What is tech diving?
One of the varieties of diving, which attracts thousands of scuba diving enthusiasts around the world, is the technical diving (Technical Diver IANTD). The main difference between technology diving and the so-called recreational (basic) diving is that it allows you to dive no deeper than 40 meters, which greatly expands the possibilities of a swimmer who has mastered this species. Depth exceeding the mark allowed by traditional diving was made possible thanks to special equipment, which includes cylinders with a special gas mixture, as well as decompression equipment.
In addition to the fact that technical diving allows you to go deeper than with traditional diving, it makes it possible to explore underwater caves and grottoes, as well as sunken ships that are at a depth of more than 40 meters. For such an extreme immersion, various gas mixtures with a high oxygen content are used, as well as a special immersion technique and, most importantly, ascent. Indeed, when diving to a depth of more than 45 meters, there is a risk of a compression illness, which sometimes ends in a sad way.
The technical diving training course is designed for experienced swimmers who are fluent in their own buoyancy and have gained serious experience in simple diving. The main things taught in the courses are safety rules for decompression dives, because the diver will have to rely only on their own knowledge and experience, and not on the instructor. Knowledge of the basics of anatomy and physiology, as well as psychological preparation for deep-sea diving and training in standards of diver’s behavior in case of a particular danger, will not be superfluous. After all, in order to avoid any threat, a techno diver cannot just hastily emerge, escaping from it.
If you are not afraid of heavy physical exertion, if you are ready to strictly follow the rules, observing strict discipline and controlling your every breath, if at the same time you are attracted by the mysterious depths of the seas or deeply hidden caves, if you feel your strength to overcome such a formidable danger as decompression during diving, then technical diving – for you!
The multifaceted world of diving: types of diving
In recent decades, more and more people around the world have become adherents of diving, an active form of recreation that combines elements of sports and tourism. There is nothing surprising in the fact that people strive to master the techniques of scuba diving, and plunge into the kingdom of Neptune, so attractive with its mysterious beauty and unexplored adventures. From time immemorial, man has sought to unravel the secrets lurking deep in the seas and oceans, sheltered in underwater caves and grottoes, resting at the very bottom, inaccessible and alluring. With the development of scuba diving techniques and diving equipment, these aspirations have become available to anyone who wants to understand the wisdom of diving.
It is better to start diving training under the guidance of an experienced instructor of a diving center, which in recent years has appeared in many cities of our country. Having mastered the basics of scuba diving, you can learn different types of diving, which have some fundamental differences in the technique of swimming and equipment. For example, the oldest form of diving – free diving, or diving holding your breath, to this day serves as the best way to reach the bottom of the pearl catchers. Today, freediving rarely serves to extract food or pearls, turning into sports, in which swimmers demonstrate their ability to hold their breath and dive depth.
The entertainment available only to experienced divers is the so-called “current diving”, for which swimmers choose fast enough currents and use them to move underwater. Imagine the breathtaking sensations experienced by divers, rushing at a speed together with streams of water, soaring, as if they were flying through the air, rushing past the inhabitants and objects of the underwater world! The main danger of this type of diving is that carried away by the rapid movement, the swimmer can cover a considerable distance, moving away from the rest of the members of his group and the ship.
One of the most fascinating underwater entertainments is night diving, because in the dark of night the underwater world familiar to the eye of an experienced diver takes on a truly fantastic look. Many inhabitants of the sea kingdom are nocturnal, it is almost impossible to meet them during the day. Illuminated by the light of powerful lanterns, fancy fish and animals appear before the gaze of swimmers, plants and various objects look unusual. In addition, night diving is a great opportunity to take unusual photos of the underwater world, getting close to its sleepy inhabitants.
If you have been dreaming of treasures resting at the bottom of the seas since childhood, visiting sunken ships will make these dreams a reality.