Technical Diver Testimonials



what the students have to say

I feel it is always important to get recommendations about the diving Instructor you will put your faith into to help you achieve your goals, ultimately you will never know if it will be the best method of training for you until you have tried it but it does help if you can obtain a little feedback from past students and customers so here is a few I seem to have made happy.


Sandy Smith & Hiro Yoshida -Dive base leaders Maldives

There was no doubt I would train with Pro Tech for some of my first technical dive training – the finer details were all in place from the very start. A clear, comprehensive and logical website, lightning-quick responses to my emails and extensive help with preparation for both the diving and lodging part of our trip. In fact, I was already recommending Pro Tech to other divers before I even stepped foot in the place. I was that sure that Mat, Davine, and the rest of team knew this trade inside and out.

My partner and I set out to learn advanced nitrox and decompression theory, and crossover to the Megalodon rebreather. The rest would be determined on site depending on our performance and instructor likeability. I can certainly say we liked Mat, our instructor, a lot. The two of us developed a small addiction to being around him and the shop, hoping to become better divers through simple osmosis. Our technique in the water needed definite improvement, but we found a coach that could help.

Between classroom sessions and dive application in the pool or sea, we began to understand even the basics of diving in a whole different light. We received the most thorough explanations in dive physics, planning, and physiology that I haven't found in any textbook before. Critical feedback on in-water positioning, style and technique pushed us to focus on the finer details that distinguish real divers from novices. As an end result, although we need lots more practice, we have a sturdy foundation of skills and information planted in us that we can continue to work and improve upon. So we stayed for intro to cave diving and had a first taste of the most unique diving out there. With this small teaser into yet another world submerged underwater, we have found a new and exciting avenue to explore and keep us learning. There was certainly a lot more to it than just torches and reels.

My partner and I have benefited immensely from our training with Pro Tech and better yet, we have the chance to share this knowledge with the recreational divers we teach. Both of us approach teaching in much a more thorough and professional way that mimics what we received from Mat. Our passion for diving has always been there, but it certainly had a major boost thanks to the Pro Tech team!

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