How Becoming a Poseidon Rebreather PADI Instructor Trainer in Brazil Changed My Scuba Instruction Business

By Milton Marinho, Jr. Additional Translations in Portuguese and Spanish! Just scroll down after the English version. Thinking Different  After 20 years as Dive Instructor, it was hard for me to believe that something really new would ever happen in the diving industry. A new regulator with a low volume design, a new mask with polarized lenses, a …

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 …

Where have all the heroes gone?

This is the last part in a series of articles, click here for Part One. Myth – As long as we all get back to the surface it was a good dive – get your kit off and grab a beer. Fact – Top tec dive teams put as much value in the debriefing as …

Mythbusters part three

This is the third in a series of articles, click here for Part One Myth – You have to do skills to pass courses, once you have the card you never need to do them again. Fact – Training courses are designed to teach you the skill and knowledge you need to start diving at …

Fact versus fiction – Day Two

This is part two in a series of articles - click here for Part One   Myth – Explorers dive on their own not with buddies. Fact – Sometimes explorers do parts of their dive alone, however, they work as part of a team and are surrounded by support divers or team mates for as …

Cool like Fonzie?

In many areas of life the “cool kids” are those who bend or break the rules. Now, while not doing your homework might be a rebellion of sorts it probably won’t do you any immediate damage (I don't think teachers are allowed to throw things any more!), however, even at this level you could be …

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