What it Takes to be a Tec Diver

renee power

In 1988, when Renee Power made a deal with her boyfriend that she’d learn how to dive if he’d take ballroom dance classes with her, she had no idea diving would one day turn into an impressive career. And not only that, she’d be an active PADI Master Instructor with PADI technical ratings as well …

Tec Dossier – Paul Gregory Neilsen

Any PADI/TecRec certification: PADI CD and Tec Trimix and Tec 100CCR IT Usual Country of residence: Hong Kong/Philippines What is your background and current involvement in diving? Marine Engineer and sailor, I started diving in 1972 and became a PADI Instructor in 1987 and worked in the diving industry in the Philippines until 1989 when …

166point6 Project to promote Technical Diving in Jordan Successful

by Rod Abbotson Course Director 69259   I was asked to help with this project after Rohan Cadzow had to leave the project for personal reasons…a bit odd as it was set up originally to beat my local record of 144m here in Aqaba.  But there were many other reasons now to get involved as …

TFC Profile #5 – Phil Short

Phil Short started diving in 1990 from a background of dry caving and climbing and at first only completed a PADI open water diver course in order to use SCUBA to pass short flooded sections of dry caves in Mendip and South Wales. He then continued his open water training through the PADI system with …

TFC Profile #3 – Kevin Gurr

Kevin was one of the UK's first technical divers and was responsible for setting up IANTD in the UK during the early 1990's and he has been involved with Technical Diving since its inception in Europe. As well as being the first Technical Diving instructor outside the USA, he has led and been a part …

Introducing the Technical Field Consultants.

The new range of PADI recreational and technical rebreather courses are well into development, with the first courses expected to be completed around the third quarter of this year. As you would expect, the process of course design and testing is intricate and detailed. A dedicated team of PADI Technical Diving Division personnel has been …