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Why Learn to become a Technical Diver or Technical Instructor with Steve..?

Having become a Technical Diver myself shortly after becoming a Recreational Diver, I now have 6 years of "active" Technical Diving experience behind me. This had prepared me to understand better than most how to help you develop further into the technical field of diving. Who better to train you than a PADI Course Director who is a DSAT Instructor Trainer. I offer training for all levels of experiences. You do not have to be a technical diver or Instructor for me to start your training. See chart above for courses on offer...

Why do Technical Scuba Diving..?

Sometimes, the things you'd like to see underwater will be deeper than recreational diving can safely take you . It's here that technical diving comes in. I recognize that technical diver training is distinct and separate from recreational diver training and that to properly train people for the challenges of the technical diving arena it needs the dedicated focus of a separate training system.

So what is Technical Diving..? 
 
It's perhaps easier to define what isn't technical diving.  Diving is, broadly speaking, categorized into recreational, military, commercial and technical.  Military and commercial diving are relatively self-explanatory, so it's often a blurry line between recreational and technical diving. 
Recreational diving is generally defined as diving within the 30 - 40m range in an open water environment where a direct ascent to the surface is possible for the entire dive.
 
The Discover Tec and PADI Tec Basics Programme are still recreational programs. Essentially they straddle the line between technical and recreational diving; on the one side is the traditional recreational community and on the other side, the dedicated technical diving community. Technical diving is  not for everyone. Take a look at each programme above using the chart to see what they involve. This may be for you.

If you are ready to make the commitment and to accept the challenges that come with technical diving, contact me and I will discuss your options on becoming a Technical Diver or Technical Diving Instructor. You will be rewarded by sites few, if any have seen before.

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Calendar shows where I will be and duration of my time there. If I am in your area and you want to join a course, contact me for locations. If you see any dates free and would like me to visit your dive centre or location, drop me an email with location, course interest and possible dates.
Want to know more about how your cylinders weight changes during a dive..? Video has information on what effects the weight change and has tests showing cylinders at different air pressures during dives in salt and fresh water. It displays whether they have Negative, Neutral or Positive Buoyancy. More details found at www.sidemountscubadiving.com
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