30m not feeling like too much of a challenge anymore? Bored of only one tank to play with? Suspect there might be some pretty cool creatures lurking in the depths? Yeah, us too. And that’s why Lutwala Dive has gone Tec!
We have joined forces with TDI (Technical Dive International) and are proud to launch our new tec diving programme, teaching courses from TDI Understanding Nitrox through to Extended Range. Divers who attain these levels will learn how to handle multiple gases including Nitrox up to 100% O2, how to safely use twin tanks and stage bottles and how to plan and execute decompression dives to a max depth of 55m.
There are many motivations for going deeper and staying longer. For some, it is the ability to investigate dive sites that lie deeper than the conventional 30m that most divers are allowed to; a lot of ship wrecks, for example, lie at 40m . For others, it is simply the challenge. If something is possible it has to be tried. Of course, this is not the mindset of the majority, hence why tec diving has developed as a niche sport. But for those who do share this desire for adventure and enjoy pushing themselves to the limits, tec diving is the ultimate challenge. To know you’re so far from the surface and that it will take skill, a cool nerve and a huge amount of focus to get out of there safely is exhilarating. And the day a tec diver can say he has been to 100m will forever be one of his proudest; it’s an elite club that takes a huge amount of commitment to join.
At the helm of our tec adventure is Lutwala’s owner, Fern Perry, an incredibly experienced and passionate tec diver herself. Having regularly dived to depths beyond 150m, Fern knows her stuff and can’t wait to share it with you. For her, the physical and mental challenge of tec diving is addictive, she won’t stop until she’s become the best tec diver she can be. And as limits are constantly being pushed beyond what was ever thought possible, who knows when that will be?!
Tec diving is not for everyone (if you have even the slightest inclination towards panic this is NOT your sport!) but for those whose mentality it does suit it will become a passion, an obsession. If you think you’re ready for the challenge, drop us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you plan your next big adventure in life!