Technical Training Courses

Equipment Requirements

The diver wishing to expand their diving knowledge and skills with Technical Training must be prepared for extensive training before committing to these courses. Unlike our traditional Advanced or Specialty courses, where relatively inexpensive additional equipment may have been required or recommended, by contrast, Technical training requires specialized equipment purchases that can become quite costly.

This page is designed to give you additional guidance regarding the additional equipment necessary for our Technical Training courses. All additional questions should be directed to the staff at Tiedemann's Diving Center or Jim Vafeas.

Technical Training Equipment Requirements

The below chart, also available as a downloadable pdf document, is section is designed to give you a general idea of the additional equipment requirements necessary for our Technical Training courses. 

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Key: A=Acceptable for use, R=Required, H=Highly Recommended, #=Quantity of specific item required

Equipment

Intro to Tech

Advanced
Nitrox

Singles

Advanced
Nitrox

Doubles

Deco Procedures

Basic Equipment *

R

R

R

R

1 Regulator with 2 second stages or BC Integrated Air Source

R

R

- -

- -

2 Regulators with 2 second stages

H

H

R

R

7 foot hose for primary second stage

H

H

R

R

2 Tanks (80 cuft or greater)

R

R

- -

- -

H-Valve (single Tank)

A

H

- -

- -

Doubles (80 cuft or greater)

H

- -

R

R

Dive Computer or Auto Bottom Timer

R

R

R

R, 2

Backplate / Bladder / Harness system

H

A

R

R

Primary Wreck Reel – 250’ minimum

R

R

R

R

Backup Reel or Spool – 150’ minimum

H

H

H

R

Primary Light

H

H

R

R

Backup Light

H

H

R

R

Cutting Devices

R

R,2

R, 2

R, 2

Lift Bag (minimum 50 lbs. lift)

R

R

R

R, 2

Slate

H

H

R

R

O2 Clean Dedicated Deco Regulator with minimum 39” regulator Hose and pressure gauge (on 6” HP hose recommended)

- -

R

R

R

O2 Clean Deco Bottle (30 cuft minimum)

- -

R

R

R

Emergency Signaling Device

R

R

R

R, 2

Desktop Decompression Software

- -

- -

H

R

Dive Accident Insurance

R

R

R

R

* Basic Equipment includes: Mask, Fins, Boots, Gloves and a Hood.

 

Technical Training Equipment Descriptions and Options

This section is designed to provide descriptions and options regarding your Technical Diving equipment purchases.  Where applicable, recommendations from our Technical Training staff is listed as a Top Choice in their respective category.  For your convenience, links to the manufacturers websites mentioned here are listed below at the end.  Please consult the staff at Tiedemann's Diving Center for current pricing and additional details.

Technical Diving Equipment Manufacturers

OMS - http://www.omsdive.com
Dive Rite - http://www.diverite.com
Trident - http://www.tridentdive.com
Sartek - http://www.sarind.com
Oceanic - http://www.oceanicworldwide.com/indexmain.cfm
Akona - http://www.akona.com
Pelican - http://www.pelican.com
UK (Underwater Kinetics) - http://www.uwkinetics.com
Princeton Tec - http://www.princetontec.com

Please consult the staff at Tiedemann's Diving Center for current pricing and additional details or any other questions you may have.