PADI Tec Courses
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Technical scuba diving is defined as diving other than conventional commercial or research diving that takes divers beyond recreational scuba diving limits. It is further defined as and includes one or more of the following:
• Diving beyond 40 metres/130 feet deep
• Required stage decompression
• Diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear metres/130 linear feet of the surface
• Accelerated decompression and or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive
Because in technical diving the surface is effectively inaccessible in an emergency, Tec divers use extensive methodologies and technologies and training to manage the added risks. Even with these, however, Tec diving admittedly has more risk, potential hazard and shorter critical error chains than does recreational scuba diving. Tec diving not only has more risk, but it requires significantly more effort, discipline and equipment. It’s not for everyone. There are some individuals who want to visit places underwater that relatively few people can. Many spectacular, untouched wrecks lie at depths well below 40 metres/130 feet. Deep reefs have organisms you don’t find in the shallows. Some people enjoy the challenge and focus Tec diving requires. Still others love being involved with cutting edge technologies. These reasons make Tec diving rewarding.
TecRec courses are integrated into an instructionally valid, seamless course flow that takes you from beginning Tec diver to one qualified to the outer reaches of sport diving using different gas mixes.
Each level introduces you to new gear, planning and procedures appropriate to extend your diving limits. The Tec Diver course is an integrated sequence of three sub courses: Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50. You can complete them continuously, or you can complete each level separately with a time span between them. This gives you learning efficiency, instructional integrity and schedule flexibility.
The PADI Tec Trimix Diver course is intended to extend the depth range of technical divers already trained and qualified to use air, enriched air and oxygen for technical decompression dives beyond 50 metres/165 feet. Diving with Trimix is the outer edge of Tec diving – the maximum depth for using this technology has yet to be defined.
Tec diving uses much more equipment than recreational diving. The technical scuba gear typically uses two to four or five regulators, a dive computer, and some accessories.
The fun part of TecRec is rising to the challenges as you dive deeper and longer than most divers ever do.
EASE offers the TEC REC courses for diver and instructor levels!
TDI Tec Courses
We offer the following diver courses
- Advanced Nitrox
- Decompression Procedure
- Extended Range
- Advanced Trimix
- Advanced Wreck
- Instructor Courses:
- Sidemount Instructor
- Advanced Nitrox Instructor
- Decompression Procedure Instructor
- Helitrox Instructor
- Extended Range Instructor
- Trimix Instructor
- Advanced Trimix Instructor
- Advanced Wreck Instructor
- Cave Courses:
- Cavern Diver
- Introductory Cave Diver
- Full Cave Diver
- Sidemount Cave Diver