TDI Diver News

Matt Johnston

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.

Just Culture

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.

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.