Technical Diving

Tech diving courses and dive trips. Sidemount, cave, wreck diving In Phuket, Thailand

Technical diving is scuba diving beyond the limits of recreational diving. This means that you cannot go to the surface without taking into account the cave or the deco commitment you have been given.

We can educate you in different configurations from Sidemount, Backmount from Intro to Tec to Advanced Trimix, where you learn to dive to 100 m or deeper. We can also offer cave/cave course, as well as rebreather/CCR courses.

Sidemount:

Sidemount is offered as a TEC or non TEC course. It gives you a solid foundation for your further diving. You have 2 or more separate tanks, which gives you redundancy in your gas supply. It allows you to enter through narrow passages where the backmount can not get through.

You will learn about: Sidemounts history, various setups, proper assembly and configuration of your equipment, trim, propulsion, gas management and proper response to emerging challenges.

Entry requirements: open water diver and aged 15 years.

  • Rec is 2 days, 1 day in pool/theory and 1 day on boat. THB 11,900 incl Equipment
  • Tec is 3 days, 4 tanks and more skills. THB 19,900 incl Equipment
  • If you are not nitrox diver, this is the time, combo with SM THB 3,900

Advanced Nitrox:

The first step into the technical diving world is Advanced Nitrox/padi TEC 40.

Here you will learn about nitrox up to 100%, and the gaslaws that matter to you as a diver. You’re diving with 1 tank more than usual. The course can be both SM and BM.

You practise propulsion, drift and trim.

The main characteristic as a technical diver is your attitude, and here we begin to introduce procedures that will continue in your technical diving.

Entry requirements: You must be a good diver, nitrox and 18 years of age.

Duration 3 days, however, 2 days in combination with Deco procedures.

Deco Procedures, here you take another step further into the technical world, making greater demands on your skills as a diver, and you learn how to deal with problems and challenges under the water. After course you can do deco diving.

Duration 2/3 days.

  • Advanced nitrox: THB 19,900 incl Equipment
  • Deco Procedures: THB 22,900 incl Equipment
  • Combo: THB 39,900 incl Equipment

Poseidon CCR:

Swedish Poseidon has made a CCR unit that is perfect for recreational diving.

You don’t have to control anything, the device does almost everything for you.

Warning: You will not like this the first 1-2 days…. But once you have learned to dive with the CCR you will love it.

Scuba diving without the noise of bubbles, allows you to get quite close to the creatures of the sea. With a CCR, you’ll also have gas for up to 8 hours, so you won’t run low.

Rebreather Diver:

Requirements: You must be open water diver, age 18 years, have nitrox certofikat and about 25 dives.

The course is in 3 days where we first are in the pool and have the theory, then 2 days on the boat/beach.

After completing the course you can dive Poseidon Mk 6/7 to 18 m.

Advanced rebreather Diver

Requirements: Rebreather diver. aow diver

The course is 2 days and you will learn to dive Poseidon MK6/7 to 30 m, you have deep specialty to 40 m

Prices incl oxygen, bailout tanks and CCR unit:

  • CCR Owd THB 24,900
  • CCR Aowd THB 24,900
  • Combo CCR Owd & aowd THB 49,000

Only addition to the price of the course is softnolime. Approx 1500 Baht. 350 Baht per kg

KISS Rebreathers

Sidekick, the unit is about the size of an alu 80.

It dives into sidemount configuration where the rebreather is either right or left mounted, with an oxygen 2 l tank mounted, opposite side sidemount an eg alu 80 which acts as dil and bailout .

The unit weighs less than 10 kg ready for diving. It is possible to configure the sidekick with hotwired Shearwatewer controller as well as HUD.

Like all KISS units it is a manual ccr. The unit is filled with oxygen about 0.7 liters a minute, through automatic flow orifice, a little less than we normally burn during diving. oxygen is manually added to hold ppo2.

Sidekick breathes perfectly when you are in trim, however, there are some challenges if you are out of trim. The unit is perfect for BOB, bailout breather, however this requires experience with the device.

Sidewinder 2 small scrubber units mounted on your sidemount harness, connected via a flexible back mounted counter lung.

Very simple and compact device that has huge potential. Sidewinder is, like a sidekick, a manual ccr.

Oxygen is mounted on but clips and it can be dived as a normal sidemount.

The feeling of side mounting but having a ccr with 2 bailouts is fantastic free and you can get in even the smallest places and far, due to the 2 bailouts.

All CCR courses are incl unit, and oxygen, materials and food and beverages during the course.

  • Expect about 800 baht extra per day for softnolime, 350 Baht per kg, and Helium costs 2.8 baht per
  • KiSS CCR air dil THB 49,000
  • KISS CCR air dil deco THB 59,000
  • Upgrade from air dil to air dil deco THB 20,000
  • Normoxic / MOD 2 THB 69,000
  • x-over 2 days THB 25,000
  • Hypoxic / MOD 3 ask us.

The course, air dil can also be taken at net price. You have your own unit, provide educational material yourself, from the beach, without food. THB 30,000

JJ CCR:

Danish JJ-CCR has created a great unit that can be used by anyone from open water to deep deep technical diving.

Warning: You will not like this the first 1-2 days…. But once you have learned to dive with the CCR you will love it.

The course is Air Dil/MOD 1. We dive with air as diluent to maximum 40 m.

Entry requirements: 18 years, owd, nitrox.

The course lasts 4/5 days depending on the season and how many dives we make during the day.

1 day pool and theory, then 2-3-4 days on boat/beach.

The course air dil deco, is for you who have established familiarity with technical diving and concepts like deco, you have taken the first course in the technical world.

Here we still use air as diluent, but we can go in deco. 5 days.

Normoxic Dil/MOD 2

You have taken MOD 1, and want to go deeper. We fill helium in the diluent and down to 18% oxygen.

The course requires you to have control of your device and can dive it yourself in difficult conditions.

Here you will be tested as we begin to experience complicated underwater problems.

The course is 4 days.

All CCR courses are incl unit, and oxygen, materials and food and beverages during the course.

Addition to price approximately 800 Baht a day for softnolime, 350 baht per kg, and helium costs 2,8 baht per liter.

  • JJ CCR Air Dil THB 59,000
  • JJ CCR Air Dil deco THB 69,000
  • Upgrade from Air Dil to air Dil Deco THB 20,000
  • Normoxic/MOD 2 THB 69,000

Air dil, with your own unit, from the beach, own books, no food  30.000 THB

 

Hypoxic/MOD 3 Ask us.

Full Cave:

 

7 days, incl all transportation, hotel, food, tuition, educational material, certification, tanks, gases.

 The only thing you need is your own equipment (Sidemount or Backmount)

 The course consists of 3 courses.

 Cavern: where you learn to follow the liner in the cavern zone.

 Intro to Cave: where we leave the light zone, and follow the lines deeper into the caves. Here you learn more about communication and how you and your buddy comes out safely, basic navigation, different finning techniques, and basic line drills.

 Full Cave: here the navigation becomes more complex, and we refine different techniques and you have the ability to navigate on your own and make jumps, from line to line. Teaching in Danish or English.

 

  • Day 1. We try equipment, theory and paperwork, one dive.
  • Day 2-5. 3 Dives, and theory
  • Day 6-7, We dive various cave systems, 2-3 dives
  • Day 7  Back to Phuket, you have the opportunity to stay some extra days, possibly relax at a luxury resort, and discover the beauty of Thailand.

 

Requirements for you as a diver:

 50 dives, you need to feel safe in the water, able to  keep your depth in trim. Part of the time is without mask…..

 Good health and 18 years of age.

 Send Email for more detailed information.

 Cavern. https://www.tdisdi.com/tdi/get-certified/cavern-diver/

 Intro To Cave. https://www.tdisdi.com/tdi/get-certified/intro-to-cave-diver/

 Full Cave. https://www.tdisdi.com/tdi/get-certified/full-cave-diver/

 Price 

Cavern-Intro-full cave  Pris THB 80.000, 

Cavern Pris 25.000 THB

Intro to cave pris 29.000 THB

Full cave pris 49.000 THB

Cavern to Full cave, no accommodations , no food, no transport, own books, no equipment, no gas. 50.000 THB

 

Full Cave CCR:

7 days, incl all transportation, hotel, food, tuition, educational material, certification, tanks, gases.

The only thing you need is your own equipment. 5 kg Sorb is included in the price, additional sorb is 350 baht per kg. If you want to use helium, this is 2,8 Baht/L.

The course consists of 3 parts.

Cavern: where you learn to follow the liner in the cavern zone.

Intro to Cave: here we leave the light zone, and follow the lines deeper into the caves. Here you learn more about communication and how you and your buddy come out safely, basic navigation.

Full Cave: The navigation becomes more complex, and we refine different techniques and you have the ability to navigate on your own and make jumps, from line to line. Teaching in Danish or English.

  • Day 1. We try equipment, theory and paperwork, one dive
  • Day 2-5. 3 dives, and theory
  • Day 6-7, we dive various cave systems, 2-3 dives
  • Day 7  Back to Phuket, you have the opportunity to stay some extra days, possibly relax at a luxury resort.

Requirements for you as a diver:

50 dives, you need to feel safe in the water, åbletø  keep your depth in trim. Part of the time is without mask…..

Good health and 18 years of age.

Send Email for more detailed information.

CCR Cavern. https://www.tdisdi.com/tdi/get-certified/rebreather-cavern-diver-2/

CCR Intro Cave. https://www.tdisdi.com/tdi/get-certified/rebreather-intro-cave-diver/

CCR Full Cave https://www.tdisdi.com/tdi/get-certified/rebreather-full-cave-diver/

Price THB 90,000 all incl.

Try a CCR:

Try how it feels to dive without bubbles… then you can hear how much noise we divers make.

Diving a CCR-Rebreather is a strange feeling for an experienced diver.

You don´t go up when you breathe in, and you don´t sink when you exhale…. quite a new feeling in the beginning, but you will love it in the end.

A rebreather gives you “air” enough for 8 hours of diving, so running low is not an issue.

You get a short introduction to the rebreather and how it works, then we jump in the pool, and try the “beast”.

Aprox 2-3 hours total. THB 3.500

Trimix:

 

Normoxic trimix, down to 18 % oxygen, aprox 65m depth, and helium in the mix.

We teach you to plan and execute your plans, in a safe way in this course.

Hypoxic trimix, is trimix without limits. We teach you to dive safe to 100m.

Normoxic 5 dives, 3 days THB 39.900 Helium is 2,8 baht/l

Hypoxic 5 dives, 3 days THB 49.900 Helium is  2,8 THB /l

Blender:

 

Learn how to mix your own nitrox. We teach you how, and what to avoid.

The dangers that occurs while mixing pure oxygen, and how to do it safe.

Cleaning and oxygen clean, are expressions we use a lot .

1/2 day/ evening THB 3.900

Wanne do trimix also, THB 5.900

 

Caves:

 

Song Hong – Nakorn Si Tamarat

 

A 200 m deep sinkhole, we often start our cave courses here .

Sra Keow 1-6 – Ao Nang 

Asias deepest caves, all the way to 244 m. They are raw and unpolished, where your smallest mistakes, will punish you, but you will learn a lot !

Spider Cave – Ao Nang

 

Clear cave, cavern. If you side mount, we can go through all 3 restrictions to 34 m, and enjoy this small beauty.

Klang Cave – Ao Nang

 

Maby the cave with the most lines, here we find out if you can controle your “cookies” and get out again.

Maya Cave – Phi Phi Ley 

Big and exciting cave/cavern, if we are lucky we can see some of the 20-40 sharks who live here.

Chandelier Cave – Phi Phi Ley

 

Small but very beautiful cave, almost like being in Mexico.

 

Cathedral – Koh Ha

Here we can start your cavern/cave course .

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