Technical Diving


Minimum Age We impose a minimum Age of 18 on all Tech Courses

Medicals Due to the nature of a number of our technical programmes, a current dive medical (less than 12 months old) is a pre-entry requirement for some of these programmes. Please read further here.

Tech Diving

Bespoke Technical Dive Training from a Passionate Team

The term Technical Diving is used to describe a wide range of advanced level diving activities that can be very diverse, ranging from the overhead environment, to wreck, deep and/or mixed gas diving.

As a general definition it is generally expected that most technical dives take place below 40m/130 ft where set decompression stops are required before surfacing.

Dives that takes place in the overhead environment, such as wreck, or cave penetration can also often be defined as technical dives as are certain types of Rebreather diving.

The line between technical diving and non-technical, or recreational diving is, to say the least, vague. A type of diving that may be "cutting edge" one day may be "mainstream" the next. Nitrox Diving is a good example. Until a few years ago Nitrox diving was frowned upon and some segments of the industry actively discouraged its use. As times changed Nitrox became an accepted part of regular recreational diving and is now a part of many dive operations around the world.

When did it all start?

Technical diving was, and still is, all about wanting to go that bit further. It started the first time someone peered on the surface of a body of water, wondering what lay below. Man's dreams and natural curiosity to explore would always propel him forward – all he needed was the tools and the means to descend below the surface. Man's quest to find new ways of exploring that water now is a major sport. Recreational agencies have been thriving for the last three decades training the growing numbers of people young and old wanting to dive.

Since the mid eighties IANTD (International Association of Nitrox and Technical Diving), and TDI (Technical Diving International), and DSAT (Diving Science and Technology, a sister company to PADI) along with a handful of other small agencies, have been training certified divers in the skills required for advanced level diving.

The goal of "Tech Diving" is not just to go somewhere, it is to go to stay, and most importantly, come back safely.

To achieve this, one must have all the necessary tools, training, equipment and experience but without a doubt, the most vital trait a diver can have is the need to improve.

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