The TDI Intro to Tech course introduces students to the world of technical diving. This course is designed as an introductory course to the TDI Advanced Nitrox course and the TDI Decompression Procedures course. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with technical gear configurations, to enhance open water diving skills (such as buoyancy, trim, and situational awareness), and to introduce students to advanced gas planning techniques within a no-decompression context. This course is strictly a no-decompression course; students are permitted to use Enriched Air Nitrox mixes, provided the gas mix is within their current level of certification
Upon successful completion of the course, graduates may engage in diving activities in a technical gear configuration without direct supervision so long as:
The diving activities approximate those of training.
The areas of activities and environmental conditions approximate those of training.
Graduates may enroll in:
TDI Advanced Nitrox Course
TDI Decompression Procedures Course
Be a minimum age of eighteen (18) or fifteen (15) with parental consent. Have a minimum certification of SDI Advanced Diver, Advanced Adventure Diver or equivalent;
Show proof of twenty-five (25) logged open water dives.
Technical diving is scuba diving’s “extreme” sport, taking experienced and qualified divers far deeper than in mainstream recreational diving. Technical diving is marked by significantly more equipment and training requirements to manage the additional hazard this type of diving entails. Tec diving isn’t for everyone, but for those who hear its challenge call, the PADI TecRec courses are the answer.
DSAT Discover Tec lets you try technical diving equipment and procedures.
You learn about technical diving and get to try it out. Plus, Discover Tec experiences can also credit towards the Tec 40 course.
You will need your basic scuba gear and you will try technical scuba diving equipment.
To participate in Discover Tec Diving, you must: