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TDI Intro to Technical Diving

The TDI Intro to Tech course is an introductory course that expands on recreational training by improving dive planning methods, in-water skills, and streamlining existing gear configurations in a controlled and fun learning environment.


Who this course is for:

  • Certified open water scuba divers who want to expand diver knowledge

  • Certified open water scuba divers who are considering technical training

  • Certified technical divers who are seeking a refresher course


Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18 or 15 with parental consent

  • Minimum certification of SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent

  • Proof of 25 logged open water dives


What you can expect to learn:

  • In-depth dive planning, advanced buoyancy control, gas management, situational awareness, proper trim, gear configuration and selection


What’s in it for you:

  • Exposure to in-depth dive planning and introduction to more advanced technical diving and equipment

  • Opportunity to become a more proficient diver and expand on diver skills and knowledge


TDI Intro to Tech minimum requirements:

  • Execute proper gear selection and preparation as well as buddy gas matching

  • Mastery of S.T.A.R.T., trim, finning techniques, body positioning, and diver skills

  • Overall demonstration of mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution


Course Structure and Duration:

     A minimum of 3 dives must be conducted; All dives must be conducted at depths within the diver’s current level of certification but no dives should exceed 23 metres / 75 feet. If the TDI Intro to Tech is taught in conjunction with Advanced Nitrox, only a total of 4 dives are required; more may be conducted at the discretion of the instructor.


Course fees: $395.50 CAD (includes an e-learning code and certification card.)



Costs do not include air fills, charter fees, park fees, equipment rental, or transportation unless specified in advance.



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