Basic Technical Diving Training

Basic Technical Diving Training

Everybody who has witnessed how a house is being built, knows that it will not work without a proper foundation.

In diving it works the same. Before you advance into technical diving, no matter if decompression or cave diving it is a good idea to get familiar with the equipment you will use and to learn some basic skills you will need. But also if you do not consider to start technical diving it offers big advantages: It will simply make you a better diver. Especially for photographers this training is extremely beneficial.

You will never find a technical diver under water in a configuration that does not allow him to solve problems himself. But just a redundant equipment configuration is not sufficient, without proper training it is quite useless.

In all our technical basic courses we talk about the theory behind the chosen equipment, manipulation and problem solving with valves and dive planning. Also propulsion and maneuver techniques are being trained together with theoretical and practical sessions regarding trim and body position in the water.

Our technical basic course prepare the student to dive self sufficient and therefore it is possible to gain an SDI Solo diver certification without a lot of extra effort. Please contact us for details.

In general there are two different types of equipment being used in those courses: Sidemount configuration or a backmounted twinset.

TDI Sidemount Diver Training

Amongst other things you will learn the following during your training to become a TDI Sidemount Diver:

  • theory and history of sidemount diving
  • different sidemount systems, their strengths and weaknesses
  • adjusting of sidemount equipment and what to consider
  • basic techniques like gearing up, switching regulators, gas donation as well as different propulsion and maneuver techniques
  • advanced solutions for sidemount specific problems and gas supply failures.

Usually the training to become a TDI Sidemount Diver takes three days. Please contact us for information about combining your TDI Sidmount Diver training with the TDI Cavern Diver and/or SDI Solo Diver training.

TDI Sidemount diving course

SDI Solo Diver Training

During your SDI Solo Diver training you will learn how to dive inside recreational diving limits without the need to have a buddy.

You will learn more about solving problems without assistance of your buddy. We believe in Solo diving with a complete redundant breathing system, so either in Sidemount configuration or in a twinset with a stage cylinder.

This course is very useful for basically all divers: Photographers who want to focus on the picture they are longing to take, divers who simply like to dive alone and all divers who want to improve their safety while under water. Remember, the best buddy team possible is formed by two well trained and properly equipped solo divers.

The SDI Solo Diver training usually takes two days. Please contact us for more information about the course and the possibilities how to combine it with your TDI Intro to Tech Diver or TDI Sidemount Diver training.

TDI Intro To Tech Diver Training

Amongst other things you will learn the following during your training to become a TDI Intro to Tech Diver:

  • theory and history of diving with redundant systems
  • different options to dive two tanks on your back, their strengths and weaknesses
  • adjusting of equipment and what to consider
  • basic techniques like gearing up and gas donation as well as different propulsion and maneuver techniques
  • advanced solutions for valve management and gas supply failures.

The training to become a TDI Intro to Tech Diver takes usually three days. Please contact us for information about combining your TDI Intro to Tech Diver training with the TDI Cavern Diver and/or SDI Solo Diver training.

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