RAID Deco60: Tech Diving Course in Subic Bay

About the RAID Deco60 tech diving course

The RAID Deco60 tech diving course provides students with the knowledge and skill proficiency to conduct normoxic trimix accelerated decompression extended-range diving. This tech diving course is held in Subic Bay, Philippines.

This tech diving training is globally recognized for its uncompromising standards and very high diving competency development. On this course, internationally recognized tech diving instructor, Andy Davis delivers world-class tech training to the highest possible standards. The course develops the student to a very high technical diving standard with best practice protocols, procedures, and skillsets.

Preliminary course theory is delivered through eLearning, with online manuals, quizzes, and exams. This is then developed with instructor-driven lectures, discussions, scenario case studies, and team debriefs. The practical training phases of the course consist of dry land drills, confined water skills practice, and 8 intensive training dives (typically 400+ minutes total in water).


What are the Deco60 tech diving course limits?

This tech diving course is a gateway into full technical diving, It certifies divers to safely conduct trimix accelerated decompression dives to a maximum depth of 60m (197ft), with unlimited deco time and gasses.

What are the Deco60 tech diving course prerequisites?

  • RADI Deco50 or equivalent
  • Minimum 18 years old.
  • Robust fundamental scuba skills (preparatory training is available, when necessary)
  • Current, valid CPR and O2 provider certification

Why choose the Deco60 tech diving course?

The RAID Deco60 course, taught by Andy Davis, is one of the most comprehensive and complete tech diving courses available.

Upon certification, you will have the confidence, comfort, and competence necessary to conduct challenging technical dives with a high level of safety. The course teaches current tech diving best practices and promotes a “Do It Right” (DIR) philosophy of diving.

Ten reasons to choose this tech diving course:

  • Tuition by a leading, world-renown, tech diving instructor
  • High-level fundamental skills development
  • Trimix qualification for effective narcosis management
  • Team Diving protocols and procedures
  • DIR / Hogarthian equipment principles are applied
  • Zero compromises on quality and performance
  • Can be undertaken in sidemount (instructor has 6000+ technical sidemount dives)
  • Certification from a tech agency associated with high standards and great divers
  • All skills and dives in neutral buoyancy, horizontal trim (no kneeling or hanging!)
  • Effective preparation for future technical and overhead environment dive training

Further information on the Deco60 tech diving course

What is the Deco60 tech diving course syllabus?

RAID online eLearning and instructor-delivered academic presentations, quizzes, exams, and practical skills covering the following topics in detail;

  • Tech diving management
  • Advanced dive physics and physiology
  • Tech diving equipment (backmount or sidemount)
  • Electronic decompression planning software (Multideco)
  • The Buhlmann ZHL-16C deco algorithm
  • Gradient factors theory and application
  • Gas management and selection (trimix and decompression gasses)
  • Trimix diving theory and application
  • Tech diving mindset and culture-of-safety

What is the Deco60 tech diving course training schedule?

The Deco60 course is made up of 1 Confined Skills Clinic and 5 Open Water training dives;

  • Day #1
    • Morning:  Equipment Workshop
    • Afternoon: Confined Skills + Water Stamina Tests
  • Day #2
    • Morning: Dive #1 20-30m (66-100ft) Sim Deco Skills
    • Afternoon: Dive #2 35-40m (100-130ft) 20 mins deco
  • Day #3
    • Morning: Dive planning and equipment preparation
    • Afternoon: Dive #3 40-50m (130-145ft) 30 mins deco
  • Day #4
    • Morning: Dive planning and equipment preparation
    • Afternoon: Dive #4 45-60m (147-196ft) 30-60 mins deco
  • Day #5
    • Morning: Dive planning and equipment preparation
    • Afternoon: Dive #5 52-60m (170-196ft) 30-60 mins deco

A high standard of mastery is applied throughout the entire program and certification is entirely performance-based. Remedial training is provided if/when a student doesn’t meet the performance requirements of a training dive. The Deco60 course has a steep learning curve: ensure success by arriving for technical diving training with robust fundamental dive skills. Do contact me in advance for advice on effective preparation for the technical diving course.

How much does the RAID Deco60 course cost?

  • RAID Deco40Entry-level tech diving with limited decompression to 40m/130ft.

  • $850certification Certification fee, gasses and boat costs additional

  • 4+ days
    Tech Diving Course
  • RAID Deco50Exemplary Trimix Diving to 50m/165ft depth.

  • $1250certification Certification fee, gasses and boat costs additional

  • 5+ days
    Tech Diving Course
  • RAID Deco60Trimix diving with accelerated decompression to 60m/196ft.

  • $1250certification Certification fee, gasses and boat costs additional

  • 5+ Days
    Tech Diving Course
  • Tech ClinicFlexible tech training to meet your needs.

  • $250per day Gasses and boat costs additional

  • Flexible Training
    Tech Diving Course

The stated cost includes all tuition and instruction from Andy Davis

  • Max 3 per course
  • Scheduled courses will be run even if just one student
  • Discounts available for group booking
  • Private lessons are available at a 50% surcharge
  • Training in Subic Bay or Anilao, Philippines
  • Other locations available upon consultation
  • Courses can be scheduled to meet your requirements
  • 25% non-refundable deposit to confirm attendance on the course

Tuition cost excludes course registration fees, as per the RAID website, hosting dive center costs; tank rentals, nitrox/trimix fills, and boat costs, as required. Tech instructor diving costs are split between students.

Please note:

  • The course is strictly performance-based, not time-based.
  • You pay for training but must earn the certification
  • Pre-course preparation is STRONGLY recommended (you are welcome to consult with me in advance)
  • Performance requirements for each phase must be satisfied to allow progression and certification.
  • All skills must be completed in neutral buoyancy, horizontal trim, and with control in the water
  • The minimum duration quoted for this course assumes students arrive for training with reasonable proficiency in precision buoyancy, trim, control, and propulsion skills.
  • Students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in all prerequisite diving skills (Deep40 and Nitrox skills).

Contact Andy about the RAID Deco60 course

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