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Freediving, tech and CCR

Looking for something beyond the limits of recreational dive training? This is where Divetech sets itself apart from the competition. We are pleased to offer dive instruction in areas such as freediving, lionfish hunting, photography, trimix, decompression, and technical diving using doubles or sidemount, as well as rebreathers. 

 

Since 1994, Divetech has pioneered the technical diving realm in the Cayman Islands. 

Learning the proper techniques for Freediving can most certainly improve your breath hold abilities. 

We offer instruction at several levels using established training programs from IANTD. 

Options include a Freediving Experience try-out, and full certification as Freediver. If you're already a freediver, expand your horizons by learning techniques to improve your bottom time, safety, skills, techniques or depths.

Pricing

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Freediving Instruction

Freediving Experience

$100

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(Half Day)

Freediving Experience

$175

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(Full Day)

10-Meter Freediver

$375

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(2 days)

Freediver going down the line.

Did you know every photo used on our website, Facebook or Instagram profile is taken by our in-house photo pros? Our photo experts have been in the underwater photo industry professionally for over 15 years, but we like to let their work speak for itself. 

Photo students are often frustrated with other classes where instructors simply provide lists of camera settings, or speak above the knowledge base of their students. Divetech's classes are one-on-one to tailor the learning directly to the student with absolute improvement in results. 

Topics depend on the student's needs and can include topside lecture along with in-water shooting, and post-dive critique. Topics can include:  

  • Equipment selection

  • Shooting and exposure basics

  • Setting your camera up for best results

  • Shooting techniques

  • Lighting techniques 

  • Composition

  • Post-processing / Lightroom techniques

  • Advanced photography

 

Be sure to check out our blog and some of the photo articles we have written there! 

Pricing

Photography Instruction

Half-day session

$200

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Full-day session

$300

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Underwater camera rig.

Lionfish are an invasive species here in the Caribbean. Cayman's Department of Environment lionfish culling course is taught by Divetech instructors, so you can understand the issue, and safely hunt lionfish in Cayman waters. The Cayman Islands' Department of Environment sanctioned lionfish control program exists in order to minimize the population of this invasive species. If you'd like to cull lionfish legally in the Cayman Islands then you need to have taken part in the DOE course.

Upon completion of the class, you will be registered with the Cayman Islands Department of Environment as a certified Lionfish culler which is good for life. Certified lionfish cullers may then borrow pole spears and lionfish containment buckets to hunt for lionfish with a Divetech staff member. ​

It's important to note the following Cayman Islands laws apply to lionfish hunting: 

  • Only DOE-issued pole spears are allowed in the Cayman Islands

  • It is ILLEGAL to bring your own spear from off-island

  • Only certified Cayman Islands DOE cullers may spear

  • DOE issued spears must be used in the presence of the dive shop staff (this is the law)

  • When spearing you must have a lionfish containment device

  • You may not feed lionfish to other marine life​

  • You must be at least 18 years old to take a lionfish culling class, or to hunt lionfish. 

Pricing

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Lionfish Culler

Guided lionfish cull

$60

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DoE lionfish course

$100

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minimum of 2 people

A diver with a lionfish.

Divetech offers nitrox & trimix gas blender instruction as well as fill station operator certifications through TDI. These programs will instruct you how to safely mix breathing gases other than air using both partial pressure and constant flow blending systems. 

Trimix blender students will be required to correctly blend 10 trimix mixes, and the cost of helium or eLearning fees are not included in the class tuition. 

Pricing

Gas Blender / Fill Station Operator

Nitrox Gas Blender

$400

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Trimix Gas Blender

$400

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Plus cost of helium

Air Fill Station Technician

$375

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Divetech fill station control panel.

These classes are designed to promote safety in the care and maintenance of high-pressure scuba cylinders, valves, and regulators. These classes are intended to train divers in the proper handling, filling, and inspection techniques, including the identification of the various defective conditions that can lead to cylinder rejection or condemnation. In addition, courses cover the operation and repair of valves as well as cleaning, maintenance, and the operation of high pressure compressor systems for O2 service and use. 

Pricing

VIP Tech / O2 Service / Equipment Specialist

Equipment Specialist

$300

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O2 Service Tech

$375

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VIP Technican

$425

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AL80 dive cylinder.

If you'd like to push past the limits of recreational diving, Divetech offers a wide variety of technical diving classes from IANTD, TDI, and PADI, as well as half-day non-certification experience programs in both backmount and sidemount configurations. 

The underwater topography of the Cayman Islands, and particularly our shore diving site at Lighthouse Point, coupled with our warm water and amazing visibility, lends itself to a perfect training environment. 

Pricing

Technical Diving Instruction

PADI Tec 40

$625

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3 days

PADI Tec 45

$625

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3 days

PADI Tec 50

$625

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3 days

TDI Intro to Tec

$325

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1.5 days

TDI ANDP combo

$950

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4.5 days

TDI Extended Range

$625

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3 days

Any of the above classes may be taken in back mount or sidemount configurations. Trimix classes are also available. You must have the appropriate pre-requisites for each class prior to enrollment. Books, eLearning fees, or rental equipment are not included in the above pricing. 

For specific information on a tech class, please contact us and we can provide an exact price. 

Technical dive instructor and students.

Are you ready to take the plunge? The silent bubble-less world of rebreather diving is an amazing experience. Photographers, divers with a high breathing rate, or those who wish to use helium-based gases without breaking their wallets will enjoy the advantages a closed-circuit rebreather has to offer. 

Divetech offers entry-level training, as well as advanced rebreather training with trimix diluents on the KISS brand of rebreathers. 

 

We also offer half-day try-dives on a rebreather for those who would like to learn more but aren't ready for the full class. 

Pricing

Rebreather Training

CCR Experience (non-cert)

$250

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Half Day

30-Meter Air Diluent - No Deco

$1,625

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5 days

40-Meter Air Diluent - Deco

$1,650

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5 days

45-Meter Trimix

$1,475

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5 days

50-Meter Trimix

$900

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3 days

60-Meter Trimix

$1,500

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5 days

70-Meter Trimix

$600

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2 days

CCR Crossover to KISS Spirit

$700

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2 days

Divetech teaches rebreather classes through IANTD and TDI. Because there are so many different classes and pre-requisites, for simplicity, we've listed classes by depth and provided estimates for class costs and times. Online learning may also be a requirement for an additional fee. For specific information on a tech class, please contact us and we can provide an exact price. 

Rebreather instructor and student.

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