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Incident Report: CO2 Hit in a Cave

Do you always plan for the worst and hope for the best? In tech diving, we talk extensively about dive planning and redundancy, but do you truly live by it? What happens when you’re in a cave and something goes wrong? Read along with this incident report to see how one guide handled a CO2 hit in a cave.

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Why Do Divers Keep Breaking the “Rules” ?

Do you consider all factors when you see a story or report about someone “breaking the rules?” Do you think about the rule itself? The individual who broke that “rule” and their reasoning for their actions? And finally do you think about the situational factor of what may have been happening at the time? Gareth Lock will give you an in-depth look at these three things to break down why divers break the rules from time to time.

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Transitioning to Tech

If technical diving has always sounded cool and now you’re ready to make the transition, learn more about what to expect from a student’s perspective and from the instructor’s perspective. It’s certainly not as easy as taking a course to become a tech diver, it’s a process that takes time and a lot of problem solving skills.

Fame, Fortune, Fun: Why You Should Write for Us

Surely this isn’t the first blog post you’ve ever read or even seen from us and you might have wondered in the past how and where we get our articles. Now we’re spilling the beans and accepting new authors for our blogs and newsletters.

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Into the Abyss

Caves are mysterious and wondrous places, they take tens of thousands of years to form and only divers with proper training should enter due to their risky nature. Follow along as Jeff Bozanic recalls his thoughts through cave diving.

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How will you react in a real life out-of-gas situation?

Few things in life go as planned or “by the book.” The same goes for diving when a stressful situation arrives, like running out of gas. Don’t believe us? Read some of these true stories about out of gas emergencies.

Four Ways to Make Deco More Productive

Decompression stops, whether simulated or actual, are an integral part of most technical diver courses. We generally associate decompression with holding on to a line while staring off into space. However, if that is all your students do during deco, you may be missing out several valuable learning opportunities.

What to Expect – Learning Agreements in Technical Training

It goes without saying that life goes easier when everyone is on the same page. This continues to prove true in technical dive training as well. This is why we encourage the use of learning agreements. Not sure how these work or what to include? No worries, Brian Shreve is here to lead the way!

Fighting Exposure – Is Helium a “cold” gas?

So, now you should understand why it does not deserve to be called a “cold gas” when inhaled from a scuba regulator as compared to air. This is good news.

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Decompression Theory Pt 4

You loved the first three parts of our decompression theory articles so, we’re excited to give you part 4. Richard Devanney will walk you through part four of his decompression series focused on layperson terms breaking down the tips and tricks.