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. …

Critical Decisions in Tec Diving

Karl Shreeves talk on this topic was well received when he delivered it in the technical section of DEMA on Thursday, November 15.  

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 …

Durban’s Ghost Fleet – finding the “Sir Gordon” (aka Part 2)

By Patrick Voorma PADI TecRec IT and Course Director Now the search for wrecks began. I started chatting with the local fishing community about possible wreck sites. Unfortunately theses are kept very secret as they provide some very good fish and the guys were wary of me wanting their marks even though I assured them …

PADI Instructor Ahmed Gabr achieves new Guinness World Depth Record

Everything started with me four years ago when I wanted to satisfy my curiosity of how deep the human body can go, from this question I started to approach the answers, I was researching in books and on the internet but still never had the absolute answer so I figured out the best way to …