Sidemount v Backmount – What do you prefer?

While writing about the pros and cons of Sidemount v Backmount for June's edition of Sport Diver (UK) , I asked my colleagues here at PADI to answer the question and, as you can see, found that their preferences and reasons are as varied as the divers and their locations: I used to dive both, …

OZTeK 2015 Saturday 14 / Sunday 15 March, 2015

The  PADI Asia Pacific team looks forward  to seeing you all at the TecRec booth at OZTeK 2015  on Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 March, 2015 at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney, Australia http://www.diveoztek.com.au/ It’s a great opportunity to meet with the Tec consultants: Junya Kato, Alex Boulton & George Wegmann along with the Marketing and …

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread….what I didn’t learn in class – Part II

This is the second part of the story so if you haven't read the first part just click here. Part II I now know what perceptual narrowing is. All I could think about was getting out, my life, my children and that’s when I really started to kick and struggle. That’s when I started to fight …

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread….what I didn’t learn in class – Part I

Do you think of yourself as a panicky person? Me neither, but I have still panicked underwater…..twice…..although I dealt with it better the second time. Panic underwater can be a real killer, but even the most experienced divers can feel panic when they find themselves in a situation they don’t think they can control. Your diving …