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.
TDI Diver News
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.
A big selling point of technical diving is that there is always more to learn, absorb, practice and challenge oneself with.
From an instructor viewpoint, with that sharing and teaching comes responsibility to impart on your students the knowledge needed to dive safely.
Technical diving offers new challenges with advanced levels of planning, gear configuration, and of course training.
While many will argue sidemount diving is a trend or a fad, the fact is it is an extremely valuable tool for certain diving applications.
The first section of this series on decompression theory attempted to describe the processes that determine how our bodies on and off-gas. This article continues on that theme and goes into a little more detail about what factors govern the amount and rate of on and off-gassing.
There is a common misconception within the recreational diving community that decompression theory is a well understood process.
What can we learn from this very near miss?
The goal of posting that equivalency chart was to provide a resource for divers and dive professionals to help navigate the web of diver certifications.