TDI Diver News

Diving and Flying

What a Diver Needs to Know about Scuba Diving and Flying

There is much more you can learn, more about diving, effects of pressure, symptoms and how different activities affect flight safety. A good practice is to have a “down day” prior to flight after any divining.

Hazardous Attitudes

Hazardous Attitudes Lead to Diving Incident

Aviation instructors are taught to be aware of Five Hazardous Attitudes. They include Anti-Authority (Don’t tell me), Impulsivity (Do it quickly), Invulnerability (It won’t happen to me), Macho (I can do it) and Resignation (What’s the use?)

Don't get caught in the lines

Don’t Get Caught in the Lines

Cave divers rely on their equipment, skills and a calm state of mind to ensure a safe exit from a cave. These three items are all interconnected and directly relate to every aspect of cave diving.

Tec Convention

Talk Tech To Me

One of the major focuses of the conference was improving diving safety and a full afternoon was spent in heated discussions on this topic during two joint sessions.

Decompression Theory-Bubble Counter

Decompression Theory Part 3- Bubble Counters

A big selling point of technical diving is that there is always more to learn, absorb, practice and challenge oneself with.

Dive Educator not Dive Instructor

Let’s Call It Dive Educator, Not Dive Instructor

From an instructor viewpoint, with that sharing and teaching comes responsibility to impart on your students the knowledge needed to dive safely.

Divemaster

The TDI Tech Divemaster – What is it & why do it?

Technical diving offers new challenges with advanced levels of planning, gear configuration, and of course training.

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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.