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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.

Who this course is for:

  • Certified Open Water Diver who wants to expand knowledge & improve their in water skills

  • Certified Open Water Diver who is considering technical training

  • Certified Open Water Diver who is seeking a refresher course

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

  • Minimum certification: Open Water Scuba Diver Certification

  • Proof of 25 logged open water dives

What you can expect to learn:

  • In-depth dive planning, advanced buoyancy control, gas management, situational awareness, proper trim, gear configuration and selection

  • Use and management of redundant air system

What’s in it for you:

  • 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

  • Dive within non-decompression limits and recreational depth limits 

TDI Intro to Tech minimum requirements:

  • Execute proper gear selection and preparation as well as buddy gas matching

  • Mastery of S.T.A.R.T, trim, finning techniques, body positioning, and diver skills

  • Overall demonstration of mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution


  • Certified Open Water Diver

Course Includes:

  • Online Digital Learning

  • 3 Classroom Sessions

  • 1 Shallow Pool Sessions

  • 1 Deep Pool Session

  • 4 Open Water Checkout Dives

  • Use of Scuba Tank and Stage Tank Kit 

Not Included:

  • Boat Charter Fees

  • Personal Dive Gear (dive computer, BCD, regulator, mask, snorkel, fins, boots)


All Continuing Education Courses are offered on an "as-needed" basis throughout the year! 

Where are the classes located?

The Dive Academy                                                               Welland Scuba Park 

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