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Padi Tec 50

Padi Tec 50


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


What do I need to start?


The Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to tec diving lingo, emergency procedures, decompression and stage cylinder handling and gas planning. The pak includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures.


What will I do?


During the Tec 50 course, you will:


• Make actual decompression dives as deep as 50 metres/165 feet

• Use enriched air nitrox and/or oxygen for decompression

• Use desk top decompression software to create custom dive tables and plan your dives

• Qualify to make technical decompression dives independently


How long will it take?


The course is based individual skill competance and is sheduled to the students requirements


What will I need?


•Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)

•Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)

•Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)

•DSAT Tec 45 Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)

•Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which

· 20 dives must be enriched air dives

· 25 dives must be deeper than 18 metres/60 feet

· at least 20 dives must be deeper than 30 metres/100 feet

•Be at least 18 years old

Have a medical statement signed by your physician


What can I do after this?


Tec Trimix 65 Course

This course opens up the advantages of trimix to the diver, and divers are qualified to make multi-stop decompression dives that employ EANx and oxygen for accelerated decompression, and any trimix with an oxygen content of 18% or more.

They can dive to a maximum depth of 65 metres/210 feet.

International Association of Rebreather Trainers International Association Nitrox and Technical Diver Padi Tec Rec Technical Diving International