Technical diving

CDWS`s depth limitations for different activities:
– For Advanced Enriched Air the maximum depth is: 40 m
– For Decompression Procedures dives (Or equivalent) the maximum depth is: 45 m
– For Extended Range dives (or equivalent) the maximum depth is: 55 m
– Normoxic Trimix the maximum depth is: 60 m
– Hypoxic Trimix the maximum depth is: 100 m

NOTE: for all technical diving activities; the maximum PPO2 for Bottom mix is 1.4 ATA and the maximum PPO2 for Decompression mix is 1.6 ATA
Warning: CDWS does NOT recommend nor support any recreational technical diving recreational activities deeper than the above mentioned depths.

– Technical diving license
– The dive plan and backup plan and emergency plan has to be given to the counter signed
– Gas management: deep gas 1.5x , deco 2x than the planed use. Deep mix has to be filled to two independent tanks (double or two stages)
– Technical equipment (min. 2 regulators, suitable wing, reel, 2 buoys (Yellow + Red), plate, 2 depth gauge/timer)
– Diving insurance
– Gases necessary for safe dive, PO2 <1.4 Bar - O2 spare tank usable for underwater also to be on the spot - Spare air/nitrox tank has to be on the spot, equipped with regulator Deeper than 50m:
– minimum Extended Range / Technical diver license
– Trimix for the technical guide

The Blue Hole – Arch dive (55-60m):
– Gas for guide: planned depth + 10m
– Guide minimum Trimix diver license

Deeper than 60m:
– Hypoxic / Advanced trimix license
– Technical diver surface support
– On the shore trained backup personnel with oxygen, and spare gases

Deeper than 100m:
– has to be reported to DAN and CDWS
– Technical diver surface support
– Trimix backup diver with spare gases
– On the shore trained backup personnel with oxygen, and spare gases

Includes: usage of the dive center (lockers, classroom, WiFi, dry room) & technical support
(Surface support = non diver professional who helps the divers to gear up and carries their dive equipment to the dive site; helps bringing and taking out the tanks – in water not deeper than he/she can stand up.
Technical diver surface support (mandatory for dives deeper than 60m) = certified Tec diver, who in addition to the above mentioned, is able for underwater stage delivery, too)

1 diver 2 diver 3 + diver
Surface support at Lighthouse 3 € / day / diver 3 € / day / diver 3 € / day / diver
Surface support at Mashraba & Eel Garden 5 € / day / diver 5 € / day / diver 5 € / day / diver
Transportation and surface support at external dive sites 20 € / diver 15 € / diver 13 € / diver
TEC diver surface support (mandatory for dives deeper than 60 m) 20 € / dives / group
Technical guide (TEC diving professional diving with the group) – on request 30 € / dive / group
55-100 m depth
50 € / dive / group
55-100 m depth

NOTE: the EAN50, O2, HE of the guide is payable by the dive group

Dives at Lighthouse area after dive on external dive sites just for the price of refill
For training at house reef empty stages for free.

Tanks and gases:
Double tank rent: 15 Eur/day (filled with air at 200 bar)
Helium: 6 Eur/100 liter (if ordered a full tank of 50 liter/200 bar in advance: 450 Eur/tank)
Stage tanks includes in the gas which is filled in (but not including the mounting kit):
Air: 5 Eur
EAN <40% O2: 6 Eur EAN50: 8 Eur O2 /110 bar /12l : 10 Eur Refill of double tank with air: 10 Eur

Frequently asked questions

  • The staff includes 12 people (1 p. the manager, 1 p. counter, 2 ps. dive guides / instructors, 1 ps. mechanics, 1 p. security, 2 p. cleaning, 2ps. cooks, 2ps. barman's).

  • For information about flight tickets click on the email link and write to us.

  • During our week-long safaris you can complete as many as 20-22 dives, because you can dive at dawn or at night beside the daily three-schedule

  • You can rent scuba diving equipment, but for the proper size, you need to dispose in advance Please review our price list.

  • Absolutely. There is fresh water which is constantly re-supplied by de-salting water cleaning system.

  • You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. One thing you’ll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not. You will: Take the plunge with PADILearn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it. Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there. Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step.

  • As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.

  • To take this course, you must be: A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation) be a minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver) and have successfully completed a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months.

  • Most of our staff are European and can speak English, Hungarian, Slovak, German or French.

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