Technical diving has always been around since the earliest days of SCUBA, in the early days much was improvised and learnt on the fly with no formal instruction. Tech was brought into the mainstream by agencies such as TDI (technical diving international) in the 90’s with the introduction of standardised courses on mixed gas diving with Nitrox and Trimix.
Nitrox, a mixture of Oxygen and Nitrogen is often thought to be used for deep diving, in fact the opposite is true. Nitrox allows you to stay longer, but it can only be used down to a certain depth.
Trimix is the gas for deep diving, it’s a mixture of Oxygen, Nitrogen and Helium. The Oxygen controls the maximum depth, while the Helium counters the narcotic effects of the Nitrogen.
We believe that technical diving should be used as a tool, rather than a stand-alone branch of diving. While some people like to be constant technical divers, using overkill equipment on each dive, we think that for the best diving there is a need to keep things simple. It’s a case of finding the right balance between tech practice and normal fun diving.
The latest addition to mainstream Technical diving is the widespread use of rebreathers. With a couple of people just bought units locally, this is something you’ll see and hear more about in 2017.
We offer many tech dive trips throughout the course of the year, mostly these aren’t advertised like the normal trips, so if you want to know more please contact us.
We can also run bespoke tech refresher sessions and trips on demand.
As with all our courses, when we teach technical diving, we go the extra mile to not just do the skills as required, but to actually put those skills into real life practice on real dives.
“Technical diving is not about gaining an extra badge, it’s about acquiring the knowledge, skills and techniques to go deeper, explore further and stay longer – safely…”