TDI Diver News

Wrecks of Lebanon

Are you into wreck diving and looking for your next adventure? Have you considered giving the Middle East a try? In this article we’ll walk you through eight wrecks off of the Lebanon coast and well as the world’s only virtual wreck. From the history to the artifacts there’s a little something for everyone.

Underwater Photography in Tech Diving is Evil, isn’t it?

Have you tried your hand at underwater photography or wanted to try it? It can seem like a lot to take in when you’re first getting started. However, did you know that learning this skill could also make you a better tech diver? We have a TDI Instructor here to explain the details.

Best Cities to Scuba Dive Through When the Polar Ice Caps Melt

Climate change is always a hot topic of discussion and for that, we have a fun article about where you could scuba dive when all of the polar ice caps melt. From London to Hong Kong and New Orleans to Mumbai, there’s lots to explore!

That one time we salvaged a toilet for no reason…

It seems like almost every diver out there has that one story… But these divers have a particularly unique one, involving a wreck and a toilet. These divers didn’t descend looking for their treasure, but once one of them saw it and suggested salvaging it, it was all over.

Diving Gozo

Looking for a diving destination with a little something for everyone? Then look no further than the one and only Gozo in the Maltese Islands. It’s central location with easy access from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East makes it a diving destination recreational and tech divers alike lust over.

Liftbag or SMB?

Putting together your tech diving kit comes with a lot of decisions… You might have your own opinions on what is better or worse in a general kit but, for this article specifically, we’re talking about liftbags vs SMBs (surface marker buoys). We’re laying out the advantages and disadvantages of both to allow you to make a more informed decision on which is best for your kit.

The biggest and most unexpected thing I learned in technical dive training

If you’re an experienced diver thinking about making the leap from sport diving to technical diving, this article is for you. Learn more about how this long-time instructor was served some humble pie in her first-ever technical diving course. We can all learn a lot from those who are willing to admit that they too still have a lot to learn.

Girls Pee, Too

When diving takes us below the surface for longer, colder, or deeper dives nature is bound to call at some point. For folks with male anatomy the catheter method works great, however what about people with female parts? This article covers the things you need to know to answer nature’s call underwater AND stay dry as a female.

The P-Valve Struggle

First things first, if you don’t know exactly what a P-valve is, it’s pretty basic. Essentially, it’s a tube that has a valve on one end that vents to the outside of your dry suit that allows liquids to pass from the inside of the suit to the outside. Want to know more about the ins and outs of P-valves and our tips to make the process go smoother? We got you.

To Reel or Not to Reel

We all have feelings about reels, right? It can’t be just us… This month we have a special poem about our frenemy — the scuba reel. We hope it gives you a good chuckle like it did for us.