EGO – A Diver’s Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

I remember a time when tec divers were taught that ego was a good thing. Nobody was implying that we should all be arrogant, but, at a time where most people thought that tec divers were (literally) stupid, that a healthy ego could give you the confidence, desire and determination needed to stay alive in a …

TEKDiveUSA.2014 Attendees To Receive A PADI CCR Checklist

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) has today confirmed that TEKDiveUSA.2014 attendees will receive a ‘Type T’CCR checklist in their conference bag. Tickets are available for this advanced and technical diving conference via the website or on the day. PADI ‘Type T’ CCR Checklist Two years ago this month PADI, along with the AAUS and DAN, hosted Rebreather …

PADI Releases Tec 40 CCR Diver Course

The Tec Revolution continues with the release of the PADI Tec 40 CCR Diver course, fully supported by instructional materials for PADI Divers, Instructors and Instructor Trainers. These include the Tec 40 CCR Dive Manual, Instructor Guide, Instructor Lesson Guides and Instructor Trainer Guide—all epublications currently available on disc. Besides emedia, printed Instructor Cue Cards …

Mixed Teams, Sidemount and Backmount

By Steve Mortell, Director of Cave Diving, PADI Technical Diving Division The term mixed teams is broadly understood as a team of divers in different equipment configurations.  Typically this is a team of divers where one or more divers is in open circuit equipment and the other team members are in CCRs.  Given the great …

CCR Snapshots

By Vikki Batten During our recent trip to Malta PADI's professional photographer, Karl Shreeves, took photos of CCR divers to illustrate and promote our forthcoming rebreather courses. In between modelling (!) for these photos I managed to "point and shoot" a few piccies of my own to record the events. Don't worry - these are …

Developing the PADI Rebreather and CCR Courses

Some of the leading rebreather manufacturers linked up in Malta with TDD¹s Vikki Batten and Karl Shreeves for the start of a week of rebreather diving. The goal is for Vikki and Karl to bring real-world, hands-on experience with unit-specific techniques and manufacturer recommendations as part of the developing the PADI Rebreather Diver and Tec …