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Technical Diving Overseas in Asia

Introducing technical diving to experienced scuba divers proves to be a life changing event.

Koh Tao, Thailand

Big Blue Tech celebrates the graduation of Ian Jordan from his TDI Intro to Tech course conducted over 3 days with 4 dives by TDI Instructor Ash Dunn off the coast of Thailand on Koh Tao Island.

This course has been yet another course Ian has been involved with here at Big Blue Tech. Ian has already completed the TDI Visual Inspections, BSAC Aqualung Service Inspection, TDI Compressor Operator and TDI Gas Blender course previously.

Ian’s ultimate goal is to continue his technical related education up to the prestigious role of TDI Tech Divemaster which will require additional training.

TDI’s Intro to Tech course is a new and welcome addition to curriculum of the world’s largest and most successful technical diving agency. Intro to Tech is intended to give experienced sport divers a simple, non-threatening glimpse at the techniques and skills used in technical diving. Participating in this course will give those divers a better understanding of the detailed planning and preparation required to make a successful and safe technical dive.

Intro to Tech is really a try it before you buy it course for someone who has heard a lot about tech and is wondering what all the fuss is about. But Intro to Tech is also worthwhile for divers who have no real intentions to go on to take a full tech class because the skills it focuses on – gas management, superior buoyancy and trim, situational awareness, and equipment selection – are useful in any form of diving. Intro to tech is also the perfect course for those already certified tech divers that haven’t been in the water for a while or just want a little help refining their skills.

”Intro to Tech performs an important supplementary function within TDI current course offerings”, stated Steve Lewis, director of product development. Lewis continued to say “Firstly it provides recreational divers an opportunity to assess and improve their basic diving skills in a structured and controlled manner, but does not require them to “go technical.” Secondly, it provides those divers who do wish to pursue more advanced diver training with a skill-set that will help them make the transition more smoothly. It may indeed be considered a warm-up for enrollment in some TDI programs.”

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