Tec 40 – Who, What, Where, When, Why?

Written by PADI Regional Manager and TecRec Instructor Trainer, Chris Hailey. Are you a scuba diver looking for a new challenge? Or maybe you’re wanting to explore underwater places deeper than 30 meters or that nobody has ever seen before? Then the PADI Tec 40 course might just be for you. Not only is this …

Back-up Buoyancy by Thomas Knedlik

Thomas is the Director of Training for PADI Asia Pacific as well as a PADI Exmainer, Course Director and TecRec IT. In this article he answers a FAQ by explaining PADI's philosophy on backing up buoyancy control devices during open circuit TecRec training. Many tec diving risks either don’t exist in recreational diving, or are …

Question – What is the most essential accessory for tech divers?

Question - What is the most essential accessory that tech divers need making a dive more comfortable and easier and safer Simple, a Credit card…read on Dear Diver… The brutal truth hurts, but thinking that you can do tec cheaply is just plain stupid and can cost you your life. Allan Sheppard (Astronaut), when asked …

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 …

TecRec Updates 2014 Part One

Join members of PADI’s Technical Diving Division for the first update of 2014. This webinar is aimed at TecRec instructors and will include: Recent updates Standards changes New products Marketing Webinar Details: TecRec Updates 2014 Part One Tuesday 20th May 2014 6pm – 7pm BST (GMT +1) /1pm – 2pm EST Space is limited. Reserve …

TecRec Principals by Jonas Samuelsson PADI Regional Manager

 In this blog we are reviewing Tec 40 Diver, which is perhaps the most important course for any technical diver. It’s here where the student learns the principal skills they need for further training and experiences. It’s therefore crucial that the Tec/Tec Deep Instructor reviews skills like proper trim, propulsion techniques and how to be correctly …