Technical Diving - Beyond Scuba

What is Technical Diving?

Technical diving (also referred to as tech diving or tec-diving) is scuba diving that exceeds the normal limits of recreational diving for non-professional purposes.

Technical diving may expose the diver to hazards beyond those normally associated with recreational diving, and to greater risk of serious injury or death from Decompression accidents, Entrapment or judgement errors regarding gas mixes.

The risk may be reduced by appropriate skills, knowledge and experience, and by using suitable equipment and procedures for the type of diving undertaken.

ITDA has been certifying Technical Divers since 1998... Technical diving requires a high degree of self-discipline and high self-awareness.

How can I become a technical diver?

You need firstly to be a minimum of Rescue Diver or Advanced Diver with rescue and a Nitrox Certifications.

Any specialist levels will also be useful. You can then upgrade to Advanced Nitrox and / or Decompression Diver.

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What types of specialist diving is technical?

There are many specialist levels in Technical Diving and the most popular are: Decompression Diving - Cave Diving - CCR - Mixed Gas (Trimix) - Deep Air - Overhead Environment - Deep Wreck and Wreck / Cave Rescue - Pro Rescue...
ITDA Offer all of these!

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How do I crossover as a technical diver?

We have x2 Simple processes for this:
1. You can crossover from any technical agency at the same or equal level.
2. You can use your experience to crossover and Upgrade to an ITDA level with an Instructor taking a course program.

ITDA Technical Diving

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Entry Level Technical

Entry level technical diving is from our Ntech Nitrox using mixes above 40% Oxygen and with Decompression...

Entry Technical Link

Technical Specialist

We have many specialist technical programs including; CCR-Rebreather, Cave Diving, Wreck & Deep Air/Trimix.

Specialist Technical

CCR Rebreather Divers

Technical Professional

From Technical Diver Leader to Technical & Advanced Technical Instructor/Assessor to Tech Director.

Technical Pro Link

Technical Rescue

Technical Rescue is far more advanced and far more dangerous than traditional scuba rescue and covers very serious diving environments like; Cave - Deep Air - Extended Range - CCR to 100m+ / Deep Wreck - Advanced Trimix and more...

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Overhead Rescue

This highly specialist area includes: (But is NOT limited to)... Cavern and Cave Rescue - Wreck / Entrapment Rescue, ICE Rescue and more...

Overhead Link

Deep Air Rescue

Bringing divers up from depths of 40-60m/200Ft. and beyond, also decompression rescue and CCR Rebreather Rescue and Recovery.

Tech Rescue Link

Occupational Diving

Public Safety Diver (PSD)

Pro Level and the Platinum standard for professional rescue divers. Dry and Wet Bell Diving, UW Projects & More! Oil and Gas Industry Support - Fire Rescue Teams etc.

PSD Rescue Link

Technical Advanced / Specialist

Technical Advanced Diving specialists are at the very top of the diving ladder in terms of training, advanced skills development, often leading in new innovations and advancing new technology and diving techniques.

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Advanced Nitrox

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Advanced Technical

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Advanced CCR

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Professional Technical Levels

ITDA Technical professionals are amongst the highest levels of diver training and education, offering high risk training with higher rewards and exceptional employment opportunities.

As Professionals at this level can also train and certify all levels in Scuba Diving to professional.

As well as Technical Diving and in most cases they may also be IHMP First Aid Trainers / Examiners.

Technical Instructor

Entry level Tech Instructor from Advanced Sports Scuba or Ntech Professionals - Courses & Upgrades.

Technical Pro Link

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Technical Assessor

Technical Instructors may upgrade to become Technical Assessors, Online course $99 USD at:

https://academy.diveitda.com

Technical Director

Technical Training Director is our highest certification level for professional divers. And they may also be Scuba Course Directors.

Tech Director Link





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Instructor Training

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Technical Assessor

Technical Instructors may upgrade to become Technical Assessors, Online course $99 USD at:
https://academy.diveitda.com

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Technical Director

Technical Training Director is our highest certification level for professional divers.

Tech Director Link

Technical Crossovers

We offer a range of crossover programs and an fast Administrative Crossover process for those professionals who are highly qualified and experienced in technical diver training with over 5 years technical instructor experience, also Military and Commercial Divers may apply for ITDA Membership at Leadership or Master Diver levels.

Or Technical Instructors may use our upgrade programs or crossover at your current level.

You will need to be in good standing and we will conduct due diligence to very information given...

Membership of ITDA

Crossover to ITDA