What is considered technical diving?

Technical dives may be defined as being dives deeper than about 130 feet (40 m) or dives in an overhead environment with no direct access to the surface or natural light. Such environments may include fresh and saltwater caves and the interiors of shipwrecks.

What does a technical diver do?

Tec divers are able to visit reefs and wrecks at depths well below the 40 metre/130 foot recreational limit. With specialized training, they can explore underwater caves and other places well beyond the reach of mainstream sport diving.

How much do dive masters get paid?

ZipRecruiter reports that in the U.S., a divemaster salary can range from $19,500 to $146,000, and average about $64,802. These numbers reflect different skills levels, years of experience and location. A divemaster salary can also fluctuate depending on the season and the seas.

How deep can a tech diver go?

While the recommended maximum depth for conventional scuba diving is 130 feet, technical divers may work in the range of 170 feet to 350 feet, sometimes even deeper.

How do I get into tech diving?


  1. Become a Certified Diver. This is only the beginning of building a skill set.
  2. Expand your Skills. For many entry level technical courses 25 dives is the minimum requirement.
  3. Get Introduced to the Gear.
  4. Get Started on your Path.

How do I become a tech diver?

To start a technical diving course, you must have previously completed several basic courses:

  1. PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent,
  2. PADI Enriched Air Diver certificate or equivalent,
  3. PADI Deep Diver certificate or proof of at least 10 dives to 30 metres/100 feet.

How much is diving in Thailand?

The cost for a day trip starts at about 3,400 Baht for 2 dives and 3,900 Baht for 3 dives. Rental dive equipment is 500 Baht for a set if you are traveling without your own gear. Diving insurance is available for only 250 Baht per day.