TecRec Instructor Trainer Course

PADI recently introduced a route for tec instructors to become TecRec Instructor Trainers without also having to be a PADI Course Director and ran our first course this month at EMEA HQ in Bristol, UK! This allows for two different routes to become a Tec Deep Instructor Trainer (the first level of TecRec IT) both requiring …

This time last week…

...it was International Women's Day. To be honest I’m always in two minds about Women’s events, awards, records etc. I understand the need to highlight inequality and injustice and fight for change. I also realise that we often measure people on sports that are traditionally male e.g running, jumping, strength etc, so we split competitions into male and female for …

Rebreather Instructor Trainer Course

Are you a PADI Course Director or TecRec IT AND PADI Rebreather Instructor with experience teaching the PADI Rebreather Diver and Advanced Rebreather Diver courses? If so, you may meet the requirements to join a PADI Rebreather Instructor Trainer Course!!!! The next Rebreather Instructor Trainer course will be on 12th July between 1300 - 1500 UK …

Can I do this during a PADI Course?

As well as my role in the Technical Diving Division I, along with a team of Regional Training Consultants in each PADI Regional Headquarters, can help you with all of your training queries. So sometimes my office is here: And sometimes it is here: So what happens when we receive your phone call or question? …

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 …