Technical Diving

Technical diving, essentially, is the practice of diving beyond the limits of recreational diving. This can include great depths, decompression and overhead environments such as caves, wrecks and mines. These environments require specialized theoretical knowledge, equipment configurations, gas mixtures and emergency procedures to reduce the inherent risks involved.
The aim of technical diver training is to create confident and competent divers who can safely access new realms of underwater exploration.

PADI TEC 40

The TEC 40 course is PADI’s foundational technical course. It is designed to introduce a recreational diver to the core aspects of the technical diving. The set up and use of the equipment configuration, dive, gas planning and emergency procedures are among the topics introduced.

Qualification description: Upon completion the student will be qualified to undertake dives to a maximum depth of 40 meters, using a Nitrox mix up to 50% to add conservatism to a maximum decompression time of 10 minutes.
Course duration: 2 or 3 days.

Pre requisites: Advanced open water diver, Nitrox diver, Deep Diver. Minimum, at least, 30 dives using Nitrox, being 18 years old and a medical statement signed by a physician.

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PADI TEC 45

The Tec 45 course builds on the foundational knowledge and skillset of the Tec 40 course. It is designed to provide the diver with the abilities to plan and execute single and repetitive decompression dives with Nitrox or Oxygen to accelerate decompression obligations.

Qualification description: upon completion the student will be qualified to undertake dive to a maximum depth of 45 meters, using a single stage and up to and including 100% oxygen to accelerate decompression. No limit on decompression time.

Course duration: 2 or 3 days.

Pre requisites: Rescue diver, Tec 40 diver. Minimum 50 dives with, at least, 12 using Nitrox and 6 dives deeper than 30 meters, being18 years old and a medical statement signed by a physician.

PADI Tec 50

The Tec 50 course is the final step in PADI’s “Tec Deep” technical training package. It is designed to take the diver beyond the limits of recreational diving and into the world of decompression diving.

Qualification description: upon completion the student will be qualified to undertake dives to a maximum depth of 50 meters, using two stages and Nitrox mixes up to and including 100% oxygen to accelerate decompression. No limits on decompression time.

Course duration: 2 or 3 days.

Pre requisites: Rescue Diver and Tec 45 Diver. Minimum of 100 dives, 20 dives using Nitrox, at least, 20 dives deeper than 30 meters, being 18 years old and a medical statement signed by a physician.

Technical Sidemount

The technical Sidemount course builds on the foundations of the basic sidemount course. It is designed to either cross a backmounted technical diver over a multistage sidemount diving, or to bridge the gap between basic sidemount and the PADI Tec 40/45/50 programs, using 3 or 4 cylinders.

Qualification description: upon completion the student will either qualify for enrolment on a tec 40/45/50 program in sidemount configuration or be qualified to undertake technical dives within the limits of the previous technical certifications.

Duration: 3 days.

Pre requisites: Advanced or higher, basic Sidemount certification, Nitrox diver, being 18 years old and 30 logged dives.