Scuba travel and snorkeling holidays

Liveaboard diving holidays in various destinations
Experience scuba travel in exotic destinations. Enjoy a combination of life on board with diving in the most lively and colorful marine reserves. On these trips you will be able to explore the precious ocean depths with its surprising and beautiful inhabitants that lie below the surface.
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What is the depth limit for diving?

The depth limit for recreational diving is 130 feet (40 meters), according to the leading diving training agencies. To venture further and explore shipwrecks, caves and other sites beyond 40 meters, agencies require "technical" certifications. This precedent can be traced to the US Navy, which established the rule in the 1950s and still requires special permission from a commander for a diver to exceed this limit.

What is the difference between a technical diving trip and recreational diving trip?

There are several differences between technical, "tec", diving and recreational, "rec", diving. Below are the influencing factors.

Places for diving trips

Recreational divers can explore underwater worlds that non-divers will never see. Technical divers can see all the sites that recreational divers can, but they can go deeper and stay undertwater longer. The increased limits free you to explore even more. However, technical divers use alternative breathing gases and tons of equipment. For this reason, tec diving sites may be limited.

Diving certifications

Each diver is required to complete a training course to become certified to dive. Both tec and rec divers have a training track for continuing education. Recreational divers can choose specialties such as fish identification or shipwreck diving.

PADI® restrictions for diving

Open water divers submerge to a maximum depth of 60 feet (18 meters). It is recommended that experienced divers remain within the limits of no more than decompression of 130 feet (40 meters). Technical divers can go beyond the 40 meters and have planned decompression stops. These extended limits mean that you can explore a shipwreck longer or go farther back into a cave.

Dive planning

Recreational divers use a RDP or Recreational Dive Planner to plan their dives. Most RDP's give visual instructions that make the dive planning extremely easy. Tec divers have rigorous planning procedures. Preparing gear and gas mixtures and planning decompression steps take longer, but it is an exciting part of the activity.

Price of diving equipment

While each diver needs a dive team to dive, technical divers use at least twice the equipment that recreational divers use and, for this reason, it is more expensive.

Risks of diving

Going deeper for longer periods of time presents major risks for technical divers. However, the objective of the training is to mitigate this risk. And the additional risk for technological divers opens a door to phenomenal experiences.
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