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Technical diving is scuba diving’s “extreme” sport, taking experienced and qualified divers far deeper than in mainstream recreational diving. Technical diving is marked by significantly more equipment and training requirements to manage the additional hazard this type of diving entails. Tec diving isn’t for everyone, but if you think it's for you read on... 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 deep
- 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” with the publication of aquaCorps (no longer in print), which dedicated itself to this type of 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. 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.

TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver - Rebreatherpro-Training

TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver

Are you looking to expand your dive time? Maybe you’re a scientific diver or photographer looking to stay in the water a little longer?The TDI Advan... read more »

TDI Helitrox Diver - Rebreatherpro-Training

TDI Helitrox Diver

The TDI Helitrox Diver course examines the theory, methods, and procedures for planning staged decompression dives utilising helium in the breathing m... read more »

TDI Decompression Procedures - Rebreatherpro-Training

TDI Decompression Procedures

Are you finding your no- decompression limits (NDLs) a limiting factor to dives? Do you have to ascend sooner than you would like? As sport divers, pl... read more »

TDI Extended Range Diver - Rebreatherpro-Training

TDI Extended Range Diver

Certain areas of the world provide spectacular dives at depths deeper than 39 metres/130 feet but you may not have access (or very limited access) to ... read more »

TDI Combined Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures Course - Rebreatherpro-Training

TDI Combined Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures Course

This four day course includes both the Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures courses. It is more intensive, but more efficient. It includes 6 n... read more »

TDI Trimix Diver - Rebreatherpro-Training

TDI Trimix Diver

Are you looking to expand your depth range? Do you want to reduce narcosis during deep dives? The TDI Trimix Diver course could be your next step! As... read more »

TDI Advanced Trimix Diver - Rebreatherpro-Training

TDI Advanced Trimix Diver

This course is the top level of training for open circuit divers wishing to dive to depths as deep as 100 meters utilizing hypoxic levels of oxygen (b... read more »

TDI Advanced Sidemount - Rebreatherpro-Training

TDI Advanced Sidemount

TDI ADVANCED SIDEMOUNT The TDI Advanced Sidemount Diver Course, offers the same benefits as the TDI Sidemount Diver course but gives you the opportuni... read more »

Padi sidemount and Tec sidemount Courses - Rebreatherpro-Training

Padi sidemount and Tec sidemount Courses

The PADI Sidemount Scuba Diving Speciality Course teaches you How to learn a unique way of buoyancy control resulting in a more streamlined profile t... read more »

IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix - Rebreatherpro-Training

IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix

This Program is designed to extend the diver’s knowledge in the use of EANx for Sport diving. It further develops diving skills and provides a great... read more »

IANTD Advanced Nitrox Diver - Rebreatherpro-Training

IANTD Advanced Nitrox Diver

This Program is designed to extend the diver’s knowledge in the use of EANx for Sport diving. It further develops diving skills and provides a great... read more »

Padi Tec 40 - Rebreatherpro-Training

Padi Tec 40

The entry point into the technical range, Tec 40 provides a transition from recreational to technical diving. Although the use of full tech gear (doub... read more »

Padi Tec 45 - Rebreatherpro-Training

Padi Tec 45

The Tec 45 course picks up where Tec 40 leaves off and takes your training as a tec diver further and deeper. It is the second subcourse in the full P... read more »

Padi Tec 50 - Rebreatherpro-Training

Padi Tec 50

The Tec 50 course completes your training as an entry-level tec diver, taking you past the limits of recreational diving. What do I need to start? The... read more »

Padi Tec 65 - Rebreatherpro-Training

Padi Tec 65

This course opens up the advantages of trimix to the diver, and divers are qualified to make multi-stop decompression dives that employ EANx and oxyge... read more »

Padi Tec Trimix Diver - Rebreatherpro-Training

Padi Tec Trimix Diver

For the extreme diver ready to further explore the world of technical deep diving, the gas of choice is trimix - a blend of oxygen, helium and nitroge... read more »

Living the dream !! - Rebreatherpro-Training

Living the dream !!

Simply living the dream, one dive at a time !! This year has been busy with projects in Malta including a couple for National Geographical.... read more »

tdi CCR rebreather full cave course - Rebreatherpro-Training

tdi CCR rebreather full cave course

Congratulations to everyone that completed their CCR Rebreather Full Cave class this last two weeks in Cave Country France ???? Living the dream, one dive at a time !! #rebreatherprotraining #TDI ... read more »

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