TECHNICAL DIVING COURSES

PADITechnical Diving Courses

 


Technical Diving

technical divingTechnical diving means going beyond recreational scuba diving limits. But, tec divers will tell you that it’s really about the challenge and adventure of exploring places that no one else has ever seen.

What is technical diving?

Technical scuba diving involves going beyond recreational scuba diving limits and includes one or more of the following:

  • Diving beyond 40 meters/130 feet
  • Required stage decompression
  • Diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear meters/130 linear feet of the surface
  • Accelerated decompression and/or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive
  • Use of extensive equipment and technologies

In technical diving the surface is often inaccessible in an emergency, so tec divers use extensive procedures, equipment and training to manage the added risks and potential hazards. Although founded on extensive open-circuit scuba technology, tec diving has been revolutionized by the development, availability and reliability of closed circuit rebreathers (CCRs). CCRs have numerous benefits and provide tec divers with significantly more time underwater.

Technical Diving Courses

Tec 40 DiverTec 40 Diver

This course begins the journey into more “extreme” diving and takes experienced and qualified divers far deeper than in mainstream Recreational diving.
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TEC 45Tec 45 Diver

The Tec 45 course picks up where Tec 40 leaves off and takes your training as a tec diver further and deeper. Tec 45 qualifies divers to make extended no stop dives, and accelerated decompression dives to a maximum of 45m/145ft.
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TEC 50Tec 50 Diver

The Tec 50 Diver course completes your training as an entry-level tec diver, taking you past the limits of recreational diving.
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Sidemount DiverTec Sidemount Diver

Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options plus…
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