Cylinder Awareness training has long been out of reach for many people due to the difficulty finding a course in your local area. In addition, it may at times seem very cost prohibitive. That is now changing with the new eLearning Cylinder Awareness training course brought to you by SDI.
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The allure of a new environment is always tempting, especially when you are diving in clear water and it appears “easy” to just poke your head in. Let’s face it, divers are explorers and adventurers – just poking our head in to see is not going to be enough. Don’t do it unless you are properly trained or have a TDI Cavern Discovery Instructor with you.
Sidemount is mainstream as a gear configuration and it works well for lots of people. While it originated in cave sites, it’s a common sight on dive boats, local quarries, and shore sites in present day. For good reasons, some people are hesitant about sidemount boat diving. This is due to two main reasons, both involving the wide surface profile of sidemount.
Bolt snaps are used in a variety of ways with technical gear configurations, and attaching one to their scuba gear is something most divers will need to do at some time or another. Whether you just purchased a new regulator set that needs a bolt snap on the primary regulator and SPG or you are replacing an old clip on a dive light, you need to know how to attach the new snap correctly.
Join us for Part 5 of our Health and Fitness where we talk about the health and fitness considerations a female diver and the individual preparation for a dive.
When researching Truk, you often hear cheesy lines like “Wreck Divers Paradise”, “Wreck Divers Wet Dream,” and so on. I had lowered my expectations way beyond what the Internet kept screaming out to me before I arrived. There cannot be much left on the wrecks after all this time. Surely they must be in a sorry state. I can tell you after a year all my expectations were superseded.
Before splashing in, always make a shot list—all the shots that you need for your video. Divide them up and decide what you can accomplish on that dive. Of course, this only works if you follow the shot list. Pre-planning like this is even more important with deep dives and short bottom times.
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
Ready to move up to tech diving? Or to advance your level of tech diving? Have you considered having more than one instructor? Not only will this allow you to get more perspective on your course it will also create a built in back up plan.