October 15, 2018

Technical refresher

by in Technical

Refresh your tech skills at Alba

After completing a tech course, many divers don’t get the chance to regularly do those kinds of dives back at home- bad weather, being too busy with work, or just life in general can get in the way. Anything gets rusty if you don’t practice regularly, and with tech there is a lot to forget, especially the details such as dive planning and pre-dive checks. Technical refresher training is the solution.

Thankfully, although many recreational divers hate the idea of re-practising skills from their open water course, this is usually not the case for tech. Tech divers tend to recognise that they are out of their comfort zone and are often forthcoming with their need to build back up to the type of diving they want to do again.

Tailored refresher training

At Alba we understand how important this is, and offer technical refresher training to the level that you are qualified for. That may be non-deco diving in a twinset, sidemount decompression diving, or trimix diving. Technical refresher training may involve an afternoon in a pool followed by a long shallow dive. We can also run through theory, land-drills, setting up equipment, and then go out and practice- skills, ascents, following a plan or whatever is required.

Even if you do undertake technical dives regularly, effective practice is often overlooked by divers. People develop bad habits, or maybe learned some odd techniques in their initial training. Spending some time with a tech instructor that engages with other technical divers around the world, will help to break those bad habits and unlearn bad techniques.

If you would like more information on your specific needs for technical refresher training, please get in touch.