This time last week…

...it was International Women's Day. To be honest I’m always in two minds about Women’s events, awards, records etc. I understand the need to highlight inequality and injustice and fight for change. I also realise that we often measure people on sports that are traditionally male e.g running, jumping, strength etc, so we split competitions into male and female for …

“I swim through this dark world, to show people who can’t” states Jill Heinerth, by Rosemary E.Lunn

Jill Heinerth had a pretty cool start to 2017. On 10th January I reported that she was to receive the 'Sports and Education' NOGI. The NOGI Awards are acknowledged as the oldest and most prestigious in the diving industry, yet they are probably the least well known. There are five categories: arts, distinguished service, environment, …

3 Reasons Any Diver Should Consider Taking Tec 40

Tec training can benefit many more divers than you might imagine.

NEW – TecRec IT Course 2018

PADI will be conducting a TecRec Instructor Trainer Course from 18th - 22nd June 2018 in Bristol, UK This course is for experienced Tec Deep Instructors (and higher) who want to become PADI Tec Deep Instructor Trainers. Successful candidates who also hold other TecRec instructor level certifications will be able to apply for further TecRec …

Join the PADI TecRec team at TEKDiveUSA, 2018!

Join the PADI TecRec team (booth #146) at TEKDiveUSA in Orlando, Florida from 27-29 April 2018 and brush up on all your favorite advanced and technical diving topics. TEKDiveUSA only comes once every other year, so register now so you don’t miss out on the exhibits, seminars and socials. We’ll see you there!   PADI …

Mistakes Can be Good – In the Right Setting!

Written by Donny McFadden What’s that old saying? “We learn from our mistakes”? It's certainly true with most things in life however in some of life’s more adventurous activities mistakes have the potential to be costly. Technical diving certainly has an acceptably low level of risk, however it does have its own particular set of …