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 …

TecRec Instructor Toolbox

Please find some useful resources for PADI TecRec Instructors. Latest: Rebreather Diving and Supervision Requirements FAQs Unit Register: PADI Rebreather Unit Register Type R Rebreather Specifications v2.3 Type T Rebreather Specifications v1.4 Qualifying Certifications TecRec Open Circuit Qualifying Certifications Rebreather and CCR Qualifying Certifications Upgrading Normoxic Trimix Diver to Tec Trimix MEMBERS Open Circuit - …

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 …