Technical Diving Part 6 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

Technical diving at HMS Stubborn

This is another part of our special articles about Thecnical Diving. Read also [Part 1] [Part 2][Part 3][Part 4.1][Part 4.2][Part 5] After our last course the wrecks of a.o. Malta and Croatia have been our playground, building experience and confidence until the dives worked like clockwork, letting us fully enjoy the … Continue reading

Technical Diving Part 5 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

Technical diving descent

This is another part of our special articles about Thecnical Diving. Read also [Part 1] [Part 2][Part 3][Part 4.1][Part 4.2] As you may have read in the previous posts, all members of Team Pitch Blue managed to pass the brutal T1 course. Amazingly enough, the whole team stayed together after that … Continue reading

Technical Diving Part 4.2 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

Technical diving - on the surface

This is another part of our special articles about Technical Diving. Read also [Part 1] [Part 2][Part 3][Part 4.1] After successfully finishing the first part of the T1 course in Croatia, of which you have been able to read all the ups and downs in the last post, we could start … Continue reading

Technical Diving Part 4.1 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

On the boate to our technical diving

This is another part of our special articles about Technical Diving. Read also [Part 1] [Part 2][Part 3] It’s October 2012, 05:00 a.m. As quietly as possible I try to get out of my bed without waking my (then) pregnant wife. As all fathers know: waking up a pregnant woman is … Continue reading

Technical Diving Part 3 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

Technical diving

This is the third part of our special articles about Technical Diving. Read also [Part 1] [Part 2] In this third part things are getting more serious. This is where the actual courses start: with the Intro to Tech / Fundamentals. This basic training is intended for everyone who wants to … Continue reading

Technical Diving Part 2 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

This is the second part of our special articles about Technical Diving.. Read also [Part 1] The major misconception about technical diving is: Extensive and expensive equipment makes the difference between technical and recreational diving. We strongly feel this is not true. The real “technical” bit of technical diving is … Continue reading

Technical Diving Part 1 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

Technical diving 1

A form of diving that fires most people’s imagination. “Deep, dark and decompression” are normally the first things that come to mind. “A lot of gear” would be a second thought. All apply, but there is so much more to it. This is the story about the path we followed … Continue reading