Technical Diving is a discipline that utilizes special techniques, equipment, training and skills to improve underwater performance and safety. Akin to the spirit of rock climbing and wilderness trekking, the motivation for tech diving is personal challenge and the thrill of exploration. High tech diving typically involves deeper and longer exposures than traditional recreational standards and is often conducted in an overhead environment of a wreck where the diver cannot freely ascend to the surface.
While each of our courses may be taught as a single module, their greatest asset lies in the fact that they may be easily combined in to a closely related module. By progressing through these tiered programs, we build your experience base enabling you with a high degree of diving discipline and confidence to successfully complete your dives. We build up your confidence through repeated hands-on work both in the water and in the tech lab. Our objective is not only to qualify you for your dive objective, but also to give a healthy respect for the technical diving environment.
Technically Advanced Dive Training with Special Gas Mix Technology
Intro to Technical Diving
This course is designed to give the open water or advanced diver an opportunity to improve their skills, knowledge, and equipment configuration, thereby increasing their safety and efficiency. This course is also intended to introduce divers to the rigors of technical diver training. Improving non-technical skills and techniques and building diver confidence are the goals of the course.
Technical Nitrox, Staged Deco and Helitrox
Includes 10 dives with optimizing gas mixtures per dive objective, O2 handling, mixing. Course emphasizes theoretical aspects of precision dive planning and execution. 150′ FSW maximum depth.
Technical Wreck Diver
This course includes penetration, reels, lift bags, and decompression diving to a depth not to exceed 165 FSW.
Trimix and Helium based course including trimix and heliox, decompression from fixed lines and diver deployed lift bags, use of EANx and O2 for deco/stage gasses to a maximum depth of 200fsw (level 1) and 250 FSW (level 2) in temperate waters with current
For all Technical Diver Courses call American Diving for pricing at 956-761-2030.