Technical Diving Courses

 What is Technical Diving?

TecRec Course Technical-Diving-Philippines

Technical diving can be defined as: diving other than conventional commercial, military or scientific diving, that takes divers beyond recreational diving limits. It is further defined as an activity that includes one or more of the following: diving beyond 40 meters/130 feet, required stage or accelerated decompression, diving in an overhead environment beyond 130 linear feet from the surface and/or the use of multiple gas mixtures in a single dive Because technical diving exceeds the scope of recreational diving, technical divers require advanced training, extensive experience, specialized equipment and often utilize breathing gases other than air or standard nitrox.  

I offer the full spectrum of technical training from entry-level tech to advanced trimix, and also trimix gas blender. All courses can be completed in backmount or sidemount.   With over a decade of experience teaching technical diving as a full-time career via several agencies, I always ensure that the highest global standards of certification are maintained. These courses are challenging and and result in a performance that you’ll be proud of.

What Training Is Available?

I offer a full range of technical training that runs  from pre-tech preparation to advanced trimix diving.


Pre-Tech Foundations Clinic

This non-certification training clinic is an exclusive opportunity to receive personalized assessment and development of the fundamental skills necessary to embark on technical diving training.  The clinic is entirely flexible to suit the student’s needs, but a typical timescale is 4-5 days of intensive theory and in-water tuition. Please click HERE for more details.Pre-Tech Foundations Clinic


Tec Sidemount

This certification course trains the diver to utilize sidemount configuration for their technical diving.  It can be taken as a stand-alone conversion course, or amalgamated with any other technical course offered. Please click HERE for more details. Technical-Sidemount course philippines


Tec40

This certification course is the entry to technical diving; and also a phenomenal  course for advanced/deep recreational divers.  It covers the equipment, planning, mindset and safety protocols necessary for limited decompression diving. Click HERE for more details. Tec40 technical diving course andy davis philippines


Tec45 / Tec45 Trimix

This course delivers the skillset and competencies necessary for safe diving with unlimited decompression to a depth of 45m, with one decompression gas only.  A one day add-on supplement upgrades to normoxic trimix qualification within the same limits. Click HERE for more details. Tec45 technical diving course andy davis philippines


Tec50 / Tec50 Trimix

This extended range technical course prepares the diver for unlimited decompression using two or more stage/deco tanks.  Maximum depth is 50m.  A one day add-on supplement training upgrades to normoxic trimix qualification within the same limits. Click HERE for more details. Tec50 tecrec technical diving course andy davis philippines


Tec65 Trimix

This course qualifies the diver to use normoxic trimix (<18%) for exploration level diving to a depth of 65m.  It includes advanced dive and gas planning, along with critical protocols and procedures for safe completion of significant decompression dives. Click HERE for more details. tec65 technical diving philippines andy davis courses


Advanced Trimix 90

This pinnacle level course develops the competencies and knowledge for full hypoxic trimix dives. The maximum training depth is 90m, but divers are qualified progress to unlimited depth based on their own experience and competency. Click HERE for more details. advanced trimix course andy davis technical diving philippines


Technical Performance Clinics

My exclusive performance development clinics are suitable for technical divers of all levels; and also prove popular with inexperienced technical diving instructors.  These clinics are individually tailored to promote elite-level skill development in a spectrum of technical competencies.   Be prepared for a demanding and challenging experience, as I lead you towards levels of performance you’ll be proud of.  Click HERE for more details.

Technical diving Clinics andy davis philippines


The Need for Credible Instruction!

Talk to any experienced technical diver and they will assure you that, when it comes to technical diving, the quality, specific -active- experience and motivation of an instructor is everything. In an era of fast-track ‘zero-to-hero’ technical instructor courses, the prospective student needs to be extremely discerning in their selection of a training provider and mentor. With over a quarter-century of advanced diving experience, across 5 continents, specializing in technical wreck diving, qualifications from multiple technical agencies and a pedigree as a technical diving author and course designer; you can be assured of receiving the most comprehensive, world-class instruction and the highest of standards. I exclusively dive sidemount, technical and wreck… day-in, day-out… and have done so for over 15 years…and I live to teach!