What is Technical Diving?
Technical diving can be defined as diving deeper than 130ft/40mt, requiring staged decompression procedures, diving in an overhead environment beyond 130 linear feet or 40 linear meters of the surface, accelerated decompression and/or the use of variable gas mixtures throughout the dive mainly consisting of Oxygen, Nitrogen and Helium.
Technical diving is not for everyone. It has high physical demands and requires complex and extensive training requirements, limiting this area of diving to a very select group of divers. If you have the experience in recreational diving and are willing to make the commitment, then we have the staff, facility and experience to train you as a safe, competent and disciplined technical diver. As you can see from the diver on the right we can also offer tec training in sidemount configuration as well as back mounted doubles.
In February 2010 we had our own 'Tec Support Diver' specialty approved by PADI as a distinctive program and we'll have trained support divers assisting on your dives and training. For PADI Instructors, you can also qualify with us to teach this specialty.
In recent years there has been a growth in recreational divers seeking technical diver training to advance their own limitations and open up access to new dive sites and profiles. In November 2009 PADI restructured the Tec Rec programs. In addition to the complete PADI Tec Deep Diver course and PADI Trimix Diver course we can now offer more modular training with the Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses and also with the Trimix 65 and 75 courses. Read about our technical diving philosophy and dive sites to see how you can get more from your diving and these programs with our training, team and facility on Utila in the Caribbean Bay Islands of Honduras.