Cold Water Diver DL CoverWell, I’ve dropped the ball, stumbled and kicked it off the field! My grand plan for regular posts has, like so many others, not survived contact with the enemy. In this case, the enemy was “the demands of higher education”, and its reinforcements from “professional, personal and business development”. One or the other would be rough, but both left me a touch swamped! Any ways, here’s the run down on what’s going on:

I’m currently in the process of jumping ship from PADI to SDI/TDI. The reasons are for the switch are simple. Moving forward with my education, with the goal of becoming an underwater archaeologist, technical dive training is going to become a must and being a part of their system will be better. Additionally, its more affordable to do training with them. The fact that they use Bühlmann tables is a bonus too.

Some Facebook and Google+ followers may have noticed my shameless plug on Friday. You may have also noted the shopping cart and new category on the main page. I’m proud to be releasing the Cold Water Diver blog’s essentials Dive Log! Slimmer than comparative books, you can log three dives per page, for a total of 120! That, combined with the minimalist design, makes it ideal for highly active divers or casual divers alike. Check it out, and let me know what you think. If sales go well, I’ll be designing similar logbooks for people who want to log more details each dive, scientific divers and occupational divers. I ship everywhere, so don’t hesitate! Order your new dive log today!

In other news, the blog will be a touch… intermittent for the foreseeable future. Not monthly, not biweekly, just, well, intermittent. Things will pick up over the summer, and this year’s dive trip will be a local one, down to Vancouver or Vancouver Island for some cold water fun. Keep watching and reading, and safe diving!

About the author

Graeme is a professional diver, qualified as a PADI and SDI Divemaster, DCBC 40m Unrestricted Commercial Scuba Diver, 30m Restricted Surface Supply diver, and CAUS Scientific Diver Lv.2. Graeme has an Associate Degree of Arts in Environmental Studies, where he focused on archaeology and physical geography, and an Advanced GIS certificate.