Preparation for Technical Dive Training:

Technical or "Tec" dive training requires some extra effort on the part of the student and the instructor. Before a diver takes Tec training, they should have had a rescue diver course, a deep diver course, basic nitrox and have good bouyancy skills. It is often recommended that a solo or self reliant diver certification is also attained before Tec training.  The student should be in good physical condition, have a recent physical, and have a good safe diving attitude. Tec diving is a team sport, so willingness to work as part of a team is paramount.

​TDI Technical Diving Instruction

  • Intro to Tec
  • Advanced Nitrox
  • Decompression Proceedures
  • Extended Range
  • Trimix

NAUI Courses

  • SCUBA Diver
  • Nitrox Diver
  • ​Advanced Diver
  • Navigation Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Drysuit Diver
  • Master Diver
  • Rescue Diver

Professional Training

  •  Assistant Instructor
  • Dive Master

PADI Tec Rec Technical Diving Instruction

  • Intro to Tec
  • Tec 40
  • Tec 45
  • Tec 50 
  • Tec Deep

Course Scheduling

I sometimes teach for dive shops but like most scuba instructors am hired as an independent contractor. Since I am an independent instructor and when not teaching a class for  a particular shop,  I don't work off of a set schedule. I schedule courses as needed. When someone comes to me and wants to get certified before their Hawaii trip, I work with them to get that done. Someone else, might want a continuing education class or to move into Tec Diving. So, I set up courses accordingly to the need. If you are curious, don't hesitate to drop me a message and we can talk about what your diving goals are and how I can help you accomplish them.


NAUI Scuba Diver Course


Advanced Courses


Cozumel trip

PADI Courses

  • Open Water SCUBA certification
  • Enriched Air/Nitrox 
  • Advanced Open Water 
  • Navigation 
  • Night Diver
  • Deep Diver 
  • Search and Recovery
  • Rescue Diver
  • Self Reliant Diver
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Peak Performance Bouyancy
  • Digital UW Photography
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Project Aware
  • Emergency First Responder - EFR

Professional Training

  • Dive Master

tom carlson

​magic island scuba

Dive better, dive longer

it all started with one dive...

I took my first scuba course back in 2007 when my life changed. I knew the ocean would become my life, and today Magic Island Scuba  is devoted to giving my clients the same thrilling experience. 


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At Magic Island Scuba, I know about the amazing connection that can occur when a person goes underwater and explores a whole new world. Let me guide you in that fantastic journey. Have a question about diving? Classes, schedules or costs? Get in touch!

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