Fools rush in where angels fear to tread….what I didn’t learn in class – Part I

Do you think of yourself as a panicky person? Me neither, but I have still panicked underwater…..twice…..although I dealt with it better the second time. Panic underwater can be a real killer, but even the most experienced divers can feel panic when they find themselves in a situation they don’t think they can control. Your diving …

TecRec Blog – All Time Top Ten

So what makes a popular post? Well, announcements about forthcoming new courses or materials definitely get the most hits, but what about other items? Our most popular posts get a steady stream of readers even years after they are first posted, here are our Top Ten stories and articles, in case you missed any of …

Join PADI at TEKcamp 2014

Join me for this amazing week of workshops where you will have the chance to improve and fine tune your tec diving skills as well as experience new equipment and hear talks from top Training Directors and Explorers. There will be loads of manufacturers, such as fourth element,  with lots of lovely equipment for you to try out …

I ‘m not a Tec Diver so what can Tec Diving do for me?

by Vikki Batten, Director Rebreather Technologies, Technical Diving Division If you love to dive on reefs, take photos, enjoy diving in the sunlight bathed shallows or just want to enjoy easy relaxed diving you may think Tec Diving has nothing to offer you, but just as you don’t need to be a Formula One driver …

Sidemount Photo Shoot

Written By, Vikki Batten, Director Rebreather Technologies, PADI TDD I arrived in Jacksonville, Florida after just a short delay due to thunder storms at Charlotte airport. As soon as I switched on my phone a text from Karl (Shreeves, PADI TDD exec, technical writer and photographer) popped up << delayed one hour >>. As I …

PADI Tec Sidemount Diver Course

PADI Tec Sidemount Diver training a success for PADI Divemaster Fan Zhao & PADI  Rescue Diver Yves Lawrence Tan who recently completed their training with TecRec Instructor Trainer Simon So in Puerto Galera, Philippines. These divers are both very excited about the opportunities afforded by sidemount rigging – improved mobility, transportation in & out of …