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Intro to Technical

Who should take the Intro to Tech class:

This is a fun class that will benefit the open water diver, advanced diver or budding technical diver who wants the opportunity to further improve their skills, knowledge, and equipment configuration and increase their efficiency and safety in the water. A ‘hands-on’ approach will be utilized to build a strong foundation of skills and prepare those interested for the rigors of technical training and diving.

Prerequisites for this class are

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Minimum certification of NAUI EANx Diver (or equivalent)
  • Proof of 25 logged dives with 5 on EANx
  • Must be able to meet swim requirements for NAUI Scuba Diver

During this class you will learn:

  • Advanced dive planning
  • Air consumption calculation
  • Advanced buoyancy control
  • Equipment configuration
  • Equipment selection for your diving needs

You will also be introduced to a variety of scuba diving specialty areas during the course depending upon your personal goals and the kind of diving that you want to do:

  • Boat Diving
  • Wreck Diving
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Marine Life Identification
  • Night Diving
  • Search and Recovery

The Class

Each class consists of a classroom session to discuss all of the course objectives, schedules and equipment needs. We will also spend some time on advanced diving techniques and technologies. Unlike the basic Scuba Diver class, the majority of this course is conducted on site at the open water diving location(s).

The Openwater Dives

This course is designed to GO DIVING and is an opportunity to be introduced to a variety of diving environments and styles and is largely customized to meet your needs and to further prepare you for the type of diving that you want to do.

You will need to complete a total of 6 open water dives to finish your certification course. Although all of the dives can be conducted locally at Dutch Springs, we encourage you to spend only one day at Dutch learning and practicing skills the techniques and skills necessary and preparing for an intriguing day of diving one of the shipwrecks off the coast of New Jersey where you can complete your dives with an instructor.

Your open water dives can also be completed in the warmer water of the Caribbean if you are not interested in preparing yourself for local diving in this area and just want to perfect your skills for vacation/travel diving. If this is your choice, we will need to coordinate to have you join one of our instructors on one of our trips.


* Your instructor will describe the equipment necessary for the duration of the course. Although we strongly encourage you to own your own scuba equipment for this class in order to get the most for your training dollar by training in your own gear that you will be using as you dive on your own, we have most equipment necessary for the class available in our rental program. You will need to own your own snorkeling gear.

Monday through Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday - Friday 4:00 - 8:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm  

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