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A NEW SPECIALTY - LETS DISCUSS

Discussion in 'SSI: Scuba Schools International' started by rick00001967, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
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    I've been through the PADI Tec sequence, and I've been through the TDI sequence.
    The main difference is the instructor. The difference between 90m and 100m for training is insignificant.
     
  2. Scuba Client

    Scuba Client Banned

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Australia
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    So open it up to the general public.
     
  3. Scuba Client

    Scuba Client Banned

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    You answered your own question. 40/45/55/60/90 isn't significant.
     
  4. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
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    Plus there are a host of other shows where consumers can go. Non issue
     
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  5. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    11,852
    9,773
    What was my question?
     
  6. Scuba Client

    Scuba Client Banned

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Australia
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    The difference between 90m and 100m for training is insignificant. Therefore, you have answered your own question. Go with TDI.
     
  7. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    Location: Hong Kong
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    IANTD dives deeper!

    Expedition Trimix Diver

    120m!
    Go with IANTD.
     
  8. Wibble

    Wibble Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: UK
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    Depends upon the experience and skills of the instructor.

    PADI would struggle to find competent tech divers in their pool of recreational instructors / pros who are more used to teaching 1st grade courses to novices based upon pile it high, sell it cheap principles.

    One hell of a difference between recreational diving and technical diving, not least the demands on the core skills which aren't fully appreciated by the recreational community. There's a reason why you slowly progress deeper/longer/more complex. Decompression diving relies upon the simple ability to hold a stop, something a lot of recreational divers struggle with in open water with no line to hang on.

    At least SDI/TDI separated technical diving from recreational diving (although strange that solo's not tec)
     
  9. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
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    PADI was late in tec diving.
    They were totally against it in the beginning. And then for whatever reason, bowed to the demand, and introduced the DSAT Tec course.
    I believe PADI is still regarded themselves as rec diving agency.

    I do not think I have learnt any extraordinary skill from tec dive. It is always planning, planning and more planning. But most importantly, know your own limit. Luck plays no part in it.
     
  10. Scuba Client

    Scuba Client Banned

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    Location: Australia
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    I saw that on their website. I figured with prerequisites, you're already an expedition diver. Training agencies are playing to those seeking c-card status.
     

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