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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.

Fear and Loathing on the Internet 20 Years Later

The article titled, “Fear and Loathing on the Internet” that inspired this blog entry was written by one of the founders of TDI, Brett Gilliam, to announce Mr. Irvine’s expulsion from TDI.

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Why are Prerequisites Important in Technical Diver Training?

Prerequisites can be found in the Standards and Procedures for any course you are interested in taking.

SDI Advanced Adventure – What Does it Qualify Me to Do?

So what do you “get” out of the Advanced Adventure course other than a better idea about where you want to focus attention?