Why go tech? Motivations behind technical diving

In this essay, sports psychologist and technical diver Matt Jevon draws some parallels between the sport of technical diving and the sport of motorcycle racing, including attitudes and behaviors in regards to the inherent dangers and risks, sharing insights into our own nature as divers and adventurists. Images by: Barb Roy Divers in training doing their safety stops. Photo by Barb Roy. A good few years ago, I was a newly minted sports psychologist. I had done three years of supervised experience, after getting my graduate degree, and was looking to get involved in a practice as soon as...

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Dive Ireland International 2015

The Irish Underwater Council (CFT) in association with Lough Derg Sub Aqua Club are dive ireland 2015 delighted to announce the 24th Annual International Dive Show at the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Co Tipperary on the 28th February & 1st March. For divers, snorkelers and anybody interested in discovering a new world, dive Ireland International 2015 is the place to be. Lough Derg Sub Aqua Club who are hosting the event are currently securing an unrivalled programme of the world’s top diving speakers. All the latest dive equipment and gadgets will be displayed with the expert speakers...

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Behind the Mask – Tee am See / Tea by the Lake

Drinking tea at the lakeside of the Green Lake early in the morning you could find yourself suddenly in a dreamlike and surreal world in which unexpected encounters may happen. ‘Tea by the Lake’ was filmed at the Green Lake in Austria from 8 to 11 July 2014. For more impressions and for information about the movie, the location, the diving and the video production you can find us on our Website: behind-the-mask.com Source: Vimeo

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2015 Diving Season

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Artur Kozlowski died exploring last section of Irish Pollonora Cave

Efforts will resume today to recover the body of a diver who died exploring a cave in Co Galway. The alarm was raised when Artur Kozlowski, (34), a Polish man who was one of Ireland’s most experienced cave divers, failed to resurface from a diving trip in a flooded inland cave on Monday night. Members of the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation located his body last night, nearly 24 hours later, about 52 metres down in the deepest section of the cave. They plan to bring it to the surface during the day. Mr Kozlowski had been living in Ireland for a number of years and held several records in...

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