First Standard Published by Rebreather Training Council

The Rebreather Training Council (RTC) is the body representing training organisations providing courses for divers using rebreathers. The RTC has just published its first training standard which indicates the minimum requirements for a level of training. This first standard is named the RTC Rebreather Diver Level 1 and delineates a stage in a diver’s development …

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 …

Can I do this during a PADI Course?

As well as my role in the Technical Diving Division I, along with a team of Regional Training Consultants in each PADI Regional Headquarters, can help you with all of your training queries. So sometimes my office is here: And sometimes it is here: So what happens when we receive your phone call or question? …

Scenes at TekCamp 2015 on 16 July

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Red Sea Silence – No bubbles in Egypt

PADI Dive Centre, Orca Dive Club Safaga hosted a week of rebreather diving called Red Sea Silence. Divers were treated to some awesome rebreather diving as well as talks and try dives from rebreather manufacturers. Vikki Batten, PADI's Director of Rebreather Technologies was there to support the event and gave a presentation called The Aftermath …

Sidemount – What, why and how?

by Martin Robson PADI TecRec IT, Cave IT and Technical Field Expert for the PADI Sidemount and Tec Sidemount Diver courses. When newer divers hear the words ‘sidemount’ many think it is a way of squirming into tight cave passages, which might not sound like fun. Or they think it is just like carrying stage …