Technical Diver Training

Extend your bottom time! As a technical diver you can extend your bottom time passed the no decompression limits allowing more time to explore the amazing underwater world, you can also go beyond the recreational diving depth limits with the use of Trimix. At Canary Divers we offer PADI Tec Rec and NASE xTek technical diver courses.

Technical Basics and Rescue - £650

This course provides the fundamental skills you need to take part in other technical diving programs. You’ll learn both the equipment and many of the procedures required for decompression diving.

The Technical training progression requires a high degree of competency in skills such as equipment handling, buoyancy control, dive planning and teamwork, which this course helps provide.

This course does not cover actual decompression and/or deep diving but instead focuses on meeting the prerequisites for the next level of training. This course duration is 4 Day minimum but we will go along at your pace making sure you get the most possible out of this course. this course is priced at £650 plus material costs and gas costs, you must have your own equipment for this level of training. Pre-requisites you must be at least 16 years old, a qualified Nitrox diver and a qualified Rescue Diver or higher


xTEK 45 - £200 Per Day

This course provides the necessary skills and knowledge for planning and conducting decompression dives to a maximum depth of 45 m/150 ft. Graduates will be able to utilize back gas mixtures of air/nitrox not exceeding a PO2 of 1.4 ATA and utilize oxygen-enriched mixes up to 100 percent for accelerated decompression.

This course duration is 4 Day minimum but we will go along at your pace making sure you get the most possible out of this course. this course is priced at £200 per day plus material costs and gas costs, you must have your own equipment for this level of training. Pre-requisites you must be at least 18 Years old, a qualified xTEK Basics and Rescue Diver or higher.


xTEK 60 - £200 Per Day

This course is designed to provide the additional skills and knowledge for planning and conducting decompression dives to a maximum depth of 60 m/200 ft using helium based mixtures (Trimix). Graduates will be able to utilize both Normoxic back gas mixtures.

This course duration is 4 Day minimum but we will go along at your pace making sure you get the most possible out of this course. this course is priced at £200 per day plus material costs and gas costs, you must have your own equipment for this level of training. Pre-requisites you must be a qualified xTEK 45 Diver.


Sidemount - £380

Sidemount diving is where the tanks are mounted on either side of the diver rather than on the back, this allows for a very comfortable dive with the added security of having two cylinders with you on the dive.

This course duration is 4 Day minimum but we will go along at your pace making sure you get the most possible out of this course. this course is priced at £380 but includes material costs , you must have your own equipment for this level of training. Pre-requisites you must be a qualified Open Water Diver or Higher.


Cavern Diver £450

You will learn how to use specialized cavern diving equipment, gas management concepts and buddy team skills to safely conduct cavern dives. within the light zone.

This course duration is 4 Day minimum but we will go along at your pace making sure you get the most possible out of this course. this course is priced at £450 but includes material cost, you must have your own equipment for this level of training. Pre-requisites you must be a qualified xTEK Basics and Rescue Diver or higher.


Mixed Gas Blender - £200

Learn how to blend Nitrox and Trimix mixtures! On this course you will also learn the theory of how gas blending works and the mathematical equations behind the theory, you will also learn the importance of oxygen cleaning before getting hands on at the Canary gas bending station in our dedicated mixed gas blending room.

The course duration is one full day based at our shop in Blackburn, however we will go along at your pace making sure you get the most possible out of this course. this course is priced at £200 plus material cost, all equipment will be provided for the course however we recommend having your own analyser for this course. Pre-requisites you must be at least 18 years old and taken part in the Compressor operator workshop, although not required we recommend being a qualified diver.


To book a Technical Dive Course or Gas Blender Course you will need to Contact a member of staff by Phone, Email or simply call in store for a Coffee and chat.

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