NEW – TecRec IT Course 2018

PADI will be conducting a TecRec Instructor Trainer Course from 18th - 22nd June 2018 in Bristol, UK This course is for experienced Tec Deep Instructors (and higher) who want to become PADI Tec Deep Instructor Trainers. Successful candidates who also hold other TecRec instructor level certifications will be able to apply for further TecRec …

Tips for a Clean Technical Diving Rig – Part 1

  By Donny McFadden - Technical Diving Division Consultant Technical Diving requires a substantial amount of equipment. With it all laid out in front of you it may look like a lot. However with the right equipment selection and smart placement - divers can enjoy a clean, practical and safe Technical Dive Rig. This blog …

Back-up Buoyancy by Thomas Knedlik

Thomas is the Director of Training for PADI Asia Pacific as well as a PADI Exmainer, Course Director and TecRec IT. In this article he answers a FAQ by explaining PADI's philosophy on backing up buoyancy control devices during open circuit TecRec training. Many tec diving risks either don’t exist in recreational diving, or are …

Sidemount v Backmount – What do you prefer?

While writing about the pros and cons of Sidemount v Backmount for June's edition of Sport Diver (UK) , I asked my colleagues here at PADI to answer the question and, as you can see, found that their preferences and reasons are as varied as the divers and their locations: I used to dive both, …