Notes from the Freezing North – Part One

By Vikki Batten, PADI Technical Diving Consultant By late November 2010 the UK was gripped by another unusually icy winter and with the holiday season fast approaching everyone was watching the news and weather reports closely wondering whether they would be able to travel to their Christmas destinations. One of our Finnish members sent me …

TecRec TMX 45 and TMX 50 Distinctive Specialties

PADI Technical Consultants have written a TecRec Distinctive Specialty to introduce the use of trimix when diving shallower than 50m/165 feet. The primary reason for using trimix at these depths is to reduce narcosis. Whilst many divers are happy to dive on EANx or air to 50m/165 feet, others are not. In challenging diving conditions …

PADI Tec Trimix Course

Report by Thomas Knedlik, Educational Consultant, PADI Asia Pacific               After several fantastic dives on the amazing wrecks around Sydney (Australia) five trimix divers completed training to various levels with PADI Tec Trimix Instructor Trainer and PADI Course Director Richard Nicholls. Daniel Macherel (PADI Course Director), Matt Hopkins (PADI Master Instructor) and Alex Boulton …

Tec Dossier – Pete Mesley

 What's your background? Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, I came to New Zealand in 1994 (my wife is a Kiwi). It didn’t take me long to realize that NZ had some unbelievable diving. So we stayed!! 2 mortgages, 2 daughters and a couple of thousand hours underwater, the next 11 years I would take on full …

TecRec Team Find New Wrecks Sunk by Juminda Mine Field

A team of TecRec Instructors, with the Research Vessel Yoldia, were searching for wrecks which were sunk into the Gulf of Finland during the Soviet evacuation of Tallinn on 28th of August 1941. The Soviet troops had to evacuate their soldiers, civilians and materials from Tallinn, Estonia which was encircled by German troops in August …

Diving Deep Superferry off Cebu

By Tim Aukshun CD 6129, Ocean Deep, Camotes, Cebu and La Union Recently divers from Ocean Deep Diver Training Center in Camotes Island, Cebu, and Scotty's Dive Center, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines, visited a Super Ferry named Boholana Princess which sank Dec 15, 1990 at Tulang Island, Cebu. Trimix Instructor Trainer Tim Aukshun, Trimix Instructor Scott Livingston, Trimix …