Discover technical diving in Thailand
Koh Tao, Thailand
Big Blue Tech hosted a technical diving discovery day for 8 future technical divers during a day long event conducted by TDI Instructor Ash Dunn and PADI TecRec Instructor Matt Rolph and assisted by future BSAC Technical Instructor Ian Jordan.
The purpose of the day was to provide an introduction to technical diving for some of the recent graduates from the islands monthly IDC and MSDT programs at Buddha View, a PADI CDC Centre based on the southern side of Koh Tao. Buddha View PADI Course Director Mark Soworka helped organize the event to give his graduates and interns a greater knowledge of the booming technical diving industry so his candidates would be better educated in the ever changing and growing scuba diving industry.
Big Blue Tech try to help the local diving comunity by creating fun and unique events to help the next generation of diving professionals get the knowledge and experience of the technical diving sport.
The day began with some videos and theory and then progressed into hands on interaction with the equipment the divers would be using that day.
After a lunch break the divers and instructors headed out on our dedicated tech boat “Nauty Buoy” where all the cylinders, backplates and wings were waiting to take the group of 10 divers underwater.
The divers were shown the features and assembly of the typical technical diving gear and then taken for 2 shallow dives around Koh Tao.
Skills like lift bag deployment, bouyancy, gas shut down, out of air and propulsion techniques were demonstrated and practiced.
The students said they all really enjoyed the day and had a great day being shown something different.
We look forward to seeing the gang from Buddha View back again in the future for some more PADI TecRec Diving.