Meet the PADI Technical Diving Division Technical Consultants

Each PADI Regional Headquarters has individuals designated as Technical Consultants. They can provide advice to existing TecRec Instructors or help you if you are thinking about getting a TecRec rating. PADI Americas Michael Richardson, michael.richardson@padi.com Ross Neill, ross.neill@padi.com PADI Asia Pacific Don McFadden, don.mcfadden@padi.com.au Junya Kato, junya.kato@padi.com.au PADI Europe, Middle East & Africa Vikki Batten, vikki.batten@padi.com Firas Jundi firas.jundi@padi.com …

You must remember this…Sidemount

Some of our most popular posts have been about Sidemount. Here are the top three, which are still just as relevant as when they were written: Sidemount - What, Why and How - by Martin Robson Sidemount and Cave Sidemount IT Sidemount v Backmount - what do you prefer?- by Vikki Batten- Tec Diving Division Sidemount …

How to write a PADI TecRec Advanced Wreck Diver Distinctive Specialty

What was your reason to start Technical Diving? Mine was definitely wreck diving. I started recreational scuba diving in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, where the wreck of the Rainbow Warrior rests. That’s where I decided to become a PADI Instructor in the same location, spending my days guiding divers around this historic site-turned …

Increased flexibility for Rebreather Courses

It's now six years since the PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver courses were launched and this has been a growing area of interest for PADI divers ever since. With increasing popularity and the continued development of rebreathers, the courses have evolved a lot, often due to feedback from PADI Rebreather Instructors. The 4th Quarter 2017 Training Bulletin announces a …

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 …

Quick North Florida Cave Visit

PADI ‘s Karl Shreeves (l), PADI Master Instructor Renee Power and DAN’s Peter Buzzacott share a post-dive smile after diving the Devil’s Eye system 13 August. The trio dived Peacock the previous day (a bit murky in the basin due to low rainfall).