“I just received a kit that I didn’t order”

From time to time our Training and Membership Services team gets a call from a confused dealer. They have just gotten a package they didn’t order and want to make sure they aren’t being charged for it at full retail price to boot! We’re clearing up why this happens and hopefully calming your nerves while we’re at it.

Additional Ratings with OWSDI Ratings

Here we go again making things easier for even our newest members. Open Water Instructor ratings will now automatically be issued THREE ratings when they register or crossover to SDI. Learn more about how this works and the old process now.

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Changes to the SDI Pro Open Water Instructor Kit

Change is good. With that said we are announcing changes to our SDI Pro Open Water Instructor Kit. As apart of our effort to push our green initiative in 2019 we are working to reduce the number or paper products that leave HQ. Find out more about how that effects this kit specifically.

Would you lick a dead guy?

Does your team fully encapsulate on every dive? Do you know why this is important? Most importantly do you know the risks you’re taking when you DO NOT encapsulate? Jay White is breaking it all down on why you should encapsulate on every dive.

Ten Best Scuba Dive Sites Malta and Gozo

Is Malta in your travel plans for this year? If so, here are ten scuba diving sites you can explore during your trip! All ten sites listed are pooled from our Regional Office in Malta so you can trust that they’ve been vetted and are worth seeing.

A Guide to Diving the Pit Mines of Minnesota

Mine diving is on the rise. It brings a lot of the same challenges of cave diving but in a new environment. Flooded mines can have a lot of interesting sites and history few will ever get the chance to experience. Mine diving has been very popular in Europe, but did you know there are plenty of mines to dive in Minnesota?

Mine Diving in the UK

Mine diving is hot on our mind this month. You might know that Europe is a hot spot for mine diving but do you know the specifics of exactly where to go? Maybe not… Thanks to one of our contributors we’re giving you the details on eight mines in the UK.

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Do tough conditions during a course result in better divers?

Have you debated any of these three situational approaches to learning to dive? Learn more about how each option isn’t necessarily a bad option. Each has its own pros and cons list, you just have to figure out which is the best for you.

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Fantastic (Underwater) Beasts, and where to find them

Have you heard of these six underwater “beasts” before? Each one is unique in its own way leaving us wanting to suit up and go find as many as possible! Learn more about these critters from Gemma as she tells you about each one and where to find them.

Cardio Fitness and Diving

Did you know, your fitness level can affect your susceptibility to decompression sickness and other diving-related injuries? A good level of fitness can help you reduce gas consumption and increase your overall enjoyment. There are two types of cardo that can help you improve your diving, Kristen Fassolas, The Scuba Fitness Coach explains both.