Intro To Tech
The TDI Intro to Tech course is your first step into technical diving. This course is essential in teaching you how to dive technical gear configurations while maintaining proper trim and buoyancy. Many divers buy technical diving gear and their first time diving it is in a Decompression Procedures course. This is setting yourself up for failure and you can be a hazard to yourself and others. Technical diving gear takes time to get it set-up to your body and to gain confidence. Taking this course first ensures that you will have much less stress on you during your advanced technical courses. In intro to tech, we will teach you how to set up technical gear, how to manage all the gear on your body, gas management, dive planning, and developing a technical diving mindset
(we rent some tech gear if needed. Contact us in advance if you need to rent)
2 mask (low volume)
Double cylinder system backmount or sidemount (You will have a chance to try both systems)
2 Din reg sets (one reg must have a 7' reg hose)
BCD (with sufficient lift for twin tanks)
Depth gauge and bottom timer/dive computer
2 dive lights
2 Line cutting devices
SMB or Lift Bag
The TDI 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
- Gear Configuration and Selection
- Introduction to double backmount and double sidemount
- Deco and stage cylinder rigging
- diving with 3+ cylinders
- and much More!
TDI’s 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. This course is your first step to earning your technical diving certifications. The course may also be used as an introduction to the TDI Advanced Nitrox course and the TDI 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 TDI technical instructor.
After this course you can take: Decompression Procedures and Advanced Nitrox!
You must be at least 18 years old to take this course and be open water diver certified.