Technical Diving with Kiwidiver

At Kiwidiver we provide high quality Technical Diving and training with no catches. There are no hidden fees, equipment rental costs, certification costs, additional boat charges or gas costs. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to producing high quality technical divers from beginner level to Instructor. Thailand is the perfect place to start your technical diver training or Technical Instructor Training.

Kiwidiver teaches both Open Circuit Technical Diving (OC) and Closed Circuit Technical Diving (CCR) with a range of courses from beginner levels to Instructor levels. We are a key partner in Thailand’s Tec Camp every year on Koh Lipe Island in October and regularly assist PADI with Tec Explorer days around the country.

Some of our Instructors and trainers are qualified to teach under other agency’s however here at Kiwidiver we have chosen to only conduct genuine PADI courses. Kiwidiver runs regular Tec deep courses (our most popular program of PADI Tec 40, 45 & 50 combined) which is ideal for Tec Instructor candidates wishing to gain experience assisting on Technical courses.

Why PADI technical Diver Training?

Although technical diving has been around since the 1960 in various forms spawning originally from cave diving the PADI / DSAT Tec Rec programs were launched in 2000 with the latest state of the art training material.

With PADI’s well recognized training methodology taking you step by step through a logical integrated course flow from beginner levels to Instructor programs. The training covers everything in modular levels allowing you to train at your speed and gain experience at each level before progressing.

At Kiwidiver we also run expeditions looking for new technical dive sites along with our annual PADI Tec Camp. Kiwidiver also assists PADI with Tec explorer days and or rebreather days throughout the region. If you are thinking about getting into Technical diving Asia Diver magazine did an article about taking the technical step.

Discover Tec

As a diver no doubt you have seen Technical divers on the same dive boat going to the same dive sites as you. They always seem so have so much more gear and what looks like hoses running everywhere. For many people their first thought is I couldn’t do that with all the gear and extra cylinders.

And then when you are back on the boat and still waiting for the technical divers to return your mind starts getting curious and you start wondering just where have they been and what have they seen that makes all that technical equipment so worth while.

If you want a one day experience with a technical instructor showing you what all the extra equipment is for and just how easy it is to dive in technical configuration then this one day experience may just be what you need to answer all those questions.

1 Day course 9,900 baht

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Twinset Fundamentals

 

The PADI Twinset Fundamentals distinctive specialty was written by Kiwidiver Tec Instructor Trainer Kevin Black to help recreational divers become familiar with technical dive equipment configuration and use prior to starting a technical course

You will learn about the differences in technical equipment, how to choose the best equipment and configure it for technical diving. You will learn some new safety drills to practice while diving in double cylinders.

This course is ideal for someone thinking about going down the technical route or wanting to experience diving in technical equipment. This course qualifies you to rent twinsets (doubles) and dive them in technical configuration to the depths you are currently qualified to and using gasses (Air or nitrox) you are currently qualified to use.

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• Minimum of 50 logged dives
• Standard PADI medical form
• PADI Rescue Diver certification or equivalent
• PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver certification or equivalent

Boat Diving (2 Boat Dives) 1 Day Course 9,500 Baht

2 Beach Dives 1 Day course 6,500 Baht

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PADI Tec 40

As the entry point into PADI technical courses the Tec 40 provides a transition from recreational to technical diving. Although the use of full tech gear (doubles and wings or Sidemount) is preferred, it does allow modified use of recreational gear in some situations, provided the diver has two separate regulators, with one of the first stages fitted with a long hose.

The intended diving limit for a diver at this level is 40 meters with up to 10 minutes of non-accelerated decompression. They may use any EANx mix with up to 50% oxygen content or air. Kiwidiver has both sidemount technical equipment and sets of doubles with wings so you can choose which you prefer to do the course with.

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• Minimum of 50 logged dives including 10 Enriched Air/Nitrox dives, 12 dives deeper than 18m, 6 dives deeper than 30m.
• Signed medical statement from a physician within past 12 months.
• PADI Advanced Diver certification or equivalent
• PADI Deep Diver Specialty certification or equivalent,
• PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver certification or equivalent

3 day course 25,900 Baht

Combine Tec 40, Tec 45 & Tec 50 into one Tec Deep course

PADI Tec 45

As the second module in the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course, the Tec 45 course builds on the skills you learnt in Tec 40, and takes your training as a tec diver further and deeper. After successful completion of the DSAT Tec 45 course you’ll be able to conduct gas-switch extended no-decompression dives, decompression dives and accelerated decompression dives using air and enriched air to a depth of 45 meters.

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• Minimum of 50 logged dives including 10 Enriched Air/Nitrox dives, 12 dives deeper than 18m, 6 dives deeper than 30m.
• Signed medical statement from a physician within past 12 months.
• PADI Advanced Diver certification or equivalent,
• PADI Rescue Diver certification or equivalent,
• PADI Deep Diver Specialty certification or equivalent,
• PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver certification or equivalent,
• PADI Tec 40 certification or equivalent

3 day course 25,900 Baht

PADI Tec 50

The course covers Technical diving risks and responsibilities, technical equipment rigging, gas planning, team diving, technical pre-dive checks, specific tech diving hand signals, gas shut down drills, gas switching, long hose gas sharing, lift bag deployment, removal and replacement of deco cylinders, equipment and gas failure procedures, handling technical diver emergencies and rescue drills, oxygen management, decompression computer software, executing decompression stops and dives.

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• Minimum of 100 logged dives including 20 Enriched Air/Nitrox dives, 25 dives deeper than 18m, at least 20 dives deeper than 30m.
• Signed medical statement from a physician within past 12 months.
• PADI Advanced Diver certification or equivalent,
• PADI Rescue Diver certification or equivalent,
• PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver certification or equivalent,
• PADI Tec 45 certification or equivalent.

3 day course 25,900 Baht

PADI Tec Deep (Tec 40/45/50 combined)

After successful completion of the Combined Tec40 / Tec45 / Tec50 Diver course you’ll be able to conduct gas-switch extended no-decompression dives, decompression dives and accelerated decompression dives using air and enriched air to a depth of 50 metres/165 feet.

Combined Course 9 days 69,900 Baht

PADI Tec 65

Normoxic Trimix : If you want to explore depths beyond 50 meters the PADI Tec 65 course expands on the skills you have already mastered as a certified technical diver and applies a gas mix of Helium, Nitrogen & Oxygen (Trimix)

Trimix allows you to manage the risks of elevated oxygen concentrations and nitrogen narcosis.

The PADI Tec 65 course is designed for divers already certified and experienced in technical deep decompression diving who want to expand on their skills to reach deeper depths. The course will allow you to extend your bottom times to a maximum of 65 meters using Trimix and 2 decompression gasses. On successful completion of the course you will qualify to make multi-stop decompression dives on Trimix with an oxygen content of 18% or more and employ Enriched Air and oxygen for accelerated decompression

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• Minimum of 100 logged dives.
• PADI Rescue Diver certification or equivalent,
• Signed medical statement from a physician within past 12 months.
• PADI Tec 50 certification or equivalent.

4 day course 59,900 Baht

PADI Tec Trimix

With training dives to a maximum depth of 90 meters you will learn the skills to take your diving to extreme limits.

A number of training options are available and each course is customized to meet a particular dive mission. Talk to us now about preparing a course for you.

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• Minimum of 150 logged dives.
• PADI Rescue Diver certification or equivalent,
• PADI Tec Trimix 65 certification or equivalent.
• Signed medical statement from a physician within past 12 months.

PADI Tec Sidemount

You don’t need to be a Tec Diver or Sidemount Diver to get started on the Tec Sidemount Diver course. It is a great way to get an introduction into technical diving and Sidemount Diving at the same time. You will learn how to handle multiple cylinders in a technical configuration. You can combine what you learn in the Tec Sidemount Diver course with other tec courses to take advantage of sidemount’s streamlined cylinder configuration.

Sidemount diving originated in cave diving and has become popular in all aspects of diving. By wearing your cylinders on the side rather than the back you can feel more streamlined with a more natural position in the water.

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• Minimum of 30 logged dives.
• PADI Advanced Open Diver certification or equivalent.
• Signed medical statement from a physician within past 12 months.

Tec Sidemount – 3 Day course 22,900

PADI Gas Blender

For Technical Divers and dive professionals the Gas Blending course is an easy way to learn about oxygen cleaning and handling different gas mixes to blend gas for technical diving. The course covers the use of partial pressure blending, Membrane compressors and calibration and use of nitrox blending sticks.

At Kiwidiver we also cover the use of our portable Oxygen booster pump and portable compressor for blending gas mixes in the field at remote sites.

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox Specialty certification or equivalent.

1 day course 12,900 Baht

PADI Tec Instructor

To conduct all sub-courses in the PADI Tec Diver course, you must be a teaching status PADI Instructor who is certified as a DSAT Tec Deep Instructor. To conduct the Tec 40 course only, you must be a renewed, teaching status PADI Instructor who is certified as a DSAT Tec Instructor.

You may qualify by completing a DSAT Tec Instructor or DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Training course conducted by a PADI Course Director who is a DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Trainer like Kiwidiver Instructor Trainer and PADI Course Director Kevin Black.

When training to be a PADI Tec Instructor choosing the best trainer and the best facility should be your top priority. Nothing less than a PADI 5 star facility should be considered and nothing less than a PADI Course Director should be considered. You will already be a qualified Tec Diver so the Instructor level is not just about honing your skills to a professional level it is about how to teach technical courses using the PADI system.

Our career development site for PADI Instructor Training has more information

PADI Tec Deep Instructor

To conduct all sub-courses in the PADI Tec Diver course, you must be a teaching status PADI Instructor who is certified as a DSAT Tec Deep Instructor. To conduct the Tec 40 course only, you must be a renewed, teaching status PADI Instructor who is certified as a DSAT Tec Instructor.

You may qualify by completing a DSAT Tec Instructor or DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Training course conducted by a PADI Course Director who is a DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Trainer like Kiwidiver Instructor Trainer and PADI Course Director Kevin Black.

When training to be a PADI Tec Instructor choosing the best trainer and the best facility should be your top priority. Nothing less than a PADI 5 star facility should be considered and nothing less than a PADI Course Director should be considered. You will already be a qualified Tec Diver so the Instructor level is not just about honing your skills to a professional level it is about how to teach technical courses using the PADI system.

Our career development site for PADI Instructor Training has more information.

PADI Tec Trimix Instructor

When training to be a PADI Tec Instructor choosing the best trainer and the best facility should be your top priority. Nothing less than a PADI 5 star facility should be considered and nothing less than a PADI Course Director should be considered. You will already be a qualified Tec Diver so the Instructor level is not just about honing your skills to a professional level it is about how to teach technical courses using the PADI system.

Our career development site for PADI Instructor Training has more information

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