CDAA Recognizes PADI Cave Programs

PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors) – the world’s largest diver training organization recently developed training guidelines and standards for cave diving. Qualified PADI Instructors may submit cave diving teaching outlines to PADI for review. These submissions must meet these guidelines and standards. Officers of the Cave Divers Association of Australia Inc. (CDAA) – …

DSAT Trimix Divers at 144m in Jordan

Report by Rod Abbotson, DSAT Tec Trimix Instructor Trainer Looking down into the abyss, perched on the edge of cliff at 75m , we simultaneously wrote on our slates “We need to come back with a different mix”. This was the final dive of a Tec Trimix course I was running in 2007. My student was …

Treasure Chest found in the Baltic Sea

Report by Immi Wallin, DSAT Technical Diving Division A great example of co-operation between divers and the Marine Archaeology Unit which belongs to Finnish National Board of Antiquities happened this summer. A treasure chest was found, documented, studied and lifted in coastal waters of Helsinki. A scuba diver found copper plates a couple of years …

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.