Tec Diving Courses in Cabo San Lucas

Technical divers are considered to be some of the last great pioneers on earth. They continue to push the limits of diving and expand our knowledge of the depths. Technical Diving, or tec diving, takes you beyond the limits of recreational diving and allows you to experience dives and explore sites that many will never see.  It opens up a new pathway for experienced divers to challenge themselves and take on new adventures. Team Ninja’s technical instructors, combined with an amazing deepwater environment in Cabo San Lucas, makes for one of the best places for tec diver training.

At Dive Ninjas, we are in the business of creating top-notch ninja divers. We are not your run-of-the-mill dive shop offering cheap courses and poor quality. Dive Ninja Expeditions is one of the only technical training schools actively teaching tec courses in Cabo San Lucas and one of only a few in the entire Baja California Peninsula. But our team is much more than that. Team Ninja brings to the table an unrivaled breadth of experience and knowledge – from deep wreck exploration to cave diving and so much more. Our tec diving courses are meticulous, challenging, and taught the right way. There aren’t any macho men, or hairy chested ego maniacs comparing who’s gone deeper or who can carry more tanks. Our instructors are patient and passionate about what they do.  We belong to small group of forward thinking technical instructors who believe that a solid training program combined with hardwork and dedication allows for students of any background or gender to achieve their goals.

Below you’ll find our list of tec diving courses that we offer at our PADI 5 Star Dive Center in downtown Cabo San Lucas. Give us a shout if you’d like to speak with one of our instructors or have any questions and we can start planning your next technical diving course in beautiful Los Cabos. 

Why would I want to be a tec diver?

Imagine visiting a dive site only a few have ever seen before. Exploring new areas or having the ability to spend longer underwater water. Many spectacular, untouched wrecks lie at depths well below 40 metres/130 feet. Deep reefs have creatures you don’t find in the shallows. Some enjoy the challenge and focus tec diving requires. Still others love being involved with cutting edge technologies and being on the forefront of diving. These reasons make tec diving rewarding.

However, it must be said that you can be an accomplished, avid top-notch diver your entire life without ever making a tec dive. Tec diving does require significantly more effort, discipline and equipment, which means it’s not for everyone. It also carries a greater risk of injury and harm. If you can not accept this risk, then technical diving is not for you.

Why Tec Diving in Cabo?

The bay of Cabo San Lucas is locally known as the canyon, and for good reason! Just minutes from the marina we have gorgeous deep walls extending down to 300+ meters (1000 ft) below the oceans surface making it a paradise for technical divers and tec courses. Combine that with deep offshore seamounts, unexplored canyon walls and gorgeous prehistoric rocky pinnacles and you have a playground for tec divers looking to satisfy the urge to explore.

Discover Tec

Interested in technical (tec) diving but not sure you’d like to jump into a course? This experience is ideal for those who are curious about tec diving and would like to give it a try in confined water. We will kit you out in full tec diving gear and take you for a test dive. Your Tec Instructor will provide a thorough briefing as well as an introduction to the equipment and gear before getting in the water. Then your instructor will  introduce a few basic skills, such as primary to secondary regulator switch, gas shutdown procedures, and safety drills, followed by some time to play with the system. If you enjoy it and wish to continue this can be credited to your Tec 40 Course.

Duration: 4 Hours
Cost: $120 USD
Prerequisites: 18+ years old, Minimum of 10 logged dives, Open Water Diver certification

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Discover Sidemount

Interested in Sidemount but not sure you’d like to take the leap yet? This workshop is ideal for those who are curious about the sidemount configuration and would like to take it for a test run. Sidemount diving consists of two completely independent tanks, valves and regulators streamlined along your body. The configuration creates many benefits over the traditional back mount system and is ideal for those interested in moving so overhead environments such as cavern, wreck, and cave diving later. This program includes a thorough briefing on the configuration from your instructor, fitting the equipment, a basic skill circuit and safety drills, followed by some time to play with the system. If you enjoy it and wish to continue this can be credited to your Tec or Recreational Sidemount Course.

Duration: 4 Hours
Cost: $120 USD
Prerequisites: 18+ years old, Minimum of 10 logged dives, Open Water Diver certification

Sidemount Diver

Sidemount diving has its roots based deep in cave and wreck exploration because it allows divers to have a reduced, more streamlined, profile. But in recent years it has begun to find its way into recreational diving for a variety of reasons. The specialized configuration allows for redundant breathing systems, additional gas, more freedom to move, less stress on the lower back, better customization, better streamlining, and the list goes on and on. This course will teach you about the origins and evolution of sidemount diving as well as training you how to set up and dive in sidemount utilizing both single and double tank configurations. The course covers skill circuits, safety drills, customization options, trim & buoyancy, and much more.

Duration: 2-3 Days
Cost: $600 USD including rental equipment
Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Hold an Open Water Diver certification

Upgrades & Add-ons: 

  • Private Course: $300
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Tec Sidemount Diver

This course is designed to introduce the sidemount configuration for technical diving, along with the proper use of decompression cylinders set up for diving in sidemount. The course contains simulated decompression procedures making it suitable for Tec Divers wishing to cross over from back mount to sidemount as well as non-tec divers looking to be trained both in proper use of sidemount, and practice of some basic decompression procedures. Note that Tec Sidemount may be combined with PADI Tec 40, 45 or 50, please contact us for more information.

Duration: 3-4 Days
Cost: $600 USD including rental equipment
Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Hold an Advanced Open Water Diver certification
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives
  • It is also recommended that you also have a EANx/Nitrox certification.

Upgrades & Add-ons: 

  • Private Course: $300