Essentials of Tech, Cave, Wreck Back Mount

Essentials of Tech, Cave, Wreck Back Mount

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UTD Middle East at UTD Scuba Diving (UTD Middle East/Africa Partner - Marine Owen)
Company: UTD Scuba Diving

Instructor: Marine Canac Owen

Essentials of Tech, Cave, Wreck Back Mount

By: UTD Middle East at UTD Scuba Diving (UTD Middle East/Africa Partner - Marine Owen)
Instructor: Marine Canac Owen
Region: Africa and Middle East
Where: Dubai Jumeirah 2, Dubai, Dubai
Event by Appointment: Contact the instructor to plan the dates

Event arranged by appointment.

UTD's Essentials of Technical Diving class is the first step to move you from ‘Recreational’ diver to ‘Technical’ Diver. Essentials of Tech gives you all the personal skills you need to move to a training program that increases both depth and time in the water.

Essentials of Tech takes place in 20-30’ / 6-10m of open water. It is a personal skills class that prepares you for technical depths by advancing your control of buoyancy, trim, and propulsion, while introducing you to more advanced air sharing procedures and deco bottle handling protocols. The class also introduces you to more advanced gas planning and more complicated ascent strategies.

Essentials of Tech acts as a bridge between conventional training and UTD’s more demanding technical curriculum and focuses on training you to become a “Thinking Diver,” regardless of whether you are going to move forward with technical training, or are just looking to become a more highly skilled recreational diver.



Who this class is designed for?

Many divers find all the adventure they need in recreational dives to 100' or less. But some feel that maybe they are missing some skills that technical divers have such as "horizontal decompression stops". Or maybe you linger at the top of the wall, looking down into the inky abyss? Does the idea of penetrating a wreck, with only your lights and a guideline to lead you give you good goose bumps? Do you think you'll never be happy unless you're flying past a pinnacle at 200' on a scooter? Technical diving is about having fun, just like any other pastime. But, like anything worth doing, it requires perseverance and hard work. This class is designed for the diver eager to learn some basic technical diving skills which can help improve their recreational diving ability or want to begin building a strong foundation to start pursuing the challenge of technical diving.

Why Take this Class?

Maybe you want to learn something new, or you want to improve your safety by learning to do horizontal air sharing drills. Regardless of your motivation, in this class you will be introduced to the technical diver's toolbox. You will learn to hover motionless, move forward and backward, turn around without disturbing the bottom. You will learn to air share gas with your teammate in a reasonable and efficient manner. You will learn to ascend, making appropriate stops while deploying a surface marker to alert the boat and support team of our predicament to basic use of a deco bottle. In the classroom, technical divers need to know which gas to choose and why, how to plan a dive (including Decompression techniques), from the back of the truck to a bench on the boat, and how to ensure that everyone has a great time and gets home safely. Essentials of Tech isn't about showcasing the latest equipment, or rushing you into the next class. It's about working to develop skills that will improve your dive, and thus propel into a world of exploration.

Class Information

The Essentials of Tech class is designed to be taught over a three full day period

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