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What exactly is TECHNICAL diving?

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I have seen the term used in a number of places.  Can someone elaborate on what "Technical Diving" is?

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asked Jun 17, 2015 in Education / Training by WillH2O Tadpole Contributer (130 points)

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Technical diving is going beyond the recreational limit of scuba diving.  

This could be longer time underwater, deeper depth or a different gas mixture in your tank.  It is not uncommon for technical divers to utilize higher percentages of Oxygen or helium within their tanks to increase their dive time and/or depth.

To do this requires extensive training.
answered Jun 17, 2015 by admin Guppy Contributer (1,260 points)
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Technical diving (sometimes referred to as tec diving) is a form of scuba diving that exceeds the conventional limits – especially depth and bottom time – of recreational diving. Technical diving exposes the diver to significantly higher risks than recreational diving, including paralysis and death, and therefore requires extensive experience, advanced training, and specialized equipment. Technical diving also often involves breathing gases other than air or standard nitrox.

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answered Feb 4 by tamarasherwood Tadpole Contributer (140 points)
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