The course is the entry point into the technical range providing a transition from recreational to technical diving. In Dive Arizona the use of a full tec rig is preferred with double tanks and wings. But a diver can use their own recreational gear modified accordingly with two separate regulators, one of which must be on a long hose or also in sidemount configuration (see tec sidemount diver course). Course duration 2-3 days.
PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent
PADI Enriched Air Diver or equivalent
PADI Deep Diver or equivalent
Have a minimum of 30 logged dives with at least 10 dives using Enriched Air Nitrox to depths greather than 18m.
Be 18 years old and have a fit to dive medical signed by a physician.
During this course you will learn to:
Conduct decompression dives using technical equipment, modified recreational equipment, or sidemount rigged
Practice motor skills required for decompression diving
Understand the risks and hazards invloved with decompression diving
Reasonably respond to forseeable emergencies that may occur in decompression diving
Dive to 40m depth with up to 10 minutes of non-accelerated decompression while breathing up to EANx50Tec 40
The Tec 45 course is the next step on the ladder of technical dive training. You will learn to use a full tec rig - wings and double tanks plus a side slung tank for decompression. You can also complete this course in sidemount configuration. Course duration 2-3 days.
PADI Tec 40 Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation, including proof of CPR and first aid training in the last 2 years)
50 logged dives, including 12 using Enriched Air Nitrox below 18m and at least 6 dives with ot without Nitrox below 30m
18 years of age and have a current fit to dive medical signed by a physician
You'll learn to:
Make gas switch accelerated decompression dives using any mix of nitrox or oxygen
Practise motor skills required for technical diving
Understand the hazards and risks involved with technical diving
Respond to reasonably forseeable emergencies that may occur in technical diving
Tec 40 CCR- KISS Rebreathers
Explore the Depths like you never have before with a Tec 40 CCR course. The future of deep tec diving belongs to the CCR (closed circuit rebreather) and the Tec 40 CCR course is where it all starts. If you’re interested in technical diving and want to dive a rebreather, the Tec 40 CCR course is your entry into the tec diving realm. During the course, you focus on developing the discipline it takes to be a technical diver while learning the details of proper setup, predive checks, dive planning, failure and problem management and teamwork for CCR diving.
Be a PADI Rescue Diver
Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver
Be a PADI Deep Diver or show proof of 10 dives to 30 metres/100 feet
Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, with at least 10 dives using EANx deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
Be at least 18 years old and must have a current fit to dive medical
After successful completion of the PADI Tec 50 course you'll be able to conduct gas-switch extended no-decompression dives, decompression dives and accelerated decompression dives using air and enriched air to a depth of 50 metres/165 feet. You'll also understand the hazards and risks involved in technical diving, as well as how to prepare for and handle reasonable foreseeable technical diving emergencies.
Course duration 3-4 days.
PADI Tec 45 Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation, including proof of CPR and firt aid training in the last 2 years)
Have a minimum of 100 logged dives of which 20 must be enriched air dives, 25 dives must be deeper than 18m and at least 15 dives must be deeper than 30minimum
Minimum age18 yrs old and must have a fit to dive certificate from a licensed physician
You also have the option of completing Tec40/45/50 courses in one 10 day course known as Tec Deep Diver if the above last three prerequisites are met.
If you’ve looked into technical diving, you realize that tec divers always wear more than one tank. Sidemount is an increasingly popular way to configure multiple cylinders for technical diving. You can enter the world of tec diving with the Tec Sidemount Diver course and apply what you learn to other TecRec courses. Your instructor may offer to integrate this course with the Tec 40, Tec 45, or Tec 50 courses.
If you’re a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives, you qualify to enroll in a Tec Sidemount Diver course. It’s recommended that you also have a PADI Enriched Air Diver certification.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Sidemount Instructor.
You will learn the advantages of diving with a sidemount configuration and how to set up a tec sidemount harness, you will get hands on training with one confined water session and 4 open water dives to a maximum depth of 30m getting used to the equipment. If you are already tec certified and want to go sidemount then several sections need not apply ask us about training from whatever tec certification and experience you already have.
Tec Trimix 65
Explore the Depths - This course is the starting point for mixed gas diving and opens up the advantages of trimix to the diver. 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. You'll also understand the extra hazards and risks involved with trimix diving. You can also continue on the Tec Trimix Diver after which there is no depth limitation on your certification card. Course duration 4-5 days depending on your experience level.
PADI Tec 50 Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation - additional dives and theory required)
PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation
Have a minimum of 150 logged dives
Minimum age 18 yrs and must have a current fit to dive medical
Explore the depths - After successful completion of the PADI Tec Trimix Diver course you will be able to conduct accelerated decompression dives using hypoxic trimix as a bottom gas. There is no depth limitation with this certification, you will also understand the extra hazards and risks involved in deep trimix diving. On the course training dives will be conducted to a maximum depth of 90m, as more experience is gained with depth you can venture deeper building your experience gradually. Our tec team can help you build this. Course duration 6-8 days depending on experience level.
PADI Tec 50 Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation, additional dives and theory required)
PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation
Have a minimum of 150 logged dives
Minimum age 18 yrs and must a fit to dive medical
If you are already a PADI Tec 65 Diver you can upgrade to full Tec Trimix Diver with us in 3 days
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