TecRec Cave Diver

You can now teach cave diving under the TecRec umbrella through the TecRec Distinctive Specialties process. If you’re a qualified cave diving instructor, you may submit a cave diver course outline for consideration and approval by your PADI Office. Contact a DSAT TDD Technical Consultant for more information about qualifications and the minimum requirements for …

Tec Diving in South America

By Felipe Mongillo, PADI Master Instructor Chile is a country in South America occupying a long and narrow coastal strip wedged between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. There are a lot of good locations in the coast to make waters sports, including scuba, and increasingly, tec dives. I offer DSAT Tec Deep & …

New Courses Flowchart

Here is a preview of the flowchart that will appear on the PADI website next month, summarising the new TecRec course structure. The new courses will be launched on 1st September.

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 …