Technical Diving: The 10 Best Dive Sites in the World

Written by Sandro Lonardi  While many divers are satisfied within the limits of recreational scuba diving, some may feel the call to explore deeper into the underwater world. Technical diving allows scuba divers to do just that. While the definition of tec diving is constantly shifting due to the overlap of commercial and military diving …

Evolving Thought on Deep Decompression Stops

Written by: John Adsit, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Tec Trimix Instructor Reviewed by: Simon Mitchell, MB ChB, PhD, DipOccMed, DipAdvDHM (ANZCA), FUHM, FANZCA, School of Medicina, University of Auckland The decision to no longer require teaching deep stop strategies in the Tec Trimix Diver course (and all other PADI courses) may have surprised …

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 …