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PSI-PCI Visual Cylinder Inspection Training and More at DEMA, 2019


Online registration is now open for the PSI-PCI training at the DEMA show in Orlando, FL.

This is going to be an exciting show with dive professionals attending from all over the world.

These classes fill up very quickly so don’t delay.

Review the schedule and sign up for the Visual Cylinder Inspection course and any of the associated specialties that interest you.

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June 24, 2019 |

Find the Perfect Gift for Your Valentine

Looking for the perfect gift for the diver or ocean lover in your life? Or how about treating your self.  Check out Scuba Diving Resource’s GIFT GUIDE for expert advice, reviews, and recommendations

Practical or luxe, quirky or classic, these Unique gifts will send just the right message to the people you are oh-so grateful for this year.  Or maybe you deserve to buy yourself one of these great items. Read more

November 19, 2018 |

Invisible crystals and regulator failures

Source: François Burman –

Scuba equipment failure or malfunction is a relatively rare factor in diving-related accidents and fatalities. When it does occur, the most common and hazardous malfunctions involve regulators and buoyancy compensator (BC) power inflators.1 Thus, a recent report to DAN of a regulator failure was not necessarily surprising, but the cause turned out to be quite unusual. Read more

March 20, 2018 |

Cylinder Hazmat Fill Station Operations Course

Just one accident and word gets out in the small community that is diving.  Do you want to risk your reputation and service on an accident?

OSHA and USDOT require all employees who “are affected” by high pressure cylinders to receive “function specific” training to the HAZMAT within 90 days of employment and retraining every 3 years afterward.  Not all employers are aware of this, and outside the US, many just disregard it even when handling USDOT cylinders.
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November 10, 2016 |

What is Cylinder Inspection and Why it is IMPORTANT

Ninety percent of cylinder accidents occur at the fill station during fills. Unfortunately the reality is these accidents happen to frequently and cause not only damage but injury and even death.

And without formal, recognized training, you are also exposed to potential issues with liability and safety. Do your employees know what they should look for in order to fill those cylinders? Read more

October 21, 2016 |

The World’s Best Travel Jacket?

Could Be.  I’m always on the hunt for the IDEAL travel products to enhance my travel experience as well as help counter the lower baggage allowance. Whether it be a new carry-on bag, dive bag, or..

While browsing Kickstarter, I recently came across BAUBUX, a smart line of jackets for those who appreciate a lot of functionality with their style. They have packed their jackets with some amazing features to make your travel as comfortable as possible. And reduce weight and or give you more space in your bags.  Read more

June 24, 2016 |

ScubaDoRag is now Sweet Sixteen!

May 28, 2016 By Suuz Martines

Fashion with Function For Divers

Like many who start scuba diving, I was lured in by the sirens of the sea, not knowing my life would forever change. I left my “Home” and became a very small fish in the enormous ocean.

While a designer in real life, I developed CoCoCheznaynay® SecretAgent of Truth & Style™ as a branding vehicle and a truth-seeking character who disperses CoCoCourage, wit and wisdom. CoCo’s about owning all of who you are and facing your fears. When I started scuba lessons, this unknown, overwhelming performance anxiety/fear made me realize I had masked being bullied as a child, never knowing the extent of the damage – this is a danger in thinking we will teach others. Read more

June 5, 2016 |

DUI Drysuit Repair for All Brands of Drysuits


Do you have a leaky drysuit? 

Does your drysuit need new seals? 

Or do you want to add cool pockets to your drysuit?

Let DUI – the world’s leader in drysuits – get your drysuit back in shape and ready to go diving!

Drysuits let you experience the wonders of the underwater world in comfort.  But what do you do when your drysuit needs to be repaired?

You send it to the world’s leader in drysuits; Diving Unlimited International. Read more

May 4, 2016 |

Cylinder Training Services


A formal introduction to cylinder inspections: for the user, resort and facility

By Don Kinney

Most people who use, deal with or handle cylinders are familiar with the rules, laws or practices of inspecting cylinders on some type of schedule. Cylinders, whether they are steel, aluminum or composite, are exposed to harsh environments. They are not transported in protective cases or stored in climate controlled environments, like other sensitive pieces of equipment. They are constantly at risk of being damaged either by use or the elements.
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March 20, 2016 |
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