Technical diving offers new challenges with advanced levels of planning, gear configuration, and of course training.
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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.
TDI Instructor Trainers (IT) are viewed in the industry as the most knowledgeable, experienced, and talented dive educators. They are considered the top of the top or the crème of the crop.
Is it possible to adjust our brain to correct this in the future? Of course, but just like riding a backwards bicycle, it takes constant and deliberate practice.
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.
Choosing a good mentor and trainer is one of the most important decisions when becoming a dive professional.