PADI Awards Medal of Valor to Thailand Cave Rescuers Who Represent Diving’s Finest Hour

Leadership and rescue divers instrumental in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand earlier this year will be the first-ever recipients of PADI’s Medal of Valor. This high distinction will be awarded to Rick Stanton, John Volanthen, Dr. Richard Harris, Jason Mallinson and Chris Jewell. The courage, strength, …

3 Reasons Any Diver Should Consider Taking Tec 40

Tec training can benefit many more divers than you might imagine.

You must remember this…Sidemount

Some of our most popular posts have been about Sidemount. Here are the top three, which are still just as relevant as when they were written: Sidemount - What, Why and How - by Martin Robson Sidemount and Cave Sidemount IT Sidemount v Backmount - what do you prefer?- by Vikki Batten- Tec Diving Division Sidemount …

Increased flexibility for Rebreather Courses

It's now six years since the PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver courses were launched and this has been a growing area of interest for PADI divers ever since. With increasing popularity and the continued development of rebreathers, the courses have evolved a lot, often due to feedback from PADI Rebreather Instructors. The 4th Quarter 2017 Training Bulletin announces a …

First Standard Published by Rebreather Training Council

The Rebreather Training Council (RTC) is the body representing training organisations providing courses for divers using rebreathers. The RTC has just published its first training standard which indicates the minimum requirements for a level of training. This first standard is named the RTC Rebreather Diver Level 1 and delineates a stage in a diver’s development …

Quick North Florida Cave Visit

PADI ‘s Karl Shreeves (l), PADI Master Instructor Renee Power and DAN’s Peter Buzzacott share a post-dive smile after diving the Devil’s Eye system 13 August. The trio dived Peacock the previous day (a bit murky in the basin due to low rainfall).