What is an Intro to Tech diving course

Valve shutdown in backmount configuration

The Intro to Tech Course extends recreational training by improving dive planning methods, in-water skills, and streamlining existing gear configurations.

After following this class you will become a more proficient diver and expand your diver skills and knowledge.

Objectives of the Intro to tech course

The main objectives are to become familiar with the change of configuration. If you are enrolling in an intro to tech diver course you are already an experienced open diver and have a strong interest in technical diving or cave diving. You have been diving in a single back-mounted tank with a BCD and you will now dive with a twinset.

Be prepared to change your mindset and start focusing on details. We will put great emphasis on safety while learning new swimming techniques, including the famous back kick! And more essential diving skills such as sharing gas with a long hose and perform a valve drill. You will greatly expand your diver’s knowledge and start your technical diving training.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
  • Minimum certification: Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
  • 25 logged  dives

Duration of an Intro to tech course

  • 2 days
  • 4 dives

What do I learn in an Intro to tech course?

  • In-depth dive planning,
  • advanced buoyancy control
  • finning techniques
  • gas management,
  • situational awareness,
  • proper trim,
  • gear configuration