TEKCAMP 2012 – BIGGER AND BETTER!

TEKCamp 2012 kicked off in style on the 9th July with 13 of the UK’s top technical instructors and over 45 enthusiastic divers converging on Vobster Quay for five solid days of diving, talks and fun. Billed as an opportunity to ‘speed date’ the very best in technical training from all the major training agencies …

The cutting edge: PADI Rebreather & Tec CCR Instructors and Trainers February 2012

The second PADI Tec CCR Instructor and Trainer programme was completed in Sydney, Australia this month. The courses were run by the designated Instructor Trainer Vikki Batten. Thanks to Southern Cross Divers & Barry Hallett who opened up his doors & provided great logistical support for the event. During the course, participants gained recreational rebreather …

Canberra Joins The Tec Revolution

By Des Paroz (PADI TecDeep Instructor-Trainer) Indepth Scuba (S-6622), the only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center in Canberra, Australia’s national capital, has joined the PADI TecRec revolution. On Thursday 16 February a Tec Xplor info session was held with over 35 divers coming along to hear about the diving opportunities, equipment and training for Tec …

Second orientation program for Instructor Trainers in Sydney

On 17th February PADI Asia Pacific completed the second orientation program for Instructor Trainers in the PADI TecRec system. Four experienced technical Instructor Trainers from other organizations attended the event, which was conducted in the offices of PADI Asia Pacific in Sydney. The candidates were Rubens Monaco (Australia), Satoshi Toyoda (Philippines), Yoshiaki Ikeda (Japan & Philippines) & …

The First TecRec Course in Belgium

The first PADI Tec Deep Instructor course organized in Belgium was trained the end of January by Pat Vanstraelen Tec Trimix Instructor Trainer. Five Instructors : Christophe Amand, Gregg Van Loock, Hugge Vicca, Ivan Sanchez and Stéphane Paziente followed the course successfully ! The next course is planned in Liège from 6th to 8th April.  http://www.abyssplongee.be/content.php?id=136

Junya Kato joins PADI Technical Diving Division

Junya Kato has just been appointed a Technical Consultant with the PADI Technical Diving Division. When he became a PADI Divemaster in 2003 his main job was to guide divers on the ship wreck “Rainbow Warrior” in Bay Of Islands, New Zealand. This experience made him interested in wreck diving. After he joined PADI Asia …