Intro To Tech & Self-Reliant Diver Weekend

September 24-25, 2022-Beaver Lake, AR

Take One or Take Both!*

*Prerequisites apply

TDI Intro to Tech

Two great courses to take you from advanced to Advanced-er.

TDI Intro To Tech: $200 + manual

Dip your toe into the world of technical diving, and see if it might just be for you. In shallow (20-30′) water, you’ll learn to dive back-mounted double cylinders efficiently, along with proper finning techniques, gas sharing, SMB deployment, and much more. Three dives. Prerequisites and more details can be found on this page.

PADI Self Reliant Diver

PADI Self-Reliant Diver: $250

While we don’t encourage “solo” diving, you need to know how to get YOURSELF out of a jam if/when the buddy system breaks down. Over three dives, you’ll learn how to calculate your SAC rate to manage gas, SMB deployment, mask replacement on-the-go, navigation, the value of critical equipment redundancy, and lots more. In the event of buddy separation or other emergencies, you’ll be able to take care of YOU. Wonder why it’s so important? Read our article here.

**The Self-Reliant Diver course requires PADI Advanced Open Water (or equivalent) and 100 logged dives as prerequisites**

Saturday, September 24, will be the Intro to Tech course starting at the Beaver Lake scuba park at 9 am. We’ll go over the TDI Knowledge Quest for the course and answer any questions before jumping in and diving. Space will be very limited due to gear availability.

Sunday, September 25, will be Self-Reliant Diver day, also at the Beaver Lake scuba park at 9 am. There’s no manual for this course, but you’ll pick up some supplemental materials at sign-up to get you started. Then your instructor will give you all the rest of the knowledge and information you need to complete the dives successfully and understand why you’re doing what you’re doing. 

These two courses are a lot of diving, a lot of fun, and contain a LOT of new knowledge and skills. Whether you take one or both of these classes, you WILL come out of this weekend much more advanced than when you started!

Sharky Marky will be the instructor for these courses. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact him directly!

Required equipment:

Intro To Tech – Just your personal gear (mask (and a backup), fins, wetsuit, computer, etc.); we’ll provide the doubles rig.

Self-Reliant Diver – You’ll need a full set of scuba gear. You can certainly rent ours if you don’t have your own yet. You will also need a backup mask, two signaling devices (audible and visual), a backup computer (or depth gauge and timing device), underwater slate and pencil, and at least two cutting tools. We’ll provide the pony cylinder and regulator.

NOTE: If you completed the Intro to Tech course Saturday, you can use doubles as your redundant gas supply, instead of an AL80 and pony bottle.

Additional required equipment: regardless which of these courses you’re taking, you should definitely own your own SMB, spool, and compass by now.

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