Technical diving goes beyond recreational scuba diving limits. Many divers will tell you that technical diving is all about the adventure and the challenge it involves exploring places that no one else has ever seen. Tec diving is definitely not for everyone, but it does attract experienced divers who want to go beyond their current limits and are willing to accept the added risks, training, investment and commitment it demands. If you think this is for you, then Technical Diving courses are your ticket to discover new, unexplored places.
Technical scuba diving involves going beyond recreational scuba diving limits and includes one or more of the following:
- Diving beyond 40 metres/130 feet.
- Required stage decompression.
- Diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear metres/130 linear feet of the surface.
- Accelerated decompression and/or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive.
- Use of extensive equipment and technologies.
During most technical dives the surface is often inaccessible in case of an emergency, therefore, divers use extensive procedures, equipment and training to manage the added risks and potential hazards. Although founded on extensive open-circuit scuba technology, tec diving has been revolutionized by the development, availability and reliability of closed circuit re-breathers (CCRs) which have numerous benefits and provide divers with significantly more time underwater.