Technical diving is a form of scuba diving that exceeds the conventional limits – especially depth and bottom time – of recreational diving.
Technical diving exposes a diver to significantly higher risks than recreational diving, including permanent illness and death, and therefore requires extensive experience, advanced training, and specialized equipment.
Technical diving is scuba diving’s “extreme” sport. Basically, taking qualified and experienced divers beyond the recreational diving limits of 40m/130ft. But, it’s really more than that.
So how do you become a technical diver? There are several training agencies that provide technical dive training.
Technical diving is marked by significantly more equipment and training requirements to manage the additional hazard this type of diving entails.
Great! Now that I've done a few courses and furthered my dive training and education... Where should I go?