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Protetto: SDI Scuba Discovery Standards Update 2024

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We are thrilled to announce significant updates to the SDI Scuba Discovery course for 2024. These changes aim to enhance safety and quality.
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Can You Use a Full-face Snorkel Mask for an SDI Snorkeler Course?

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Full-face snorkel masks aren't recommended in SDI Snorkeler courses due to safety concerns, including CO2 buildup and skill limitations.
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Introducing SDI’s Open Water Scuba Diver Skills Video Series

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We are thrilled to present our scuba skills video series, to accompany our Open Water Scuba Diver course and equip you with key scuba skills.
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The Awe Factor in Scuba Diving

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In visiting the submerged parts of the world, most often scuba divers experience a sense of awe. But it's more than just a feeling...
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My Favorite Dive

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From majestic kelp forests to enchanting caves, SDI technical diving instructor Jeffrey Bozanic shares some his favorite places to get wet.
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Instructor Surfaces as a Sidemount Diver, Undeterred by Obstacles

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Read the inspiring story of how SDI instructor Shane Latham achieved his tech diving goals despite obstacles, proving that diving is accessible to everyone with the right mindset.
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Diving with Sharks in French Polynesia

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Discover the magic of scuba diving in French Polynesia's Fakarava Atoll, one of the world's largest shark sanctuaries. By Olaf Fischer.
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Caribbean South Announcement

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Welcome Astrid de Jager to the team as Regional Representative for the newly-added Caribbean South territory.
SDI Veteran Divers

Veteran to Dive Center Owner

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SDI Instructor Jason Mengel discusses the benefits of diving for veterans. Mengel is a dive center owner and army veteran in QLD.
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Scuba and Scrubs

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I never thought that diving and working as a physician would have something in common (except for maybe treating the occasional bends patient).
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Love and Scuba

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Two scuba divers meet on a dive boat and become much more than just dive buddies. Read how they fall in love on the SDI blog!

Diving with PTSD

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Since getting into scuba diving, my treating doctors have seen the improvement in my PTSD tenfold. This led to me wanting to help others...