TECHNICAL DIVING - NOAA defines defines technical diving in this way: "Technical diving is a term used to describe all diving methods that exceed the limits imposed on depth and/or immersion time for recreational scuba diving. (However technical dives are usually made for recreation. Technical diving often involves the use of special gas mixtures (other than compressed air) for breathing. The type of gas mixture used is determined either by the maximum depth planned for the dive, or by the length of time that the diver intends to spend underwater. While the recommended maximum depth for conventional scuba diving is 130 ft, technical divers may work in the range of 170 ft or sometimes even deeper. Technical diving almost always requires one or more mandatory decompression 'stops' upon ascent, during which the diver may change breathing gas mixes at least once."
10 Reasons we teach TDI for Technical Diving Training
1. One Stop Technical Training Solution The TDI diver training program is straightforward, proven effective, and offers divers a comprehensive path from Intro to Tech (TM) to Advanced Trimix. Formed in 1994, TDI has built a complete curriculum that includes Cavern to Full Cave, decompression diving, trimix, and wreck penetration training. TDI also offers 4 levels of of diver certification on closed-circuit rebreathers to a depth of 100 meters. TDI also offers programs in gas blending and preparing equipment for oxygen service.
2. Applications to suit all conditions and environments - TDI believes that local conditions demand local knowledge. Courses we offer go beyond the minimum allowable to include information on location specific environments.
3. Global Recognition as Industry Leaders - TDI is the largest technical diving agency in the world. Its course and certifications are recognized everywhere as the gold standard by others are measured. International Training has more than 25 regional offices worldwide and through its sister organization SCUBA Diving International (tm) (SDI), is associated with leading industry groups such as Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC) USA, Canada, and Europe, and the European Underwater Federation. Your certification card is recognized and respected worldwide.
4. Innovative Quality Education- By training with TDI you are plugged into the most innovative educational system in the diving industry. Your training will reflect what is currently happening in the technical diving community. TDI Innovations include:
- First to present Nitrox training in a simple format that required no dives to complete
- First to present an advanced wreck program teaching overhead diving techniques outside the cave diving format.
5. Associate Membership Perks
6. Respectful Service
7. e-Fluent People
8. The Best instructors
9. Dive with the Pros
10. Take the Lead with Technical Diving International