The allure of a new environment is always tempting, especially when you are diving in clear water and it appears “easy” to just poke your head in. Let’s face it, divers are explorers and adventurers – just poking our head in to see is not going to be enough. Don’t do it unless you are properly trained or have a TDI Cavern Discovery Instructor with you.
With the great response of the video just released, Miami Dade, A Closer Look, we figured we would do a follow-up question and answer session because like any good movie, the books are normally even better. There were only so many details we could include in the movie and now it’s time for the rest of the story.
ERDI went on a ride-along and got a closer look into the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue team. What you are about to watch are the results of that ride-along.
Now that summertime is in full-swing you might be thinking about where to go on your next family vacation. This might mean a dive trip comes to mind, are your kids Junior Divers yet? How do you know if they’re ready? Spoiler Alert: it’s not just about their next birthday.
Scuba professionals, you’re part of the problem. Good news is, you’re also part of the solution.
This chart compares ERDI certifications with other public safety dive training agencies
The key question is, how to stop this from happening?
If you are in the public safety community and you have never had the chance to attend FDIC, you should make the effort.
Over the past year or so, I have been on a mission to figure out what the health risks are to public safety divers, what is causing injuries, why they are dying, and what ERDI can do to help prevent these accidents from happening.