PADI is taking technical diving to the next level with Tec Xplor Day events, global Technical Diving events and TecRec courses.
Tec Xplor Day Events
Events are built around seminars and discussions featuring some of the biggest names in the tec industry along with equipment manufacturers displaying technical diving equipment. The best part is you will be able to talk to manufacturers about new products and even jump in the pool to try them out!
Event dates and locations:
10 June - Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USA - PADI Americas Regional Headquarters
10 November - Orlando, Florida, USA - location TBD
Technical Events Around the World
OZTeK2013 - Sydney, Australia - 16 – 17 March 2013
Now regarded as one of the world’s premier forums for divers who – at every level of experience – seek a greater knowledge and a better understanding of all that diving has to offer, the OZTeK2013 Diving Conference & Exhibition is much more than just another dive show; it’s a dynamic event focused on excitement and tomorrow’s world of diving adventures, a two-day spectacular that probes beyond the usual diving limits to tap into the very core of exciting underwater experiences and one that diving enthusiasts cannot afford to miss. The rapidly growing list of exhibitors already includes: AquaTech Australia; Asian Diver Magazine; Cave Divers Association of Australia; Closed Circuit Divers; Dive Adventures; Dive Centre Bondi; Dive Centre Manly; Dive Pacific Magazine; Dive Rite; DiveTek; Dive 2000; DKG Drysuits; Draeger Safety Pacific; Eezycut; eScuba; Far Asia Co., L:td.; Global Underwater Explorers; GreenForce; Halcyon Australia; Historical Diving Society SEAP; Light Monkey; Liquivision; Mares Asia Pacific; PADI Asia Pacific; PADI TecRec; Scuba Diver Magazine; Scuba Imports; Scubapix; ScubaPro; SDI / TDI Australia; Southern Cross Divers, and Zeagle Diving Systems, there’s no better place to keep abreast of all that’s happening in the wide world of diving.
Continuing to keep alive that pioneering spirit that has been the hallmark of explorers and adventurers throughout the ages, OZTeK2013 will feature more than 40 of the top names in modern diving as speakers and presenters, people who already include: Samir Alhafith, (Australia); Liam Allen (Australia); Curt Bowen (USA); Terry Cummins (Australia); Kevin Deacon (Australia); Kevin Gurr (UK); Dr. Richard Harris (Australia); Jill Heinerth (USA); Dr Tom Iliffe (USA); Trevor Jackson (Australia); Brian Kakuk (USA); Michael Menduno (USA); Pete Mesley (NZ); Professor, Simon Mitchell (NZ); Martin Robson (UK); Peter Szyska (Australia) and Andrew Wight (Australia).
Tekcamp 2013 -Radstock, England 8 - 12th July 2013
TEKCamp 2013 gives you the opportunity to dive multiple configurations and routes - including rebreathers, sidemount and manifolded twinsets - opening up the potential of these configurations to give you an informed understanding of their pros and cons. TEKCamp 2013 is not a course and does not culminate in a certification - it is designed to develop your diving skills and ability as far as possible in a week, it's a great opportunity to meet the manufacturers behind the latest and best in Tek gear and to meet other divers who share your interest.
DIVE.2013 - Birmingham, England - 26 - 27 October 2013
UK Diving Trade Show & Christmas Party - Warwickshire, England 24-25 November 2013
Technical Rebreather Courses
Tec 40 CCR Diver, Tec 60 CCR Diver and 100 CCR Diver courses are available now. As the entry point for technical CCR diving, the Tec 40 CCR Diver course recognizes that more and more divers go straight from recreational open-circuit diving to closed-circuit tec diving, and trains them accordingly. Divers learn the principals of technical diving and CCR dive techniques so no technical diving experience is necessary. The Tec 60 and 100 CCR courses will build upon the skills learned in Tec 40 CCR.
Technical Sidemount Courses Learn a new and different way to configure your tanks with the Technical Sidemount Diver course. Sidemount diving offers an alternative way to streamline in the water, easier equipment transportation when topside (instead of hauling double tank configurations), reduced lower back strain and a redundant gas supply. Continually check the PADI TecRec blog to stay up to date on the status of the new PADI TecRec courses coming soon.