Technical Diving Courses
Discover Tech (Try Dive) -- £45 (Pool Only) / £80 (Open Water Dive)
Curious about technical (tech) diving, but not sure about jumping into a course? Discover Tech is a short confined water experience (or open water in shallow) that allows you to give technical diving a try. You get to wear all the extra tech diving gear and take it for a test dive. Your Tech Instructor may introduce a few basic skills, such as primary to secondary regulator switch and gas shutdown procedures.
If you’re interested in tech diving and are a Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old, and have a minimum of 10 logged dives, you qualify for Discover Tech.
Our Tech Instructor will explain the equipment you’ll use and go over basic tec diving procedures, such as the importance of diving in teams. You’ll get in the water, make gear adjustments, then simply explore and get a feel for the equipment.
For further information about Tech courses, please contact us here at Dive Manchester.
TDI Intro to Tech Diving - £200
The TDI 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 in a controlled and fun learning environment. Minimum 3 dives, max 23m.
TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver - £300
The TDI Advanced Nitrox Course qualifies divers to use enriched air nitrox from EAN 21 through EAN 100 percent within your current certification level to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet during dives that do not require staged decompression. Often taught in conjunction with the TDI Decompression Procedures course, this can be considered the foundation of your technical diving career. Minimum 2 days.
TDI Decompression Procedure Diver - £300
The TDI Decompression Procedures Course prepares you for planned staged decompression diving. With a maximum operating depth of 45 metres/150 feet, this course is your first step beyond the normal sport diving limits. Minimum 2 days.
TDI Combined Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedure Diver - £550
The TDI Decompression Procedures Course combined with the TDI Advanced Nitrox course form the foundation of all other technical courses. After these two courses and some additional experience, the stage has been set for you to move onto additional technical levels. Minimum 4 days.
TDI Entrey Level Trimix (Normoxic) Diver - £600 + Gas Cost
Are you looking to expand your depth range? Do you want to reduce narcosis during deep dives? The TDI Trimix Diver Course could be your next step! As your motivation to explore progresses, you will find that you may want to go deeper to dive that wreck that is part of history or that cave system that you have read so much about. One of the major limiting factors of going deeper is narcosis; TDI’s Trimix Diver course shows how to minimize the effects of narcosis by adding helium to offset the nitrogen in your breathing gas. While taking the Trimix Diver course your TDI Instructor will teach you how to plan and execute dives utilizing as little as 18 percent oxygen and diving to maximum depth of 60 metres/200 feet with a blend of helium appropriate for the planned depth.
TDI Advanced Trimix Diver - £700 + Gas Cost
The TDI Advanced Trimix Diver Course is the top level of training for open circuit divers wishing to dive to depths as deep as 100 metres/330 feet utilizing hypoxic levels of oxygen (below 17 percent). This course is perhaps one of the most informative and challenging of all of the TDI open circuit courses. Upon completion, you will be among some of the most elite divers, capable of doing and seeing more while diving than any other divers out there.
TDI is the largest technical certification agency in the world. As one of the first agencies to provide training in mixed gas diving and rebreathers, TDI is seen as an innovator of new diving techniques and programs which previously were not available to the general public. Training with TDI has provided divers with the opportunity to see such wrecks as the Andrea Doria, Lusitania and the Prince of Wales.