First PADI TecRec Cave in the Philippines

Tom Morato –TecRec Instructor Trainer, TecRec Cave Instructor & PADI Advanced Sidemount Instructor 473238 I recently had the pleasure of teaching the PADI TecRec Cave diver Specialty course to 3 great divers in the Philippines.  Roy a dry caver & technical diver from the US, Karl an underwater photographer & technical diver who flew into …

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 …

Northern Europe – Wreck Divers Paradise.

By Vikki Batten – PADI International Ltd Technical Consultant I know this title might surprise a few of you and it is of course an opinion, although not only mine, but Northern European divers have been wreck enthusiasts for decades. Whilst it is not a secret amongst local divers there are relatively few dive tourists. …

Samar Cave Exploration

Located approximately 700 Km south of Manila, the island of Samar is renowned as the caving capital of the Philippines.  Over the third week of February,  Diver’s Network went out to further explore the underwater caves in the region, with three divers Tomas Morato (PADI Course Director), Roger Smith (PADI Course Director) and Luis Nazareno …

Side-mount Rigs – A UK Perspective

There a definitely two schools of thought on side-mount kit requirements.

The Cave Environment and Conservation – part 2

By Vikki Batten - PADI International Ltd Technical Consultant Following on from our overview of the cave environment and why it is so appealing to cave enthusiasts this instalment will look at threats to this environment, and how divers can help to protect it for the future. Caves are made of rock so how much …