Red Sea Silence 2013

By Vikki Batten, Director Rebreather Technologies So after a mad (and very hot) dash through Cairo airport, the young man from Egypt Air managed to get me to my plane on time, even though the late flight from London only gave me 45 minutes to do it in. Somewhat inevitably, when I arrived at Hurghada …

PADI Technical Diving Division Announcement

With immediate effect, Vikki Batten has been appointed Director, Rebreather Technologies in the PADI Technical Diving Division. Vikki has a vast amount of experience with rebreathers and is a TecRec Instructor Trainer for all levels of rebreather training to Tec CCR 100. She was heavily involved in the design, testing and launch of the TecRec …

How (and why) to become a PADI Rebreather Instructor or Instructor Trainer

It is now over a year since we launched the PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver courses and, to use a metaphor which is particularly apt here in the UK at the moment, recreational rebreather diving is snowballing!   The demand for courses at all levels is growing steadily and as manufacturers and dive centres …

2012 – part four. Florida and Rebreather Forum 3.0

by Vikki Batten PADI Technical Diving Division May 2012 was all about Rebreather forum 3.0, but before that I managed to take a few days off to do some trimix CCR cave diving. I joined my partner, Martin Robson and his students in North Central Florida or “Cave Country” as it is normally known, for …

PADI TecRec at EuroTek

Mark Caney and Vikki Batten on the stand this morning as EuroTek opens.

TEKCAMP 2012 – BIGGER AND BETTER!

TEKCamp 2012 kicked off in style on the 9th July with 13 of the UK’s top technical instructors and over 45 enthusiastic divers converging on Vobster Quay for five solid days of diving, talks and fun. Billed as an opportunity to ‘speed date’ the very best in technical training from all the major training agencies …