How do you handle emergencies? Do you start before there could ever be one by practicing foundational skills? Do you hope for the best and dive without worry? If the latter is you, you might fall prey to the “incident pit” faster than others.
Do you always plan for the worst and hope for the best? In tech diving, we talk extensively about dive planning and redundancy, but do you truly live by it? What happens when you’re in a cave and something goes wrong? Read along with this incident report to see how one guide handled a CO2 hit in a cave.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.