TDI Tec Courses


GOING BEYOND – Courses for Open Circuit Technical Deep Diving.


Technical Diving International, TDI, was formed in 1995 and is now the world’s largest technical diving agency offering all levels of technical courses from Nitrox to Mixed Gas Rebreather.

TDI INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL DIVING

Introduces students to the world of technical diving. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with technical equipment configurations, to enhance open water diving skills (such as buoyancy, trim & situational awareness), and to introduce students to advanced gas planning techniques within a no-decompression context. Maximum depth 23 metres.

Prerequisites SDI/PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent. Minimum of 25 logged dives & 15 years old.
Duration 2 days. 3 dives/6 hours theory.
Cost €250
Price Includes TDI certification fees, TDI Introduction to Tech student manual, all tuition, transport, equipment rental, tanks, air/nitrox & weights.

TDI NITROX DIVER

This entry-level certification course is for recreational divers who wish to utilise enriched air nitrox (EAN) as a breathing gas. You will learn the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for using nitrox mixes from 22% through to 40% oxygen content. No dives are required for certification; however, we would highly recommend that you make at least a couple of dives using Nitrox to put into practice the knowledge you have gained.

Prerequisites SDI/PADI Open Water or equivalent. Minimum age 15 years
Duration ½ Day – no dives required but are recommended.
Cost €150
Price Includes TDI certification fees, all tuition, TDI Understanding Nitrox Diver student manual.
Price Excludes Personal diving equipment.

Optional supervised Nitrox Dives for an additional €30 per dive.

TDI ADVANCED NITROX DIVER

This course examines the use of EAN-21 through 100% Oxygen for optimal mixes to a depth of 40 metres. Upon successful completion graduates may engage in diving activities utilizing EAN-21 through 100% Oxygen.

Prerequisites TDI Nitrox Diver or equivalent. Minimum of 25 logged dives & 15 years old.
Duration 2 days, 4 dives/6 hours theory.
Cost €400
Price Includes TDI certification fees, TDI Advanced Nitrox Manual, all tuition, transport, tanks, weights, air & nitrox
Price Excludes Personal diving equipment.

TDI DECOMPRESSION PROCEDURES:

This course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. This program is designed as a stand-alone course or it may be taught in conjunction with TDI Advanced Nitrox, Advanced Wreck or Extended Range courses. The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 45 metres, unless taught in conjunction with the TDI Extended Range Course.

Prerequisites Certified as a SDI Advanced Diver or equivalent. Minimum of 25 logged dives & 18 years old.
Duration 2 days. 4 dives/6 hours theory.
Cost €465
Price Includes TDI Certification fees, TDI Decompression Procedures manual, all tuition, transport, tanks, weights,air, nitrox.
Price Excludes Personal diving equipment.

TDI HELITROX

Helitrox course examines the theory, methods & procedures for planned stage decompression diving utilising helium in the breathing mix. Is designed as a stand-alone course or can be taught in conjunction with TDI Advanced Nitrox. Maximum depth 45 metres. Upon successful completion students are permitted to utilise Enriched Air Nitrox and helium mixes with no greater than 20% helium content.

Prerequisites SDI Advanced Diver with Deep Speciality, or TDI Introduction to Tech or equivalent. Certified as TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver or equivalent. Proof of 50 logged dives. Minimum age 18 years.
Duration 2 days - 4 dives/6 hours of theory.
Cost €360
Price Includes TDI certification fees, TDI Decompression Procedures manual, TDI Extended Range/Trimix manual, all tuition, transport, tanks, weights, air & nitrox.
Price Excludes Personal diving equipment and student & Instructor helium.

TDI EXTENDED RANGE

This course provides the training and experience required to competently utilise air for dives up to 55 metres that require staged decompression, utilising nitrox mixtures or oxygen during decompression.

Prerequisites Certified as a TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver & TDI Decompression Procedures Diver, or equivalent. Minimum of 100 logged dives of which 25 must be deeper than 30 metres. Minimum of 18 years of age.
Duration 4 days. 4 dives /8 hours theory.
Cost €620
Price Includes TDI Certification fees, TDI Extended Range Entry Level Trimix Diver manual, all tuition, transport, tanks, weights, air, nitrox.
Price Excludes Personal diving equipment and student & Instructor helium.

TDI ENTRY LEVEL (NORMOXIC) TRIMIX

Trimix Diver course provides the training required to competently and safely utilise breathing gases containing helium for dives that require staged decompression, utilising nitrox and/or oxygen mixes during decompression dives to a maximum depth of 60 metres. Gas mixes are not to have any less than 18% oxygen.

Prerequisites Certified as a TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver & TDI Decompression Procedures Diver, or equivalent. Minimum of 100 logged dives of which 25 must be deeper than 30 metres. Minimum of 18 years of age.
Duration 4 days. 4 dives/ 8 hours’ theory.
Cost €630
Price Includes TDI Certification fees, TDI Extended Range Entry Level Trimix Diver manual, all tuition, transport, tanks, weights, air, nitrox.
Price Excludes Personal diving equipment and student & Instructor helium.

TDI ADVANCED TRIMIX DIVER

The pinnacle of open circuit diver training, only a tiny fraction of the diving population will ever have the dedication to reach this level. The Advanced Trimix course provides the training required to competently and safely utilise breathing gases containing helium for dives that require staged decompression, utilising nitrox and/or oxygen mixtures during decompression to a maximum depth of 100 metres.

Prerequisites Certified as a TDI Extended Range or entry level Trimix Diver, or equivalent. Minimum of 100 logged dives - 25 of which must have been deeper than 30 metres. Provide proof of prior logged experience with double tanks. Minimum of 18 years of age.
Duration 4 days. 4 dives /8 hours of theory. At least 2 of the dives must be deeper than 70 metres.
Cost €700
Price Includes TDI certification fees, TDI Advanced Trimix Diver manual, all tuition, transport, tanks, air, nitrox.
Price Excludes Personal diving equipment and student & Instructor helium.

SDI/TDI TECHNICAL SIDEMOUNT

This course is designed to teach certified divers how to safely utilise side-mounted primary cylinders. This course can be combined with other TDI courses, e.g. Decompression Procedures, Extended Range, Trimix & Advanced Trimix.

Prerequisites Certified as an SDI Open Water Diver or equivalent. Minimum of 18 years of age.
Duration 2 days, 3 dives.
Cost €555
Price Includes TDI certification fees, SDI/TDI Sidemount manual all tuition, transport, tanks, air & nitrox.
Price Excludes Personal diving equipment.

TDI NITROX GAS BLENDER

The objective of this course is to train candidates in the proper techniques, equipment requirements and hazards involved.

Prerequisites Minimum age 18 years.
Duration ½ day
Cost €180
Price Includes TDI certification fees & Nitrox Gas Blending manual

TDI ADVANCED GAS BLENDER

This course enables the successful candidates to engage in the blending of oxygen and helium based gases. The objective of this course is to train candidates in the proper procedures needed for the preparation and blending of high quality nitrox and trimix gases for use in technical diving.

Prerequisites Certified as a TDI Gas Blender or equivalent.
Duration 6 hours
Cost €180
Price Includes TDI certification fees & TDI Advanced Gas Blending Manual.

SDI SOLO DIVER

Solo diving, once discouraged by most certification agencies, is now seen by many experienced divers and some certification agencies as an acceptable practice for those suitably trained and experienced. The Solo Diver course stresses proper planning, personal limitations and accident prevention, as well as the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for solo diving.

Prerequisites Certified as an SDI Advanced Diver or equivalent. Minimum of 21 years of age and proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives.
Duration 1 ½ days. 2 dives.
Cost €295
Price Includes TDI certification fees, SDI Solo Diver manual, all tuition, transport, tanks, air & nitrox.
Price Excludes Personal diving equipment.

TDI standards stipulate that it is mandatory that all students have their own course manuals for use during the course & to retain for reference afterwards. It is HIGHLY recommended that you read the course materials and complete the relevant Knowledge Reviews prior to your arrival. This way we are able to reduce the time spent in the classroom and concentrate on developing and implementing your new technical diving skills. Should you wish we can arrange for your course manual(s) to be posted to your home address in plenty of time for you to study prior to your arrival.

The technical courses and organised technical diving that we offer at Gozo Aqua Sports often result in you operating at depths that are not covered by standard holiday insurance. In most cases you will find that even your normal scuba diving insurance is restrictive. It is a requirement that any diver wishing to use our services must carry the relevant personal insurance and without this we will unfortunately not be able to accommodate you.

Our prices are in Euro € and are valid until March 2020.
TDI Course Duration Dives Includes Excludes Euro €
Intro to Tech 2 days 3 TDI certification fees, all Tec equipment, tanks, instruction & transport. TDI Introduction to Tech manual €250.00
Nitrox Diver – Option 1 1/2 day n/a TDI certification fees & all tuition. TDI Understanding Nitrox manual Personal diving equipment €150.00
Nitrox Diver – Option 2 1 day 1 TDI certification fees & all tuition. TDI Understanding Nitrox manual Personal diving equipment €180.00
Advanced Nitrox 2 days 4 TDI certification fees, all tuition, tanks, O2/Air & transport. TDI Guide to Advanced Nitrox manual Personal diving equipment €400.00
Decompression Procedures 2 days 4 TDI certification fees, all tuition, tanks, O2/Air & transport. TDI Decompression Procedures manual, Personal diving equipment €465.00
Helitrox 2 days 4 TDI certification fees, all tuition, tanks, O2/Air & transport. TDI Decompression Procedures manual, TDI Extended Range/Trimix manual Personal diving equipment. Student & Instructor helium. €360.00
Combined Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures 4 days 6 TDI certification fees, all tuition, tanks, O2/Air & transport. TDI Guide to Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures manuals Personal diving equipment €540.00
Combined Advanced Nitrox & Helitrox 4 days 6 TDI certification fees, all tuition, tanks, O2/Air & transport. TDI Guide to Advanced Nitrox, TDI Decompression Procedures manual, TDI Extended Range/Trimix manual Personal diving equipment. Student & Instructor helium. €540.00
Extended Range 4 days 4 TDI certification fees, all tuition, tanks, O2/Air & transport. TDI Extended Range Diving & Trimix manual. Personal diving equipment. Student & Instructor helium. €620.00
Normoxic Trimix Diver 4 days 4 TDI certification fees, all tuition, tanks, O2/Air & transport. TDI Extended Range/Trimix manual. Personal diving equipment. Student & Instructor helium. €630.00
Advanced Trimix Diver 4 days 4 TDI certification fees, all tuition, tanks, O2/Air & transport. TDI Advanced Trimix Diving manual Personal diving equipment. Student & Instructor helium. €700.00
SDI/TDI Tech Sidemount 2 days 3 TDI certification fees, all tuition, tanks, O2/Air & transport. SDI/TDI Sidemount Diver manual. Personal diving equipment €555.00
Nitrox Gas Blender 1/2 day n/a TDI certification fees. TDI Nitrox Gas Blender manual €180.00
Advanced Gas Blender 1 day n/a TDI certification fees. TDI Advanced Gas Blending manual. €180.00
Combined Nitrox/Advanced Gas Blender 1 day n/a TDI certification fees. TDI Nitrox Gas Blender manual. TDI Advanced Gas Blending manual. €240.00
TDI/SDI Solo Diver 1 ½ days 2 TDI certification fees, all tuition, tanks, O2/Air & transport. SDI Solo Diver manual. Personal diving equipment €295.00

Accreditations

Everyone is very helpful and friendly and the equipment available to hire is faultless. I really enjoyed my test dive, and felt safe in the hands of the instructors who have clear and confident instruction. The centre was very well organised and everyone was so friendly. We did 5 dives over 2 days and they were great. Thank you for a lovely relaxed but fun diving experience.

  Tripadvisor

I visited Gozo for a dive holiday with friends and chose to dive through Gozo Aqua Sports. A fabulous decision. All of the staff were so welcoming and friendly and made us feel at home throughout the week. Staff were thorough and extremely helpful in assisting us to select, understand and maintain our equipment. We completed our Open Water course with Martin, a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor who made us feel at ease throughout.

  Tripadvisor

No doubt, Gozo Aqua Sports is the place to be if you want to spend a great diving holiday on Gozo. We started diving with Gail and Patrick more than 20 years ago and this year, the second generation of the family passed the open water course in the same place. There is a well equipped shop and a lot of different diving activities including Tec diving as well as friendly helpful staff.

  Tripadvisor

From the minute we emerged from baggage claim, we were looked after. Gail at GAS had arranged our transfers across the two islands and had our apartment, vehicle keys, and paperwork waiting for us. Gail and GAS instructor Martin were ready with advice on weather and sea conditions to make sure our independent diving went safely. As ever my wife and I had first class friendly and effective service. I wouldn't go anywhere else on Gozo.

  Tripadvisor