Melbourne, Australia: A Must-Visit Technical Diving Destination

Written by George Wegmann, PADI Instructor Development Consultant  Melbourne is the perfect destination for you to continue your technical diving journey. Located in Victoria, Australia this pristine diving destination is full of world-class dive sites just waiting to be explored. Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne One of Melbourne’s famous dive sites is Port Phillip Bay, also …

Evolving Thought on Deep Decompression Stops

Written by: John Adsit, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Tec Trimix Instructor Reviewed by: Simon Mitchell, MB ChB, PhD, DipOccMed, DipAdvDHM (ANZCA), FUHM, FANZCA, School of Medicina, University of Auckland The decision to no longer require teaching deep stop strategies in the Tec Trimix Diver course (and all other PADI courses) may have surprised …

Tec 40 – Who, What, Where, When, Why?

Written by PADI Regional Manager and TecRec Instructor Trainer, Chris Hailey. Are you a scuba diver looking for a new challenge? Or maybe you’re wanting to explore underwater places deeper than 30 meters or that nobody has ever seen before? Then the PADI Tec 40 course might just be for you. Not only is this …

Apply Now – PADI TecRec Instructor Trainer Course

Application criteria are now available for the PADI TecRec Instructor Trainer Course in Malta, 17-21st June 2019 This course is for experienced Tec Deep Instructors (and higher) who want to become PADI Tec Deep Instructor Trainers. Successful candidates will be able to apply for further TecRec IT ratings upon meeting the additional requirements for each …

To Make Critical Decisions Well During a Tec Dive – Don’t Make Critical Decisions During a Tec Dive.

By: Karl Shreeves - PADI Education and Content Development Executive     During a 1988 conflict between Iran and Iraq, a U.S. AEGIS class missile cruiser under orders to protect U.S. interests and shipping was escorting U.S. vessels passing through the Persian Gulf, when two Iranian F-4 fighters took off from a near-by airbase. Instead …

Technical Divers – Diving Diseases Research Centre needs your help

The Diving Diseases Research Centre based in Plymouth, UK is conducting a research project relating to technical divers. Diving Diseases Research Centre If you can spare a few minutes of your time to help them to gain a better insight into the general health and diving practices of technical divers, they would be very grateful. …