This short course is designed to let divers experience technical diving in confined water. Get introduced a few basic skills and procedures. Discover Tec may credit towards the Tec 40 course. Description Curious about technical (tec) diving, but not sure about jumping into a course? Discover Tec is a short confined water experience that allows you to give technical diving a try. You get to wear all the extra tec diving gear and take it for a test dive. Your PADI Tec Instructor may introduce a few basic skills, such as primary to secondary regulator switch and gas shutdown procedures. If you’re interested in tec diving and are a PADI Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old, and have a minimum of 10 logged dives, you qualify for Discover Tec. Academic Your PADI Tec Instructor will explain the equipment you’ll use and go over basic tec diving procedures, such as the importance of diving in teams. You’ll get in the water, make gear adjustments, then simply explore and get a feel for the equipment. Discover Tec may credit toward the Tec 40 course if you successfully complete the Tec 40 Training Dive One required skills. Ask your instructor about this option if you’re interested. Available Languages For information on other available languages please contact your PADI Dive Center. Equipment You’ll want to have your mask, fins and exposure suit. Your PADI Tec Instructor will have the technical diving equipment, including but not limited to – two tanks, primary and backup regulators, and technical diving BCD and harness or sidemount harness. Getting Started Contact a PADI Dive Shop to ask about PADI TecRec courses. Dive centers and resorts that offer technical diving courses will usually display the PADI TecRec icon. Also, check out the PADI TecRec blog. Advertisement More Courses Continuing Education Public Safety Diver™ Work with local authorities, be part of a rescue team and, quite possibly, assist in underwater criminal investigations. Continuing Education Discover Local Diving Have an experienced dive professional help you understand a local dive environment so you can better enjoy the dive adventure.