TDI Diver News

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Why DEMO Days Are Important

Thinking of going to a DEMO day? Not sure what to expect? Need some tips on what to do when you’re taking divers out for a DEMO as always TDI has you covered.

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Don’t Get Arrested: Know The Rules Governing Shipwrecks

Do you know the do’s and don’ts of wreck diving? Better yet do you know that you could get in serious trouble if you DON’T know the rules? We’re breaking it down for you, because we’ve got your back when it comes to diving.

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LED Lighting in Technical Diving

Which lights are right for you? And what’s the difference between them? We’re breaking it down for you, types of LEDs what they’re used for, how they came about and more.

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Diving a Dream – Matthew Johnston

Matthew Johnston, who has Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, which is a life-threatening disease that leaves him confined to his wheelchair full-time and is unable to breathe on his own and requires use of a ventilator. Despite his disease his dream is to Scuba Dive.

Solo Diving in a Technical World

Solo Diving in a Technical World

Being a solo diver, whether diving alone or in a buddy pair, offers many benefits to both safety and recreation but does inherit a higher risk factor when applied in the wrong scenario.

Gas Switch Roulette

Gas Switch Roulette

If you learn a thorough gas switching method and then get complacent or think you know better, normalisation of deviance will eventually catch up with you and you are risking your life.

Operation Lisbon Subway

Mixing Tech Diving and Commercial Diving Techniques

In this example of a commercial diving operation, the combination of standard commercial diving techniques and technical diving procedures proved to be possible to implement in a safe and successful way.

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Just Culture: Why it is essential that we stop judging & blaming and start looking at context

In terms of the social aspects, when our professionalism or competency is threatened, we are liable to put up defenses.

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.

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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?)