You do not need to be experienced divers for these soft-TEC courses/diving styles, they are for Open Water and Advanced divers who just want to dive a different way. Its the hard-TEC diving that is for those who want to do more exploration-type diving, and includes:
What is our experience?
The founder of Blue Label Diving, Ben Reymenants, has been involved in techinical diving for more than 20 years, he is a renowned cave diver/explorer, and holds the world record for the deepest dive on a rebreather. He is a PADI and TDI Instuctor Trainer for Megalodon, Pathfinder, Buddy Inspiration and Poseidon MKVI CCR Rebreathers. He also holds Instructor Trainer ratings for all TDI and PADI Technical Courses on rebreathers and open circuit.
Our lead instructor and TEC manager in Bunaken is Markko Junolainen, an experienced recreational and technical diver/instructor. His diving credentials are as follows: TDI trimix diver, TDI CCR Cave Trimix Diver, TDI Poseidon Rebreather & Decompression Procedures Instructor, PADI Staff Instructor, PADI TecDeep Instructor and PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor.
Why TEC Diving around Bunaken?
There are some very good reasons to Tec dive around Bunaken:
What is Technical Diving?
Broadly speaking, TEC diving can be grouped into Soft-TEC diving and Hard-TEC diving. Soft-TEC diving is only aimed at recreational divers and includes:
Our tec diving services
We provide the following services:
32-100% O2 and Helium
twin 12l tanks with manifiold, 10l and 8l stage tanks
OMS wings and backplate
O2-clean DIN regs
5l tanks for diluent and O2
32-100% O2 and Helium
Coelecanth Diving Expeditions
The Coelacanth is a prehistoric creature that thrived in the oceans over 400 million years ago. Thought to be long extinct until rediscovered alive in 1938.
A deep water living ‘Dino-Fish’ that lives in waters between 90-150m, it has been found in only two areas of the world, Bunaken Island being one of these areas.
The Bunaken Coelecanth has only been filmed using ROV, so imagine yourself part of a team of explorers to find and dive with this amazing fish!
You do not need to be experienced divers for these soft-TEC courses/diving styles, they are for Open Water and Advanced divers who just want to dive a different way.
Its the hard-TEC diving that is for those who want to do more exploration-type diving, and includes:
|Own dive boat (mandatory for some dives, dependent on depth & bottom time)||EUR80/day|
These prices are supplement to normal dive/accommodation prices. All dives include a TEC Buddy to accompany you.
|CCR tanks 2x3l||EUR10/day (incl fills)|
|Poseiden CCR Scrubber||EUR75/2 canisters|
|Twin 12l/10l tanks with manifold||EUR10/day|
|Backplate & wing (OMS)||EUR15/day|
|Diverite Nomad XT / LT sidemount harness||EUR15/day|
|Regulator set for twinset/sidemount (Apeks)||EUR15/day|
|Backplate & wing + regs for twinset||EUR25/day|
|Bailout / stage / O2 regulator and straps (Aqualung, Scubapro)||EUR10/day|
|Poseiden MKVI CCR (incl scrubber)||EUR40/dive|
PADI Sidemount Prerequisite: PADI Open water diver and at least 15 years old.
Trimix 65 Prerequisites:
TEC Trimix 90 Prerequisites:
Notes about Helium gas for TEC TRIMIX 65 & 90 – the gas price includes Helium gas for the instructor and the student. This is based on 1 student in the course. Should there be more students on the course then helium gas for the instructor can be shared between students, therefore reducing the helium cost per student.
As a Tec Instructor, you’ll be qualified to:
SPECIAL NOTE: As an additional pre-requisite we like to spend a day with TEC Instructor candidates to plan and go out for 2 TEC fun dives. It’s a great way to get to know each other, gather an overview of general TEC dive skills, TEC diving interests and share past TEC diving experiences.
Below is a breakdown of the TEC Instructor course that takes 3-4 days to complete:
As a Tec Deep Instructor, you’ll be qualified to:
Below is a breakdown of the TEC Deep Instructor course that takes 4-5 days to complete:
ADVANCED NITROX Prerequisite:
The TDI Decompressions Procedures course combined with the TDI Advanced Nitrox course form the foundation of all other technical courses. After these two courses and some additional experience, the stage has been set for you to move onto additional technical levels.
DECOMPRESSION PROCEDURES Prerequisite:
EXTENDED RANGE Prerequisite:
POSEIDEN MK6 REBREATHER ENTRY Prerequisite:
POSEIDEN MK6 REBREATHER DECO Prerequisite:
You will demonstrate proficiency in blending enriched air nitrox and the proper
labeling of nitrox cylinders.
GAS BLENDER Prerequisite: None
ADVANCED GAS BLENDER Prerequisite: TDI Gas blender or equivalent
ADVANCED TRIMIX Prerequisite: