• Technical Diving Rig

    Scuba Gear for Tec Divers

    Tec diving requires additional experience, training and equipment. Technical divers typically wear twin cylinders or closed-circuit rebreathers (CCRs), plus wear additional tanks, each with different gas blends. They also usually have backups for all their other dive gear. Interested in tec diving?

    Check out PADI TecRec courses.

    Learn more about technical dive gear, sidemount configurations and rebreathers.

      A mask is one of the most important, and personal, pieces of scuba diving equipment you own because it lets you explore with your eyes. More...

      A snorkel is a very personal piece of equipment. It lives with your mask, spends time in your mouth, and lets you breathe while you look below, until you’re ready to submerge on scuba. More...

      There are fins for swimming, snorkeling, free diving and body surfing. More...

      Imagine scuba diving while hovering, weightless underwater – eye to eye with a fish. How is it possible? It starts with your buoyancy control device (BCD). More...

      Most people float, which is great if you like to stay at the surface. However, scuba divers want to descend and need a weight system to help them offset this tendency to float. More...

      If you think about it, breathing underwater is pretty remarkable, and it all happens because of the regulator. The scuba regulator is a great invention that delivers the air from your scuba tank to you just the way you need it to breathe. More...

      Your SPG displays how much air remains in your tank so that you can end your dive well before you get too low. More...

      You can track your dives using dive tables, a depth gauge and dive watch, but most scuba divers use a dive computer – it’s easier. More...

      In the 1970s and 1980s, divers wore dive watches because it was the standard way to track bottom time while scuba diving. More...

      A dive knife is a general tool that scuba divers occasionally use to cut entangling fishing line or rap on their tanks to get a buddy’s attention. More...

      It’s obvious that a dive light is necessary to scuba dive at night to help you navigate, see your gauges, and observe interesting aquatic life. More...

      Whether you’re driving to your local dive site or getting on a plane headed for the tropics, a sturdy gear bag will help you organize, protect and carry your scuba diving equipment. More...

      It’s called exposure protection because while scuba diving you’re not only exposed to water’s cooling ability but also to things that can scrape, cut or sting. More...

      With the rise of digital photography capabilities, there are now numerous options for capturing images underwater. More...

      An accessory is defined as an item that can be added to something else to in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive. More...

      A dive flag indicates that scuba divers are nearby. In some areas, flying a dive flag while scuba diving is required by law, but in general it’s a good idea for safety reasons. More...

      In the unlikely event that you’re at the surface and need to get the attention of someone on shore or on a boat, you’ll be glad you have a surface signaling device. More...

      High-pressure cylinders are relatively small, yet very strong containers that hold large volumes of compressed gas. More...

      Rebreathers reuse the gas you exhale by recycling the good part and replenishing it for your next breath. More...

      Scuba diving with a sidemount configuration simply means that you carry your tanks at your sides instead of on your back. More...

      Technical (tec) diving involves diving beyond normal recreational scuba diving limits. More...