Mapping a Dive Site – a skill for a new Dive Master to master A dive guide must be familiar with the sites to lead safe, enjoyable dives. A good guide will be able to navigate effortlessly, give correct briefs, and act decisively in emergency situations. Mapping a dive site can be a fantastic and […]

SSI Science of Diving Specialty Course Every diving course passes knowledge to students at a level appropriate to their interests and previous training. Some courses are progressive. For example, most agencies require nitrox training before allowing a student to enroll in a course that teaches decompression diving. Other courses are more fundamental and apply to […]

Advanced trimix Diving on a Rebreather combined with a recreational diver. They said recreational diving can’t be combined with Technical diving. They said the differences in equipment would be confusing and dangerous. They said the dive sites and environment wouldn’t be suitable. A Sydney couple proved those statements wrong. Gary, an experienced deep rebreather diver […]

Fourth Element – Thermal Protection Wear – The Right Gear for the Job Tech divers understand the importance of gear selection. We know it’s often possible to make a “quick fix” but that, ultimately, it makes more sense to invest in top quality gear will support our dive objectives and our comfort for years. You […]

Cave Diving Communication HAND SIGNALS When it comes to technical diving, communication is critical. This is especially true of cave diving communication. As a technical diving intern with Blue Label Diving and a TDI full cave diver, I can appreciate the importance of clear, concise communication. I have yet to encounter a situation that I […]

CCR CAVE End of another successful CCR CAVE Trimix program. This time, French Megalodon rebreather diver Nicolas Lanvoc came over to Thailand cave to polish his ccr and cave skills in this Distinctive program, unique to Blue Label Diving. Most candidates have cave and mixed gas experience, open and/or closed circuit. But are they ready […]

Advanced trimix course in Song Hong in August 2015 Two years in the making, buddy team Jeremiah and Kheng-Yew accomplished their goal of reaching 100m during their Advanced Trimix in Song Hong cave system Thailand. They initially met up during their full cave course with us in Thailand, years earlier. From one course came another and […]

My review of the TDI Extended Range Course As a technical diving intern, I often help in courses conducted by Blue Label instructors. This gives me the chance to get to know their individual styles of teaching and adds perspective to diving. I recently completed TDI Extended Range with instructor Ben Capitaine and am now […]

Review of Fatally Flawed: The Quest to be Deepest by Verna van Shaik   The story of a woman diver’s successful attempt at a depth record in Boesmansgat sinkhole, South Africa – Fatally Flawed focuses on Verna van Shaik’s personal growth within the ego-driven world of deep technical diving. The account begins with a chronicling […]

I recently completed a Decompression Procedures course with Blue Label Diving and, as a result, feel comfortable weighing the factors that go into creating a deco schedule for my dives. As a former physiology major, decompression theory was right up my alley. Luckily, instructor Por Parasu Komaradat had lots to offer on the topic – […]