Technical diving – this is a professional diving, which requires particularly thorough training and impressive knowledge.
It appeared in the 60’s of the 20th century. It gained particular popularity in the early 90’s. Technical diving is traditionally considered a dive to a depth of 40 meters or more, which does not do without decompression stops, and during which they use several gas mixtures.
Such diving is allowed for people with excellent health and with the appropriate psychological preparation. There were cases when swimmers died because of a simple panic attack.
Therefore, self-control and psychological balance in this type of diving play a crucial role. By the way, people with claustrophobia are not allowed on these dives.
A Guide to Technodiving
Sooner or later any amateur may come to the idea that it’s time to move on to a new stage of their development. But in what direction to go? That’s where the French researcher Pascal Bernabe, who co-authored with his friends a book describing this type of diving, can help.
It describes all kinds dives and explorations. It gives advice on how to prepare for difficult dives and how to act in critical situations, what equipment you should buy first and what can wait.
Studying this book, you will be able to understand what you should strive for. What follows is real-world training.
Swimmers who are into it are divided into two groups: adventurers (want to know anything and everything about the sea depths) and those who strive to set diving records (either their own or world ones). Although the goals of these divers are different, but the path is the same.
To engage in technical diving, you must pass special training. To make technical dives even an experienced certified diver needs to take special courses in certain schools.
Traditionally, the classes work out the skills to use the equipment, safety rules and develop versions of ways out of non-standard situations. During the training attention is paid to psychological preparation.