who we are


South West Tech is a fully technically focused ANDI facility and TDI Dive Centre in Irelands beautiful South West. We are Ireland’s only Apeks Technical Centre.

There has been an explosion in interest in technical diving in Ireland with many experienced recreational divers taking their first steps into decompression, cave, sidemount or CCR with us.

However, building experience in cold waters, arranging gases and being sure of dive plans are sometimes challenging steps for new tech divers.

We can remove that stress and provide anything from a full guide and gas service, through to tips and pointers on the best sites in any conditions. In addition many new tech divers have chosen to train in warm waters such as The Red Sea or Mediterranean. We offer a safe and progressive route to ‘convert’ to cold water tec and ensure skills gained in ‘the blue’ work equally well in Ireland emerald waters.

We believe

“You pay for the training, but you earn the certification”

As such we do not include certification fees in your training package, you pay these on successful completion.

We don’t discount training. We have thought carefully about the value of what we deliver. The price of your training reflects not just the time and resources we invest in you, or your books / on-line studies. It reflects the hundreds of technical and cave dives your instructor has achieved. It reflects the careful choices your instructor has made in his own instructors and instructor trainers.

It also reflects the professional nature of what we do. We ensure our facilities, servicing, rental equipment and student support is as good as it can possibly be.

We also allow one extra day than is usual for your training. This is because you should enjoy your training, have time to learn from the experience and to ask questions. It should not be some sort of pseudo military boot camp or conveyor belt system. If we finish early, well, then lets go for a dive!

Doing it Right has a mixed reception in diving, but without subscribing blindly to the DIR philosophy we do believe that there is a right way and a safe way to dive. We stick to what experience, our own training and the experience of some of the worlds best divers, instructor trainers and more have shared with us.

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