Technical diving is a term used to describe all diving methods that exceed the limits imposed on depth and/or immersion time for recreational scuba diving. Technical diving often involves the use of special gas mixtures (rather than compressed air) for breathing. The type of gas mixture used is determined either by the maximum depth planned for the dive or by the length of time that the diver intends to spend underwater. While the recommended maximum depth for conventional scuba diving is 42 meters, technical divers may work in the range of 40 meters to 100 meters, sometimes even deeper.
Tec Diving Achievements
Our technical instructor trainer Rod Abbotson and technical instructor Amjad Sulaibi have extra technical specialty courses approved by PADI. We will introduce you to a wealth of new and unexplored dive sites in Aqaba. The tec team has also been recognised by Project AWARE for looking after the deeper environment here in Jordan with clean up tec dives and surveys. We would like to thank all the technical divers who give up their time to help us keep the deeper depths clean. In November 2016 Amjad succeeded in becoming the deepest Jordanian diver with a dive to 136 meters, using open circuit and after a serious preparation dives. He was accompanied by Rod Abbotson.
Dive Aqaba Tec Team members, Rod Abbotson, Mark Ellyatt, George Ionita & Huw Lovell performed a record breaking 167m dive in Aqaba in July 2011 supported by Seastar Diving team and the Navy We have several deep environmental projects running at the moment, removing old nets and fishing line from the deeper areas of the reefs, cleaning up trash that has drifted down to the depths and helping and advising on deep issues within the Aqaba Marine Park. See 100m Plus Dives!
Boldly Go Deeper
After discovering the wreck of the Taiyong in 2004 our tec team has intimate knowledge of this wreck and can take your there easily and safely. We have spent several years surveying this vessel and know the best way to dive it for your level of training - as well as knowing where it is!! We now have the wreck of the Al Shorouk to dive scuttled on 18th June 2008.
Below is our full range of technical diving courses, We can also conduct instructor courses for all these levels.