Introduction to Technical Diving

Introduction to Technical Diving
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The Intro to Tech course is the perfect course for divers who have heard about technical diving and want to find out more about this exciting branch of advanced recreational diving. This course walks students through the special techniques, planning procedures and skills that set technical diving apart from traditional sport diving. It will show them how to improve their dive planning methods, in-water skills and streamline their existing gear configuration, in a non-threatening and fun learning environment. The specific skills this course will highlight are:

  • Advanced Buoyancy Control
  • Gas Management
  • Situational Awareness
  • Trim
  • Gear Configuration and Selection
  • Many More!

Intro to Tech course is a useful stand-alone course for the diver who wants to become a more skilled, more proficient diver regardless of if he intends to move on to technical diving. The course may also be used as an introduction to the Advanced Nitrox course and the Decompression Procedures course. And finally, it is also a good refresher for certified technical divers who may want to refresh their skills or have them re-evaluated by a technical instructor.

  1. Min age 15
  2. Nitrox Certified
  3. 25 logged dives
  4. DAN Insurance (or equivalent)


Course manuals, certification cards/forms are included in this course.

Not included is food, lodging and transportation.  Gear use is available, but air fills and site fees are not included.

This course is taught by Orlando's Leading Technical Instructors:

Tom Johnson (TJ)
SDI & TDI Instructor Trainer (Technical & Cave),

Peter Friedman
NAUI - Course Director,
SDI IT Staff Instructor & TDI (Technical & Cave)
Orlando, Florida

* Technical classes are done with double, back mounted tanks.  It is recommended that you own all your own gear, like regulators, backplate, harness and wings (or tech BCD), but tanks can be rented. Other required gear is a reel with at least 200 feet of line, a 50+ lb lift bag, and a 7 foot hose on one of your regulators. A deco bottle, at least 30 cuft in size, Oxygen cleaned for 100% is also required, but like the double tanks, it can be rented.


This program is only conducted upon request. If you are interested in this program and would like more information on how we can make it happen for you please click here and we will contact you shortly.

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