series as she embarks on the in-water portion of her course. She recounts the pool session and overcoming her fear of trusting the equipment as well as her certification dives at a local lake. While throughout this portion of her certification experience is again not easy for her to conquer she does it!

The Art of Slowing Down

Maybe it’s excitement, maybe it’s a lack of experience, maybe it’s nervousness. You likely started this sport to relax or see the underwater world, but you won’t be able to benefit from either if you don’t take the time to slow down. Slow down, relax and enjoy your surroundings.

Intro to Tech is not just for Tech Divers

Have you thought about taking the Intro to Tech course, only to talk yourself out of it because you don’t want to be a tech diver? We hear this a lot. The fact is, Intro to Tech is NOT just for tech divers! Read on for Instructor Stephen Phillips view and the experience of one of his recent students.


In Traci’s third part of her journey to becoming an open water diver, she recounts going through her eLearning course. She also recalls getting fitted for gear for the first time and the joys of trying on wetsuits.

The Importance of Proper Weighting

When you’re a new diver it can be difficult to figure out exactly how much weight you need. Between lack of experience and maybe even confidence in diving you might find yourself struggling with how much weight to use. Weighting doesn’t have to be hard to do, learn more about to figure out how much weight you should use.

Six Ways to Make a Difference While Diving

As a diver, you probably do things like recycle and limit your use of single-use plastics. You may even try to sustainably source your food too. This is all wonderful and these are great ways to help the environment while on land, but did you realize you can make a difference while diving, too?

Winter is Coming: Staying Warm While Diving in Winter

It’s getting to be that time of year again where the air gets colder and with the air getting colder the water we dive in also gets colder. Staying warm while diving should be a top priority in the colder months, not only to prevent hypothermia but to also keep diving enjoyable for all.

The World Would be a Better Place with More Scuba Divers

Did you read that title and think to yourself, wait what? Or maybe it made perfect sense. The real question is so you know the reasons WHY the world would be a better place with more divers?

Not Thinking

In the next part of her series about her journey into scuba diving Traci recounts her experience of actually signing up for her Open Water Course. As you might remember scuba diving was an anxiety-driven activity for her making the choice to actually enroll in her course was fast and swift. This is because she had to not think about it and just go for it.