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The Endless Dive

It is with a heavy hart that I have to inform all of you, our TXD fans and followers, that our Founder and Editor in Chief Brian J. Bugge was the victim of a diving accident on 20 May, 2018.  This loss has hit his family, friends and our local diving …

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Dive Destinations

Diving the Valiant Plane Wreck – Lake Washington USA


I drug my rebreather and diving kit (in a 45 kg Pelican) 2300 miles to Seattle from Honolulu to dive on the Valiant Plane Wreck; a WWII treasure laying just a few miles north of Seattle.

It was quite an interesting day.

It’s always fun to travel with a rebreather. I’m never …

Dive News

Diving Labels: Must Have for Every Diver!

Diving Labels are a must have; it’s too easy to get your gear lost or lifted by another diver. Easy solution; put your name on it. Divinglabels.com will help you out! I’ve been using their labels for awhile on myCCR Liberty and other gear.


The labels are tough, resistant to wear …

Dive Gear Reviews

Poseidon Xstream Deep MK3 Regulator Review

Poseidon Xstream Deep MK3 regulator
Ideal for cold water diving

Some history and facts about Poseidon: In 1954 Poseidon was started by Ingvar Lofstrom. He made his first prototype regulator in his kitchen. The prototype was called the Cyklon. That same regulator is still manufactured today with a few changes. During testing …

Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: Germany’s U-85: A Shadow In The Sea

Germany’s U-85: A Shadow In The Sea

Jim Bunch is the world’s leading authority on the U-85. He has made over 1,000 dives on her and is the author of three books on the subject. Jim started diving the shipwrecks off the Outer Banks in the 1950’s. By 1994, he had …

U of Hawaii Hyperbaric Chamber Now Accepting Patients
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BREAKING: University of Hawaii Hyperbaric Treatment Center Accepting Patients

Divers in Hawaii and surrounding islands have been without proper hyperbaric chamber access since the fall of 2017. That has just changed.

This is huge news for recreational, technical and scientific divers here on Hawaii.

University of Hawaii Hyperbaric Treatment Center is now accepting patients on a case-by-case basis. 

According to the University …

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Expedition Divers Training Camp in Belize

Do you want to see the second largest barrier reef in the world, dive the Blue Hole or one of the largest seacaves in the world? Expedition Divers is organizing a Diver Training Camp in Belize during March 2018!

Our mission is to dive and train divers in some of the …

Dive News

Using VA Education Benefits to become a Dive Professional

Believe it or not, if you honorably served in the United States Military you can use your VA Education Benefits to become a Dive Professional.

These benefits can cover all costs for tuition, equipment, and even a housing allowance while you train. But there is a lot to know and …

Becoming a Technical Diver / Dive News

How Quickly a Dive Can Go Wrong

The other night I joined up with a local boat here on Oahu to do a closed circuit rebreather training dive. The main goal was to work on skills and build hours for the next level of certification. We were heading to a site called Shallow LCU, it’s a wreck …