All non-commercial diving is categorized as recreational and within recreational diving there is sport and technical. Sport diving includes Open Water certification, Advanced scuba diver, and many other Specialty courses. Technical diving picks up where sport diving generally ends at Basic Nitrox (a breathing gas with oxygen levels greater than 21 percent).
Basic Nitrox is most divers' first step into technical diving, but it has also become very popular amongst sport divers. Enrolling onto the Twinset Fundamentals Workshop enlightens you on kit requirements and serves as a taster before committing further. From there you can enrol onto the most popular first level Technical courses; Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures. Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures offer the foundation of technical diving. All other courses will build on the knowledge and skills learned during these courses.
No. Although technical diving is commonly thought of as deep, there are a lot of courses that stay within the sport diving limits (40 m ) such as Advanced Nitrox, Semi Closed Circuit Rebreather (SCR) and Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) and Advanced Wreck to name a few.
Yes. TDI has course curriculums that take you as deep as 100 m / 330 feet and do so in a manner that each course builds on the last and each course takes you a little deeper. By receiving training in this manner not only are your skills and knowledge increased, but so is your comfort level.
Be a minimum age of fifteen (15). Have a minimum certification of Nitrox Diver (or equivalent). Show proof of fifty (50) logged open water dives. Deep Diver Training with 10 additional dives logged between 27m-40m.
We teach TDI and PSAI. Both agencies base their courses material on the same subjects, and are virtually identical. PSAI is a flexible performance based system where TDI have slightly more rigid standards. Both have excellent reputations. These are the two most sought after technical agency qualifications worldwide.
Have a look at the individual course information and contact us for dates.