Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is proud to be offering our guests further training in the world of Technical Diving and Sidemount Diving. Below you will find our TDI and IANTD technical diving courses, along with the PADI Recreational Sidemount Speciality.
We are passionate about diving and believe that technical diving allows individuals to explore the depths of the underwater world in a safe and controlled manner. Our courses are designed to equip divers with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to safely conduct decompression dives, allowing you to explore some of Anilao’s deeper dive sites for longer.
Blue Ribbon Dive Resort owner Jon is our technical diving instructor, and he is committed to providing high-quality training that is tailored to meet the needs of each individual student. Whether you are a diver wanting additional redundancy and peace of mind by learning Sidemount Diving, or want to try diving with Helium to eliminate narcosis at depth, allowing you to explore the depths unhindered with sound judgment, we have a course for you.
Sidemount Courses Available
PADI Sidemount Diving
Discover the balance and efficiency of sidemount scuba diving with your PADI dive instructor. Many divers find sidemount tanks are more comfortable and easier to put on in the water. Sidemount diving is also beneficial for divers who want improved balance and prolonged dives.
TDI Sidemount Diving
Sidemount diving introduces divers to a different way of mounting tanks, allowing for greater balance, stability and flexibility underwater. This course is designed to teach certified divers how to safely utilize sidemounted primary cylinders as an alternative to the traditional back-mounted configuration.
TDI Technical Diving Courses Available
TDI Intro to Tech
In-depth dive planning, advanced buoyancy control, gas management, situational awareness, proper trim, gear configuration and selection. This course is for Open Water scuba divers who want to expand their diver knowledge, or are considering technical Diving
TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver
Are you looking to expand your dive time? Maybe you’re a scientific diver or photographer looking to stay in the water a little longer?The TDI Advanced Nitrox Course qualifies divers to use enriched air nitrox from EAN 21 through EAN 100 percent within your current certification level to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet during dives that do not require staged decompression.
TDI Decompression Procedures
The TDI Decompression Procedures Course prepares you for planned staged decompression diving. With a maximum operating depth of 45 metres/150 feet, this course is your first step beyond the normal sport diving limits. The TDI Decompression Procedures Course combined with the TDI Advanced Nitrox course form the foundation of all other technical courses.
TDI Helitrox Diver
The TDI Helitrox Diver Course trains divers how to plan and conduct staged decompression dives to a maximum depth of 45 metres/150 feet. The most common equipment requirements, gear set-up, and decompression techniques are also presented during this course. Students are permitted to utilize enriched air nitrox and helium mixes with no greater than 35% helium content, and up to 100% oxygen for decompression diving.
IANTD Technical Diving Courses Available
IANTD Tek Lite Essentials Diver Course
This mid-level Specialty Continuing Education Diver Program is designed to enable the certified diver to extend proficiency in the water and to review and put in practice the Essentials learned in any IANTD diver classes.
IANTD Advanced EANx Diver Course
This Program is designed to extend the diver’s knowledge in the use of EANx for Sport diving. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the EANx concept of diving.
IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver Course
This Program is designed to extend the diver’s knowledge in the use of EANx for Sport diving. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the EANx concept of diving. It is also intended to supplement the skills of Recreational Trimix Divers.
Use the links above to find out more about the technical diving courses we offer, and feel to contact us directly if you have any questions!