New to Tech Diving: Gain Inspiration from Professional Divers' First-Hand Experiences

New to Tech Diving: Gain Inspiration from Professional Divers’ First-Hand Experiences

It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out in scuba diving or if you’re a more experienced diver, every diver needs some inspiration from time to time. This article is a collection of advice and anecdotes from four professional technical divers.

New Gear Fever

New Gear Fever

Have you ever done everything right, only for something to still go wrong? That’s exactly what happens in this diving story. This diver got a new piece of scuba gear, did the right thing by giving it a test run in a controlled environment before taking it out on their next big dive, and STILL ran into problems. This is a story about learning.

North East USA Tech Diving Pro Tips

North East Scuba Diving Pro Tips

Diving in the North Eastern part of the United States, specifically in New York and New Jersey, isn’t your average day of diving. While some of the tips on this list are universal to most diving locations or scenarios, a lot of these items are location specific. So if you’re thinking about taking a trip to the North East, this one is for you.

A diving story - a love story - a life story

A Diving Story: A love story. A life story.

Learning to scuba dive isn’t always as easy as eLearning, Instructor sessions, and certification. For some there can be an internal struggle that comes with using new equipment and being in a new environment. Even with the allure of the underwater world, our minds are a tricky place and if you pair that with a traumatic event, you’re bound to have a bit of trouble getting underwater calmly. This story is about how one diver went from failing their Open Water course twice to a rebreather tech diver.

To Reel or Not to Reel

We all have feelings about reels, right? It can’t be just us… This month we have a special poem about our frenemy — the scuba reel. We hope it gives you a good chuckle like it did for us.

The biggest and most unexpected thing I learned in technical dive training

If you’re an experienced diver thinking about making the leap from sport diving to technical diving, this article is for you. Learn more about how this long-time instructor was served some humble pie in her first-ever technical diving course. We can all learn a lot from those who are willing to admit that they too still have a lot to learn.

Liftbag or SMB?

Putting together your tech diving kit comes with a lot of decisions… You might have your own opinions on what is better or worse in a general kit but, for this article specifically, we’re talking about liftbags vs SMBs (surface marker buoys). We’re laying out the advantages and disadvantages of both to allow you to make a more informed decision on which is best for your kit.

Diving Gozo

Looking for a diving destination with a little something for everyone? Then look no further than the one and only Gozo in the Maltese Islands. It’s central location with easy access from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East makes it a diving destination recreational and tech divers alike lust over.

That one time we salvaged a toilet for no reason…

It seems like almost every diver out there has that one story… But these divers have a particularly unique one, involving a wreck and a toilet. These divers didn’t descend looking for their treasure, but once one of them saw it and suggested salvaging it, it was all over.