We pride ourselves on creating tec divers that stay tec diving. Luke Inman is our principle technical instructor. Luke has been teaching technical diving since 2000. Luke and his tec diving team are regularly diving using our technical skills.
Cortez Expeditions is an Apeks Technical Center. We include Apeks and Fourth Element equipment in all our technical courses.
If you are interested in taking technical scuba training with us, please contact us to set up an appointment (in person or over the phone). We like to talk with all our students and plan distinct packages for training and ensuring quality adventure and diving. Email us today
IANTD Advanced Nitrox
IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix
IANTD Tec Open Water Sidemouint
IANTD Decompression Specialist
IANTD Technical Diver
IANTD Normoxic Trimix
IANTD Trimix Diver
International Association of Nitrox Divers, IAND, was formed in 1985 in response to the needs of the diving public. Up until that time, mixed gas diving and the use of decompression gasses was limited, in a formal way, to military and commercial divers.
In 1985, Dick Ruthkowski, retired as the dive supervisor for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, and, together with other leaders in the diving community, formed IAND. Dick’s goal was to introduce the benefits of using Nitrox in many diving situations and to begin teaching safe decompression diving.
In 1991, under the leadership of Tom Mount, the organization grew into the leading technical training organization in the world, offering courses covering all aspects of sport diving. At the same time, the name was changed to the International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers, IANTD, to better reflect the organization’s additional emphasis technical diving.
Today, IANTD has offices in over twenty five countries and instructors in more than 60 countries.