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4 Reasons Tech Divers Make the Best Divemasters

You’ve taken the course and now you’re a tech diver… You could continue up the ranks of tech diving or you could simply just dive to gain more experience. We’re here to throw something straight out of left field… have you ever thought of becoming a divemaster?

Three Reasons to Pre-Breathe

There are a lot of arguments about prebreathing out there in the tech world. However, the majority have one thing in mind when we talk about prebreathing before a dive. That one thing is safety. There are countless checklists you could use before every dive, but the idea of multitasking while running through one of those lists and prebreathing is a great way to slow down while you check for safety.

South West Rocks: The Site With Bite

Nowhere else on earth quite compares to the Oceania region when it comes to underwater variety. Regardless of experience or interest, there’s a diving adventure to suit every taste and pocket, from tropical coral reefs and big critter action to deep water wrecks and seemingly endless caves. It’s just a case of taking the plunge and diving in.

Why dive New Jersey? It Sucks.

Diving New Jersey sucks. There’s nothing but historic wrecks to play on, fish to shoot, lobster to be hunted, beautiful cold-water anemones, soft corals, eels, and artifacts to be found. It’s terrible. Learn more about some of the hidden gems in New Jersey!

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The fate of the SS President Coolidge

First, we told you about this wreck’s heyday and how it went from luxury ship to navy vessel. Now we’re giving you the rest of the story of how it ended up on the ocean floor. Learn more about how this ship sank during its last voyage.

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The trick to getting more time out of your tanks

Are you looking to get more time below to surface but your gas seems to go too quickly? You aren’t alone and the good news is, with practice this is something you can get better at. We’re sharing a breathing technique you can use to increase the amount of time you get out of your tanks.

5 things you should know before you start tech diving

Are you considering tech diving? If it’s making you nervous, firstly, take a deep breath. Second, read these five things and feel comfortable in the learning process. Know that you’re on your way to exploring even more of what the underwater world has to offer.

Diving with redundant air source for recreational divers

You know the saying, plan your dive, dive your plan. The problem is even the best plans can go awry. That’s where diving with a redundant air source can come into play. Here are a few options to consider and a few tips to know before you start diving with a redundant air source.

“Slow down young fella” — Attitudes in Technical Diving

It’s no secret that diving comes with risk. However, we increase that risk when we attempt to move our training forward too soon without practice and patience. It’s hard to be patient with ourselves in the age of social media when we see other advanced divers posting incredible photos of deep wrecks and caves. Learn why slowing down and gaining experience is ultimately the right choice every time.