Dark Tide Tech Dive Expedition Base is a store located in the northern suburbs of Taipei city.

Owned and operated by Phil Hsieh it focuses more on technical diving rather than recreational diving. It is the go to place for those interested in Tech diving, tech diving is a small subset of the diving industry, however tech divers are usually dedicated to the sports and invest large amounts or time and energy.

Technical diving not only requires additional training, but also involves much more logistics in planning and execution.

Dark Tide Tech Diving

Dark Tide Tech Diving Expedition Base provides technical dive training, tech gear rental, sales, service and maintenance. They carry some of the most renown equipment brands including Halcyon, Apeks, 4th element, DUI, Shearwater and Heirichs Weikamp.


Enjoy every moment under the water

No.181, Jinhu Rd., Neihu District
Taipei City 11461, Taiwan

Phone: 886-2-2790-8507


Contact: Phil Hsieh

Brands: Halcyon, Apeks, 4th Element, DUI, Shearwater, Heirichs Weikamp


Phil Hsieh

Phil owner of Dark Tide

Phil began his scuba diving career taking his open water diver course in 2000, he progressed and began his dive master in 2003.

Continuing his pursuit for further skills and knowledge he turned to technical diving and became an IANTD instructor in 2007 and focused on technical diving training. Phil used to teach National Museum of China’s Underwater Archeology team from entry level tech dive course to Normoxic Trimix.

As an instructor, Phil continues to learn and became DPV diver, Tech Wreck diver, Tech Cave diver, Essentials instructor, and eventually in 2015 became Normoxic Trimix Instructor Trainer. As a technical diver, he also pursued certification for various equipment service technician status.

Phil Hsieh’s Certification 執照:

IANTD Technical Wreck Diver 沉船技術潛水員

IANTD Trimix Diver 缺氧性氦氮氧技術潛水員
IANTD Techincal Cave Diver 洞穴技術潛水員
IANTD OW DPV Instructor 開放水域推進器教練
IANTD Trimix Blender Instructor 氦氮氧混合氣配氣員教練
IANTD Essentials Instructor & IT
精進潛水員教練 & 教練訓練官
IANTD Adv. Nitrox/ Adv. Recreational Trimix Instructor & IT
進階高氧/ 進階休閒氦氮氧教練&教練訓練官
IANTD Technical/ Normoxic Trimix Instructor & IT
技術潛水/ 氦氮氧技術潛水教練&教練訓練官

Service Technician 原廠維修技師

Courses offered include:
IANTD Nitrox Diver
IANTD Essentials Diver
IANTD Open Water DPV Diver
IANTD Nitrox / Trimix Blender

IANTD Advanced Nitrox Diver
IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver
IANTD Technical Normoxic Trimix Diver
IANTD Trimix Diver
IANTD Technical Wreck Diver
IANTD Advanced Wreck Diver

IANTD Sport Diver Instructor
IANTD Advanced Nitrox Instructor
IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Instructor
IANTD Essentials Instructor
IANTD Technical Instructor
IANTD Normoxic Trimix Instructor

For more information contact Phil directly at the Dark Tide!