TDI Diver News

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Sidemount Diving in a Technical World

While many will argue sidemount diving is a trend or a fad, the fact is it is an extremely valuable tool for certain diving applications.

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Decompression Theory – Part 2

The first section of this series on decompression theory attempted to describe the processes that determine how our bodies on and off-gas. This article continues on that theme and goes into a little more detail about what factors govern the amount and rate of on and off-gassing.

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Decompression Theory – Part 1

There is a common misconception within the recreational diving community that decompression theory is a well understood process.

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TDI Equivalent Ratings with Other Scuba Diving Agencies

The goal of posting that equivalency chart was to provide a resource for divers and dive professionals to help navigate the web of diver certifications.

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Are You Ready to Become a TDI Instructor Trainer?

TDI Instructor Trainers (IT) are viewed in the industry as the most knowledgeable, experienced, and talented dive educators. They are considered the top of the top or the crème of the crop.

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Rescue in Different Gear Configurations

Is it possible to adjust our brain to correct this in the future? Of course, but just like riding a backwards bicycle, it takes constant and deliberate practice.

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Fear and Loathing on the Internet 20 Years Later

The article titled, “Fear and Loathing on the Internet” that inspired this blog entry was written by one of the founders of TDI, Brett Gilliam, to announce Mr. Irvine’s expulsion from TDI.

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Finding Your Trainer for the Instructor Development Course

Choosing a good mentor and trainer is one of the most important decisions when becoming a dive professional.

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How Logging Your Dives Can Make You a Better Diver

Here are a few items you can include in your logbook to help you stay organized and honest, track progress, and work on self-improvement as a diver.