What is Technical Diving? Essentially, it's diving that goes beyond the limits of traditional recreational SCUBA training: planned decompression, use of breathing mixtures other than air, diving beyond 130', entering "overhead environments" with no direct ascent to the surface possible, multiple tanks, and the like. The level of dedication, training, and equipment investment considerably exceeds that needed for casual diving. Me? I'm an mid-level techie, but not one of the Great Heroes of the Sport yet. If you're going to try this stuff, start off with some decent training.
Technical Gear RiggingAlthough better explanations of technical gear rigging will be found in the pages below, I do have a piece I wrote up myself on taping up fin straps.
Where to Get StuffA growing number of dive stores are carrying technical gear; you'll more likely than not see good stuff that brand-new divers don't need yet at your local shop. A few that merit special mention:
Instruction in Technical Diving
Technical Diving Agencies
Technical Diving Links
Technical Gear Configuration
Last modified 2004-11-17 by Anthony DeBoer.