I'm a tekkie and proud of it!

A discussion on what lies deeper than 40 metres; technical diver training, experiences and recommendations.

I'm a tekkie and proud of it!

Postby TechNick » Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:38 am

Hi diverdave & dive diva,

Thanks for the new tech diving subject!

That's great you're into the idea of techical diving!! I think it is wicked, gives you heaps of control and it is a challenge!!!

The best best ever tech dive I did was Seven Skies in the South China Sea (east of Tioman Island). It took 4 hours to get to the site by boat and I dived to 61 metres!!! There was a mad current for most of it but I saw 3 Manta Rays!! It was awesome!!!

Do the course diverdave - it's worth every cent!

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Postby Packhorse » Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:44 pm

Hi Nick. who did you do your tech course with and what have you done?
Did you do that 61m dive on air or trimix?
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Postby TechNick » Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:27 pm

hey Packhorse!

I am a DSAT Tec Trimix Diver currently. I would like to go the whole way and instruct some day...

Yes the 61-metre dive was on Trimix - was f***** awesome!!!

Are you a tekkie too? :wink:

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Postby Packhorse » Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:57 pm

Tekki wannabe at the mo. Gonna get into it ova summer
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Postby DiveDiva » Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:18 pm

Good plan!!

You gonna do it in Auckland? Where would you like to deep dive the most?
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Postby DiveDiva » Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:06 pm

Hi Packhorse,

Where are you doing your tec course and how long will it take in total?

Cheers,

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Postby Andy » Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:55 am

DiveDiva wrote:Where are you doing your tec course and how long will it take in total?


You can get through a TDI Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures in about 5-6 days, but they are big days!!

Most tec instructors (worth their salt) will be looking to extend the training beyond the course minimum requirements - the first time you do a valve shut down drill you'll probably realise why! You think you've got good buoyancy control until you start thrashing around in the water trying to reach behind your head - and then drop about 10m in the process....
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Postby powley » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:13 pm

was up at the Cowshed in Bay of Islands over weekend again over the weekend, I believe he is TDI, but anyway was talking to Shane about the Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures course as he is running 1 in March and Im thinking of going (DONT tell Azza) . Anyway $595 for both certs over 3 days with 6 dives, sounds like it could be a busy 3 days
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Postby Azza » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:29 pm

Real busy...Tell him to pony up with the other two dives :lol:

Good on you for having a crack Brian...If he is any good you should learn some cool shit
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Postby Packhorse » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:33 pm

powley wrote:was up at the Cowshed in Bay of Islands over weekend again over the weekend, I believe he is TDI, but anyway was talking to Shane about the Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures course as he is running 1 in March and Im thinking of going (DONT tell Azza) . Anyway $595 for both certs over 3 days with 6 dives, sounds like it could be a busy 3 days

Sweet. Space Kat and I are doing it 23-25 march. See you there aye!
Mind you he quoted us a slightly higher price. Did he give you a discount because you have to carry all the tanks?
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Postby Azza » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:36 pm

Packhorse wrote:Mind you he quoted us a slightly higher price. Did he give you a discount because you have to carry all the tanks?

I paid twice what powley is paying. I hope this guy dosnt just teach the minimum. TDI expects there instructors to creat a good course, not follow the uber basic manual
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Postby Packhorse » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:44 pm

Hopefully you can teach us a few tricks if he leaves anything out aye Azza?
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Postby powley » Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:21 pm

damn is that you 2, will be cool to hook up, how much did he tell you it was, Ive gotta add another 120 odd for accom
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Postby Packhorse » Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:59 pm

About the same but he did mention a tank biarch.
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Postby powley » Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:03 pm

thatd be you then would it? :D
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