TDI Launches Intro to Tech Course...
Topsham, ME, 24 October 2007 - TDI announces a brand new, Intro to Tech program.
TDI’s Intro to Tech course is a new and welcome addition to curriculum of the world’s largest and most successful technical diving agency. Intro to Tech is intended to give experienced sport divers a simple, non-threatening glimpse at the techniques and skills used in technical diving. Participating in this course will give those divers a better understanding of the detailed planning and preparation required to make a successful and safe technical dive.
Intro to Tech is really a try it before you buy it course for someone who has heard a lot about tech and is wondering what all the fuss is about. But Intro to Tech is also worthwhile for divers who have no real intentions to go on to take a full tech class because the skills it focuses on – gas management, superior buoyancy and trim, situational awareness, and equipment selection – are useful in any form of diving. Intro to tech is also the perfect course for those already certified tech divers that haven’t been in the water for a while or just want a little help refining their skills.
”Intro to Tech performs an important supplementary function within TDI current course offerings”, stated Steve Lewis, director of product development. Lewis continued to say “Firstly it provides recreational divers an opportunity to assess and improve their basic diving skills in a structured and controlled manner, but does not require them to “go technical.” Secondly, it provides those divers who do wish to pursue more advanced diver training with a skill-set that will help them make the transition more smoothly. It may indeed be considered a warm-up for enrolment in some TDI programs.”
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“dive to express NOT to impress”....anonymous diver
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PADI Tec Basics (August 2007)
Course Overview: The course is designed to be a bridge from PADI courses to DSAT courses providing recreational divers an opportunity to gain exposure to tec diving and learn and practice entry level tec diving skills. It introduces recreational divers to tec diving without them having to make the larger commitment (in terms of equipment, time and cost) of the DSAT Tec Deep course. PADI Tec Basics dive scope is within recreational limits, using segments from DSAT Tec Deep 1.
Likewise, this specialty course may be credited toward DSAT Tec Level 1. In addition, the course provides DSAT Instructors a recognition level for students who choose not to continue their technical training.
Instructor Requirements DSAT Tec Deep Instructor – (Contact your Local Area PADI Office for more
information on applying.)
1. PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying rerequisite certification.
2. PADI Enriched Air Diver or qualifying prerequisite certification.
PADI Rescue Diver is recommended.
Student Equipment Requirements
1. High capacity single cylinder with Y or H valve. Twins with dual manifold and isolator valve are recommended.
2. Primary and secondary regulators – primary regulator must have seven foot / two meter hose for air sharing.
4. Harness with shoulder and rigid hip D-rings.
5. BCD – wings (redundant buoyancy is not required for this course, however, students should be made aware that redundant buoyancy device is required for Tec Diver 1
6. Dive Computer
7. Appropriate Exposure Suit
8. Weight System
10. Knife / cutting device
13. Lift Bag
Required Student Materials DSAT Tec Deep Diver Manual
Instructor / Course Equipment 1. O2 kit
2. First Aid Kit
3. Oxygen Analyzer
Instructor Required Materials (See page 2-9 of Tec Deep Instructor Guide)
Student to Instructor Ratio: 6:1 Two additional students may be added with a Certified Assistant
Minimum Age: 18 years of age
Maximum depth: 24 metres/80 feet.
Dives (Confined Water) 2 dives
Dives (Open Water) 2 dives
Academic Content: Students must read chapters one and two in the Tec Deep Diver manual and complete the Knowledge Reviews for each. This may be done as pre-study. It is recommended instructors hold one classroom session to review missed questions on Knowledge Ρeviews and any other questions students have.
Practical Applications: Instructors must conduct Practical Application One as outlined in the DSAT Tec Deep Ιnstructor Guide page 3-42 prior to Training Dive One in confined water. Practical Application Two must be conducted prior to
Training Dive Two in confined water.
Confined Water: Conduct Training Dives One and Two as outlined in the Tec Deep Dive Instructor Guide. Have students calculate a turn pressure based on thirds and write it on their slate. Have students use the Equipment Check List slate and analyze their gas. It is recommended students also list the skills for each dive on their slate.
Open Water: Repeat Training Dives One and Two in open water applying the skills to the open water environment. Have students calculate a turn pressure based on thirds and write it on their slate. It is recommended students also list the skills for each dive on their slate.
Course Credit: Since the PADI Distinctive Specialty Tec Basics is actually a portion of the DSAT Tec Diver 1course, Tec Basics may credit toward Tec Diver 1. Tec Basics divers should be informed that if they choose to move up to Tec Diver 1, their instructor may request a repeat of some confined water sessions and practical application sessions, depending on the interim between Tec Basics certification and the start of Tec Deep 1.Divers who do not complete Tec Basics in doubles and / or have not been diving in a technical rig should have sufficient time for practice in doubles prior to doing any dives in open water.
Training Dives One and Two, Practical Applications One and Two and Knowledge Reviews One and Two may be credited toward Tec Diver 1.
Students should sign the PADI Enriched Air Diver release and complete the standard RSTC Medical form.
Τελευταία επεξεργασία από το χρήστη Andreas Triantopoulos : 30-10-07 στις 15:12.