Why go Tec Diving?
Scuba divers get to explore parts of the world that most people will never have the opportunity of seeing other than maybe in a documentary. But even divers are sometimes limited to where they can go and what they can see. Tec Diving can open up opportunities to experience new dive sites and areas beyond the recreational realm.
Typically for a dive to be considered technical diving, it falls into one of these categories:
- Diving beyond 40 metres/130 feet deep.
- Required stage decompression.
- Diving in an overhead environment.
- Accelerated decompression and or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive.
Whether you choose open circuit or CCR, it requires more training, discipline and equipment than recreational diving. It’s of paramount importance to ensure the proper training is undertaken before diving beyond recreational limits.
So Why? Simply put, to explore where few people can.
According to records the Anita struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Oman. She was on voyage to Fujairah anchorage. The Anita sits up right and its shallowest part is at 81m with a maximum depth on the sea bed of 92m. The wreck itself is not that big and can be swum around, but using a scooter enables a diver to see a lot more of the wreck and some of the damage that was caused when she hit the mine. A lot of the super-structure is still intact, and the crew quarters and other compartments of this wreck are still waiting exploration.
Depth range: 80m to 92m
The U-533 was sunk on its second patrol in the Arabian Gulf by an RAF Blenheim Bomber. This is the ultimate deep wreck in the region and most the sought after deep dive.
Depth range: 100m to 110m
According to casualty records, the Ines had an explosion and fire while anchored 8 miles off Fujairah and subsequently sank on August 9, 1999. She was on voyage from Khorfakhan to Fujairah anchorage. The vessel sank in 71 meters of water. This is a fantastic wreck for open circuit or CCR, scootering and exploring.
Depth range: 56m to 71m