Discovering Technical Diving
So you’re curious about technical (TEC) diving? Tec diving is about the training, rigorous training! A car full of cool gear is only that, it doesn’t make you a technical diver. So if you’re still interested in tec diving but aren’t sure about jumping into a course, Discover TEC is what you’re looking for! This is a single dive experience that allows you to give technical diving a try. You’ll get to wear and dive some of the cool technical gear under the direct supervision of a PADI Tec Instructor. Poolside you will learn the function and purpose of the equipment you’ll use and go over basic technical diving procedures, such as the importance of diving in teams. You’ll then get in the water, make gear adjustments, then simply explore and get a feel for the equipment. If you’re comfortable, you may have the option to learn a few basic skills, such as primary to secondary regulator switch and gas shutdown procedures. The benefit of Discover Tec is the ability to credit this experience toward the Training Dive One of the Tec 40 course, if you successfully complete the required skills of Training Dive One. Ask your instructor about this option if you’re interested. So, if you’re a PADI Open Water Diver, are at least 18 years old with a minimum of 10 logged dives, you qualify for Discover Tec. Call Patriot SCUBA or email me with your questions or to sign up for this class. Summer is quickly approaching so it’s time to go diving!