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    TDI Technical Divemaster

    with Dayo Scuba, Orlando, Florida





    A Technical Divemaster has a responsibility to ensure that everyone under their control has a safe technical dive. These leaders are skilled and experienced divers, that are constantly aware of what is going on with the divers around them. Divemasters must anticipate potential problems and be prepared to take quick decisions to avert a problem from escalating.

    Agencies we teach for:
    TDI

    Cost: See Professional's Price Page
    This includes your dive training, a certification card and photos (above and below water).

    Other costs:
    What not included is gear hire, gas fills, food, lodging, dive site fees & transportation.

    Gear you need to provide:

    As this is a professional dive course, each student will need to OWN their own technical dive gear.
    * Mask and Fins.
    * Buoyancy compensator with low-pressure power inflator.
    * Regulator with submersible pressure gauge.
    * Alternate air source.
    * Weight system and/or weights.
    * Personal dive computer.
    * Exposure suit adequate for the training conditions.
    * Compressed gas cylinder.
    * Compass.
    * Knife and Rescue signal.
    * Dive flag, SMB and reel.
    * Extra and redundant equipment associated with the particular technical diving activity the technical divemasters are partaking in.


    How we teach it:
    There are two parts, the academics and water skills.

    Academics

    Alot of the academics are done at home from your study guide. This guide is very well structured, a very informative learning tool, and an excellent alternative to multiple day or evening lectures. Some topics covered are:

    * Knowledge Development
    * Equipment.
    * Physics of diving.
    * Medical problems related to diving.
    * Technical Dive planning and dive management control.
    * Underwater and surface communications.
    * Diver assistance and accident management.
    * Recommended safe diving practices.
    * Leadership Development

    When you meet with your Instructor he/she will review the academics and you will complete various written tests. You need to achieve at least 80% on your written tests to pass.

    You will also be required to:
    * Compile an emergency assistance plan for diving emergencies in the local area
    * Map a local technical dive site


    Open Water Skills
    This involves training activities using various structured training sessions, simulated scenarios and internship sessions with actual technical classes. These training sessions enable you to gain practical experience as an instructional assistant and a supervisor of open water diving activities, both as a coordinator and as an underwater guide.

    At least four dives, and an accumulated bottom time of 100 minutes are required.

    Note: this is not a fully inclusive list, just an overview!

    It should be noted that participation in the Technical Divemaster class does not guarantee certification.
    After successful completion of your academics and water work, submission of the appropriate fee to TDI, you will be awarded your certification as a Technical Divemaster.


    Age requirements:
    You must be at least 18 years old to receive a Technical Divemaster certification, there is no maximum age.

    Minimum number of students per class:
    We need 2 or more people to make a Technical Divemaster class; private, one-on-one classes can be organized for a separate fee.

    How many people are in each class?
    Our Technical Divemaster classes range in size, from 1-4 students.

    Schedule/Timing for Technical Divemaster Courses:
    We train all the time, and have multiple instructors on staff, many full time, so we do weekday and weekend classes.

    Call us or check out our Calendar for dates of upcoming courses.

    How long does the course take?
    We offer the Technical Divemaster Course as a week long course or as an internship (at your pace). We prefer the Internship, as it produces better divemasters. These can range over weeks to months. How long your course depends on how much time you invest into it, and your own individual learning pace.

    Where we do our course:
    The Technical Divemaster training closely follows the technical classes, so you can expect to visit Hudson Grotto and Forty Fathoms.

    Prerequisites for the TDI Technical Divemaster Course:

    * Minimum age of 18 years old

    * Be certified as a Divemaster

    * Hold a current CPR/First Aid certification (certified within the last two years)

    * Be Nitrox certified

    * Hold the Technical Diver Rating which they are applying for Divemaster certification in. For example: A TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver, who is also a Divemaster, may receive a Technical Divemaster rating up to Advanced Nitrox.

    * Have logged a minimum of 50 open water dives

    * Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a medical exam form signed by a physician.

    * is required for all professional dive courses.

    * This class requires that students own ALL their own technical dive gear.

    What you can do afterwards:

    Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:
    * Assist an active TDI instructor during approved diving courses provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior training.

    * Supervise and conduct dives for certified Technical divers provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior training.

    * Continue your diver training with more specialized training.


    To Register

    Email/Call us or Sign up online now!!
    Categories:
    1. Training




    A Technical Divemaster has a responsibility to ensure that everyone under their control has a safe technical dive. These leaders are skilled and experienced divers, that are constantly aware of what is going on with the divers around them. Divemasters must anticipate potential problems and be prepared to take quick decisions to avert a problem from escalating.

    Agencies we teach for:
    TDI

    Cost: See Professional's Price Page
    This includes your dive training, a certification card and photos (above and below water).

    Other costs:
    What not included is gear hire, gas fills, food, lodging, dive site fees & transportation.

    Gear you need to provide:

    As this is a professional dive course, each student will need to OWN their own technical dive gear.
    * Mask and Fins.
    * Buoyancy compensator with low-pressure power inflator.
    * Regulator with submersible pressure gauge.
    * Alternate air source.
    * Weight system and/or weights.
    * Personal dive computer.
    * Exposure suit adequate for the training conditions.
    * Compressed gas cylinder.
    * Compass.
    * Knife and Rescue signal.
    * Dive flag, SMB and reel.
    * Extra and redundant equipment associated with the particular technical diving activity the technical divemasters are partaking in.


    How we teach it:
    There are two parts, the academics and water skills.

    Academics

    Alot of the academics are done at home from your study guide. This guide is very well structured, a very informative learning tool, and an excellent alternative to multiple day or evening lectures. Some topics covered are:

    * Knowledge Development
    * Equipment.
    * Physics of diving.
    * Medical problems related to diving.
    * Technical Dive planning and dive management control.
    * Underwater and surface communications.
    * Diver assistance and accident management.
    * Recommended safe diving practices.
    * Leadership Development

    When you meet with your Instructor he/she will review the academics and you will complete various written tests. You need to achieve at least 80% on your written tests to pass.

    You will also be required to:
    * Compile an emergency assistance plan for diving emergencies in the local area
    * Map a local technical dive site


    Open Water Skills
    This involves training activities using various structured training sessions, simulated scenarios and internship sessions with actual technical classes. These training sessions enable you to gain practical experience as an instructional assistant and a supervisor of open water diving activities, both as a coordinator and as an underwater guide.

    At least four dives, and an accumulated bottom time of 100 minutes are required.

    Note: this is not a fully inclusive list, just an overview!

    It should be noted that participation in the Technical Divemaster class does not guarantee certification.
    After successful completion of your academics and water work, submission of the appropriate fee to TDI, you will be awarded your certification as a Technical Divemaster.


    Age requirements:
    You must be at least 18 years old to receive a Technical Divemaster certification, there is no maximum age.

    Minimum number of students per class:
    We need 2 or more people to make a Technical Divemaster class; private, one-on-one classes can be organized for a separate fee.

    How many people are in each class?
    Our Technical Divemaster classes range in size, from 1-4 students.

    Schedule/Timing for Technical Divemaster Courses:
    We train all the time, and have multiple instructors on staff, many full time, so we do weekday and weekend classes.

    Call us or check out our Calendar for dates of upcoming courses.

    How long does the course take?
    We offer the Technical Divemaster Course as a week long course or as an internship (at your pace). We prefer the Internship, as it produces better divemasters. These can range over weeks to months. How long your course depends on how much time you invest into it, and your own individual learning pace.

    Where we do our course:
    The Technical Divemaster training closely follows the technical classes, so you can expect to visit Hudson Grotto and Forty Fathoms.

    Prerequisites for the TDI Technical Divemaster Course:

    * Minimum age of 18 years old

    * Be certified as a Divemaster

    * Hold a current CPR/First Aid certification (certified within the last two years)

    * Be Nitrox certified

    * Hold the Technical Diver Rating which they are applying for Divemaster certification in. For example: A TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver, who is also a Divemaster, may receive a Technical Divemaster rating up to Advanced Nitrox.

    * Have logged a minimum of 50 open water dives

    * Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a medical exam form signed by a physician.

    * is required for all professional dive courses.

    * This class requires that students own ALL their own technical dive gear.

    What you can do afterwards:

    Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:
    * Assist an active TDI instructor during approved diving courses provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior training.

    * Supervise and conduct dives for certified Technical divers provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior training.

    * Continue your diver training with more specialized training.


    To Register

    Email/Call us or Sign up online now!!