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Cave Diving Etiquette

Cave diving is one of the most beloved forms of technical diving; there is no doubt about it. Where there is passion, there is sure to be strong difference in opinion. While we all may do things a bit differently, let’s take a look at some ways we can work together to add a bit more courtesy and safety to our cave dives.

How Long Should My No Fly Time Last After My Dive?

As divers, you have all seen the little airplane icon on your dive computer with a countdown timer next to it. Understanding where that number comes from and how to use it to plan your trips is important to avoid missing dives, or worse, having to miss your flight back home!

How Long Does it Take to Become a Certified Diver

Want to get certified but don’t know where to start? Scuba diving is a really awesome experience when you’re trained correctly. It’s easy to walk into any dive shop and sign up for a class but how will you know if it’s the right shop for you? What should you expect or be looking for? You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers.

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How a Solid Foundation Improves Communication & Teamwork

It might sound obvious but building a solid foundation in diving is key to any and all diver’s success. It keeps us safe and allows communicate effectively with our dive buddies. It’s worth it to make sure your basic skills are as perfect as they can be so you can continue to advance with every new certification.

Instructor Evaluation Slates, What Are They For?

Do you know why slates are so important in diving? Why should we even care about them? What they are for and why you should ALWAYS have one with you on every dive?

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How long does it take to become a GREAT dive instructor?

Thinking of becoming an instructor? We’re getting into what it really takes to become a GREAT instructor. It beyond the certification, being a great instructor takes time and effort.

Don’t Get Caught in the Lines

Cave divers rely on their equipment, skills and a calm state of mind to ensure a safe exit from a cave. These three items are all interconnected and directly relate to every aspect of cave diving.

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Sidemount Diving in a Technical World

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.

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TDI Equivalent Ratings with Other Scuba Diving Agencies

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.

Are You Ready to Become a TDI Instructor Trainer?

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.