Topsham, ME, August 2006
TDI Unveils NEW Support Materials for Inspiration / Evolution CCR Course

Leading the dive industry once again, TDI is the first of the major training agencies to release support materials for the popular Inspiration and Evolution Closed Circuit Rebreathers.

“I am very pleased with the end result; this is a very thorough manual. John Garvin is one of the leading technical instructors with a great insight into the workings and practical use and teaching of our Inspiration and Evolution rebreathers” stated Martin Parker, the Managing Director of Ambient Pressure Diving. “The professionalism of Garvin and TDI has taken CCR training to a new level.”

“The student manual primary author is John Garvin, a CCR Instructor for the Inspiration since it was first launched in 1998 but there have been several other highly qualified Instructor Trainers and Instructors that assisted with input and final review”, stated Steve Lewis, SDI/TDI Director of Product Development. Lewis continued “The PowerPoint® and Instructor Guide were developed by Stephen Phillips of SDI/TDI UK and David Kitchen of SDI/TDI South Africa, both very accomplished dive educators.

“This is a generously illustrated manual with excellent photographs and diagrams, and the Inspiration / Evolution CCR product line is the first we have developed using multiple contributors and input from our complete product development team,” said Lewis. He continued “There are currently several other CCR manuals in development and we have scheduled their release to be within the next 6 months.”

“Although the project took longer to develop than expected, we are very excited with the final product”, stated Brian Carney, President of SDI/TDI. “The student manual, Instructor Resource CD (Instructor guide, exams, PowerPoint) and workbook were designed to work in conjunction with manufactures owner’s manual.”

Technical Diving International (TDI) is the largest technical certification agency in the world. TDI is part of the parent company International Training which also offers programs through Scuba Diving International (SDI) and Emergency Response Diving International (ERDi).

To purchase training material for the Inspiration/Evolution or to learn how to become a certified diver or instructor contact TDI: or 207-729-4201.