Technical Diving


 

Go Tec

PADI TecRec courses start from a non-threatening “gentle” introduction to the world of technical diving.
 
They are the link between extended recreational dives up to serious technical diving. 
 
 

 

What is technical diving?

Technical scuba diving is defined as diving other than conventional commercial or research diving that takes divers beyond recreational scuba diving limits. It is further defined as and includes one or more of the following:

  • diving beyond 40 metres
  • required stage decompression
  • diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear metres of the surface
  • accelerated decompression and or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive

Because in technical diving the surface is effectively inaccessible in an emergency, tec divers use extensive methodologies and technologies and training to manage the added risks. Even with these, however, tec diving admittedly has more risk, potential hazard and shorter critical error chains than does recreational scuba diving.

 

How long has technical diving been around?

Most people would agree that cave diving is a form of technical diving. Cave diving developed in the late 1960s and 1970s, developing into a discipline largely like it is today by the mid 1980s.
In the early 1990s, several groups of divers around the world began experimenting with technologies for deep diving (beyond recreational limits) to explore both caves and wrecks. These communities united and emerged as “technical diving” or “tec diving”. Since then, tec diving continues to develop both in scope and in its technologies.

 

Why would I want to be a tec diver?

Tec diving not only has more risk, but it requires significantly more effort, discipline and equipment. It’s not for everyone, and you can be an accomplished, avid top-notch diver your entire life without making a tec dive.

That said, there’s a cadre of individuals who want to visit places underwater that relatively few people can. Many spectacular, untouched wrecks lie at depths well below 40 metres/130 feet. Deep reefs have organisms you don’t find in the shallows.
Some people enjoy the challenge and focus tec diving requires. Still others love being involved with cutting edge technologies. These reasons make tec diving rewarding.

 

There are two ways to do Tec diving

   

This is the traditional way of carrying the cylinder/ s on your back. It is the way most divers learned to dive in the past and are still learning it today.  

Especially in Tec diving we are facing quite heavy diving equipment. A 12 litre twin-set made up from steel cylinders easily weighs up to 40 kg. If carried on the back we have “Increased lower back strain”. Smaller persons might struggle to handle this kind of weight.

Happy Divers Marbella & IDC College is the only PADI 5* Career Development Center (CDC) center in southern Spain offering the full range of technical diving courses.

Students can choose if they prefer to do their courses in either Backmount or Sidemount configuration.

Find a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the PADI Tec Sidemount Diver course.

Tec Sidemount offers the same benefits as the PADI Recreational Sidemount Diver course but gives you the opportunity to dive with 2+ cylinders for extended dive times.

What is Sidemount Diving?

Whilst diving in sidemount configuration you are taking one or two cylinders and placing them on either side of your body, rather than mounting them on your back (traditionally known as backmounted). 

Sidemount diving offers:

♦ Easier equipment transport
♦ Greater comfort level ....

 

 


 

Why TEC diving ?


Tec diving not only has more risk, but it requires significantly more effort, discipline and equipment. It’s not for everyone, and you can be an accomplished, avid top-notch diver your entire life without making a tec dive.

That said, there’s a cadre of individuals who want to visit places underwater that relatively few people can. Many spectacular, untouched wrecks lie at depths well below 40 metres. Deep reefs have organisms you don’t find in the shallows. Some people enjoy the challenge and focus TEC diving requires. Still others love being involved with cutting edge technologies. These reasons make TEC diving rewarding.

 

 


 

Call us

+34 609 571 920

Email: college@idc-spain.com

 


 

 

 


en