Pre-Tech Foundations Clinic

The Need for Pre-Tech Training

Technical diving is an extremely demanding and precise activity, requiring a high standard of core scuba skills at the outset; buoyancy, weighting, trim, propulsion, control, gas management and situational awareness.  These demands are reflected in the scope and intensity of technical diving courses. Compared to recreational diving classes, the failure or remedial course extension rate is relatively high.  As a consequence, many technical diving students value the opportunity to conduct pre-tech foundations clinics and appraisals, in order to provide the best possible preparation for future technical diving classes.

In addition to the aspiring technical diver, many experienced recreational divers also advocate the development of highly refined core scuba skills.

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Benefits for the Recreational Scuba Diver

One-to-one or group participation on the Foundations Clinic is a fast-track to the development of exemplary scuba diving capability.

A diver could expect the following benefits as a result of improved core skills;

  • Less stressful diving = more fun
  • Decreased air consumption
  • More efficient fin technique
  • Increased control in the water column
  • More insightful understanding of diving concepts
  • Precision buoyancy control
  • Streamlined, effective equipment configuration
  • Gas management capability
  • Comprehensive dive planning
  • Refined teamwork and buddy skills
  • Improved underwater communication

Pre-Tech Foundations Clinic Content

  • Knowledge Development
  • Practical Applications
  • 2x Confined Water Dives
  • 2x Open Water Dives
  • 3 Days Duration

Available Clinic Formats

  • Single Tank (rec)
  • Double Tank (tec)
  • Sidemount (rec/tec)

Can be combined with Sidemount or Intro-To-Doubles for increased equipment options.

Pre-Tech Foundations Clinic Prerequisites

  • Open Water Diver
  • 18 years or over

Pre-Tech Foundations Clinic Student Requirements

  • Completed Medical Declaration
  • Log Book / Proof of Certification

Please note: this is not a certification course or formal prerequisite for tech courses.

Recreational Foundations -

  • Full set of scuba kit, inc dive computer*

Technical Foundations -

  • Full set of standardized tech diving kit or
  • Full set of sidemount kit (2 cylinders)

  • Full equipment, of any configuration, can be rented if necessary.
  • Sidemount qualification required for sidemount foundations

Scuba Diving Skills Clinic Pre Technical ReviewsCustomer Review

I can endorse Andy Davis with Scuba Tech Philippines. My 14 year old son and I completed a “Pre-Tech” foundation clinic in December 2012. This clinic was great because it introduced a technical mindset and precision in our recreational diving.

Looking at photos from diving in the Florida Keys. The benefits of Derek taking the Pre-Tec Clinic in December 2012 are very noticeable. I recommend this clinic for every recreational diver looking to improve their diving.

 

 


Standardized Pre-Tech Clinic Duration

The Pre-Tech clinic can be run as a flexible (day-by-day) assessment and refinement, or a standardized format can be selected.

4 days* with classroom, practical workshops and 6 dives

Day 1 – Classroom theory, equipment workshop and practical applications
Day 2 – Skills training dives 1-2    Focus: Precision buoyancy and weighting
Day 3 – Skills training dives 3-4    Focus: Propulsion, trim and control
Day 4 – Skills training dives 5-6    Focus: Advanced diving procedures and teamwork

*A 5 day program is recommended if you prefer a more relaxed training program or more time to refine skills.

Advance study of clinic theory materials is highly recommended. I can email handouts/reviews upon receipt of a booking deposit.

Successful completion of the Pre-Tech Clinic satisfies my requirement for a technical diving assessment of competence, prior to engaging on technical diving training.


Pre-Tech Clinic Training Dives

Training Dive One

Environment: Confined water or limited open water
Depths: Minimum: 2.4 metres/8 feet
Maximum 10 metres/30 feet
Decompression: No stop only
Gases: Air or EANx
Ratios: 6:1

Training Dive Two

Environment: Open water
Depths: Minimum: 12 metres/40 feet
Maximum: 18 metres/60 feet
Decompression: No stop only
Gases: Air or EANx
Ratios: 4:1

Training Dive Three

Environment: Open water
Depths: Minimum: 12 metres/40 feet
Maximum: 18 metres/60 feet
Decompression: No stop only
Gases: Air or EANx
Ratios: 4:1

Training Dive Four

Environment: Open water
Depths: Minimum: 12 metres/40 feet
Maximum: 18 metres/60 feet
Decompression: No stop only
Gases: Air or EANx
Ratios: 4:1

Training Dive Five

Environment: Open water
Depths: Minimum: 12 metres/40 feet
Maximum: 30 metres/100 feet
Decompression: No stop only
Gases: Air or EANx
Ratios: 4:1

Training Dive Six

Environment: Open water
Depths: Minimum: 12 metres/40 feet
Maximum: 30 metres/100 feet
Decompression: No stop only
Gases: Air or EANx
Ratios: 4:1

Contact me to discuss your training requirements.

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