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IANTD COURSES OVERVIEW All you need to know about your IANTD Course at Tech Asia

All About IANTD Courses at Tech AsiaWhat you need to know

IANTD has a complete range of courses that can take you from beginning steps in technical diving to the most advanced levels of deep or overhead environment diving. 

For the new and aspiring technical diver, or those who have been away from it for a while, the Essentials courses provide and excellent base, introducing or refining the skills you'll use in more demanding conditions later on. The course has trememdous value to most people starting out.

From this platform there is generally a three step pathway through the deeper levels of diving :

  • IANTD Advanced Nitrox , or Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver
  • IANTD Normoxic Trimix Diver
  • IANTD Trimix Diver

Along the way you can branch out into specialized areas that interest you, be it DPV Diving,  Wreck Penetration, Sidemount, or maybe Gas Blending. We also train Instructors, please contact us about professional training.

Below we'll try and answer all the general questions you may have about taking an IANTD Course with us.

Inclusions and Exclusions

IANTD courses at Tech Asia include the following in their cost:

  • Instructor Fees
  • Tanks, weights & local boat fees*
  • Course Materials and Certification Fees
  • Use of backplate and wing (or Sidemount BCD)*
  • Use of all required regulators*
  • All air, Nitrox and oxygen Fills*

* Technical Wreck Courses are taught in Subic Bay. Diving fees and equipment are charged separately, please see specific course details, or ask us for clarification.

IANTD courses at Tech Asia do not include:

  • Personal dive equipment such as wetsuit or drysuit, boots, fins and mask.
  • Specailized equipment such as, but not limited to, computers, reels and spools, SMB's, notebooks or slates, and lights. Feel free to get in touch about you specific course needs.
  • DPV rental if applicable.
  • Helium fills if applicable.
  • Diving and instructor expenses if courses are conducted away from Puerto Galera.

The Learning Materials you will use

IANTD manuals are available for download in PDF format. We will provide you access to these upon receipt of a small deposit. There may be additional useful references that our instructor can provide for you before the course and in some cases translated materials in Chinese. For any questions on learning materials and equipment, please contact Tech Asia.

Some general points

Course Prices : Course Fees, diving rates and equipment rental fees can all be found here.

Registration : If you don't already have a profile you will at some point need to register with IANTD and create an account, You will need this in future to track your certifications online. Please ask us for guidance on this.

Important Note : In order to be certified, divers must complete and pass the written examination, and meet all in water requirements and criteria on the IANTD Course Completion forms. If a diver is having problems meeting skill requirements, extra training dives may be charged over and above the course fee.

Prerequisites and Equivalency : If you are certified by another agency and wish to take an IANTD course there is usually a clear equivalncy recognised and honored. The reverse applies too, if you start your journey with IANTD and subsequently wish to take an TDI course for example, your certification would be recognized. 

Insurance : Diving Accident Insurance is highly encouraged. We have a well developed emergency assistance plan but in the unlikely event you needed medical assistance this can be expensive. Dive Assure offers comprehensive primary insurance for technical divers, any depth and gas, either for short term or annually.

Examples of coverage available are :

      • Up to a week - $49.00
      • 7-14 Days - $59.00
      • 15-30 Days - $89.00
      • Annual - $129.00

You can review it and sign up here :

Diving Insurance

Anything that you can't find on the specific course pages, just contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. We hope to see you soon at Tech Asia!