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Intro to Tech Diving

TDI Intro To Tech

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
  •    Trim
  •    Gear Configuration and Selection
  •    Many More!

What You Learn

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. 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.


To enroll in the TDI Intro To Tech, you must

  •    Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
  •    Minimum certification Open Water Diver or equivalent
  •    Provide proof of 25 logged open water dives

What is involved?

  •     Independent Study (home study)   
  •     Knowledge Development (classroom)
  •    1 Confined/Limited Open Water Dive
  •    2 Open Water Dives

What does it cost?

The TDI Intro to Tech Course costs $200 per student for groups of 2 or more and private courses are available for $250 per student. We schedule students together for group classes whenever possible unless a private class is specifically requested. The course tuition covers your instruction, books, and certification card. Equipment rental (if needed), tank fills, quarry fees, and charter fees are additional.

What Next?

Once you have completed the TDI Intro to Tech Course you may want to continue your training by taking the TDI advanced nitrox and decompression procedures courses.