• TDI Intro to Technical Diving

TDI Intro to Technical Diving

The TDI Intro to Tech Course is an introductory course that expands on recreational training by improving dive planning methods, in-water skills, and streamlining existing gear configurations in a controlled and fun learning environment. This course is excellent for those beggining their journey into the exacting world of technical diving, where gear configuration and technique are absolutely required.


Greg Murphy – Technical Diving Instructor

Technical Diving at Panama City Diving is taught by Greg Murphy.  Greg has been actively involved in cave and technical diving since 2000.  His passion for diving has given him a wide variety of experience throughout the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Great Lakes, and the Florida Springs.

Thanks to “Murphy’s Law” Greg has learned to deal with any situation that might arise while diving ;o)  When he is not diving Greg works as a contractor researching diving related topics (including decompression modeling for which he has a PhD) for the Unites States Navy.

Below you will find descriptions and equipment required for the most popular technical diving classes that we offer.  Whether your interests lie with wrecks, caves, reefs, or hunting technical dive training will take your skills to the next level.  If you have any questions the best way to get them answered is to contact us!

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Who this course is for:

  • Certified open water scuba diver who wants to expand diver knowledge
  • Certified open water scuba diver who is considering technical training
  • Certified technical diver who is seeking a refresher course

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
  • Minimum certification: SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
  • Proof of 25 logged open water dives

What you can expect to learn:

  • In-depth dive planning, advanced buoyancy control, gas management, situational awareness, proper trim, gear configuration and selection

What’s in it for you:

  • Exposure to in-depth dive planning, introduction to more advanced technical diving and equipment
  • Opportunity to become a more proficient diver and expand on diver skills and knowledge

Required Equipment:

  • Mask and fins
  • Backup mask recommended
  • Exposure protection
  • Dual primary cylinders (sidemount or backmount) or a large single cylinder with H-Valve
  • Two first and second stage regulators
  • One SPG for backmount/H-Valve or two SPGs for sidemount
  • 7' long hose
  • BCD inflator hose and/or dry suit inflator hose
  • Buoyancy Compensating Device (BCD)
  • Depth and timing device
  • Cutting device
  • Primary reel with a minimum of 130’ of line
  • Lift bag/surface marker buoy (minimum of 25lbs lift)

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