How to choose your technical diving instructor

With thanks and acknowledgement to Rich Walker at Wreck and Cave (www.wreckandcave.co.uk) for the original article, paraphrased here…. Technical Training is not like recreational dive training. Instructors who teach recreationally are excellent at the role and often...

TDI Intro to Tech

TDI Intro to Tech Course Overview This is a course that allows those people who might be curious about tec diving equipment and procedures to ‘give it a go’ in a safe confined water experience. Options include sidemount and backmount experiences. What’s Involved This...

Learning Skills from some instructors might be a waste of time

Skills are the foundation of safe and enjoyable diving and the building blocks of all diving certifications. The comment here is not that learning skills is a waste of time, but, learn them from the wrong instructor, and you will have to re-do them completely for them...

Fit to dive?

There’s a good few articles on dive fitness out there, though I’d take issue with the focus of many of them. They focus purely on the physical, and mostly in very general and incorrect ways. Being fit means that you are “Fit for the task or purpose...

Peer Pressure in the Dark Side

I was recently given this picture, signed by the original actor who player Darth Vader, by one of my students, it’s awesome. Why? Well I’m a bit of a Star Wars fan and a lot of a geek anyway, but also there’s a little sub culture in technical diving,...