If you’re new to diving, you may be a little confused by the term ‘technical diving’. Because let’s face it, isn’t diving, diving?
Actually, no, it isn’t. In fact, there is quite a big difference between recreational diving and technical diving and it’s important to know that difference before you dive into the ocean.
So, what is technical diving exactly? We’re here to answer all your questions.
What is technical diving?
Technical diving (also known as tech or tek diving) takes divers beyond the typical limits of recreational diving, thus allowing them to go further and see more.
It’s technical diving if you are:
- Diving beyond 40 metres deep
- Using stage decompression
- Diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear metres/130 linear feet of the surface
- Accelerating decompression and/or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive
Why become a technical diver?
If you’ve been diving recreationally for a long time, chances are you’ve seen a lot under the deep blue sea. Perhaps you’ve gone down as far as you’re allowed to go, and are open to more of a challenge, to going further and seeing more. With technical diving training you can.
As a technical diver, you can dive deeper and stay down longer, giving you the opportunity to see more of what lies beneath the deep blue sea.
Take ship wrecks, for example, over 1,400 ships have been wrecked off the coast of Western Australia and these are all over 40 metres deep – with a technical diving certification, you may get a chance to explore some of them.
How do you become a technical diver?
Read enough? Ready to learn how to become a technical diver, but don’t know where to start?
Dolphin Scuba is the perfect place. Start by connecting and chatting with us, to ask any questions you may have and ensure the course is the right fit for you.
If it seems like the right fit, then it’s time to send through an expression of interest for our next course.
The course is the TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures – the start of your technical diving.
What is the technical diving course like?
The combined TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures course isn’t easy. You might say it’s a steep learning curve. But it’s a curve that’s needed to ensure you’re well prepared for technical diving, as it can be very dangerous if not practiced properly.
The course is significantly more challenging than the usual Open Water Course and involves more theory. There’s of course practical work involved too, but with the most experienced team of technical divers in Western Australia, you can be assured that you’re in very safe hands.
The course looks something like this:
- 4 students per instructor
- A 4-6-week period
- 3 shore dives
- 3 boat dives
- Course fees of $895
Ready to see more of the deep blue sea and learn to become a technical diver? Find out more about how to start your technical diving journey here.
Or better yet, call us or pop into our store with any questions you might have – we’re here to help.
Note that course dates are set according to expressions of interests received.
At Dolphin Scuba in Welshpool, we are Perth’s most experienced technical diving centre and along with the best trainers, we have all the equipment to go with it too.
We’re ready to hear from you!