Kevin Black

Returning from the 65m deep wreck - Genoa in Italy 2005

 

Kiwidiver's Technical Diving Instructor Trainer Kevin Black has been teaching technical diving since 2005 and has completed technical dives in the North Sea, English Channel, Malta, Italy, Red sea, Malaysia and Thailand.

 

PADI Tecnical diving courses in Thailand

 

Asia Diver magazine did a great article on getting into Technical Diving - Available here

PADI Technical Diver Training

Instructor Training AvailableWhy PADI technical Diver Training?
Although technical diving has been around since the 1960 in various forms spawning originally from cave diving the PADI / DSAT Tec Rec programs were launched in 2000 with the latest state of the art training material.

With PADI’s well recognized training methodology taking you step by step through a logical integrated course flow from beginner levels to Instructor programs the training covers everything in modular levels allowing you to train at your speed and gain experience at each level before progressing.

Why Kiwidiver?
At Kiwidiver we provide high quality Technical Diver training with no catches. There are no hidden fees, equipment rental costs, certification costs, additional boat charges or gas costs. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to producing high quality technical divers from beginner level to Instructor.

Kiwidiver teaches both Open Circuit Technical Diving (OC) and Closed Circuit Technical Diving (CCR) with a range of courses from beginner levels to Instructor levels. We are a key partner in Thailand’s Tec Camp every year on Koh Lipe Island in October and regularly assist PADI with Tec Explorer days around the country.

bookingThailand is the perfect place to start your technical diver training or Technical Instructor Training.

 


  • Twinset Fundamentals
  • Tec 40
  • Tec 45
  • Tec 50
  • Tec 65
  • Tec Trimix
  • Gas Blender
  • Tec Sidemount
  • Tec Explorer Days
  • Tec Camp

Twinset Fundamentals - PADI Distinctive Specialty

Instructor Training AvailableThe PADI Twinset Fundamentals distinctive specialty was written by Kiwidiver Tec Insrtuctor Trainer Kevin Black to help recreational divers become familiar with technical dive equipment configuration and use prior to starting a technical course

You will learn about the differences in technical equipment, how to choose the best equipment and configure it for technical diving. You will learn some new safety drills to practice while diving in double cylinders.

This course is ideal for someone thinking about going down the technical route or wanting to experience diving in technical equipment.

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• Minimum of 50 logged dives
• Standard PADI medical form
• PADI Rescue Diver certification or equivalent
• PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver certification or equivalent

More InformationBoat Diving (2 Boat Dives) 1 Day Course 7,500 Baht

2 Beach Dives 1 Day course 6,500 Baht

Twinset Fundamentals discover tec diving

 

This course qualifies you to rent twinsets (doubles) and dive them in technical configuration to the depths you are currently qualified to and using gasses (Air or nitrox) you are currently qualified to use.

DSAT Tec 40

Instructor Training AvailableThe entry point into the PADI technical range of courses, Tec 40 provides a transition from recreational to technical diving. Although the use of full tech gear (doubles and wings or Sidemount) is preferred, it does allow modified use of recreational gear in some situations, provided the diver has two separate regulators, with one of the first stages fitted with a long hose.

The intended diving limit for a diver at this level is 40 metres/130 feet with up to 10 minutes of non-accelerated decompression. They may use any EANx mix with up to 50% oxygen content or air.

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• Minimum of 50 logged dives including 10 Enriched Air/Nitrox dives, 12 dives deeper than 18m, 6 dives deeper than 30m.
• Signed medical statement from a physician within past 12 months.
• PADI Advanced Diver certification or equivalent
• PADI Deep Diver Specialty certification or equivalent,
• PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver certification or equivalent

More Information3 day course 19,900 Baht

Tec 40 Padi Technical Diving

 

Kiwidiver.com has both sidemount technical equipment and sets of doubles with wings so you can choose which you prefer to do the course with.

 

Combine Tec 40, Tec 45 & Tec 50 into one Tec Deep course

DSAT Tec 45

Instructor Training AvailableAs the second module in the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course, the Tec 45 course builds on the skills you learnt in Tec 40, and takes your training as a tec diver further and deeper. After successful completion of the DSAT Tec 45 course you'll be able to conduct gas-switch extended no-decompression dives, decompression dives and accelerated decompression dives using air and enriched air to a depth of 45 metres/145 feet.

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• Minimum of 50 logged dives including 10 Enriched Air/Nitrox dives, 12 dives deeper than 18m, 6 dives deeper than 30m.
• Signed medical statement from a physician within past 12 months.
• PADI Advanced Diver certification or equivalent,
• PADI Rescue Diver certification or equivalent,
• PADI Deep Diver Specialty certification or equivalent,
• PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver certification or equivalent,
• PADI Tec 40 certification or equivalent

More Information3 day course 19,900 Baht

PADI Tec 45 course with Kevin Black

 

The PADI Tec 45 course is the second module in the PADI Tec Deep Diver program and allows you to better understand the hazards and risks involved in technical diving, as well as how to prepare for and handle reasonable foreseeable technical diving emergencies.

 

Combine Tec 40, Tec 45 & Tec 50 into one Tec Deep course

DSAT Tec 50

Instructor Training AvailableThe course covers Technical diving risks and responsibilities, technical equipment rigging, gas planning, team diving, technical pre-dive checks, specific tech diving hand signals, gas shut down drills, gas switching, long hose gas sharing, lift bag deployment, removal and replacement of deco cylinders, equipment and gas failure procedures, handling technical diver emergencies and rescue drills, oxygen management, decompression computer software, executing decompression stops and dives.

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• Minimum of 100 logged dives including 20 Enriched Air/Nitrox dives, 25 dives deeper than 18m, at least 20 dives deeper than 30m.
• Signed medical statement from a physician within past 12 months.
• PADI Advanced Diver certification or equivalent,
• PADI Rescue Diver certification or equivalent,
• PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver certification or equivalent,
• PADI Tec 45 certification or equivalent.

3 day course 19,900 BahtMore Information

 

Short video - Tec diving the Yong Hua wreck in Thailand with Kiwidiver at Thailand Tec Camp 2014

 

After successful completion of the Tec 50 Diver course you'll be able to conduct gas-switch extended no-decompression dives, decompression dives and accelerated decompression dives using air and enriched air to a depth of 50 metres/165 feet.

 

Combine Tec 40, Tec 45 & Tec 50 into one Tec Deep course

 

PADI Tec 65 course in ThailandInstructor Training Available

If you want to explore depths beyond 50 meters the PADI Tec 65 course expands on the skills you have already mastered as a certified technical diver and applies a new gas mix of Helium, Nitrogen & Oxygen (Trimix)

Trimix allows you to manage the risks of elevated oxygen concentrations and nitrogen narcosis.

The PADI Tec 65 course is designed for divers already certified and experienced in technical deep decompression diving who want to expand on their skills to reach deeper depths. The course will allow you to extend your bottom times to a maximum of 65 meters using Trimix and 2 decompression gasses.

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• Minimum of 100 logged dives.
• PADI Rescue Diver certification or equivalent,
• Signed medical statement from a physician within past 12 months.
• PADI Tec 50 certification or equivalent.

More Information4 day course 19,900 Baht

PADI Tec 65 course in Thailand

 

PADI Tec 65 course in Thailand

 

With this course you will learn to extend your depth range to dive to a maximum depth of 65 meters. On successful completion you will qualify to make multi-stop decompression dives on Trimix with an oxygen content of 18% or more and employ Enriched Air and oxygen for accelerated decompression

 

 

Tec Trimix

With training dives to a maximum depth of 90 meters you will learn the skills to take your diving to extreme limits.

A number of training options are available and each course is customized to meet a particular dive mission.


Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• Minimum of 150 logged dives.
• PADI Rescue Diver certification or equivalent,
• PADI Tec Trimix 65 certification or equivalent.
• Signed medical statement from a physician within past 12 months.

Tec Trimix Diver 49,000 Thai Baht

More Information

Trimix diver course in Phuket

Gas BlenderInstructor Training Available

For Technical Divers and dive professionals the Gas Blending course is an easy way to learn about oxygen cleaning and handling different gas mixes to blend gas for technical diving. The course covers the use of partial pressure blending, Membrane compressors and calibration and use of nitrox blending sticks.

At Kiwidiver we also cover the use of our portable Oxygen booster pump and portable compressor for blending gas mixes in the field at remote sites.

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox Specialty certification or equivalent.

More Information1 day course 10,900 Baht

gas blender

Tec SidemountInstructor Training Available

You don’t need to be a Tec Diver or Sidemount Diver to get started on the Tec Sidemount Diver course. It is a great way to get an introduction into technical diving and Sidemount Diving at the same time. You will learn how to handle multiple cylinders in a technical configuration. You can combine what you learn in the Tec Sidemount Diver course with other tec courses to take advantage of sidemount’s streamlined cylinder configuration.

Sidemount diving originated in cave diving and has become popular in all aspects of diving. By wearing your cylinders on the side rather than the back you can feel more streamlined with a more natural position in the water.

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age: 18 years.
• Minimum of 30 logged dives.
• PADI Advanced Open Diver certification or equivalent.
• Signed medical statement from a physician within past 12 months.

More Information Tec Sidemount - 3 Day course 19,900

Tec Sidemount course in Phuket

 

Sidemounts ccnvience for putting your cylinders on in the water make it a popular choice for both cave divers and in open water environments when diving from small boats or long tails

PA Tec Explorer Days

Kiwidiver works very closely with PADI to provide support at PADI Tec Rec Explorer days around the Asia Pacific region. Kiwidiver has a full range of Tec Rec equipment including three different brands of Rebreathers from the PADI unit register (both recreational and technical) Two different types of sidemount equipment (both recreational and technical) and several complete sets of standardized technical configured double cylinders.

If you would like to run a PADI Tec Rec Explorer day either contact us or your local PADI Regional Manager

Last PADI Tec Rec Event: Phuket at Kata Big Rock

Next Tec Rec Event:

More InformationContact us for details.

 

PADI Tec Explorer Event in Krabi, Thailand

Tec Camp Thailand

Once again this year in October due to popular demand Kiwidiver and Ocean Pro Divers are teaming together to run Tec Camp. Tec camp gives you the opportunity to combine a number of training programs from the PADI Tec Rec range together all in one month.

This year we the following courses will be available:
• PADI Deep Diver
• PADI EAN Diver
• PADI Sidemount Diver
• PADI Tec Sidemount Diver
• PADI Tec 40
• PADI Tec 45
• PADI Tec 50
• PADI Rebreather & Advanced Rebreather

And others Tec courses and Instructor level courses by arrangement

Thailand Tec Camp Information

Tec Camp Koh Lipe Thailand