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Introducing Technical Diving in Thailand

TDI Intro to Tech course completed in Thailand

Koh Tao, Thailand

Big Blue Tech celebrates the graduation of Chris Shaw and Nicholas Swyny from their TDI Intro to Tech course conducted over 3 days with 4 dives by TDI Technical Instructor Ash Dunn and Technical Instructor Intern James Foleher off the coast of Thailand on Koh Tao Island.

The TDI Intro to Tech course is the perfect course for divers who have heard about technical diving and want to find out more about this exciting branch of advanced recreational diving. 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
  • Many 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 may also be used as an introduction to the TDI Advanced Nitrox course and the TDI Decompression Procedures course. 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.


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