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, …

Technical Diving Consultant Appointed

The DSAT Technical Diving Division today announced the appointment of Rich Somerset as a Technical Diving Consultant. Rich began diving in 1997, and won the “European Rolex Our World Underwater Scholarship” in 2001-2002. In addition to his PADI Instructor ratings Rich attained a number of qualifications beyond the standard recreational diving range, varying from Diver …

DSAT Technical Diving Division Appointments

PADI recently announced that the following individuals have been appointed as Technical Consultants within the DSAT Technical Diving Division: • Alex Boulton, PADI Asia Pacific, Alex.Boulton@padi.com.au • Fernando Martins, PADI Americas, fernando.martins@padi.com • Immi Wallin, PADI Nordic, Immi.Wallin@padi.co.uk • Olle Olsson, PADI Nordic, olle.olsson@padi.se • Pascal Dietrich, PADI Europe, pd@padi.ch • Terry Johnson, PADI International …