Intro to Tech Diving

Upcoming Course


* NOTE * Dive Addicts is now running a more involved and intensive Intro to Tech program. We will spending more time focusing on the foundational tech diving skills that are needed to move on with your tech diving education- emphasis on safety, training, repetition, physical and mental abilities.

Tuition: $450 each / Private $800
Includes: Training, certification fees, rental tech equipment (backmount or sidemount) and pool use.
Duration: 2 x 4 hour sessions for classroom and pool training; 4 open water checkout dives.
Needed: Book Packet ($90.00); personal gear (mask, fins)
Pre-requisites: Adv. Diver or equivalent; 25 logged dives
Min. Age: 15 yrs


The TDI Intro to Tech course is the perfect course for divers who have heard about technical diving and want to build a foundation of solid skills to support their technicall diving education. 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 (backmount and sidemount)
  • Continuous training
  • Physical preparation
  • Mental preparation
  • and much more!

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 is used as an prerequisite to the TDI Advanced Nitrox course and the TDI Decompression Procedures courses. 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.

Please contact us for further information or to sign up for this class.