Technical Diving Welcome in Pensacola!
There is a large community of technical divers here in Pensacola, and we are set up to accommodate your unique needs. Captain Andy and most of our dive guides hold technical diving certifications and are well versed in procedures and assisting with decompression and extended range diving, doubles, sidemount diving, heliox and trimix diving, as well as rebreathers. We do not require the trip to be a technical diving trip only, and we often mix recreational and technical divers on the same charter.
Our large, covered back deck space can handle the additional gear typically seen with tech trips. Even our tank racks have been designed to strap in doubles setup. No more having to leave your gear laying at the bottom of the boat.
Technical divers are expected to provide a written dive plan to the Captain, which includes planned travel routes, decompression schedule, and total dive run times. Rebreather divers will need to spend a few minutes with the captain or divemaster explaining their individual rigs. Divers are required to produce proof of certification for the level they plan to dive.
If you need assistance or have questions about technical diving in the Pensacola area or specific sites that are better for tech, please call us with any question and we may be able to provide you with detailed information that could help you with planning.
Are you interested in moving into technical diving? Would you like a tech instructor to guide you? We highly recommend you reach out to Barry Shively with Below 130 Diving. He is a well respected and accomplished technical diving instructor based in Pensacola. He also has the best stories we’ve ever heard.
Be sure to read our Trip Info page for detailed info about diving with Niuhi Dive Charters. Need to rent tanks or gear for your dive? Please visit our friends at Dive Pros Dive Center in Pensacola for a great experience.
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