Year: 2018

Challenging the “Rules”

CHALLENGING THE “RULES” OF SCUBA DIVING: BECAUSE NOT EVERYTHING IS BLACK AND WHITE BY DIVE TRAINING If you’re like most divers, you’ve heard of — and perhaps adhere to — procedures that are considered “normal” within our sport. A few classic “always and nevers” include: always dive with a buddy; always do your deepest dive first; […]

Why Do Divers “Break the Rules”?

WHY DO DIVERS KEEP BREAKING THE “RULES”? By Gareth Lock After a diving accident, it doesn’t take long for the commentators and observers to look for the rules that were broken. “They didn’t monitor their gas.” “They weren’t sufficiently experienced.” “They didn’t do X, Y or Z…” The design of rules, their application and subsequent rule-breaking […]

Make Deco More Productive

FOUR WAYS TO MAKE DECO MORE PRODUCTIVE By: Harry Averill Decompression stops, whether simulated or actual, are an integral part of most technical diver courses. We generally associate decompression with holding on to a line while staring off into space. However, if that is all your students do during deco, you may be missing out on […]

Secrets to Saving Air

Secrets to Saving Air while Scuba Diving By Selene Yeager Do you consistently run through your gas supply faster than other divers on the boat? Do you frequently have to end the dive before the rest of the group? What’s going on? And what can you do about it? First, you can stop beating yourself up […]

Basic Skills Tech Divers Tend to Get Lazy With

Basic Skills Tech Divers Tend to Get Lazy With When the first “Technical Divers” started to evolve and climb out of the primordial soup of the recreational realm, some would argue they were light years ahead of the modern day recreational divers of today who desire to make the same journey. Without getting into a […]

3 Tips for Diving Nitrox Safely

3 Tips for Diving Nitrox Safely by Cris Merz: Diving with Nitrox has brought divers many benefits over the years including longer bottom times, shorter surface intervals, longer repetitive dives, and much more. However, with the good, comes the bad… often followed by the ugly. Nitrox has depth limitations because it increases the risk of […]