Pre-dive safety, gas switching and end of dive safety checks. These are just some of the things tech divers have to think through on each dive. To make them easier to understand, we’ve come up with a set of acronyms.
Do you have trouble finding or even making that perfect cave marker holder? We’re sharing the step-by-step instructions on three different ways to craft a line marker holder. So pull together your supplies and you’ll be on your way to a new line marker holder that suits your needs.
If technical diving has always sounded cool and now you’re ready to make the transition, learn more about what to expect from a student’s perspective and from the instructor’s perspective. It’s certainly not as easy as taking a course to become a tech diver, it’s a process that takes time and a lot of problem solving skills.
It goes without saying that life goes easier when everyone is on the same page. This continues to prove true in technical dive training as well. This is why we encourage the use of learning agreements. Not sure how these work or what to include? No worries, Brian Shreve is here to lead the way!
Upgrades, crossovers and instructor courses? What’s up with that? Whether you’re an existing TDI instructor, or planning to take that leap in the future understanding the nuances and details of instructors gets you on the right path. Take a minute to read through how TDI sets the bar high for technical instructor ratings.
Ready to jump into rebreather diving? Not sure what to expect? Are you sure you’re doing it for the right reasons? Take a look into this unique perspective of a student and instructor going through a KISS rebreather course. It might just make you think a little longer about making sure you’re REALLY ready to enter the world of rebreather diving.
Crusing the internet for cave diving info is an interesting situation because like anything else you’re finding the info could be really awesome or uh… well not so awesome. This is where trouble begins, divers reading misinformation and not confirming it’s accuracy. We crusied the fourms and are tackling to misconceptions in overhead diving.
Have you been on the diving forums lately? Heard a few interesting theories? While sometimes this is a good place to start for basic questions, it can also lead you down a very wrong plan to misinformation. We cruised the forums and picked out a few things we saw and now we’re setting the record straight.
Being a solo diver, whether diving alone or in a buddy pair, offers many benefits to both safety and recreation but does inherit a higher risk factor when applied in the wrong scenario.
While it certainly is one of the costs, it’s not the only one. But, what goes into the cost of training?