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Congrats to new Full Cave Instructor Garry Dallas!

So after 7 days of intense training and evaluation we at Sirius Diving would like to congratulate Garry Dallas from Simply Sidemount & Simply Tec for successfully completing his TDI Full Cave Instructor Course and lots of thanks to Tom Steiner from Gozo Technical Diving for doing a great job in preparing him for it. Well done Sir and well earned.

His comment after the course: ” I’ve passed my full cave instructor course with TDI !!! 🙂
It’s been an intensive but amazing few weeks.
I would like to thank Kris Harrison from Sirius Diving for putting his heart and soul into the course from start to finish. His meticulous attention to every aspect of technical detail is reassuringly satisfying. This is what every instructor should do no matter what level, peoples’ lives depend on you. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your training. Thank you 🙂
Tom Steiner you have been there all the way for me. Your teaching and guidance has been very influential above and beyond the standard course. I thank you for that too 🙂
I have been privileged to be taught by some of the best instructors to date and I intend to pass their knowledge and experience on to others to make diving as safe as possible.
Feeling humbled, relieved but yet marginally ecstatic to have attained this goal, although not quite sunk in yet.

A 5′ video showing one of the dives in the Extended Range course.

Andy and Kris diving in the KanLum lagoon near Tulum. Awesome dive!

Cave video shoot for Hollis dive gear at cenote ‘El Toh’

Today Katy Fraser (She Dives Tech) and Marielle Pronk (Sirius Diving) teamed up to shoot a cave video for the dive equipment manufacturer Hollis. For our models we choose Markus Teupe (Planet Scuba Mexico) and Kris Harrison (Sirius Diving). Not just for their good looks but also for the logistics and their leadership, professionalism, partnership and experience. 😉

Cave diving video shoot in Mexico for Hollis equipment.

Kris Harrison and Markus Teupe making a jump in cenote ‘El Toh’, Mexico.

Katy took this great photo in a ‘little’ cave called ‘El Toh’. We picked this cave because it’s a beautiful white cave with room to move for all of us and our cameras and lights but not so big that the cave would swallow all of our lights.

Filming in a cave environment takes planning, precision, a group of experienced cave divers and the more lights the better!

video shoot in the Mexican caves, cave diving.

Dive planning and preparation for a video shoot.

I had a lot of fun today and we already quickly browsed through our footage and it looks like we have some great shots in there.
Now it’s up to Katy to edit the whole thing in a few minute promotion video.

Great team effort today!

Next time we dive together I would love to try and take some good photos 🙂


The keys to life. From a Cave Divers perspective

The keys to life. From a Cave Divers perspective

1. Get control of your breathing
2. Get control of your buoyancy or physical person
3. Think about the solution don’t focus on the problem
4. Act in a calm, controlled and precise manner
5. Do not react based on your emotions; fear and anger = fight or flight

-Fear leads to panic, and a panicked mind is a non-functional mind.

-Anger leads to an adrenaline response and consumes all your energy or the ATP in your cells which consumes the Oxygen in your blood leaving your brain starving and once again non-functional.

Take time, breathe and think before acting in a calm and rational manner..

Imagine if the whole world did this..