What is technical diving?

Scuba divers get to explore parts of the world that most people will never have the opportunity of seeing other than maybe in a documentary. But even divers are sometimes limited to where they can go and what they can see. PADI TecRec courses can open up opportunities to experience new dive sites and areas beyond the recreational realm.PADI TEC REC logo

Typically, one or more of the following has to occur for a dive to be considered technical diving:
 Diving beyond 40 metres deep.
 Required stage decompression.
 Diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear metres of the surface.
 Accelerated decompression and or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive.
Now it’s important to know that technical diving can have more risks, potential hazards and shorter critical error chains than recreational scuba diving. It requires more training, discipline and equipment than recreational diving. It’s of paramount importance to ensure the proper training is undertaken before diving beyond recreational limits. So why even do it?
Simply put, to explore where few people can. As a technical diver, you would get to see amazing wrecks that are hidden away and
untouched, as well as marine life that don’t live in your typical diving zone. Other people simply like the hard work and want to be challenged. For them, the more effort and planning they put into their dives, the greater the reward.padi_tecrec_flowchart

To find out more about technical diving and information regarding the TecRec course, visit Aqua Vision Dive Center and speak with Alexey our TecRec Instructor.

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