In a diver’s life, the seek of urges grows with experience and the curiosity to uncover different environments, confronting himself with new personal challenges tied to learning diving techniques and to the usage of different equipment.

We like saying that one does not approach to technical diving just to go deeper, rather than to exploit the most of the opportunity to extend underwater permanence times beyond the recreational diving limits, introducing air or different gas compression as main planning condition: the depth, as a motivating motif, comes afterwards.

Whether they are performed in open circuit with double tank and decompressive tanks or closed circuit with rebreather and bailout, self consciousness, experience, evaluation capability, personal attitude are what make a technical diver differ from a recreational one.

Tavolara Diving, with TDI and PSS, offers programs oriented towards technical divers formation through progressive improvement of practical techniques and cultural knowledge.

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TECHNICAL COURSES

This is the starting course for recreational divers who wish to use Nitrox or EAN (Enriched Air Nitrox) as breathing gas; the target is to train divers to understand benefits, risks and proper procedures for the use of nitrox blends containing between 22% and 40% oxygen.

2 dives – € 160,00

The Intro To Tech TDI course introduces divers to the world of technical diving and is designed as an introductory program to the following Advanced Nitrox and Decompression courses.

Main focus of the course is to make diving trainees familiarize with technical gear configuration to improve diving skills such as buoyancy, posture and surrounding environment awareness and to show them advanced planning techniques for breathing blends within the non-decompression limits.

This program does NOT provide decompression dives and you have the chance to use an enriched air (EAN) blend related to the trainee’s level of certification.

3 dives – € 200,00

This course questions the use of EAN blends from 21% to 100% oxygen as optimal blend for dives up to 40mt.
Main focus of the course is to train divers to the benefits, risks and proper procedures to use EAN blends ranging from 22% to 100% oxygen for dives not requiring decompression stops; the course can be paired to the Decompression program.

After the successful completion of the course the newly certificated can dive under no instructor’s supervision according to the following conditions:

–  SCUBA activities similar to the ones performed under training;
–  Dives similar to the ones performed under training;
–  Environmental conditions similar to the ones found under training;

4 dives for a minimum total of 100’ – € 250,0

This course overhauls theory, methods and procedures required to perform dives with programmed decompression stops and can be taught paired with the Advanced Nitrox or Extended Range programs.
Main focus of this course it to train divers to plan and lead a decompression dive not passing the maximum depth of 45mt unless taught along the Extended Range Course.

Trainees are shown the necessary gear for this kind of dives, the most common configurations and decompression techniques. Trainees are allowed to use EAN blends or oxygen for decompression as long as the gas mixture is included in their level of current certification.

After the successful completion of this course, the newly certificated can perform dives with programmed decompression stops under no instructor’s supervision according to the following conditions:

–  SCUBA activities similar to the ones performed under training;
–  Dives similar to the ones performed under training;
– Weather conditions similar to the ones found under training;

4 dives – € 350,00

This course provides training and experience required to use air during decompression dives up to 55mt with nitrox blends or oxygen during the decompression stop.
Main focus of this course is to train divers for the proper techniques, gear and dangers of the deep dives performed with air up to 55mt managing two different decompression blends.

After the successful completion of the course the newly certificated can perform dives with decompression stops under no instructor’s supervision according to the following conditions:

–  SCUBA activities similar to the ones performed under training;
–  Dives similar to the ones performed under training;
–  Weather conditions similar to the ones found under training;

6 dives: 2 > 33mt + 4 > 40mt – € 450,00

The Trimix Diver Course provides the training required to competently and safely perform decompression dives employing breathing blends containing helium and using nitrox and oxygen during the decompression stops, up to 60mt/200ft.
Main focus of this course is to train divers to the benefits, dangers and proper procedures to the usage of breathing blends composed of oxygen/nitrogen/helium.

The blends used must not contain an oxygen (O2) quantity below 18%.

After the successful completion of the course the newly certificated can perform dives with Trimix blends under no instructor’s supervision according to the following conditions:

–  SCUBA activities similar to the ones performed under training;
–  Dives similar to the ones performed under training;
–  Weather conditions similar to the ones found under training;
–  Oxygen percentage same as or above 18%.

4 dives >40mt and 100’ in total – € 400,00
(helium refillings are excluded)

The TDI Advanced Trimix course trains and offers divers the necessary experiences to competently and safely perform dives employing bottom blends containing helium, EAN or oxygen during decompression phases at a maximum depth of 100mt/330ft.
Main focus of this course is to train divers to the correct techniques, necessary gear and dangers tied to oxygen/nitrogen/helium blend dives.

After the successful completion of this course the newly certificated can perform dives with Trimix blends under no instructor’s supervision according to the following conditions:

–  SCUBA activities similar to the ones performed under training.
–  Dives similar to the ones performed under training.
–  Weather conditions similar to the ones found under training.

4 dives >55 mt 100’ in total € 400,00
(helium refillings are excluded)

The price of any course includes:
–  Didactic material kit;
–  Rental of necessary gear (computer, stage cylinders, separated regulators, double cylinders, pedagna, spool, torches);
–  blend refillings.

It is mandatory to show a medical certificate to take part in any course.
Trimix courses prices do not include helium refilling