Technical Diving Division (TDD)
PADI has deliberately kept technical diver training separate from mainstream diver training by providing such training under the TecRec name. The TecRec courses have become known as benchmarks of quality in the tech diving world, with a rigorous, yet easy to follow training scheme well supported by PADI-style training materials. Within the PADI organisation, selected staff members are designated as members of the Technical Diving Division, and have the necessary experience to provide TecRec instructors with any back up and support they need to conduct these courses.
The principle officers of the TDD are:
President: Drew Richardson
Vice President, Technical Diving Division: Mark Caney
Director, Advanced Wreck Diving: James Morgan
Director, Cave Diving: Steve Mortell
Director, Decompression Diving: Karl Shreeves
Director, Rebreather Technologies: Vikki Batten
In each PADI office, there are individuals designated as TDD Technical Consultants who are experienced technical instructors. They can provide advice to existing TecRec instructors or advise you if you don’t have a TecRec rating yet but are thinking of getting one.