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Inside The Minds Of Millennial Tech Divers- TEKDiveUSA.2018

Talk with a panel of professional explorers, underwater archeologists, tech instructors, manufacturers and photographers about how they’ve progressed from a young age and made a career in the dive industry.  Hear about what inspired them to keep moving up in technical diving and the different paths that got them started. The Panel will discuss ideas on how to inspire the next generation of divers, internships, scholarship opportunities and mentoring. Hear about how to start technical diving, and the best way of getting younger divers interested in not just diving but advanced diving.  It is possible to do it at a young age and the panel is excited to share their stories and experience to help others take the first steps into a world we all are passionate about.

Get to know the panelists by clicking on their profiles below.


Tech Diving Near Misses, Injuries and Fatalities in the DAN Database- TEKDiveUSA.2018

This presentation will be featured at TEKDiveUSA.2018 by Peter Buzzacott. Diving with the isolator valve closed, breathing from the wrong tank, taking in a mouthful of caustic cocktail, these are the tech diving incident reports DAN collects. DAN also assists tech divers with decompression sickness, coordinates evacuations, and researches tech diving fatalities to identify potential issues that may need resolving. This presentation will highlight some of the more serious issues tech divers occasionally face.

Last year’s DAN Annual Diving Report is available to download from the National Library of Medicine website https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28211666

Cave Diving Fatalities Monitoring and Prevention- TEKDiveUSA.2018

This presentation will be featured at TEKDiveUSA.2018 by Peter Buzzacott. In 1979 Sheck Exley wrote “Blueprint for Survival” in which he used revised reports of cave diving fatalities to highlight common hazards the divers of that era faced when diving in caves. Since then the number of deaths each year in US caves has fallen steadily, and we appear to have come a long way in terms of safety. But, every death is a tragedy and work must continue to make cave diving even incrementally safer. This presentation will cover the history of cave diving fatality monitoring and prevention, a description of the current status and consider potential initiatives for the future.

Managing (the transition to) Tec Diving- TEKDiveUSA.2018

TEKDiveUSA.2018 presentation by Jens O. Meissner

Too little time, not enough money, only recreational divers as buddies? Many divers do not enter technical diving, or they leave it, or they slide into the unsafe zone of it because they struggle to manage their ambitions properly. If a diver does not actively manage gear, training, partners etc., nobody really asks why this is the case. The individual is in charge, but when a recreational diver enters technical diving, the consequences are usually not known to full extent. Existing knowledge about how to manage the challenging new requirements is fragmented, and usually not in the focus of the dive education. Nobody explains a fresh technical diver how to manage this kind of diving! The interactive workshop aims to collect and condense 'good managing practices' to create a 'quick reference card' for new technical divers so that they better know what this activity requires from them to stay within the technical diving community.

Hazards Of Diving In Mountain Creeks and Gorges- TEKDiveUSA.2018

TEKDiveUSA.2018 will feature this presentation by Beatrice Rivoira. The mountain rivers are places where you can find divers looking for unconventional sites to dive. During the summer the streams shores are crowded with people sunbathing and sometimes getting into the water. But what looks like a paradisiacal place can easily turn your day into a nightmare.

People usually underestimate river swimming, and diving, because of the crystal waters and the shallow depths but a lot of stuff can go wrong and these places are not always easy to reach for the rescuers.  

We will talk about the hidden risks that such activity has due to the environmental conditions you find yourself in (cold, difficult spots to reach…), how to deal with the dive features (currents, visibility, siphons…) and the preparation of the dive spot.  Another factor that needs to be taken into account is the altitude and how it affects the diving profiles and our physiology. 

Many divers, even with great open water experience, had underestimated these places during the years and a lot of deadly accidents had happened. We will analyse some of them and talk about the chains of events and choices that had lead to the fatal end. 


The Push For More- TEKDiveUSA.2018

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This presentation will cover the process of how many of New Zealand's cave dives were found and how a team of explorers evolved from simple reconnaissance missions to full expeditions over a period of four years. The team started out with only basic equipment and pooled resources to establish an equipment cache closer to the action allowing them to maximise efficiency and find many new caves.

Join Peter Buzzacott at TEKDiveUSA.2018

Join Peter Buzzacott, director of injury monitoring and prevention at Divers Alert Network at TEKDiveUSA.2018 April 27-29th, 2018 for presentations on "Cave Diving Fatalities Monitoring & Prevention" and "Tech Diving Near Misses, Injuries and Fatalities in the DAN Database". TEKDiveUSA.2018 will feature 30 presentations over two days in addition to an exhibition of technical diving gear and services, an opening BBQ and gala dinner. Tickets are on sale now HERE.

TEKDiveUSA.2016 Scholarship Recipient

TEKDiveUSA Technical Diving Scholarship During the TEKDiveUSA.2016 gala there was a charity auction and raffle held. Proceeds went in part to the TEKDiveUSA technical diving scholarship fund with a goal of inspiring and empowering the next generation of technical divers. The TEKDiveUSA Technical Diving Scholarship's mission is to cultivate the next generation of safe, experienced technical…
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TEKDiveUSA.2018- All Weekend Long!

Wondering how much technical diving fun we can fit in one weekend? TEKDiveUSA.2018 TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE HERE

TEKDiveUSA is a biennial advanced and technical diving conference comprising three elements; an exhibition, a conference and a gala awards dinner. The ‘show and tell’ expo will have over 35 USA and overseas specialist companies with opportunities to talk directly with manufacturers. During the weekend the exciting talks and useful workshops will cover many aspects of advanced and technical diving. From wreck, cave and physiology through to technique, safety and imaging. Leading speakers will be flying in from all over the globe to speak at TEKDiveUSA.2018. The Gala Awards Dinner is the night where we celebrate success, catch up with old friends and make new contacts. Join us April 27-29, 2018!

Tickets Are Now On Sale For TEKDiveUSA.2018

The tickets for TEKDiveUSA.2018 are officially on sale! We look forward to seeing diving friends both old and new from around the world. There are a limited number of tickets and hotel rooms so be sure to book your spot soon!

2018 Dates!

You are going to want to put this on your calendar. Tickets go on sale soon. TEKDiveUSA.2018 dates have been announced for April 27th-29th, 2018! What is new this time? We are moving to Orlando! Everything from the opening social/BBQ, presentations, exhibition, guest rooms to the gala dinner will be under one roof! An awesome…
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Win A Trip From Yucatan Dive Tek- TEKDiveUSA.2016

One lucky TEKDiveUSA.2016 Raffle winner will receive two days of guided technical diving and two nights of on-site accomodation at the flying cloud hotel for XTC TEC Diving and YucatanDiveTek. Tickets can be purchased online HERE. Tickets can be purchased online HERE.
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Awesome TEKDiveUSA.2016 Prizes From Aquatica!

It is no secret that our friends at Aquatica Digital are big fans of underwater photography. One lucky winner from the TEKDiveUSA.2016 photo contest is going to win the Sony a7RII camera housing or a $2600 credit towards the Aquatica Digital housing of their choice!  Aquatica Digital didn't want the raffle winners to be left out so…
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TEKDiveUSA.2016 main sponsor Dive Rite is offering a LX20 Handheld primary light to one lucky raffle winner. Cut the cord with the LX20 Handheld Primary Light. Brighter than other corded lights, the LX20 boasts over 20,000 Lux of output. Tickets are now on sale for theTEKDiveUSA.2016 raffle. Purchase online at tekdiveusa.com/shop/ or see details HERE. Winner…
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Win A Perdix From Shearwater Research – TEKDiveUSA.2016

Tickets are available for the TEKDiveUSA.2016 Raffle. Proceeds go toward the TEKDiveUSA Technical Diving Scholarship Purchase your ticket for a chance to win a Perdix from Shearwater Research! Merging state of the art manufacturing techniques, innovative engineered materials, and consumer feedback, Shearwater has successfully developed a low-profile, sleekly contoured design without sacrificing features vital to…
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Safety Warning

WARNING: Scuba diving is an inherently dangerous sport that can result in serious injury or death if you do not receive the proper training and practice safe diving techniques. The ideas, topics and material presented at TEKDiveUSA are those of the presentor, and TEKDiveUSA LLC does not endorse, support, advocate or accept liability for any of said material / content.

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