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Magazine Launch a huge success
December 28, 2006
– Topsham Maine
The verdict is in and International Training has another publishing hit on
its hands with Diving Adventure Magazine.
Issue one of Diving Adventure was off-press just in time to be previewed
during DEMA in November, but has now been distributed to all active SDI, TDI
and ERDI members in North America as part of their membership perks. As well
mailing has gone out to more than 15,000 recently certified SDI, TDI and
The 68-page premier issue of Diving Adventure featured profusely illustrated
articles by Doug Perrine, Bret Gilliam, and Stan Waterman, and the response
to both the magazine’s look and content has been extremely positive.
“Certainly of all the new initiatives and product releases we announced in
2006,” said Steve Lewis, “Diving Adventure seems to have made the biggest
splash with our members and their diving customers. In fact, we have had
very positive feedback from non-divers who’ve managed to get their hands on
Lewis, director of product development for International Training and
managing editor of the magazine explained the thinking behind the magazine
was to produce a quality product that celebrated the underwater experience.
“Even though Diving Adventure is intended to be one of the principal ways we
communicate with our members, we did not want to fill its pages with “trade
news,” and messages from Headquarters. We keep that for our member’s
newsletter. The magazine is to promote our sport and the fun and adventure
Even though the primary audience for Diving Adventure is North American
divers and diving professionals, the articles in issue one highlighted
diving activities as far away as South Africa and the Solomon Islands. “This
global view is something we feel is an important focus for our magazine,”
commented David Burroughs, V-P Sales and Marketing for International
Training and director of sales for Diving Adventure. He went on to explain,
“Travel is an important aspect of diving’s appeal to the general public and
the potential of sales based on travel and travel product is huge for dive
stores and training centers, and so we will continue to feature dive
articles dealing with exotic locations and featuring the excellent standard
of photography apparent in issue one.”
Diving Adventure is available by subscription for $15 for two issues, $25
for four issues, and subscription inquiries can be directed to
www.divingadventuremag.com. For information about advertising in Diving
Adventure Magazine, contact David Burroughs at
email@example.com or 1-207-729-4201.
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Industry Leaders Announce Major Joint Sponsorship Agreement:
John Chatterton and
Richie Kohler of “Shadow Divers” fame to work together with SDI/TDI on important
industry projects and programs.
Scuba Diving International (SDI) and Technical Diving International (TDI) today
announced that John Chatterton and Richie Kohler have signed a mutual
sponsorship agreement. This wide-ranging and comprehensive agreement is a
natural extension of the existing relationship between the two explorers and the
The agreement allows SDI/TDI to incorporate Chatterton and Kohler’s high profile
presence and following into many of the organization’s upcoming training
programs and worldwide promotions. In addition, SDI/TDI will provide a proven
distribution network and international outlets for current projects Chatterton
and Kohler are developing including the highly successful “Dive Portal DVD”
According to Brian Carney, SDI/TDI President, “This agreement is the natural
next step that comes from our existing relationship with John and Richie. Our
goals and visions for the future of the dive industry are nearly identical and
that creates many important new opportunities. We look forward to improving the
future of diving for all of us by working together in the same direction.”
Chatteron agreed. “SDI/TDI is cutting edge. These guys think like us. They
aren’t afraid of trying something new. That’s important in today’s ever-changing
marketplace. SDI/TDI reflects our values as divers and our vision as educators.
It’s a great match.”
Carney said that the duo, who also appears on the History Channel’s “Deep Sea
Detectives” television series, would continue to be valuable resources for SDI
and TDI through public appearances, technical consulting, editorial writing and
in other important promotional areas.
Perhaps the most visible promotional vehicle right now is the “Dive Portal DVD”
series. Developed by Chatterton and Kohler, this impressive DVD series provides
some of the most outstanding underwater imagery ever captured including
opportunities to join the ‘Shadow Divers’ on some of their underwater
Since the release of the first edition of the DVD magazine earlier this year,
thousands of divers have been able to experience the exceptional videography,
impressive interview and valuable content. The second “Dive Portal DVD” is
scheduled for release in early December.
“Dive Portal is an important tool that affords John and I an opportunity to
bring the audience – both divers and non-divers alike – into the underwater
world with us,” Kohler explains. “Not everyone is going to be able to explore
deep wrecks or historical sites, but through modern technology, our team can
certainly give them a vivid, clear image of what some of those dives are like.”
Dependent Diver Reaches Major Milestone:
Matthew Johnston, a 29-year-old Minnesota man, who has been living with muscular dystrophy for more than 20 years reached a major milestone by making his first
open-water dive. (See
story on DiveNewswire.) Now you can help fight muscular dystrophy while
helping one determined diver realize his dream.
Find out more…
SDI Receives EUF
Certification Scuba Diving
International continues to receive international recognition and
acceptance. Following a
mandatory audit of all programs, standards and training, the European
Underwater Federation Certification Body (EUF) has given their stamp of
approval for all SDI courses.
ERDI Expands Into
South America SDI/TDI Instructor Trainer Marco Aurelio Reis became
the first ERDI (Emergency Response Diving International) Instructor
registered in South America. He has already certified around 200
brazilian firefighters and understands the needs of those participating
in public safety diving.
Nimrod Explorer Offers More SDI As one of the Premier Liveaboard
vessels in Australia’s famed Far North Queensland, Nimrod Explorer
welcomes discerning divers from around the globe. SDI Australia is
therefore very pleased to announce that all Instructors operating on
their trips now offer s range of SDI Specialty Diver Training,
specializing in SDI Computer Nitrox and Solo Diving.
Find Out More…
TDI Rebreather Training on the President Coolidge In August,
Aquamarine is hosting a CCR Training and Dive trip with Jason Blackwell
of Dive Dive Dive in Brisbane, one of Australia’s foremost CCR
Instructors and TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer. Along for the trip will be
four new Dive Rite Optimas and six Ambient Pressure Inspirations. Jason
will be running TDI Courses in both units.
Find Out More…
TDI Australia Welcomes Leading Melbourne Technical Dive Centre TDI
is pleased to announce that Diver Instruction Services have successfully
completed their TDI Crossover and welcome them as a TDI Dive Facility.
Based in the North Melbourne suburb of Ringwood, DIS, as it is known to
the local divers, is owned and operated by Paul Leslie.
Find Out More…
TDI/SDI Spain Expands TDI/SDI Spain has taken on a new staff member.
His name is Carlos and he is excited to be part of the ever growing
International Training family. Carlos comes from a varied background in
sports training and is a certified recreational and a commercial diver.
If you would like to contact him, his email is
Italiano? SDI recently announced
that its Open Water Diver course materials are now available in Italian.
These new materials were introduced this March at EUDI in Genova, Italy.
They join a number of TDI materials that are already available in
Italian. Read more
about SDI/TDI at EUDI.
More SDI/TDI Materials in Russian:
The SDI Open Water Diver, Easy Nitrox Diving and Deeper Diving
with Computers manuals are now available in Russian, along with the
TDI Nitrox, Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures
manuals. These translations are part of an ongoing effort to make SDI
and TDI materials available in a variety of languages for students
around the globe.
Sign Up for Dive Newswire: SDI and TDI regularly take advantage of
the opportunity Dive Newswire provides to keep not only our
members, but the entire dive industry updated on SDI/TDI products,
programs and services. You can sign up at no charge to receive
Dive Newswire’s weekly e-mail newsletter. Just use any of the links