Technical (tech) diving means going beyond recreational scuba diving limits. But, tech divers will tell you that it’s really about the challenge and adventure of exploring places that no one else has ever seen. Tech diving is not for everyone, but it does attract experienced divers who want to go beyond their current limits and are willing to accept the added risks, training, investment and commitment it demands. If this is you, then PADI TechRec courses are your ticket to extreme adventure.
What Is Technical Diving?
Technical scuba diving involves going beyond recreational scuba diving limits and includes one or more of the following:
- Diving beyond 40 metres/130 feet
- Required stage decompression
- Diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear metres/130 linear feet of the surface
- Accelerated decompression and/or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive
Use of extensive equipment and technologies In technical diving the surface is often inaccessible in an emergency, so tech divers use extensive procedures, equipment and training to manage the added risks and potential hazards. Although founded on extensive open-circuit scuba technology, tech diving has been revolutionised by the development, availability and reliability of closed circuit rebreathers (CCRs). CCRs have numerous benefits and provide tech divers with significantly more time underwater.
Our Courses and Diving At Anchor Diving we offer the following courses from PADI. For more details and course pre requisite please follow the links.
- Discover Tech – €85 (Half Day)
- Tech 40 – €245 (3 Days)
- Tech 45 – €290 (3 Days)
- Tech 50 – €390 (3 Days)
- Tech Deep Full Program (from Tech 40-50) – €835
- Tech Trimix 65 – €450
- Tech Trimix Diver – €550
- Tech Sidemount – €290
Our Tech courses are inclusive of your tuition, transport to the dive sites from the dive centre (excluding Gozo and Comino) hotel pick ups and Air. Not included in the course fee – Training Materials – €60, Certification Card – €60, Tech Equipment Hire and any gas other than Air. We also offer guided diving for Technical divers all over Malta, Gozo and Comino both from boat and shore. Please contact us for further details on what is included and to book.