Technical Courses


TDI Intro to Tech

This 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. It is a useful stand-alone course for you if you want to become a more skilled, more proficient diver regardless of your intent to move on to technical diving. This course walks you through the special techniques, planning procedures and skills that set technical diving apart from traditional sport diving. It will show you how to improve your dive planning methods, in-water skills and streamline your existing gear configuration, in a non-threatening, fun learning environment. 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.

Learn

  • In-depth dive planning
  • Advanced buoyancy control
  • Gas management
  • Situational awareness
  • Proper trim, gear configuration and selection

Included

  • Classroom learning
  • 3 open water dives  
  • Textbook, use of tanks/air, quarry entry fee
  • Upon completion, you will receive $50 off the cost of the Advanced Nitrox/Decompression Procedures class if taken within 1 year

Bring 

  • Mask, snorkel, fins, weight system, appropriate exposure suit

  • Dive slate

  • Ascent reel with lift bag/SMB with min 25lbs lift

  • Dive computer or depth gauge/bottom timer

  • BCD, Regulator, and SPG appropriate for equipment configuration

Cost

  • $295 
 

TDI Advance Nitrox Diver

Learn the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for utilizing EAN-21 through 100 percent oxygen for dives not requiring staged decompression. This course can be combined (and is recommended)  with the Decompression Procedures course.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18; certified Nitrox Diver

 

Learn

  • The use of START before every dive

  • Stress analysis and mitigation

  • Dive planning using gas requirements, oxygen & nitrogen limitations

  • Hover at a fixed position while managing gas switching, gas problems, and safety stops

  • Correct body position and appropriate trim

Included

  • 4 Open water dives  (6 if combined with Decompression Procedures class)

 

Bring

  • Mask, snorkel, fins, weight system, appropriate exposure suit

  • BCD and SPG appropriate for equipment configuration

  • Line cutting device

  • Dive computer or depth gauge and bottom timer

  • Cylinder and regulator properly labeled and cleaned as required for EAN mixtures

Cost

  • $450 

  • $750 – if combined with Deco Procedures

  • Costs associated with eLearning.


TDI Decompression Procedures Diver

Examine the theory, methods, and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. This program is designed as a stand-alone course, or it may be taught in conjunction with TDI Advanced Nitrox.  The objective of this course is to train you how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 45 meters / 150 feet.  The most common equipment requirements, equipment set-up and decompression techniques are presented. You are permitted to utilize enriched air nitrox (EAN) mixes or oxygen for decompression provided the gas mix is within their current certification level.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18; certified Advanced Diver with a minimum of 25 logged open water dives. 

 

Learn

  • The use of START before every dive

  • Stress analysis and mitigation

  • Dive planning using gas requirements, oxygen & nitrogen limitations

  • Staged decompression stops with multiple gas switches

  • Hover at a fixed position while managing gas switching, gas problems, and decompression stops

  • Contingency situations and problem solving

  • Emergency gas sharing

  • Emergency deployment of  a backup regulator and a backup mask

Included

  • 4 Open water dives  (6 if combined with Advanced Nitrox class)

 

Cost

  • $450  
  • $750 – if combined with Advanced Nitrox
  • Cost of EAN mixtures

  • Costs associated with eLearning

  • All costs associated with traveling to a deep location for the decompression dives

Bring

  • Mask, snorkel, fins, weight system, appropriate exposure suit

  • BCD and SPG appropriate for equipment configuration

  • Line cutting device

  • Slate

  • Jon-line

  • Ascent reel with lift bag (min. 25 lb)

  • Finger spool or 2nd reel with SMB

  • Dive computer or depth gauge/bottom timer

  • Primary cylinder(s) appropriate for planned
    dive and student gas consumption

  • Decompression mix cylinders, appropriate
    for planned dive and student gas consumption
    with SPG, labeled in accordance with TDI Standards

  • Primary and alternate 2nd stage with a 7 ft. hose
    and SPG is required on primary cylinder(s)