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DIR diving is a fast growing approach to diving. Be it technical or recreational, wreck, cave or reef, DIR diving can be relevant to the diving that you do. Jump in on our DIR forums, find out more about who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

DIRX is a DIR diving forum run by DIR divers for both DIR divers and those who are interested in learning more about our approach to diving. There is a lot of information around on the internet about DIR, we hope to bring it together here, at DIRX, into one resource which each of us can use.

So look around, tell us who you are, what you would like to see from DIRX, ask some questions, post reports of diving that you have done, or would like to do.

Safe Diving all from Graham Blackmore, Brian Allen and all of us in the DIRX Team.

» Featured Articles

» Mexico cave first time; need intel!!

Sep 23, 2015 - 1:51 PM - by Vledermouse

I want to plan a trip to Mexico for some cave diving. There is a lot to find on the internet but I want some intel from a 'divers-hand'. Some of my needs are;
* where to stay with divers and none divers
* where to rent equipment? (I already know Zero gravity)
* the best way to get the equipment over seas, we are coming from The Netherlands
* how is the diving arranged? Can we jump in every where like in France?
* is there a fee for the... [Read More]

» from London to Hong Kong

Sep 13, 2015 - 8:56 PM - by Ivan Kaverzine
Hi all,

Relocating to Hong Kong from London. Tech 1 / Cave 1. Looking for fellow divers in Hong Kong / GUE friendly dive shop. Please PM.

Thank you


» Seaskin Nova and Sitech Silicone Seal Review

Sep 08, 2015 - 1:14 PM - by ssimps
Hi All,

So, I have done all my UK diving in a DUI drysuit that was massive on me and I always found it quite hard to control. The time came, having been out of the water for nearly 4 years, to sort out kit and start diving again - cue the sale of old/unused gear and reinvestment in new shiny stuff.

I looked around at loads of different suits. I needed MTM as I am a ridiculously awkward size (5' 11" tall, arm span 6'2" waist 28" - you get the idea ... [Read More]

» Journeys with cylinders...

Aug 13, 2015 - 6:03 PM - by ssimps
Hi all,
Looking to make a cradle for transporting dive cylinders, to anyone who has made one, what have you done? Also do you transport vertically or horizontally? ATM I think I want to transport them vertically as, on the face of it, this seems to me to be the safer option. The valve points up so no risk of it getting fractured and I can use the strength of the back seat to ensure no damage occurs to the cylinder if there is a crash. Also this would allow me to keep my rig assembled... [Read More]

» Dive Swanage/Vobster/ ??? this weekend?

Aug 12, 2015 - 6:22 PM - by ssimps
Hi all,
Looking to see if anyone wants a dive this weekend? Thinking Swanage boat - old harry/valentines or similar or portland, not sure whats good or plain old Vobster.
Basically, recently started diving again - pool brush up and kelsey bill for a couple of dives just wanting to domore, not anything to taxing as its been a while.

Let me know if anyone is interested, I am in Salisbury and happy to drive ... [Read More]

» Stage markings

Jul 14, 2015 - 12:41 PM - by Cwadey

I have got myself an Ali 80, for the time being it will be used as a bottom stage with 32% in, in a few months or the start of next year I want to do tech 1. I know you should have stages permanently marked with MOD however for the time being I just can't afford 2-3 stages. If it was just the initial outlay it would be fine but the continual testing every 15 months is just unrealistic while I am a full time student.

So how should I mark up this... [Read More]

» Long Deco's - How do you pass the time?

Jun 24, 2015 - 8:47 PM - by Balanced Diver
Aloha everyone,

My buddy and I routinely do 3 hour closed circuit dives, usually we are pretty well entertained scootering along during deco. On Saturday we did our first 4 hour dive and because our scooters have a burn time of about 2.5 hours, we had to sit around for quite awhile.

We were in a 20' rubble patch so I found myself stacking flat-ish rocks, taking awkward selfies with my camera/buddies, drinking water through my hydration pack, slurping on squeezable... [Read More]

» Article about women, diving and lots of pee

Jun 13, 2015 - 2:52 PM - by Wethorse
Shirley Kasser wrote this delightful and amusing article about the She-P: https://www.tdisdi.com/girls-pee-too/

» Tech1 dives in Malta

May 22, 2015 - 12:39 PM - by Leonidas
Hey guys!

Just wanted to say that if there is anyone interested in doing a Tech1 dive in Malta and is looking for a teammate, please feel free to contact me. I have recently completed the T1 in Croatia with K. Egorov and it would be great if I could dive the Maltese wrecks with some fellow GUE divers.


» Cave Exploration in Mexico - movie

May 18, 2015 - 8:01 PM - by David Dusek
Hi folks,

for those who are not on FB or haven't seen it yet, here is the link for a little documentary movie by JP Bresser from our latest exploration project in Mexico.


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