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Essentials of Rec & Tech

Essentials of Recreational and Technical Diving acts as a bridge between recreational training and more demanding technical curriculum. The course focuses on training you to become a “Thinking Diver,” regardless of whether you are going to move forward with technical training or are just looking to become a more highly skilled recreational diver.


  • $300 course and instructor fees
    $600 for private training
  • $60 for hard copy and digital c-cards

Student numbers:  minimum 2, maximum 6
Minimum age:  18 years
Basic Nitrox or equivalent level of training
Minimum logged dives:  50
Must meet physical requirements

Backmount BC system w/one piece web harness and hardware
Back inflation style wing
UTD/DIR hose configured regulators w/7 ft. primary hose
22-24″ necklace regulator hose
24-26″ SPG hose

At least one depth-measuring device
At least one time-keeping device
At least one cutting device

Fins: non-split variety
Spool with at least 100 feet of line
Surface marker buoy or lift bag
Exposure suit appropriate for the environment

Double tank cylinders configuration (for Tech rating)
UTD/DIR stage or decompression bottle system (for Tech rating)