Rebreather Training Council Publishes New Standard

The Rebreather Training Council is a body representing leading training organisations that offer rebreather training. Presently, ten organisations are members and work together to exchange information and create agreed training standards and operational protocols. In 2017, the RTC published the RTC Recreational Rebreather Diver Level 1 standard, now, the RTC has also published the RTC …

The Eeriest Tunnel and Turtle Tomb

Guest article by PADI Regional Manager Chris Hailey  Back in 2010 I was backpacking south east asia being a travelling bum. I used to live on pot noodles, street food and sleep in the cheapest accomodation money could buy just so I could conserve money to pay for my addiction… SCUBA diving!!!! After 4 weeks …

PADI Asia Pacific TecRec Instructor & Instructor Trainer Update

Are you a PADI TecRec Instructor or Instructor Trainer in Asia Pacific? Stay up to date with the latest material and standard changes by attending the PADI TecRec Instructor and Instructor Trainer Update this coming Monday 16th July, 2018. Hosted by Technical Diving Consultants Junya Kato and Don McFadden, the webinar will cover not only …

PADI TecRec Instructor Opportunities

There is no question that technical diving opens up a whole new underwater world to divers. With so much of our planet covered in water it is no surprise earth is teeming with incredible diving only accessible to technical divers. From deep ocean walls to sunken shipwrecks to stunning caves and famous blue holes. There …

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Mistakes Can be Good – In the Right Setting!

Written by Donny McFadden What’s that old saying? “We learn from our mistakes”? It's certainly true with most things in life however in some of life’s more adventurous activities mistakes have the potential to be costly. Technical diving certainly has an acceptably low level of risk, however it does have its own particular set of …