Red Sea Silence – No bubbles in Egypt

PADI Dive Centre, Orca Dive Club Safaga hosted a week of rebreather diving called Red Sea Silence. Divers were treated to some awesome rebreather diving as well as talks and try dives from rebreather manufacturers. Vikki Batten, PADI's Director of Rebreather Technologies was there to support the event and gave a presentation called The Aftermath …

Rebreather Incidents

  Incidents and accidents will always happen, life is not risk free. But, we all have a vested interest in minimising diving incidents to protect our sport and, in particular, keep ourselves, our buddies and our students safe. There are probably as many reasons for making mistakes as there are divers and I am not a …

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 …

Mythbusters part three

This is the third in a series of articles, click here for Part One Myth – You have to do skills to pass courses, once you have the card you never need to do them again. Fact – Training courses are designed to teach you the skill and knowledge you need to start diving at …