Elite Divers International

Discover Tech

Elite Divers International

DISCOVER TECH

“A new challenge keeps the brain kicking and the heart ticking.” E.A. Bucchianeri

WHY DISCOVER TECH?

If you are as passionate as we are about diving, there should be nothing you wouldn’t want to learn about it. What we love about diving is that, every time you reach a summit, there are a multitude of others challenges that climb just opened for you to grow. As exciting as it sounds, it could be just as scary. We know by experience, for having been there ourselves, that Technical Diving can be intimidating at first, because the gap between recreational and technical training, whether it is equipment or procedures, could seem insurmountable. Our Discover Tech programs are here to close this gap and create a bridge between these two worlds, as much as a Discover Scuba before you take your Open Water Course, to tease your excitement and rekindle the flame, and to make you a more accomplished diver in small steps and without the heavy time and financial commitments. Pick your reasons:

  • Try new equipments
  • Perfect or discover new configurations (Sidemount, Black Plate & Donut, Hogarthian Style)
  • Become a safer diver
  • Master your static buoyancy and propulsion techniques (limit environmental impact, photography…)
  • Feel in control of your dive
  • Challenge yourself
  • Pure curiosity
  • Etc.

Discover Tech

INTRO TO TECH SINGLE

$200/ Day
  • Limitations: No Overhead – 23m / 75ft
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Diver – 25 Dives
  • Duration: 3 Days min.

SIDEMOUNT TRIAL

$200/ Day
  • Limitations: No Overhead – Recreational Limits
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Diver – 25 Dives
  • Duration: 1 Day

DIVER PROPULSION VEHICLE TRIAL

$200/ Day
  • Limitations: No Overhead – Recreational Limits
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Diver – 25 Dives
  • Duration: 1 Day
Course Details Here
Course Details Here
Course Details Here

INTRO TO TECH SINGLE

WHY TAKE A FUNDAMENTAL TRAINING COURSE?

Our Intro To Tech Single program is your first step into becoming a diver in control of your dive. While discovering the Hogarthian configuration in single tank Back Plate & Wing, we will teach you how to master your breathing pattern, your static neutral buoyancy, your propulsion techniques (frog / helicopter / reverse kick), correct your trim, and develop a whole new level of awareness. You will learn new skills for problem solving and emergencies as well as acquiring the disciplined and knowledgeable mindset of a Tech Diver to feel more confident underwater.

WHAT WILL I LEARN ?

During your Intro To Tech Single Course, we will cover the following subjects and skills in a neutral stationary position:

  • Equipment workshop & set up
  • Fundamentals: Breathing, Buoyancy, Trim, Propulsion & Awareness
  • Dive planning & gas management
  • Donning & pre dive check
  • Mask failure
  • Long hose out of gas sharing
  • Managing free flows
  • SMB Deployment
Cenote cave diving in Playa del Carmen
Cenote cave diving in Playa del Carmen

WHAT WILL I LEARN ?

During your Fundamentals Training, we will cover the following subjects and skills in a neutral stationary position:

  • Equipment workshop & set up
  • Fundamentals: Breathing, Buoyancy, Trim, Propulsion & Awareness
  • Dive planning & gas management
  • Donning & pre dive check
  • Mask failure
  • Long hose out of air sharing
  • Managing free flows & leakages
  • SMB Deployment
Cenote cave diving in Playa del Carmen

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Tanks Rentals + Backplate & Donut

Pick Up / Drop Off from accommodation in PDC Center

Private Technical Diving Instructor

In-water Training: Confined Water Session & 4 Dives Min.

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Sidemount Trial

WHY BOOK A SIDEMOUNT TRIAL?

For a long time, Sidemount diving was the exclusive tool of cave divers. But then it became clear that if it works in the most extreme and demanding environment, why wouldn’t it work for recreational diving too? With its increasing popularity, we are sure that you must have crossed a diver wearing his tanks on the side while wondering how it would feel. Here is your chance! Like a Discover Scuba, our Technical Sidemount Instructor will guide you through a Discover Sidemount in a beautiful open water Cenote so you can feel the freedom of our favorite configuration for one day.

WHAT WILL I LEARN ?

Our Sidemount Trial program will cover the following:

  • History of Sidemount
  • Donning & removing SM gear
  • Gas Switches
  • Buoyancy challenges
  • Swimming in different orientation
  • Tanks partial removal
  • Single Tank Sidemount
Cenote cave diving in Playa del Carmen
Cenote cave diving in Playa del Carmen

WHAT WILL I REVIEW ?

Our Sidemount Trial program will cover the following:

  • History of Sidemount
  • Donning & removing SM gear
  • Gas Switches
  • Buoyancy challenges
  • Swimming in different orientation
  • Tanks partial removal
  • Single Tank Sidemount
Cenote cave diving in Playa del Carmen

WHAT’S INCLUDED

SM Equipment & Tanks Rentals

Pick Up / Drop Off from accommodation in PDC Center

Private Technical Sidemount Diving Instructor

In-water Training: Confined OW Cenote Dive

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Diver Propulsion Vehicle Trial

WHY BOOK A DPV TRIAL?

If you’ve been diving a while like us, there is always a new piece of gear you’re dreaming about, and a DPV is probably in the Top 3 of the most exciting diving equipment we’ve had to play with. Cruising around the underwater world on the trigger will bring your diving cravings to a whole new level. Our DPV Tech Instructor will pair with you for the coolest ride in a beautiful open water cenote. But beware, one you touch one, you’ll want one!

WHAT WILL I LEARN ?

Our DPV Trial will cover the following subjects:

  • DPV general presentation & instructions for use
  • Advantages & motivation for DPV diving
  • Maneuvering techniques & safety concerns
  • Piloting exercises
  • Diver towing
Cenote cave diving in Playa del Carmen
Cenote cave diving in Playa del Carmen

WHAT WILL I LEARN ?

Our DPV Trial will cover the following subjects:

  • DPV general presentation & instructions for use
  • Advantages & motivation for DPV diving
  • Maneuvering techniques & safety concerns
  • Piloting exercises
  • Diver towing
Cenote cave diving in Playa del Carmen

WHAT’S INCLUDED

DPV & Tanks Rentals

Pick Up / Drop Off from accommodation in PDC Center

Private Tech DPV Diving Instructor

In-water Training: Confined OW Cenote

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– Pick Up & Drop Off From Local Accommodation in Playa Del Carmen (conditions apply)
– Private Technical Sidemount Instructor
– Technical Equipment, Tanks & Weights Rentals
– If only 1 Student: +US$ 25 / Day
– Recreational Equipment Rental: US$ 5 / Piece / Day 
– Cenote Entrances
– Lunch
– Certification Fee: US$20
– Manual and/or e-Learning: US$ 70 (50% Student discount, RRP US$ 140)

Please bring change of clothes & towels and cash in Mexican Pesos for Cenote Entrances.

No sunscreen / mosquito repellent or any chemical product to be applied on the skin for all in water activities for conservation purposes.

Schedule can be adapted and subject to changes due to logistical, availabilities and weather conditions. Such modifications are not grounds for a refund if alternate diving options are made available.

Students only: Students are paying for a course, but certifications must be earned. We will do our outmost to get your skills and knowledge up to scratch, and if this means extra dives or academic sessions, so be it (extra rate will apply if necessary). We recommend our students to plan at least 2 extra days for make ups / weather conditions / sickness / mid-course breaks or other unforeseen events.

Equipment storage: We wil happily keep your equipment in our storage during the duration of your dive trip with us. If you choose to do so, divers accept that our company do not bare the responsibility of loss, damage of theft that could occur to their equipment.

Equipment rentals: Our equipment is well maintained and cared for our divers comfort. When renting our equipment, the diver is accepting responsibility for its care. If an equipment is damaged or lost due to negligence or misuse, the diver is accepting to bear the cost of repair, or replacement if necessary.

Booking confirmations require a 50% or 100% deposit depending on the season. Bookings are considered confirmed upon confirmation of reception. Payment must be settled in cash in Mexican Pesos at daily rate preferably or USD on arrival before the start of your trip. Deposits for all diving / non diving activities & room rentals bookings are non refundable. Any cancellation less than 24h before your first day of diving will be fully charged.

By confirming your reservation, you accept all of the above terms & conditions.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

All the schedules below are our best recommendation for an optimal experience. They can be adapted and personalized to your convenience or necessities.

Courses: 8:30am – 5pm