Richard Devanney is a PADI, SSI, BSAC and SDI instructor who teaches technical diving through TDI, SSI XR and PADI TecRec. He currently lives in Reykjavik, Iceland, and manages Dive Silfra, owned by parent company Arctic Adventures. He runs a Facebook technical diving page called Iceland Technical Diving. (Profile photo by Byron Conroy)
For tropical divers, the thought of diving in 50 F (10 C) waters may not be very appealing. But with much to see in colder seas, it may be time to try it out.
Being able to confidently undertake any of your dive skills makes you a good buddy and a safer diver. The only way to ensure competence is through regular practice.
Anyone who has taken an advanced scuba course is familiar with the term “nitrogen narcosis,” but what exactly does it mean, and how can it affect you?
For many divers, technical diving retains an aura of being overly complicated, dangerous and too difficult for the average person. But with proper preparation, it’s none of those things. Here we’ll address a few of the top technical diving myths.