Links to the Different diving courses

(Check each to discover the full range of options.)

Technical Diving-Learn to Safely Dive Beyond Recreational Limits:

Through this series of three courses (Tec 40, Tec 45, and Tec 50) you will first develop a strong foundation on which to build your future tec diving. You will gain valuable knowledge, skills, and experience that will take you beyond recreational diving limits. By the time you complete your training as a Tec 50 diver, your abilities as a diver will have greatly expanded and your dive skills tested.

Discover Tec Diving:

This experience allows the prospective technical diver see what it feels like to dive in technical equipment. You will be exposed to some basic tec skills in a safe and controlled environment. Depending upon your interests, you may have the oportunity to try both sidemount and the traditional backmount gear configurations.

Details:

  • Total course hours: 3 hours
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Prerequisite: Open Water Diver

Tec 40:

This is the introductory PADI tec course. The skills you learn in this course will form the foundation upon which more advanced tec courses will build upon. This course will challenge you to improve your dive knowledge and skills to a new level.

Course Objectives:

  • Plan and make decompression dives with no more than 10 minutes of decompression
  • Conduct these decompression dives within recreational depth limits (130’)
  • Use a single cylinder of decompression gas (EANx 50 max) to add conservatism to required decompression

Details:

  • Total course hours: 50 hours
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Prerequisite:
    • Advanced Open Water certified
    • Enriched Air Diver certified
    • Deep Diver certified
    • Minimum 30 dives, at least 10 deeper than 60’ on EANx
  • Required Gear: Contact the shop for equipment options

Tec 45:

This is the intermediate PADI tec course. The skills you learn in this course will build upon foundation you learned in Tec 40. This course will continue to challenge you to improve your dive knowledge and skills to the next level. Not only will your knowledge and skills improve, but you will test them by diving beyond recreational diving limits!

Course Objectives:

  • Plan and make single or multiple decompression dives to a maximum depth of 145’
  • Use a single cylinder of decompression gas (EANx or oxygen) to accelerate or add conservatism to required decompression
  • Conduct extended no stop dives using one cylinder of EANx or oxygen

Details:

  • Total course hours: 50 hours
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Prerequisite:
    • Tec 40 certified
    • Rescue Diver certified
    • Minimum 50 dives, at least 12 deeper than 60’ on EANx and at least 6 deeper than 100’
  • Required Gear: Contact the shop for equipment options

Tec 50:

This is the intermediate PADI tec course. The skills you learn in this course will build upon foundation you learned in Tec 40. This course will continue to challenge you to improve your dive knowledge and skills to the next level. Not only will your knowledge and skills improve, but you will test them by diving beyond recreational diving limits!

Course Objectives:

  • Plan and make single or multiple decompression dives to a maximum depth of 165’ using air, EANx, and/or oxygen
  • Use tec diving equipment and appropriate gasses to conduct multiple stop decompression dives
  • Use two cylinders of decompression gas (EANx and/or oxygen) to accelerate or add conservatism to required decompression
  • Conduct extended no stop dives using two cylinders of EANx or oxygen

Details:

  • Total course hours: 50 hours
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Prerequisite:
    • Tec 45 certified
    • Minimum 100 dives, at least 20 deeper than 60’ on EANx and at least 15 deeper than 100’
  • Required Gear: Contact the shop for equipment options
 
 

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