Technical Diving International (TDI)

TDI was formed in 1994 by some of divings most experienced instructors to bring technical applications of the sport to a wider audience. TDIs library of training materials and texts have become known as the industry's best and most professional resources. Most importantly, TDI has the best safety record of all training agencies. Whether your interests lie in nitrox, rebreathers, mixed gas or any of the many other programs that TDI offer, you can be assured that you will be participating in training that offers you the "cutting edge" of diving technology. TDI have offices worldwide and over 10,000 instructors teaching their programs. They have become the largest international specialized dive agency. With diving constantly changing, their staff are always looking ahead and are striving to continue their record as the innovators of the technical diving industry. Under the expert tuition of our Technical Instructor Trainer Dave Taylor, Deep Tech offers technical diver training from Basic Nitrox, Decompression procedures and Extended Range up to Basic and Advanced Trimix.

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Dave Taylor
+44 (0)7977 501183

dave@deeptech.co.uk

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Nitrox Diver

This is the entry level certification course for recreational divers wishing to utilize enriched air nitrox (EAN) as a breathing gas. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for using nitrox mixes from 22% to 40% oxygen content. The absolute beauty with this course is that you don't have to get wet! One for the blown-out weekend sir? Enjoy Dave Taylor's easy-to-understand, entry level Nitrox course and walk away wondering why you didn't do it before!

Pre-requisites: Have a minimum certification of Open Water Diver or current enrolement in a Open Water Divers course. Be a minimum age of 15 years.
Cost: 95
Basic Nitrox with 1 supervised dive 135

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Advanced Nitrox Diver

This three day course, includes 4 nitrox dives (100 minutes bottom time) and covers all the topics in the nitrox course in much greater detail, with in-depth coverage of CNS & whole body oxygen toxicity and tracking, common mixing methods, best mix computations, decompression gas, accelerated decompression, dive planning, gas consumption calculations and equipment considerations, all culminating in certification to use 22% - 100% (oxygen) as a breathing gas.

Pre-requisites: Nitrox diver or equivalent, 25 logged dives, minimum 15 years of age. If this course is taught in conjunction with TDI Decompression Procedures Course, then the minimum age is 18. Cost: 295

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Decompression Procedures

This three day course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned decompression diving, including 4 dives. The program is designed as a stand alone course or it may be taught in conjunction with such TDI courses as Advanced Nitrox Course, Advanced Wreck Course, or Extended Range Course. The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 45 msw (unless taught in conjunction with the Extended Range Course) The most common equipment requirements, gear set-up, and decompression techniques are presented, using nitrox or oxygen mixes within the divers existing qualification.

Pre-requisites: Advanced open water diver or equivalent, 25 logged dives, minimum 18 years of age.
Cost: 295

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TDI Combined Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures Diver This four day course includes both the Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures courses. It is more intensive, but more efficient. It includes 6 nitrox dives and covers all the topics required to use mixtures from 40% to 100% for decompression as well as the ability to perform accelerated stage decompression.

Pre-requisites: Advanced open water diver or equivalent, TDI Basic Nitrox or equivalent, 50 logged dives, minimum 18 years of age.
Cost: £475

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Extended Range

This course provides the training and experience required to competently use air for dives to 55 metres that require decompression using nitrox or O2. Training is given in the techniques, equipment requirements, and hazards of deep air diving. This programme is designed as a stand-alone course or may be combined with TDI Decompression Procedures Diver course.

Duration: Three day, 6 dives

Pre-requisites: TDI Adv Nitrox or equivalent / minimum of 100 logged dives with 25 deeper than 30m. Equipment Required: Full diving kit based on a twin set configuration with suitable BCD to accommodate a minimum of 1 stage cylinder. Minimum age 18 years.
Cost: £475.


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Wreck Diver

This course provides training and experience to competently conduct advanced wreck dives. This program includes penetration skills and techniques focusing on the safe use of reels and lines as well as contingency planning for harsh conditions (rough sea states and poor visibility). Depths shall not exceed the level in which the diver is trained, but in no case shall the maximum depth in this program exceed 55m. The course will include four penetration/overhead dives and an accumulated bottom time of 100 minutes.

Prerequisites:   Advanced sport diver with at least 50 logged dives. Be certified as basic wreck or cavern or equivalent.  Minimum of 18 years of age. Price - £300 for the 2 day course

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dpv tech

This course provides training and experience to competently conduct technical dives while utilizing a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV). Depths shall not exceed the level in which the diver is trained and competent, but in no case shall the maximum depth in this program exceed 55 msw. The objective of this course is to train divers in the proper techniques, skills, knowledge, organization,
procedures, equipment requirements, problems and hazards of utilizing a DPV while conducting technical dives in Non-overhead environments.

Prerequisites: Have at least 50 logged dives. Have a minimum certification of TDI Decompression Procedures Diver or equivalent. Be certified as SDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Specialty diver or equivalent. Be a minimum of 18. Price - £300 for the 2 day course (DPV hire is a further £20 per day).

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Trimix

This course provides the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gasses containing helium for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox and/or oxygen mixtures during decompression to a maximum depth of 200fsw/60msw. This course is for the serious diver and requires a high level of commitment and dedication to safety procedures and responsable diving practices. For a more complete breakdown of the course and its contents, please feel free to contact Dave at Deep Tech.

Pre-requisites: Advanced Nitrox Diver and Decompression Procedures Diver or equivalent, 100 logged dives, of which 25 must be deeper than 30 msw. Minimum 18 years of age.
Cost: £550.

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  Advanced Trimix

This course provides the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gasses containing helium for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox and/or oxygen mixtures during decompression to a maximum depth of 300fsw/100msw. Simply put, this course will get you diving places that only the most adventurous are trained to explore! Although the percentage of qualified divers in this discipline is still relatively small compared to non-technical, recreational diving, don't underestimate the popularity and professionalism of the dedicated amongst us who are flying the flags of exploration and safety at deeper and more exciting depths!

Pre-requisites
: Minimum age: 18yrs certification as an Extended Range Diver or Trimix Diver (or equivalent). Minimum of 100 logged dives or equivalent at the discretion of the instructor.
Cost: £600.00

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  Gas Blending

Gas Blending
This one day course teaches students the knowledge necessary for nitrox gas blending, a basic requirement if you are looking to blend nitrox in a club environment or if your looking for work in the diving industry. Includes: TDI Gas Blender manual & certification.

Pre-requisites: Minimum 18 years of age.
Cost: £130

Advanced Gas Blending
This one day course trains students to blend trimix and use advanced blending techniques including the use of Haskel pumps etc. Includes: TDI Advanced Gas Blender manual & certification.

Pre-requisites: Minimum 18 years of age.
Cost: £130

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