What is it?
Technical diving can be described as diving beyond the limits of recreational diving. This generally means diving deeper than 40m, diving long enough to require decompression stops that can be performed using air, nitrox or other gas mixes. Technical diving is usually conducted with specialized equipment that differs from the recreational diving equipment. Technical divers often carry more than one cylinder and backup tanks or use Rebreathers.
Extremely advanced training is essential to make this type of diving safe and enjoyable. Cave diving is quite obviously diving in Caves? But it is so much more than that, many caves are still being discovered and they offer a brand new world and an exciting challenge to experienced divers. Caves can vary from small, short caves/caverns to complex labyrinths with huge cathedral like structures within them.
Why do it?
As an advanced diver you may want to continue your education beyond the recreational level. During your technical training you will expand your knowledge about the theory of diving: decompression theory, the human body, oxygen, technical dive equipment and advanced diving techniques.
Learn the safest way to explore the depths of world-class dive sites: Hin Muang, Hin Daeng and Koh Haa. During your training you will visit all these sites, spending much longer at depth than you have ever done before. After you’ve qualified, take what you’ve learned away and explore the depths in other oceans.
The Krabi region has world class caves and caverns both inland and via the sea (near Koh Phi Phi). Many of these caves we are just discovering and they are huge! For those interested in this type of diving we can offer an introduction to Cavern Diving at Koh Phi Phi, contact us for details.
We recognize certifications from DSAT, TDI, and other technical diving organizations. We offer guided technical dives to Hin Daeng, Hin Muang and Koh Haa. A speedboat is available for private charter, and we can organize live aboard trips to the Similan Islands.
Our Technical and Cave Instructor, Dave Summerfield, is highly experienced, he qualified in 2001 and is a Trimix Instructor with DSAT, TDI and IANTD. He has supported world record attempts for Carlos Costa, World record holding Free diver as an Apnea support Diver and was also on the World’s Deepest Wreck Dive team where Leigh Cunnigham and Mark Andrews reached 205m! He is also an avid Cave diver, trips and courses can also be organized for this in the Krabi region where there are many yet to be explored caves.
We can offer Technical Courses from:
Click on each Diving Association to find out more about the courses we are able to offer or if you would like further information on these courses please contact us
|Tech Deep Level 1 (4 days - 7 dives)||22,000 Baht|
|Tech Deep Level 2 (4 days - 5 dives)||20,000 Baht|
|Tech Deep Level 1 & 2 (7 days)||40,000 Baht|
|Advance Nitrox (3 days - 4 dives)||15,000 Baht|
|Decompression procedures (3 days - 4 dives)||15,000 Baht|
|Extended range (4 days - 6 dives)||25,000 Baht|
Back gas tanks:
- 2* aluminium (12 l) with manifold
- 2 * Scubapro MK25
- 1 * Scubapro S600
- 1 * Scubapro R390
- Pressure gauge
Dive-rite superwings (dual
Aluminium backplate and harness
SMB ( Surface marker buoy )
- 2 * aluminium (12 l)
- 2 * Scubapro MK2
- 2 * Scubapro R390
- Pressure gauges
Please contact us for further information regarding our technical and cave diving.
A special thanks to Mike (Manta Point) for providing us with some of its spectacular underwater images
and to Stephan from Andaman Graphics for his creativity in designing this website.