End of October 2014 will bring the first Technical Diving exposition conducted in India. Temple Adventures, Pondicherry, India will host the event. We hope with this event, to firstly highlight some of the great diving spots off the east coast of India, and to expose professional divers in India to the thrills of technical diving. Technical courses will be taught by PADI EMEA representative, and world class technical diving instructor trainer, Jonas Samuelsson.
The programme will kick off with the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), conducted by Plantinum Course Director Mark Soworka, on the 11th of October. Just before the Instructor Exam on the 24th Of October, Rob Scammell from PADI Asia will run an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer course, a pre-requisite for your Course Director applications. After celebrating the Instructor Exam on the 26th of October, PADI will organise a FREE introduction to Technical Diving on the afternoon of the 27th. This is a chance for Indian divers to experience the thrill of technical diving.
From the 28th of October till the 5th of November, Jonas Samuelsson will be conducting Tec Deep Diver course and Tec Deep Instructor courses. Contact [email protected] to be part of this experience. Spaces are limited, so best to get in soon with a booking deposit and confirmation.
Before starting at PADI Europe as an extremely successful Regional Manager, Jonas Samuelsson owned and managed the most successful Technical Diving Center in the Red Sea, Dahab Divers, Team Blue Immersion. Jonas has an immense amount of experience teaching technical divers and technical diving instructor level courses as well as a wealth of practical experience in the tech diving field. Heading Team Blue Immersion, Jonas has conducted fascinating technical diving expeditions, including finding the U.S.S Hamilton off Icelandic waters and has also participated in many record breaking technical dives. Before pursuing his interest in technical diving, Jonas was the second most successful Course Director in the world for recreational diving instructor courses. India is very fortunate that PADI sends someone of Jonas’ calibre to conduct these technical training courses.
Pondicherry also offers excellent opportunities for technical diving. This programme will be our opportunity to showcase some of the best diving on the east coast of India. With easy access to a quarry for some of the more basic training, the schedule will run smoothly. We will get the opportunity to dive some of the most exciting sites on the east coast finding depth out at Aravind’s Wall and great penetration opportunities on the Cuddalore wreck teeming with giant Barramundi.
Gas Blender and Sidemount courses will also be running throughout the week of the Tec Expo. Environmental, medical and equipment technician workshops are also planned. Contact us at [email protected] and be part of this exciting introduction of technical diving to the Indian dive market.