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Big Blue Tech: Technical Courses

Technical diving is scuba diving’s “extreme” sport, taking experienced and qualified divers far deeper than in mainstream recreational diving. Technical diving is marked by significantly more equipment and training requirements to manage the additional hazard this type of diving entails. Tec diving isn’t for everyone, but for those who hear its challenge call, our courses are the answer.

Our courses are the most instructionally coherent and demanding tec diving programs available. They’re not easy – nor would you want them to be for this kind of diving.

We have designed each level to help the student understand each option. Each level is a goal to achieve and helps the student chart a course to their future in technical diving. Certification is dependant on each enrollment from cave to ccr. Since we offer technical courses from so many different training agencies we have simplified the terms for butter understanding.

No matter what agency you choose, essentially it’s your instructor that make the difference and not the card you get. For more information about our instructors have a look at our staff page.

*items marked in blue are specific to Big Blue Tech and not course standard.


Level I – Tech Diver

Recreational Limits – Technical Comfort

This is designed for recreational divers who want to expose themselves to overhead environments and have the added safety of diving in the redundancy of technical diving gear. Feel comfortable in all diving environments regardless of air consumption. Feel safe with having your buddy on your back.

This course is allows recreational divers to become certified to use technical diving gear under their own limits.

This is a 3 day course and includes 4 dives and a day of theory and academic study

Agencies: ANDI, TDI, DSAT, SSI TXR

Certification Names:
*Technical Foundations
*Tec Basics Specialty

Pre-requisites:

*Certified Diver to 30m
*30 Logged Dives

Available Locations: Similan Islands, Phuket, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Khao Lak, Pattaya

Enrollment: Course available on request:

Price: Email Us


Level II – Tech Diver

Technical Extended Range

If you’re interested in technical diving, but haven’t yet met the prerequisites for the Level III course, you can consider enrolling in the Level II Course. It is also a sub course of the full Level III course.

This course includes 7 Dives and is completed in one week.

You’ll learn to
* Make a gas switch, extended no-decompression dives using air and enriched air to 40 meters/130 feet
* Prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies
* Basic skills and procedures you’ll need as you move into deeper technical diving
*Wear up to 4 scuba cylinders.

Agencies: ANDI, TDI, DSAT, SSI TXR

Certification Names:
*Extended Range Diver
*Advanced Nitrox Diver
*Tec Apprentice
*Tec Level 1

Pre-requisites:

*Varies based on certifying agency
*Certified Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver
*Certified to 30m
*60 Logged Dives
*Diving Insurance for Technical Diving (DAN)

Available Locations: Similan Islands, Phuket, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Khao Lak, Pattaya

Enrollment: Course available on request:

Price: Email Us


Level III – Tech Diver

Accelerated Decompression Diver

This course is the highest non-helium based diving level. This course will allow you to plan decompression dives using a variety of skills and gas mixtures. It will teach you how to be disciplined in diving and how to be part of a team.

This course includes 5 additional Dives and is completed in one week.

You’ll learn to
* Make a gas switch, decompression dives to max 56m
* Prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies
* Basic skills and procedures you’ll need as you move into deeper technical diving
*Deco Dive
*Wear up to 4 scuba cylinders.

Agencies: ANDI, TDI, DSAT, SSI TXR

Certification Names:
*Technical Diver
*Advanced Decompression Diver
*Tec Deep Diver
*Accelerated Decompression Diver

Pre-requisites:

*Varies based on certifying agency
Level II – Tech Diver
*Certified Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver
*Certified to 30m
*Rescue Diver
*100 Logged Dives
*Diving Insurance for Technical Diving (DAN)

Available Locations: Similan Islands, Phuket, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Khao Lak, Pattaya

Enrollment: Course available on request:

Price: Email Us


Level IV – Tech Diver

Normoxic Trimix Diver

This course is intended to expose you to trimix diving without the need of travel gas. To dive on a mix that will sustain consciousness at all depths. This helps to remove narcosis and can gain you a few extra meters by removing oxygen as well.

What you gain is the ability to dive up to 75m comfortably and narcosis free which opens up far more dive destinations and locations.

This course includes 8-12 Dives and is completed in one-two weeks.

You’ll learn to
* Plan and execute technical dives using three gasses
*Recognize HPNS symptoms
*More advanced gas management and dive planning
*Expose yourself to longer decompression schedules

Agencies: ANDI, TDI, DSAT, SSI TXR

Certification Names:
*Trimix Diver
*Tec Trimix Diver
*Mixed Gas Diver
*Deep HE Diver

Pre-requisites:

*Varies based on certifying agency
Level III – Tech Diver
*150 Logged Dives
*25 Logged Accelerated Decompression Dives
*Diving Insurance for Technical Diving (DAN)

Available Locations: Similan Islands, Phuket, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Khao Lak, Pattaya

Enrollment: Course available on request:

Price: Email Us

* The DSAT Tec Trimix includes basic hypoxic training


Level V – Tech Diver

Hypoxic Trimix Diver

This course is intended to expose you to trimix diving with the need of travel gas. To dive on a mix that will not sustain consciousness at all depths. This helps to remove narcosis and can gain you several extra meters by removing oxygen as well.

What you gain is the ability to dive up to 100m comfortably and narcosis free which opens up far more dive destinations and locations.

This course includes 8-12 Dives and is completed in one-two weeks.

You’ll learn to
*Plan and execute technical dives using three gasses
*Recognize HPNS symptoms
*More advanced gas management and dive planning
*Expose yourself to longer decompression schedules
*Avoid Hypoxia with use of travel gas
*Dive with up to 6 cylinders

Agencies: ANDI, TDI, SSI TXR

Certification Names:
*Advanced Trimix Diver
*Hypo Tri Diver
*Heliox Diver
*Hypoxic Diver

Pre-requisites:

*Varies based on certifying agency
Level IV – Tech Diver
*175 Logged Dives
*20 Logged Trimix Dives
*Diving Insurance for Technical Diving (DAN)

Available Locations: Similan Islands, Phuket, Khao Lak, Pattaya

Enrollment: Course available on request:

Price: Email Us



Course Enrollment Details:
Enrollment in a technical course guarantees you excellent and complete training. However, it does not guarantee you a certification card. You must earn that. All of our training is performance based.

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