329 Welland Ave
St. Catharines, ON L2R 2R2
NAUI Intro to Tech Course
The Naui Intro to Tech course offers the diver a window to their underwater diving future by unlocking many of the doors that lay ahead of you and giving you a solid fundamental diving approach to buoyancy and finesse, while refining and mastering the rudimentary skills.
We will help you develop better buoyancy, fin techniques, propulsion methods, all the while Improving Trim, Breaking BAD Habits, Diver Communication, Problem Solving abilities, Risk Management, Dive team Planning, Dive Equipment Streamlining, Horizontal Out of air sharing and more in backmounted doubles.
This course is available privately for individuals or groups locally or wherever you are located.
This Program has become one of the scuba worlds Most Popular Courses for good reason. We feel Intro to Tech is the BEST Diving course on the market today, designed to challenge the diver with new skills, techniques and awareness. Step up to the plate and challenge yourself to be the best diver you can be.
For divers of all skill levels
Must be 18 or Older
Open Water Diver or Equivilant
Minimum of 25 logged dives
5 dives on EANx
Our Naui Intro to Tech program offers the candidate a Fundamental approach to refining and mastering the rudimentary skills such as Buoyancy, Fin Technique/Propulsion Methods, Improving Diver Trim, Breaking BAD Habits, Diver Communication, Problem Solving abilities, Risk Management, Dive team Planning and Team Communications, Dive Equipment Streamlining, Rescue Techniques, Horizontal Ascents/Descents, Valve Manipulation drills, Air Sharing and more. The Naui Intro to Tech program also offers divers a look deeper into diving science, physics, physiology and decompression theory including the NAUI RGBM decompression model which is the most validated decompression algorithm in recreational and technical scuba diving.
Divers will be introduced to a safer, more versatile and more user friendly/beneficial equipment configuration (NTEC) allowing divers take advantage of the benefits of diving with a long hose (5-7ft), a streamlined back flotation buoyancy system which is the heart of the system, a reel and lift bag for mid-water ascents and drifting decompression stops, proper light requirements and more.
All gear is designed to be streamlined using a Hogarthian approach revolving around the KISS principal to give divers the freedom to improve their skills. Keep It Simple and Streamlined.
NAUI Intro to Tech is available for divers wishing to learn both backmount gear configurations and gain experience in doubles to progress forward into cave or technical diving programs.
This course is conducted only over a 3-4 days making it a short program. Students must understand that these skills might not be able to be mastered without practice outside of the Naui Intro to Tech program.
All training dives are video taped using one of our Ikelite or Light & Motion u/w Video System so divers can see themselves in the water and see the learning curve from dive 1 to dive 4, as well as pool training sessions. Dives are conducted in shallow water which affords us maximum bottom time for skill development.
Students who cannot commit to 3-4 intensive days can also complete the program over 2 weekends. Add $100 to the course cost.
This course is intended for divers of any skill level from Open Water Diver to Open Water Instructor and will benefit all who take it, especially divers wishing to progress into more serious aspects of diving requiring this type of discipline, comfort and finesse in the water.
Graduates of this program will also be able to enroll in more advanced programs with the skills and confidence to succeed in those programs including technical diving courses like technical nitrox, decompression techniques, helitrox, heliair and eventually trimix, not to mention it goes hand in hand with our cavern or wreck penetration courses and cave diving courses.
This is the best scuba diving course progression you’ll ever take and our programs are a cut above the rest as we have more experience and a better way of teaching advanced and technical diving. If you want a challenging course that will test your skills, knowledge and ability this course is for you.
Cost: $450+HST (based on 3 minimum) includes NAUI NTEC orientation, NAUI Intro to Tech CD, Intro to Tech Student Skills CD, Certification fee.
FREE Divers Alert Network Student Member Insurance
Intro to Tech is also available privately for the diver who has limited availability for time. Cost is $599+HST local and includes the above materials. Private instruction out of town will bear other additional expenses for travel, meals, fills, etc.
If you’re interested in this program a CD is available with a wealth of information. NAUI Intro to tech Info