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Setting the Bar

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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.
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A Day in the Life of a Research Diver

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Have you ever wondered what a day is like for a research diver? What do they do? What are they looking for? And why? We're walking you through a day of diving in Antarctica.
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Cave Diving Etiquette

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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.
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The Horrors of Improper Tech Diving and How They Could Have Been Avoided

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Does the thought of tech diving scare you? What are the aspects that concern you the most? Let’s take a look at some of the obstacles one may face in this type of diving as well as how to overcome them and why tech diving is totally worth it!

Ten Diving Fantasies

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What’s your diving fantasy? We’re sharing 10 magical places that will fall on any diver’s bucket list. Which one makes it to the top of yours?

Frontiers of Decompression Research

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Did you know that certain foods have been tested and even showed signs of reducing decompression sickness? Did you also know there are an array of exercises you can do to reduce your risk of DCS? And the most stunning thing of all? Your Genetics even play a role!

KISS Rebreather Course: A Student and Instructor Perspective

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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.
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"Stop making stupid mistakes. If only they’d follow the rules"

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For those who have just had a mental response of ‘How stupid was it that they would use cells that old?’, ‘Darwin Award winner’ or similar, you have just demonstrated some of the mental biases and shortcuts (heuristics) which are part of the way our brain is wired for efficiency. These mental shortcuts are how we deal with the complex and ambiguous world we live in, and we do this all the time. Most of the time it doesn't matter, sometimes it is critical.
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Cave Destinations

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So, you’ve finished your cave class in North Florida and want to check out different locations. You’ve heard that Mexico has some amazing caves but is that really it? Just Northern Florida and Mexico? Nope!
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How to Assemble a Backplate and Continuous Weave Harness

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The assembly of a backplate and a continuous weave harness is a skill that many experienced divers have perfected throughout years of diving, helping them to understand the details and layout of the dive gear they are depending on.
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HOW TO ASSEMBLE A SET OF DOUBLES

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Technical diving may involve extended bottom times, perhaps at relatively deep depths, with additional time spent underwater during mandatory decompression stops. Sometimes a diver will be able to meet his gas supply requirements with a single high-capacity cylinder, though more frequently he/she will opt for double cylinders.
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Reasons to Take a Live aboard Trip to Cocos Island

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This paradise is located 342 miles (550 km) from the Costa Rican mainland. The island itself is only 10 square miles, so diving at Cocos is only possible from a liveaboard. Cocos Island live aboards depart from Puntarenas and take approximately 36 hours to reach their destination. Generally, itineraries range from 8 to 10 nights.