The TDI Technical Divemaster Course is the first professional level certification in the TDI Leadership levels. During this course you will be challenged and learn what it is like to work with divers as they begin or continue their technical diving experiences. You will learn how to manage divers, work the dive deck of a boat, and conduct enjoyable dives.
Dive physics, physiology, how conduct pre-dive briefing, how to assist technical instructors as well as how to be a professional TDI Divemaster are all part of the course. Your skills will be refined to demonstration quality and your knowledge increased to that of a professional.
Should you decide you want to teach technical diver courses you will need to complete a SDI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor course; here you will learn more about academic and in-water presentations, conducting courses and diver management. Once you become an open water instructor you can expand your résumé and add the technical areas that interest you to teach.This programme is designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for an individual to lead certified Technical Divers in the open water environment. Many Sport divers and instructors wishing to open up more opportunities become Technical Divemasters as it helps advance dive theory and teaches more advanced diving techniques that employers are looking for in the business of diving.
Student Prerequisites TDI Technical divemaster Course:
|EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS ALL COURSES|
|Primary and secondary regulators (for back gas or Sidemount set-up)||Two stage/decompression regulators|
|Mask + Back-up mask||BCD (wing) and harness or Sidemount Wing (with a min lift of 40 pounds)|
|Depth gauge/computer||Timing device and backup timing device|
|Appropriate exposure suit 3mm or 5mm||Knife/cutting device and backup|
|Two inflatable signal tubes||Reel and spool|
|Slate and backup slate||Compass|
|Torch and Back-up torches (Trimix Diving, Wreck diving and cave diving courses)||Hood - for Cave, Deep and Wreck Diving|
|Minimum age:||Minimum age of 18|
|Min certification/diver level:||Candidates must be certified as SDI Dive master must hold current CPR certification. Have a current medical examination.Hold the Technical Diver Rating which they are applying for Divemaster in. For example: A TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver,who is also a Sports Divemaster may receive a Technical Dive Master rating up to Advanced Nitrox.|
|Min amount of dives:||Minimum 50 logged dives|
|Course Duration:||This course is run over five days and consists of one day of theory and four days boat diving|