DSAT Distinctive Specialty Templates

Following the DSAT Technical Diving Division events held in Australia, UK, USA and elsewhere, DSAT has announced that instructors are now able to write their own DSAT distinctive specialty courses. The distinctive courses will need to be submitted to a Technical Diving Division Consultant for approval. The intention is to enable DSAT Instructors to offer …

New TecRec Courses

The DSAT TecRec range was initially designed in 2000 and was soon recognised as setting a new high standard for instructional design and quality support materials. Instructors who teach the system know that a Tec Deep Diver or Tec Trimix Diver are superbly trained for technical diving. But now it’s time for a change. Why …

Blair Athol Mine No.4, a Colliery Incline

A report from Alex Boulton, DSAT TDD Technical Consultant   Just got back from the ongoing exploration of a New South Wales Coal mine located near Mount Victoria in Australia’s Blue Mountains. The path into the mine is a track through the bush that slopes down into a gulley in front of the escarpment where …

Mystery Deep Wreck Found in Malta

DSAT Instructors Stuart Jones and Jonathan Thomas of TecDeepBlue in Malta are doing further dives on the unknown wreck that was discovered at 115m off the coast of Malta. In May of last year, dives were made looking for the wreck of the HMS Olympus, a submarine sunk in 1942. The wreck was not as …

Trends

Last week, Karl Shreeves and I were on Grand Cayman, taking part in Inner Space, a week of diving with and talking about rebreathers. It was a good place to see the spectrum of units available in action. Some were standard production machines, some had been heavily modified by the users. Although CCRs take considerably …

New Technical Consultant in the USA

The DSAT Technical Diving Division has announced the appointment of Kelly Rockwood as a Technical Consultant.  Kelly began diving in 1995, became a PADI Instructor in 1996, and in 1997 with a partner, started a PADI Dive Center in land-locked Idaho, USA.  This dive center eventually became two PADI 5 Star IDC Centers.  In 1998, …