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Tag Archive: psychology


observe-analyse-adapt technical diving performance development

Performance Development for Technical Divers Observe – Analyze – Adapt by Andy Davis As a technical diving instructor, a primary aspect of my work is the process of observing diver performance (both in my students and their peers across the diving community), analyzing successes and limitations and finding the root causes for them; before adapting […]

Diving experience

What is Diving Experience?  by Andy Davis We often hear the term ‘experienced diver’.  What does this actually mean?  Some people consider experience based on the number of dives in a log book.  For others, it is the number and level of certification cards held.  It might be defined by the challenge of the dives […]

complacency-signal-scuba-technical-diving

Technical Diving – The Experience Paradox by Andy Davis. Many technical divers assume that acquiring greater training and experience must increase safety.  This is a flawed assumption. Accident statistics in technical diving, along with other sporting and industrial fields, show a distinct tendency for elevating risk as significant experience accumulates. The reason is complacency. A […]

prestige diving

Are You A Prestigious Diver? by Andy Davis There are many motivations that drive divers to pursue higher level, more advanced qualifications and skills. There are many reasons why advanced divers are attracted to one agency, or methodology, or equipment brand over another. Some divers undertake further training and more ambitious dives because they enjoy […]