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Taking your diving to exciting new levels!

We’ve completed our Advanced Open Water training, and you’re thinking what’s next?  

The answer is – to become an even better, safer, more confident diver.  And the best way to tackle this?  With Indian Valley Scuba’s Technical Diving Fundamentals course.  This program is a perfect introduction to the thinking, planning, and execution skills needed to truly help you evolve as a complete diver.  It’s not about what the name implies – deep, dark, long dives into the abyss.  it is about everything you need to get there – starting first and foremost with the most important bit of ‘kit’ you bring on every dive – your head! 

Gear considerations and configurations, gas options, developing a ‘dive team’ mentality versus the ‘dive buddy’ concept…all key components that make up this unique, fun and rewarding series of programs at Indian Valley Scuba.

And it all starts here – with a solid foundation that you’ll learn in IVS’s Technical Diving Fundamentals program! 

Tec 001 Technical Diving Fundamentals


IVS's Entry-Level Technical Foundations training program is designed to introduce the recreational diver to the world of technical diving. The primary focus of this program is to develop the personal skills, and mindset, required for self-reliant and technical diving of any level. Introduction of technical gear set-ups, redundancy options, team concepts, dive planning, buoyancy control, and personal dive skills are reviewed and practiced.
This foundation course is a requirement for continuing technical diving education at IVS. The next step is Tec 100 - Introduction to Technical Diving. Another option is to continue your training in a Rebreather program. It also serves as a great knowledge and skills builder for anyone considering moving forward at some point into the professional realm.

Program #


Course Fee


Certification Agency
  • PADI
  • TDI

PADI Tec Basics / TDI Intro to Tech


Open Water Diver or Equivalent, Nitrox Diver, and 25 Logged Dives

Minimum Age


Required Student Materials/Equipment

TDI Intro to Tech Student Manual
IVS Advanced Rig Setup - complete /wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IVS-Equipment-List-Advanced.pdf
Programmable Dive Computer (Perdix recommended)

Required Administrative Items
  • Divers Medical Questionnaire
  • IVS Model Release
  • PADI Liability Release and Assumption of Risk for Discover Tec Diving
  • PADI Liability Release and Assumption of Risk for Self Reliant Course
  • RSTC Medical Statement
  • Standard Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding
Library Items

TecRec - Equipment Setup & Key Skills

Classroom Sessions

1 (8 hours)

Pool/Confined Sessions

1 Session

Open Water Sessions

3 Dives

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