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, …

Tec Dossiers Take Two

OK - so now we're onto Take Three - thanks to everyone who let us know the links had problems. Hopefully they are all working now 🙂 - Vikki   I guess Tec Divers are curious (or is that nosey?) because our Tec Dossiers have continued to be a popular feature on the TecRec Blog. …

Tec Dossier – Chris Heitkemper

Any PADI/TecRec certification: PADI Course Director Tec Deep Instructor Trainer Trimix Instructor Trainer Sidemount Instructor Trainer Self-Sufficient Diver Instructor Trainer Trimix Gas Blender Instructor Trainer Hauptwohnsitz: Malta  Was ist dein Hintergrund und dein gegenwärtiges Engagement im Tauchen? 1996 begann ich in Thailand als Tauchlehrer zu arbeiten. Seit 1998 lebe ich in Malta und 2001 wurde …

Tec Dossier – Chris Heitkemper

Any PADI/TecRec certification: PADI Course Director Tec Deep Instructor Trainer Trimix Instructor Trainer Sidemount Instructor Trainer Self-Sufficient Diver Instructor Trainer Trimix Gas Blender Instructor Trainer Usual Country of residence: Malta What is your background and current involvement in diving? I started to work as an Instructor in 1996 in Thailand. In 1998, I moved to …