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Wakatobi – Scuba Diver’s Paradise

Tropical marine life and crystal clear waters are waiting for you in South East Asia. Wakatobi is home to Wakatobi Dive Resort, an SDI Dive Center since 2008, and countless dive sites that will leave you wanting more. This destination is just a quick jaunt from Bali, making it a perfect addition to your trip. Learn more about all this paradise has to offer by clicking below.

Alor – Pearl in the Far East, Indonesia

Is Indonesia on your scuba diving bucket list? Then look no further than Alor, Indonesia and get ready to feel the urge to book a flight and pack your bags. In this article, we’ll explore diving destinations in this unique location as well as some of the tourist things to do.

Boat Diving Etiquette

Boat Diving Etiquette

Are you practicing proper boat diving etiquette? Whether you’ve been diving for a month or even a few years, it never hurts to go over the basic curiosities of boat diving. This article will walk you through everything you need to know before you get to the dock and when you’re returning.

A new diving destination for Cyprus

There are an infinite number of dive spots in the world, but few are as unique as this one found off the coast of Cyprus. We’re talking about the brand new MUSAN underwater museum. Check out the incredible sights you can see at the MUSAN museum in this article.

7 Tips For Diving with Contact Lenses

Are you a contact lenses wearing diver? Then this article is for you. Everything you need to know and consider about being a scuba diver who wears contact lenses. Say goodbye to the days of worrying about lens contamination or eye infections with these tips.

TDI Diver News

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

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

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 USA Tech Diving Pro Tips

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

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.

To Reel or Not to Reel

We all have feelings about reels, right? It can’t be just us… This month we have a special poem about our frenemy — the scuba reel. We hope it gives you a good chuckle like it did for us.

ERDI Diver News

My Way is Better Than Yours

My Way is Better Than Your Way

We’ve all seen it, whether in the public safety diving world or not: Folks getting stuck in their ways and insisting that their way is the best way. The problem with this mentality is that it doesn’t allow for new skills or ideas to be introduced to whole teams. Learn more about how to fix this mindset in this article.

A deep dive into public safety training - long term planning

A Deep Dive Into Public Safety Dive Training – Long Term Planning

Join Dr. Thomas Powell and Alan Cale as they chat about all things public safety diving. They’re doing a deep dive into public safety diving long-term planning. While things might be slow in the current COVID19 times, there are still things we can do while the world is on pause.

Hypothermia - A Womans Response

Hypothermia: A Woman’s Response

Do you know the differences in the male and female bodies which make them respond to cold differently? This can be important to consider when potentially talking about or even performing an ice rescue. We’re exploring more about the things that cause females and males to react differently when hypothermia is in question.

Alternate Air

Here are some ideas to consider regarding alternative air. Not only which type of air we use but how often we train in these situations? There are different types of alternate air. How to choose the right one for your team? Here are the things to consider when choosing your alternative air source. The last factor to consider is why it is so critical that you carry an alternate air source.

Diver Tips and Tricks - Body Position

Public Safety Diver Tips & Tricks: Body Position

Searching for missing objects or evidence in a public safety mission should be taken seriously. By that we mean, proper training and preparations. With this comes practicing body positioning underwater while performing a search mission. We’re breaking down the ins and outs of body positioning and how your team can practice most effectively.

PFI Freediver News

Pranayama Life and Freediving

Pranayama, Life, and Freediving

The way you breathe has a large effect on your body and mind. In this article we explore the ways your breathing and your brain work together. How mindfulness can be practiced in everyday life and how it can impact your mental health for the better.

Vertical Blue and Two National Records

Vertical Blue and TWO National Records

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to compete in a freediving competition? Talya Semrad and Lance Lee Davis are sharing their experience in competing in the Vertical Blue Freediving competition at the Blue Hole in the Bahamas. While they both scored a National Records, they also share lessons they learned along the way.

Who is Freediving for?

Who is Freediving For?

Have you ever wanted to try freediving but were worried that it might not be for you? Well, you’re in luck because this article is just for you. We’re breaking down some myths and mental barriers that often keep people from learning to freedive.

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What To Expect In Your First Freediving Course

Now that you’ve done some research on finding the right freediving course and instructor, and you’ve taken some time to prepare via Google, the next thing you might be wondering is how is this all going down? What will this freediving course be like? What should you expect?

Static Apnea - Pushing Our Limits

Static Apnea: Pushing Our Limits as Safely as Possible

Learning to hold your breath can be confusing and maybe even a little scary for some. We get it, learning new skills can be hard. We’re here to explain how your mind plays a role in this and some tips on how it can go better.