Divers often struggle with their buoyancy. These essential tips are game-changing to set you on the right path for consistent improvement.Read More7 Diving Buoyancy Tips That You Need To Know
Let's take a look at diver motivations. It's easy to get side-tracked into superficial motivations. Who is the Prestigious Diver?Read MoreAre You A Prestige Diver?
Sidemount cylinder trim is a headache for many sidemount divers. This illustrated guide will help you diagnose the problem & find the solutionRead MoreUltimate Guide to Sidemount Cylinder Trim
A comprehensive guide to advanced wreck diving techniques, equipment, skills and protocols. A must-read for wreck divers at all levels.Read MoreGuide To Advanced Wreck Diving
Don't pay good money for bad training. Undertanding these factors will help you identify the best scuba diving courses available.Read MoreHow To Find The Best Scuba Diving Course
The ability to horizontal hover when scuba diving is the benchmark of fundamental skills proficiency. These tips will help you master hoveringRead More10 Tips To Horizontal Hover When Scuba Diving
The benefits of streamlined dive gear and how to achieve it with your own scuba diving equipment. Small kit changes can have big effects.Read MoreStreamlined Dive Gear: A Huge Diving Performance Boost
How to perfect your scuba weighting. Get this right & your buoyancy control will be much easier. Advice not taught in Open Water coursesRead MoreHow to Nail Perfect Weighting for Your Dive: An Ultimate Guide
A 'how to' guide for scuba diving skill development. A systematic tiered approach to ingraining fluent & intuitive dive proficiencies.Read MoreA Guide To Expert Scuba Diving Skill Development
Using your hands when scuba diving is inefficient for maneuvering. Learn how to break this habit and become a better scuba diver.Read MoreUsing Your Hands Whilst Scuba Diving
Being able to judge your diving ascent rate is an invaluable safety skill if your computer or bottom timer fails. These tips show how!Read MoreHow to Judge Your Diving Ascent Rate Without a Dive Computer
An explanation of the Scuba Gas Laws for Diving. Boyle's Law, Henry's Law, Charles Law, Dalton's Law, Oxygen Toxicity & Partial Pressures.Read MoreThe Physics of Diving – Scuba Gas Laws Theory
What are the pros and cons to changing to an AIR-2 regulator inflator octopus (AAS) system? What needs to be considered? Best AIR-2 systems?Read MoreChanging to an AIR-2 Octopus AAS
Learn how to overcome fear of mask removal when scuba diving with these expert tips. Improve your skills and confidence underwater.Read MoreHow To Overcome Fear of Mask Removal When Scuba Diving?
Read MoreTechnical Diving Skills | Reaching Your Valves
Originally posted 2018-11-05 06:10:54. Technical Diving Skills – Reaching Your Valves This article, posted at DiveDIR, gives great advice on how to reach your valves when conducting valve shutdown procedures. It’s the most comprehensive analysis of this key skill attribute…
Read MoreSidemount Diving | Book Release | Rob Neto
Originally posted 2015-09-30 12:45:42. Sidemount Diving – The Almost Comprehensive Guide book release by author Rob Neto Rob Neto, the highly regarded sidemount and cave instructor is releasing his first book, ‘Sidemount Diving – The Almost Comprehensive Guide‘ in the…
A comprehensive buying guide to the best watch sized diving computer in 2024. Explore the details & specifications to for the best informed decision!Read MoreWhat is the Best Watch Sized Diving Computer? | 2024
Muck diving underwater photography in Subic Bay, Philippines. Experience the rare marine life to be found in this photographer's paradise!Read MoreMuck Diving in Subic Bay, Philippines
Follow these 21 methodical and simple steps to effectively drill the technical diving valve shutdown drill for increased safety & proficiency.Read MoreTechnical Diving Valve Shutdown Drill Explained
Read MoreNylon-Braided Regulator Hose Diving Emergency
Originally posted 2022-12-22 04:06:25. Nylon-Braided Regulator Hose Diving Emergency On Wednesday, 22nd July 2015, I had to complete a real-life diving emergency air-sharing ascent with a technical diving student because neither of his regulators was delivering gas at depth. If you’d…
Recreational diving limits become increasingly blurred with technical diving. Why are limits required & how do divers need to consider them?Read MoreRecreational Diving Limits: Assessing The Grey Area Versus Technical Diving
A comprehensive guide to sidemount diving. What it is, the history, the equipment styles, how it is configured, gear setup and everything else you need to know.Read MoreA Guide to Modern Sidemount Diving
An honest appraisal of the training given on recreational Deep Diver courses versus the risks that exist on deeper dives.Read MoreDeep Diver Courses: What You Really Need To Know!
Learn the best ascent speed for scuba diving. Contrary to assumptions, slower is not always safer when it comes to diving ascent rate!Read MoreThe Best Ascent Speed for Scuba Diving
Honest pro tips on how to buy the best scuba diving BCD for your needs. Learn about BCD features, functions, designs and suitability!Read MorePro Tips For Choosing The Best Scuba Diving BCD For Your Needs
This honest and impartial scuba diving regulator purchase guide will save you money. Avoid making costly mistakes when buying expensive dive gear.Read MoreScuba Diving Regulator Buyers Guide
Technical diving training is HARD! Increase your chance of success with these top-10 tips on how to prepare for your tech diving course!Read MoreTop-10 Tips: How To Prepare For Technical Diving Training
The L2D Tabby aircraft wreck in Subic Bay. Dive site details, map, history and photos of the wonderful Tabby wreck in Subic Bay Philippines.Read MoreShowa L2D Tabby Aircraft Wreck | Subic Bay
Finding a legitimately expert specialist wreck diving instructor is critical for becoming a safe and proficient wreck diver. Choose wisely with this honest pro advice!Read MoreChoosing A Wreck Diving Instructor: How To Find Specialist Expertise!
How to make a DIY sidemount helmet for wreck and cave diving. An illustrated and comprehensive guide.Read MoreDIY Sidemount Helmet Instructions
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the scuba diving training industry and how can that effect both dive profesionals and divers? The aim of this article is to take a look at the modern scuba diving training industry and hopefully induce some debate on what's right, and bad.Read MoreAn Evaluation of the Modern Scuba Diving Training Industry
Learn scuba gas planning for your dives! A step-by-step guide to gas management for divers. Enhance your dive knowledge & safety underwater!Read MoreScuba Gas Planning: Gas Management For Divers
Honest expert pro tips to help prevent costly mistakes when buying your dive gear. Don't regret your scuba equipment purchases!Read MoreAvoid Costly Mistakes When Buying Dive Gear
When scuba equipment shopping it's easy to waste money on disappointing or inappropriate dive gear. These honest pro tip helps avoid costly mistakes!Read MoreScuba Equipment Shopping: How To Buy The Best Dive Gear!
Detailed guidance for choosing the best wreck diving course. Wreck diving can be dangerous; so it is important to choose expert instructionRead MoreHow To Choose The Best Wreck Diving Course?
Technical diver mindset: an analysis of change over two decades. Contemporary issues in technical diving and certification.Read MoreThe Changing Technical Diving Mindset: Issues in Technical Diving
Sidemount cylinder boltsnaps may seem insignificant but are critical for cylinder trim. Choose the right boltsnap with this quick guide.Read MoreSidemount Cylinder Boltsnaps | Gear Setup Tips
A new study on nitrogen narcosis challenges the long held presumption that nitrogen narcosis impairment dissipates immediately on ascent from depth.Read MoreDoes Nitrogen Narcosis Impairment Persist?
My thoughts on working as Technical Diving Instructor after two decades teaching tech, trimix & overhead diving as a full-time pro.Read MoreWorking as a Technical Diving Instructor
It's pretty easy (and cheap!) to make a DIY custom sidemount harness for yourself. Sidemount diving tips and 'how to' advice.Read MoreHow To Build Your Own DIY Custom Sidemount Harness
Here's a contentious suggestion for the scuba diving industry; training agency affiliation can become a barrier to quality differentiation when trying to compete in the market on something other than offering the cheapest possible price.Read MoreThe Scuba Diving Industry: Cost Versus Quality
My thoughts on experiencing problems with sidemount skills performance; particularly fine motor movements.Read MoreSidemount Skills: Problems With Fine Motor Movements
Read MoreThe Importance of Deep Stops by Richard L. Pyle
Originally posted 2018-03-07 23:55:17. The Importance of Deep Stops: Rethinking Ascent Patterns From Decompression Dives An abridged version of this deep stops article was originally in DeepTech, 5:64; and the full version was subsequently published in Cave Diving Group Newsletter,…
An overview of compression arthralgia | Hyperbaric deep diving malady | Compression arthralgia causes, symptoms, treatment | By Andy DavisRead MoreCompression Arthralgia | Deep Diving Maladies
Read MoreScuba Q and A: Diver Stress, Relationships and Comfort Zones
Originally posted 2018-03-07 23:54:39. Scuba Q and A: QUESTION: I am a recreational diver and I dive mostly with my husband. Our relationship issues (bickering) caused me stress. Is this a factor I should consider when scuba diving? Andy’s Answer:…
Read MoreOxygen Exposure Management for Scuba Divers
Originally posted 2018-11-05 06:10:35. OXYGEN EXPOSURE MANAGEMENT by Richard D. Vann Oxygen metabolism is the primary energy source in higher life forms, but when oxygen enters the metabolic process prematurely, reactive oxygen species can form which interfere with normal function…
Read MoreDecompression Theory Resources | Technical Scuba Diving
Originally posted 2018-11-05 06:10:34. Decompression Theory – Links and Resources Here is my selection of educational articles and resources for further reading on scuba diving decompression theory… – Bubble Decompression Strategies by Eric Maiken – VPM Decompression Site by Eric Maiken – Confessions of a…
Read MoreA Review of the Human Factors in Diving Course
A Review of the Human Factors in Diving Course by Andy Davis I was recently given the opportunity to undertake the online Human Factors in Diving course. The online version of this course is self-contained, but also acts…
The ANDI ascent & descent procedures explained. Increase safety & promote team-cohesion. Rec & tech protocols | Advanced Diving TechniquesRead MoreANDI Ascent and Descent Procedures | Diving Techniques