CAVE AND TECH DIVING AND TRAINING

Hello and wellcome to my personal website about technical and cave diving and training.

Technical and Cave diving is my passion as well as travelling. For more then 10 years I have been teaching scuba diving from Open water level up to Deep Trimix and Cave. I was living and teaching diving in different countries: USA, Mexico, Thailand, Russia, Italy etc and dive from Kamchatka to Antarctica.

Right now I based in Mexico, Playa Del Carmen and can provide you with high quality training in Cave and Technical diving as well as rebreather training on WA CCR / PSCR.

I will be glad to share my cave diving experience from arround the world with you during your class, on wide range of Cave diving and Technical diving courses.

Here you will find more information about cave and technical diving courses i teach, prices for guided dives or training. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me.

Paul Okishev
TDI / SDI / ISE Instructor

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COMMON TRAINING LOCATIONS

Some of my common locations with possibility to run any of offered cave diving or technical diving classes. I try to plan courses in advance but sometimes it’s not so easy. When i stay in location for a longer period, courses could be organised within a few days, ofcourse if I’m not busy.

Each place has it’s own advantages about diving. For example Mexico and Florida are perfect spots for Cave Diving and Cave Diver Classes. Variety of caves, water temperature above 24 degrees celcius, depth from 6 to 100m. Another great advantage of Cave Diving in Mexico is that Mexican Caves are not limited to season and could be diveable all year round unlike Florida. It’s up to you to choose what you looking for.

If you want to take a class with me in your location, it’s is also possible. Just email me at paul@tek-ccr.ru and we can organise your training.

Play Del Carmen, Mexico

December – May
I’ll be here until September 2018.

Fort White FL, USA.

October – December

Russia

June to September 2019

SERVICES

Cave Diving

If you are qulified cave diver, and you need good and safe buddy or a guide, contact me for a cave diving experience.

Cave Training

Want to become a Cave Diver? I can offer you wide range of cave diving programms, from a begginer level to Cave CCR diver.

Trimix Training

Dont play games with deep air or decompression. Choose the right gases, make a dive plan and use the team. I can teach you all of this.

Rebreather Training

Planning to go CCR divinng or training. I’ll be glad to teach you and show advantages of WA CCR unit.

Sidemount Training

Sidemount is a specific tool for a specific dive. However allot of people use it even in openwater dives. If you want to know the better way of sidemount diving, book a class with me.

Сavern Tour

If you want to know what Cavern or Cenote Diving is like, i’ll be happy to help you and show the beauty of “Undergrund” diving

Travelling

Individual or group tours is what i also do. I like todive and travel with friends and my students. If you wish to join our team please wellcome

Dive Equipment

Are you looking for a technical or cave diving equipment? Ask me and I can provide you with test gear before you buy it.

ESSENTIALS OR BASICS IN DIVING

Cave Diving or Technical Diving programms are very interesting and intensive courses. New gear, new conditions, overhead environment, no day light, deep walls, wrecks etc. All this could be a challenge for you. To become safe and efficient diver you need to work hard and be familiar with dive gear you are going to use before you start any of Cave or Tech courses.

This is why we have essentials classes such as Basics Of Exploration with ISE or Intro To Tech or Cavern Diver with TDI, to prepare you for a real cave or technical diving experience, or just to make you better and safe diver.

TECHNICAL AND CAVE DIVING COURSES

WHAT IS BETTER TO START WITH

DIVING COURSES I TEACH

OPEN WATER TRAINING

You want to learn scuba diving and explore the underwater world? I can teach you any recreational diving class from Open Water Scuba diver to Dive Master or Assistant Instructor on both agencies SDI or ISE.
SDI – Open Water Diver is a basic class that could be done in just 3 days.
ISE Recreational 1 is more advanced training and takes up to 6 days.

Those are the basic or entry level classes. Contact me if you need more information.

CAVE DIVING TRAINING

Cave diving could be a chellenge. New gear, overhead environment, no day light all this could be quite hard to deal with. This is why we take it step by step. Depends on the agency cave training could be split by 2, 3 or even more classes.

With TDI you have Caver, Intro Cave and Cave Diver class each one requires minimum of 3 days training.

With ISE you have Cave 1 to beging with and Cave 2 if you are going for deeper caves up to 60m.

TECHNICAL DIVING TRAINING

You want to go further and explore deep wrecks or reefs or you just an underwater photographer who wants to stay longer above NDL limits. This type of dives will require you to make decompression stops and breathe different gases on the way to surface. You should have perfect buoyancy, trim, team diving skills and ability to manage problems underwater if they happened. With my experience in Technical diving I can teach you how to do it safe.  We can do your training up to TDI Trimix or ISE Level 2. Contact me for more details…

TRAINING AGENCIES

Training could be provided with any of this training agencies, like SDI, TDI or ISE.

Please request more information due to some differences in standards, training times, course fee and requirments before the class.

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MY DIVING EXPERIENCE

Total Dives

6500+

Cave Dives

1200+
Mexico, USA, Italy, Russia, Thailand, Philippines, Spain, Hungary

Trimix Dives

1800+

Dives between 40-120m range

Rebreather hours

1500+

(Megalodon, HH, JJ-CCR, WA mCCR, WA pSCR)

BRIEF DIVE HISTORY

I was instructor for many agencies PSAI, UTD, PDA etc.
Right now I’m in active teaching status with ISE and TDI.

I became scuba diving instructor in 2004 in Cyprus. After that I was living and working in Egypt where I did my first Technical diver course in 2005. During my trip to Thailand and Malaysia, I met Cedric Verdier who showed me deep wrecks and caves. Since that time Cave and Technical diving became my passion and I started to work up my way to become Cave and Trimix Instructor.

I’m really glad that I had a chance to learn technical and cave diving as well as rebreather diving with wellkown Instructor Trainers in the Industry. Amoung them: Cedric Verdier, Mathew Partridge, Andrew Georgitsis, Nick Toussaint and Achim Schloeffel etc.

Cave diving as well as rebreather diving is my passion. I like to teach and share experience I got when diving different countries and water conditions. I always study new things and I belive that good instructor or diver always need to go forward. I like traveling and diving different places and I try to take my students for real dives and projects where they can use their skills and play as a team.

In 2017 I was invited to join RUWREX ( Russian Underwater Research Expedition). We discovered and dove on a glorious wreck of “Boy Federson” at 95m depth 18 miles away from Black Sea coast.

Prices

Bellow you can find price for services and courses. Prices are per day not per person, either training or guiding, unnless you go for a specific class with fixed rate. Complete price list is HERE

*Park, boat fees or cenote entrance fees as well as equipment rental should be paid extra.  

Cave Diver Training

Individual class : 150 USD / DAY

Group 2 person : 200 USD / DAY

Group 3 person : 250 USD / DAY

Guiding & Support

Individual: 125 USD / DAY

Group (2-3): 150 USD / DAY

Tech Diving Training

Individual : 200 USD / DAY

Group 2 person : 250 USD / DAY

Group 3 person: 300 USD / DAY

UPCOMING CLASSES

JUNE

13.06 TDI – Cavern + Intro Cave
20.06 TDI – Cavern + Intro Cave

JULY

5.07 — TDI Intro Cave
10.07 — TDI Intro Cave ( Sidemount )

AUGUST

1.08 — ISE BOE TEC
10.07 — TDI Intro Cave

SEPTEMBER

10.09 – TDI Intro to Tech

CONTACT ME

EMAIL

pokishev@gmail.com

WHATSAPP

+529842332088

INSTAGRAM

@paul_okishev

TECH & CAVE DIVING AND TRAINING

+52.984.233.2088

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

+52.984.233.2088

Fort White, Florida, USA

+7.961.565.8585

Russia