Going Beyond Recreational Limits
The best way to grow and expand your experience is to have a clear pathway to achieve your goal. When making the leap into technical diving you need to know where your skills are at and where they need to be to make sure you are getting the most out of your dives and to make sure you are a safe team member. Proper training and goals are the best way to assure you are progressing at a satisfying and safe pace.
If you are a newer diver and have been interested in technical diving but don’t know where to start or what you will need going forward, you will want to start with the Intro to Tech Course. This course will get your feet wet and introduce you to a whole new world of diving and give you the information you need to keep moving forward to become a technical diver.
Who Should Take the Intro to Tech Course?
Advanced open water divers with drysuit training and proof of minimum 25 logged dives who want to develop the skills and knowledge that is required of them to begin technical training. The Intro to Technical course is a great way to learn what skills you have mastered and what skills you need to improve upon before signing up for the TDI Advanced Nitrox course and TDI Decompression Procedures course.
- Minimum PADI Advanced Certification (or equivalent)
- 18 Years of Age (15 Years with Parental Consent)
- Minimum 25 Logged Cold Water Dives (If using a drysuit, divers need at least 10 logged drysuit dives)
What You’ll Learn
The course is conducted over two days. We will complete one dive in the morning of the first day and spend the afternoon in the classroom. The second day we will complete 2 more ocean dives. We will be going over rigorous dive planning, selecting the proper equipment for the planned dive, gas matching/management skills, advanced buoyancy control and finning techniques, heightened situational awareness and improved stress analysis and mitigation.
What Gear Is Required
- Backmount or Sidemount BC
- Regulator with Primary and Alternate Second Stage
- Pressure Gauge
- Bottom Timer or Dive Computer (Rentals available)
- ** DSMB with 60-100’ spool
- ** Dive light
- ** Slate or Wetnotes
** Divers must provide or purchase their own for the course