Rod has being tec diving since the early 1980's, when there were no technical diving training organisations. Trained with BSAC he became a member of the Aquatic Club Deep dive group. First to dive the wreck of the HMS Formidable of Devon. At the time this was considered a deep wreck at 70m! Nitrox was used for decompression padding and USN air tables for exceptional exposures were used. Technical diving has evolved a lot since those early days. He then went on to Sardinia researching several deep archeological wrecks with the University of Sassari. Now in Aqaba since 1993 Rod has been pushing the boundaries since he formed the Dive Aqaba Tec Team in 2004.