DSAT TEC REC Courses

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TEC Diving by its nature carries with it a higher risk factor, its requires significantly more effort, discipline, maintenance and more equipment. This type of diving is not for everyone’s tastes. You can be a very experienced, very capable diver without ever having made a TEC Dive or ever experiencing the need to make a TEC Dive.

With any recreational sport or activity there is a cadre of individuals who enjoy a more technical orientated aspect to their hobby. There are many dives worldwide that are beyond 40 metres in depth, many shipwrecks lay beyond 40 metres, such as the WWII Wrecks of Truk Lagoon, and to visit these requires specialist knowledge, skills and equipment and quite often different gas mixes beyond normal air. It is these aspects that can make TEC Diving both exciting and rewarding to the individuals that undertake this type of diving.

DSAT Discover Tec
lets you try technical diving equipment and procedures.

What You'll Learn

You learn about technical diving and get to try it out. Plus, Discover Tec experiences can also credit towards the Tec 40 course.

The Scuba Gear You'll Use

You will need your basic scuba gear and you will try technical scuba diving equipment.

Prerequisites

To participate in Discover Tec Diving, you must:

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have a minimum of 10 logged dives
  • Be at least 18 years old

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The TEC 40 Diver Course

The Tec 40 is the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Deep. You will learn to how to use decompression software and dive computers to plan and make decompression dives with no more than 10 minutes of total decompression and not deeper than 40 metres/130 feet. You will use a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50% oxygen (EANx50) to add conservatism to the required decompression.

 

How Long Does it Take
This course takes 2 to 3 days to complete or longer if required

What Do I Need

DSAT Tec Deep Diver Crewpack
You May Use a Twin Set Cylinders with Manifold, Backplate and Wing
Dive Computer, Exposure Suit , Weights and Weight System
Stage Cylinders with Regulator(s)
Cylinders must be Oxygen clean
Course Materials, Dive Site Entry Fees, Gas Fills and Equipment Hire is not included in the price of the course

Pre Course Diving Certification Requirements
Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver
Be a PADI Deep Specialty Diver
Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres
Have a medical form signed by your physician

What Will I Do

The course covers equipment considerations, oxygen tracking, decompression dive planning along with practical experience using stage cylinders.

Using Rrecreational scuba equipment, with some minor additions to enhance your ability to deal with tec diving conditions

Use desktop decompression software and dive computers to plan and make decompression dives with no more than ten minutes of total decompression and not deeper than 40 metres

Use a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50 percent oxygen (EANx50) to add conservatism to the required decompression

1 x Session of Theory Knowledge Development Review and Video plus Exam
1 x Pool session to learn and practice new skills required for open water divers
2 X Days of Open Water Dives where you will undertake,Shutdown Drills, Shared Gas ascents, stage cylinder removal and reattachment, Surface Marker Buoy Deployment, Decompression Gas Switching, Dive planning techniques, equipment configuration. learn to prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencie

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Tec Deep 45 Diver Course

The Tec 45 course picks up where Tec 40 leaves off and takes your training as a Tec diver further and deeper. It is the second sub-course in the full PADI Tec Diver course. You will learn the skills, equipment and planning needed to dive to a maximum of 45 metres/145 feet. You will acquire the knowledge to plan and execute single and repetitive decompression dives using a single stage cylinder of EANx or oxygen to accelerate or add conservatism to the decompression stops.

How Long Does it Take

This course takes 2 to 3 days to complete or longer if required

What Do I Need

DSAT Tec Deep Diver Crewpack
Twin Set Cylinders with Manifold, Backplate and Wing
Dive Computer, Exposure Suit , Weights and Weight System
Stage Cylinders with Regulator(s)
Cylinders must be Oxygen clean
Course Materials, Dive Site Entry Fees, Gas Fills and Equipment Hire is not included in the price of the course

Pre Course Diving Certification Requirements
Be 18 years old minimum
Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver
Be a PADI Deep Specialty Diver
PADI Tec 40 Diver
Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, of which at least 12 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres, 6dives (with or without EANx) were deeper than 30 metres
Have a medical form signed by your physician

The course covers equipment considerations, oxygen tracking, decompression dive planning along with practical experience using stage cylinders.

1 x Session of Theory Knowledge Development Review and Video plus Exam
1 x Pool session to learn and practice new skills required for open water divers
2 X Days of Open Water Dives where you will undertake,Shutdown Drills, Shared Gas ascents, stage cylinder removal and reattachment, Surface Marker Buoy Deployment, Decompression Gas Switching, Dive planning techniques, equipment configuration. learn to prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies

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Tec Deep 50 Course

This course completes your training as an entry-level Tec diver taking you past the limits of recreational diving. During your training you will make actual decompression dives as deep as 50 metres. You will be using enriched air nitrox and/or oxygen for decompression and use desk top decompression software to create custom dive tables and plan your dives. By the end of the course you will qualify to make technical decompression dives independently.

How Long Does it Take

This course takes 2 to 3 days to complete or longer if required


What Do I Need

DSAT Tec Deep Diver Crewpack
Twin Set Cylinders with Manifold, Backplate and Wing
Stage Cylinders with Regulator(s)
Cylinders must be Oxygen clean
Course Materials, Dive Site Entry Fees, Gas Fills and Equipment Hire is not included in the price of the course

Pre Course Diving Certification Requirements
Be 18 years old minimum
Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver
Be a PADI Deep Specialty Diver
PADI Tec 40 Diver
PADI Tec 45 Diver
Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, 20 dives must be enriched air dives, 25 dives must be deeper than 18 metres, 20 dives must be deeper than 30 metres
Have a medical statement signed by a physician

Materials Required
DSAT Tec Deep Diver Crewpack
Dive Computer, Exposure Suit , Weights and Weight System
Twin Set Cylinders with Manifold, Backplate and Wing
Stage Cylinders with Regulator(s)
Cylinders must be Oxygen clean
Course Materials, Dive Site Entry Fees, Gas Fills and Equipment Hire is not included in the price of the course

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DSAT TEC DEEP Diver

This course combines TEC 40, TEC 45 and TEC 50 into a single course covering your training as an entry-level Tec diver taking you past the limits of recreational diving. During your training you will make actual decompression dives as deep as 50 metres. You will be using enriched air nitrox and/or oxygen for decompression and use desk top decompression software to create custom dive tables and plan your dives. By the end of the course you will qualify to make technical decompression dives independently.

How Long Does it Take

This course takes7 to 9 days to complete or longer if required

Course Materials, Dive Site Entry Fees, Gas Fills and Equipment Hire is not included in the price of the course

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DSAT TEC TRIMIX
For the extreme diver ready to further explore the world of technical deep diving, the gas of choice is trimix – a blend of oxygen, helium and nitrogen

The PADI Tec Trimix Diver course takes you to the outer edges of technical deep diving, opening the door to pristine dive sites few divers – if any – ever see

What You Learn

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.

This course is for Tec 50 or Tec Trimix 65 (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization). The course extends your depth range capabilities by training you to use trimix (a blend of helium, oxygen and nitrogen).

You will
• Plan and execute between three to eight dives (depending upon whether you enter the course as a Tec 50 diver or Tec Trimix 65 diver) using EANX and trimix blends
• Use decompression software to create custom dive tables and dive plans
• Make training dives as deep as 90 metres/300feet

The Scuba Gear You'll Use
  • Double cylinders (minimum 12 litre/70 cubic feet each, with larger preferred) with isolator manifold
  • Primary and secondary regulators, one with two metre/seven foot hose (approximately) for gas sharing, and one with SPG
  • Stage/decompression cylinders with regulator, SPG, mounting hardware and proper labeling/markings. Two per diver will be required
  • Backup decompression cylinders as appropriate and required for the environment
  • BCD and harness – redundant buoyancy control is required (double bladder BCD or dry suit if suitable for weight of equipment worn)
  • Depth gauge/computer and backup depth gauge/computer
  • Timing device and backup timing device
  • Trimix decompression information (tables/trimix computer) and backup decompression information
  • Exposure suit appropriate for environment and dive duration. (If you use a dry suit, you should be trained/experienced with its use in recreational and technical diving prior to using it for trimix training or diving.)
  • Argon dry suit inflation or other inflation system as needed
  • Weight system (if needed)
  • Jon line (if needed for current diving environments)
  • Inflatable signal tube
  • Reel
  • Lift bag (bright yellow or per local community practice preferred)
  • Dive knife / cutting device and backup slate, backup mask (optional)
  • Compass, lights (optional)
  • Drift kit (if drift decompressing)

The Learning Materials You'll Need

Tec Trimix Diver Crew- Pak

The Tec Trimix Diver Crew-Pak includes all required materials,  including: manual, deep stop calculation table, trimix decal and emergency procedures slate.

Topics covered include:
* Trimix diving depth ranges
* Exposure planning
* Selecting a mix
* Argon inflation systems
* Handling three or four decompression cylinders
* Decompression models
* Emergency procedures
* Face masks and multi-gas computers.

Prerequisites

You must be
Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization and having proof of CPR and first aid training with the previous two years)
Be certified as a Tec 50 or Tec Trimix 65 (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization)
Be at least 18 years old
Have logged at least 150 dives
Have a medical form signed by your physician

Download our Enrolment Pack Here

PADI Enriched Air

The 2011 PADI Speclaity of the year is Enriched Air Diver. This specialty can extend your bottom time and shorten your surface intervals giving more time to enjoy the wonders of the underwater world.

Equipment Servicing

We offer regulator Servicing from fully qualified technicians in our fully equipped Workshop and Cylinder Testing.

Contact Us

Please contact us with any query or concerns you may have relating to our diving courses

Telephone: 07802 864870 or 07872 510970
E-mail: danny@wrightdiving.com