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New to Tech Diving: Gain Inspiration from Professional Divers’ First-Hand Experiences

It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out in scuba diving or if you’re a more experienced diver, every diver needs some inspiration from time to time. This article is a collection of advice and anecdotes from four professional technical divers.

New Gear Fever

Have you ever done everything right, only for something to still go wrong? That’s exactly what happens in this diving story. This diver got a new piece of scuba gear, did the right thing by giving it a test run in a controlled environment before taking it out on their next big dive, and STILL ran into problems. This is a story about learning.

North East Scuba Diving Pro Tips

Diving in the North Eastern part of the United States, specifically in New York and New Jersey, isn’t your average day of diving. While some of the tips on this list are universal to most diving locations or scenarios, a lot of these items are location specific. So if you’re thinking about taking a trip to the North East, this one is for you.

A Diving Story: A love story. A life story.

Learning to scuba dive isn’t always as easy as eLearning, Instructor sessions, and certification. For some there can be an internal struggle that comes with using new equipment and being in a new environment. Even with the allure of the underwater world, our minds are a tricky place and if you pair that with a traumatic event, you’re bound to have a bit of trouble getting underwater calmly. This story is about how one diver went from failing their Open Water course twice to a rebreather tech diver.

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.