Intro to Tech

Intro to Tech


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

Course materials

Candidates must have their own copies of the Intro To Tech diver manuals for reference, these are $70

Certification, 3 Dives (2 at the Poor Knight Islands), pool fee, air fills and equipment rental with the exception of mask fins and exposure suit are included in the cost of the course. Students may use their own gear if it is suitable for the course.

Course prerequisites

To qualify to enter the TDI intro to tech course, an individual must be certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver with a minimum of 20 logged dives and be 18 years of age or older.