Tec Sidemount, Caves & Wrecks

Adam Miller, Sidemount in the Arch. Technical diving dahab.

Adam Miller, Sidemount in the Arch. Technical diving dahab.


Below you find the following courses: PADI Sidemount Diver, TecRec Technical Sidemount Diver, PADI Cavern Diver, PADI Cavern Instructor, PADI Tec Rec Advanced Wreck Diver, PADI Tec Rec Advanced Wreck Diving Instructor, TDI or PADI Intro Cave Dive, TDI or PADI Full Cave Diver, TDI CCR Cave Diver

NEWS 2013: Jonas Samuelsson and Chris Haslam wrote a new TecRec Advanced Wreck Specialty and Instructor Course. The Course is more comprehensive than any other Advanced Wreck Divers Specialty on the market. Its includes 8 dives and is divided in three sections. Section one with trim and propulsion training mixed with line and emergency drills. Section two is to apply those skills inside the light zone of a wreck. Section three is full penetration dives. Max depth is 50 meters with an Equivalent Narcotic Depth of 30 meters. Due to the low END the pre-requisites for this course is TecRec Trimix 50.

New updated Advanced Wreck Outline. September 2013. Copyright.
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For complete information about our Sidemount programs including tips and hints regarding equipment configurations, equipment reviews and more please see our dedicated page for sidemount.

PADI Rec and TecRec Sidemount from Team Blue Immersion on Vimeo.

Team Blue Immersion are proud to announce that we are one of the absolute first in the world to be
able to offer the standard PADI Rec Sidemount Diver and Instructor Course and now also the Standard
PADI Tec Sidemount Diver and Instructor Course. For more information please contact erik@sidemountdahab.com.

Latest news about PADI Tec Sidemount

http://blue-immersion.org/blog/2012/01/31/news-new-padi-rec-and-tec-sidemount-diver-and-instructor-course-released-dahab/

Viva Cenotes 2011 from Team Blue Immersion on Vimeo.

Sidemount is one of the most exciting forms of diving that came up within the diving community in many years. Starting as a configuration for mainly cave divers its no mainstream and used by every type of diver from recreational divers, to cave divers to professional photographers, even CCR diver used sidemount configurations sometimes for bailout gases.

Team Blue Immersion offer two types of Sidemount Programs one is for recreational divers and one is aimed for technical divers. So what ever you are looking for regarding sidemount we have it. We are using Hollis SMS100 Hollis system , Diverite Nomad (both Multipurpose Sidemount systems) and soon the Hollis SM50 (Sidemount only) for cave and wreck divers.

Hollis SMS 50 from Team Blue Immersion on Vimeo.

Team Blue Immersion is designing its own products if we are not happy with the products available or if the product not exist on the market. In partnership with Zakaria El-Sayed we designed this 1-6 kilo weight pocket system specifically for the Hollis SMS100 unit. Interested in purchasing this weight system please contact erik@blue-immersion.org

PADI CAVERN DIVER

Can you see the light? If you dive within the light zone of a cave – the area near the cave entrance where natural light is always visible – you’re in the cavern zone. The fun part is exploring secrets hidden in caverns around the world and having the knowledge and skills to do it correctly.

Viva Cenotes 2011 from Team Blue Immersion on Vimeo.

There are some well known cavern systems around the world that offer the chance to visit true geological history. Did you know you can visit untouched and completely virgin caverns here with us allowing YOU to become part of history in the making?

This is a challenging and very exciting course that includes four training dives over at least two days. During your first open water dive you’ll practice line handling, reel use and emergency procedures without entering a cavern. But, for your next three dives, you’re headed into the cavern, staying within the light zone and 40 metres/130 feet total distance from the surface.

For more information about the PADI Cavern Diver Course see an overview of our teaching outline by clicking here: PADI Cavern Course Standards Overview

TDI Intro Cave (PADI Cave Part I)

After experiencing caverns underwater you will undoubtably be intrigued by the untouched mazes, undisturbed systems and geological history. Ultimately you’ll want to go further in the cave to see what other wonders they hold within. Allowing you to do just this, our course offers you an introduction to the basic principles of cave diving utilizing a single primary guide line. Introductory cave diving is the second level in the development of safe techniques for cave diving, directly building upon the cavern diver course. This introduction to cave diving is not intended to train divers for all facets of cave diving. The objective of this course is the perfection of skills taught in the cavern diving program, in addition to the adoption of additional techniques and procedures required for elementary cave dives.

Qualifications of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of Introductory Cave Diving course, graduates may engage in single guideline cave diving activities without direct supervision so long as the following limits are adhered to:

To see an overview of the PADI TecRec Intro Cave and PADI TecRec Full Cave Course click on the link: TecRec Intro Cave and Full Cave Course – Team Blue Immersion

TDI Full Cave or PADI Cave (Part II)

This course is the third stage of training in the series of TDI’s or PADI’s cave diver development program. Advanced cave diving planning, the practical execution of different types of cave systems and scenarios divers encounter are presented. This cave diving course is not intended to prepare divers for evaluating all facets of cave diving. The objective of this course is to expand and critique previous skills accomplished in the Cavern and Introductory Cave Diving programs. Emphasis is placed upon dive planning and skill perfection through actual cave penetration.

Qualifications of Graduates

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in cave diving activites without direct supervision so long as the following limts are adhered to:

 To see an overview of the PADI TecRec Intro Cave and PADI TecRec Full Cave Course click on the link: TecRec Intro Cave and Full Cave Course – Team Blue Immersion

TDI or PADI CAVE EXPLORER PACKAGE

Prerequisites:

 TecDeep or TDI Extended Range or equivalent

Description:

This program is designed to take a Technical Diver diver and train them in the proper equipment, procedures and buoyancy skills required to start a full cave training program. For those that want to be a cave diver this is going to be the most intensive and detailed course you’ll have available. Put your mind at ease knowing every step will be looked after bringing you from an advanced fun diver up to a full Cave diver. All equipment, logistics, gasses are included. Be among the few in the world trained for overhead environments, let alone CAVE…

To see an overview of the PADI TecRec Intro Cave and PADI TecRec Full Cave Course click on the link: TecRec Intro Cave and Full Cave Course – Team Blue Immersion

PADI Cavern Diver – 4 dives

TDI Intro to Cave or PADI Cave Part I – 4 dives

TDI Cave or PADI Cave Part II – 8 dives

Course Duration: 10 Days +

NEWS 2013-2014.
TecRec Advanced Wreck Diver/Instructor Course

Expedition Hamilton by Ocean Reef Trailer from Team Blue Immersion on Vimeo.

We completely rewrote the existing course and added skills and dives. We also lowered the Equivalent Narcotic depth for this course. The new TecRec Advanced Wreck Outline is available below. The course consists of 8 dives and three distinct sections. Section one is trim, propulsion and skills in shallow water mixed with theory like Wreck Protection Laws, Wreck History, Wrecks around the world, and how to plan a wreck dive in all aspects. Section two included practical applications with guideline training and decompression planning on land followed by dives within the lightzone of the wreck. Section three covers full wreck dives with penetration and decompression. The course qualifies any successful student to dive to a depth of 50 meters (END30m) with a maximum penetration distance of 50 meters. The dives are conducted in the following locations. Electra, Tel Aviv – Thistlegorm, Sharm El Sheik – Coral Beach, Israel – Lighthouse (shallow training), Dahab – Aqaba, Jordan. The wreck sites could be a combination of all or a few choosen ones discussed between the course instructor and the students.

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