TDI Diver News


Fear and Loathing on the Internet 20 Years Later

The article titled, “Fear and Loathing on the Internet” that inspired this blog entry was written by one of the founders of TDI, Brett Gilliam, to announce Mr. Irvine’s expulsion from TDI.


Finding Your Trainer for the Instructor Development Course

Choosing a good mentor and trainer is one of the most important decisions when becoming a dive professional.


How Logging Your Dives Can Make You a Better Diver

Here are a few items you can include in your logbook to help you stay organized and honest, track progress, and work on self-improvement as a diver.


How Tech Diving Got Its Name

It was clear to me from my experience working in the computer industry that what was going on in diving was nothing short of a technological revolution.


Why are Prerequisites Important in Technical Diver Training?

Prerequisites can be found in the Standards and Procedures for any course you are interested in taking.


The Most Important Equipment for Cave Diving

I’ve had the good fortune to be in the company of some of the most respected overhead divers/instructors/instructor trainers spanning the globe.


Benefits of Tech Training as a Sport Diver

There is always something to learn, and an intense focus on improving skill sets and better understanding dive theory can help any diver perform more efficiently in the water on almost any type of dive.


Clipping: A Vital Skill for Fluid Diving

This article touches upon efficient ways to operate the ‘cursed’ clip and offers a few ideas on handling known as ‘Clip Management’.