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Deep Stop Scuba is proud to offer a wide variety of Technical Diving Courses.

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"Technical diving is scuba diving that exceeds the agency-specified limits of recreational diving for non-professional purposes.

Technical diving may expose the diver to hazards beyond those normally associated with recreational diving, and to a greater risk of serious injury or death."
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Designed for the diver who is interested in advancing into technical diving. Covers the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for using nitrox mixes from 22 through 40 percent oxygen content, equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing nitrox mixtures, and gas blending procedures $199 e-learning, books and rentals not included


The TDI Sidemount Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more! Gas matching procedures to include dissimilar volumes Gas management utilizing independent cylinders Psychological considerations of technical diving Equipment considerations including: Cylinder options Regulator options Buoyancy compensator/harness options Proper weighting Equipment configurations Communication (light and hand signals) Problem solving in a sidemount configuration Diving in tight or confined spaces Conservation Water entries/exits S-drills specific to sidemount diving.


The TDI Intro to Tech Course is an introductory course that expands on recreational training by improving dive planning methods, in-water skills, and streamlining existing gear configurations in a controlled and fun learning environment.


Decompression dive planning including: Decompression gas choices Tables vs. personal dive computers Emergency and contingency planning (equipment failure, omitted decompression, etc.) Decompression diving procedures Equipment selection Pre-dive checks and drills Stress analysis and mitigation Following a decompression schedule Gas switching Team awareness and communication SMB/lift bag deployment Proper trim, buoyancy and finning techniques Emergency procedures (equipment failures, catastrophic gas loss, omitted decompression, navigational errors, etc.) Equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing nitrox mixtures, and gas blending procedures procedures.


This course is designed for certified divers looking to advance their diver level training and equipment configurations by learning to dive a rebreather. Whether you are an avid photographer, want to experience the silence of diving a rebreather, or looking to get closer to the marine life – rebreather diving is for you.


TDI HELITROX DIVER The TDI Helitrox Diver Course examines the theory, methods, and procedures for planning staged decompression dives utilizing helium in the breathing mixture to reduce the effects of inert gas narcosis. The TDI Helitrox Diver Course trains divers how to plan and conduct staged decompression dives to a maximum depth of 45 metres/150 feet. The most common equipment requirements, gear set-up, and decompression techniques are also presented during this course. Students are permitted to utilize enriched air nitrox and helium mixes with no greater than 35% helium content, and up to 100% oxygen for decompression diving. This program is designed as a stand-alone course, or it may be taught in conjunction with TDI Advanced Nitrox at the discretion of the instructor.