PADI Awards Medal of Valor to Thailand Cave Rescuers Who Represent Diving’s Finest Hour

Leadership and rescue divers instrumental in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand earlier this year will be the first-ever recipients of PADI’s Medal of Valor. This high distinction will be awarded to Rick Stanton, John Volanthen, Dr. Richard Harris, Jason Mallinson and Chris Jewell. The courage, strength, …

What it Takes to be a Tec Diver

renee power

In 1988, when Renee Power made a deal with her boyfriend that she’d learn how to dive if he’d take ballroom dance classes with her, she had no idea diving would one day turn into an impressive career. And not only that, she’d be an active PADI Master Instructor with PADI technical ratings as well …

PADI TecRec Instructor Trainer Course 2019 – Malta

A Date for your diary. PADI EMEA will conduct a TecRec Instructor Trainer Course in Malta, from 17th June - 21st June, 2019. The course is for experienced PADI Tec Deep Instructors (or higher), who want to become PADI Tec Deep Instructor Trainers.  There will be more details later this year, but we thought you would …

Rebreather Training Council Publishes New Standard

The Rebreather Training Council is a body representing leading training organisations that offer rebreather training. Presently, ten organisations are members and work together to exchange information and create agreed training standards and operational protocols. In 2017, the RTC published the RTC Recreational Rebreather Diver Level 1 standard, now, the RTC has also published the RTC …

The Eeriest Tunnel and Turtle Tomb

Guest article by PADI Regional Manager Chris Hailey  Back in 2010 I was backpacking south east asia being a travelling bum. I used to live on pot noodles, street food and sleep in the cheapest accomodation money could buy just so I could conserve money to pay for my addiction… SCUBA diving!!!! After 4 weeks …

Teaching a PADI Tec Deep Diver Course

Written by Bob Wilson  Recently, I completed teaching a PADI Tec Deep Diver course. This took place in a classroom, a pool, a lake known as Dutch Springs Pennsylvania, and the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New Jersey. I had the pleasure of working with PADI Tec Deep Diver candidates Leo Marando and Neil …