What is Technical Diving?

Technical diving or Tec diving is a form of scuba diving that exceeds the depth, bottom and any type of recreational diving. Technical divers dive for recreation and no other purpose, so you could call it recreational Tech Diving. Tech Diver get to stay longer and sometimes at deeper depths or they are allowed to go into overhead environments like caves and wrecks. Even Sidemount diving can be called “technical diving” although you can just stay within the recreational limits as well, as you are diving with more than one cylinder.

Technical Diving could be your next level of diving education as you don’t have to be an instructor, a strong man, you don’t need years of experience, everyone and literally everyone can start today. If you are an Open Water Diver and you have 25 dives you can already enroll in to the cave diving program. Or if you are an Advanced Diver with Nitrox you can start your first “tech” level today. We at Scuba Circle highly advise a minimum of 50 dives before you contemplate entering into the Tech Diving world, with the added task loading we would recommend being as comfortable underwater as possible to ensure ideal training conditions.

Technical diving courses require dedication from both diver and instructor. The courses entitle advanced training, extensive experience, specialised equipment and often use breathing gases other than air or standard nitrox.

Technical scuba diving is further defined as and includes one or more of the following:

  • diving beyond 40 metres/130 feet deep
  • completing dives requiring staged decompression
  • diving in overhead environments beyond 40 linear metres/130 linear feet of the surface
  • accelerated decompression and/or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive

If you want to join us for a Technical Diving expedition or course, please contact us today! Please also feel free to get in touch with to know more about Technical Diving.

To continue reading more about Technical Diving go to https://www.scubacircle.com/technical-diving-first-steps/ for more info. Remember, you can always send us a quick email to with specific questions if you want any clarifications at any time. Safe Diving!

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