Technical diving equipment requirements

Dive Equipment Requirements
Dive Equipment Requirements

Blue Label Technical Diving equipment requirements. Tech diving involves diving beyond the normal limits of recreational scuba diving. Participating in tech diving requires extra experience, training and equipment. In recreational diving you use one scuba tank but tech divers typically wear 2 cylinders for sidemount, twin cylinders (2 cylinders attached via CAM bands and a manifold) , plus one or more on the side, each with different gas blends. They usually have two or more completely independent regulators and dive computers, as well as other backups to regular dive gear.

Advanced Nitrox can be done a a twinset configuration
Advanced Nitrox can be done a a twinset configuration

Technical Diving is a specific and meticulous sport and needs to be taken very seriously. Down from the training to owning your own technical diving equipment. You need to know exactly how your equipment works and where everything is. In extreme diving conditions , like dropping to 60+ meters with no viz, you do not have time to try to locate your inflator of your LP hose.

The starter level tech courses such as Sidemount, Tec 40, advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures or Tec 45 we don’t expect You to have the equipment required. We have plenty of high-end dive equipment in the shop in Phuket. The rental of the equipment is included in the course prices, so you do not have to worry. Only if you go cave diving or trimix, items like Helium, Torches with umbilical and mixed gas computers are not included.

If you are participating in a technical diving course. No need to bring a recreational BCD and recreational Regulators. Your computer can be used a depth gauge and timing device. 

We do require you to bring the following:

  1. Pockets x 2 or pocket shorts
  2. Spare mouthpiece(s)
  3. Spool or reel (20-30 meters)+ double ender
  4. Spare mask
  5. SMB
  6. Arm Slate or notebook
  7. Shears or other cutting device
  8. O-ring kit

If you don’t have these items you can buy them from our shop. We provide / include in the courses Advanced Nitrox, Decompression Procedures and Extended Range: Backplate/sidemount configuration, wetsuit, regulators, fins etc if needed.  A mixed gas computer is 300thb per day for rental. Torch for cave diving 300thb per day as well. 

Technical Diving Equipment Requirements

We have a BLD box which you can buy in the shop with: 

  • Spare mouthpiece
  • Spool (20-30 meters)+ double ender
  • Spare mask
  • SMB
  • Arm Slate
  • Shears 
  • O-ring kit

Price would be 5’500th but we give you over 1’000thb discount and sell it for 4’400thb

The pocket shorts we can sell to you for 3’500thb instead of 3900thb. 


Technical diving courses – equipment requirements

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS ALL COURSES
Primary and secondary regulators (for back gas or Sidemount set-up)Two stage/decompression regulators
Mask + Back-up maskBCD (wing) and harness or Sidemount Wing (with a min lift of 40 pounds)
Depth gauge/computer Timing device and backup timing device
Appropriate exposure suitKnife/cutting device and backup
Two inflatable signal tubesReel and spool
Slate and backup slateCompass
Torch and Back-up torches (Trimix Diving, Wreck diving and cave diving courses)Hood - for Cave, Deep and Wreck Diving

Technical diving Courses CCR – equipment requirements

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS ALL CCR COURSES
During a mixed gas course you will need more Stage regs
Mask + Back-up maskBCD (wing) and harness
Depth gauge/trimix computer Timing device and backup timing device
Appropriate exposure suitKnife/cutting device and backup
Two inflatable signal tubesReel and spool
Slate and backup slateCompass
1 Stage bailout / decompression Regulators with SPG (Nitrox clean)1 Stage bailout / Decompression cylinder with suitable rigging to mount to the diver with appropriate gas
Factory supplied Closed Circuit Rebreather unit specificStorage pockets
Torch and Back-up torches (Trimix Diving, Wreck diving and cave diving courses)Hood - for Cave, Deep and Wreck Diving

Technical diving Courses Instructor levels – equipment requirements

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS ALL COURSES
Primary and secondary regulators (for back gas or Sidemount set-up)3 stage/decompression regulators
Mask + Back-up maskBCD (wing) and harness or Sidemount Wing (with a min lift of 60 pounds)
Depth gauge/trimix computer Timing device and backup timing device
Appropriate exposure suitKnife/cutting device and backup
Two inflatable signal tubesReel and spool
Slate and backup slateCompass
Torch and Back-up torches (Trimix Diving, Wreck diving and cave diving courses)Hood - for Cave, Deep and Wreck Diving

We have made an EQUIPMENT FORM for you which we advice you to print out, fill in the details and send it back before you get to Phuket. Once you have paid the deposit and the course, instructor and the dates are secured, please also print out this STUDENT FOLDER and send this to us as well.