Intro to tech

The Intro to Tech Course is an introductory course that expands on recreational training by improving dive planning methods, in-water skills, and streamlining existing gear configurations

This 2-3 day course will introduce you to the exciting world of technical diving. 
The course consists of home study online theory, Classroom session, Confined water session and 4 Open water dives.
All courses that are taught through Sam Bennett Diving have a ratio of 4:1 (students to instructor)
    Prerequisites:
    • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
    • Minimum certification: SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
    • Proof of 25 logged open water dives
    What you get out of this course:
    • Exposure to in-depth dive planning, introduction to more advanced technical diving and equipment
    • Opportunity to become a more proficient diver and expand on diver skills and knowledge

     

    £300

    Equipment, site entry fees, boat fees (if required), gas fees are not included

    Course Requirements:

    Theory

     

    • Complete all E-learning Modules before any practical lessons start.
    • Dive planning and dive organisation session. This will be completed either in person or through our online classroom.

    Land Skills

    • Selection and preparation of equipment
    • Conduct team-oriented skills (buddy checks) for lift bag deployment
    • Gas matching among buddy teams
    • Demonstrate familiarity with basic hand signals
    • Demonstrate adequate pre-dive planning with limits based on the team and personal gas consumption

    IN-water skills

    • Weight check
    • Demonstrate adequate buoyancy control (ability to hover at fixed position in water column without moving hands or feet)
    • Demonstrate adequate trim (ability to maintain horizontal during the descent, bottom and ascent portion of the dive)
    • Demonstrate no-silting propulsion techniques: frog kick, modified frog kick, modified flutter kick, backwards kick
    • Demonstrate the ability to perform the following exercises while maintaining trim and buoyancy in the water column:
      • Regulator exchange
      • Regulator recovery
      • Mask partial flood and clear with minimal air loss
      • Mask removal and clear with minimal air loss
    • Demonstrate the ability to perform a safety drill (S-drill) while maintaining trim and buoyancy in the water column
    • Demonstrate the ability to perform a valve drill while maintaining trim and buoyancy in the water column (if double cylinders are being used)
    • Demonstrate the ability to deploy a surface marker buoy or lift bag while maintaining trim and buoyancy in the water column
    • Show good situational awareness