Being a gas blender is a key job at a busy PADI Dive Center or Resort. This course teaches you how to blend enriched air nitrox and helium-based gases using one or more blending methods. Description The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is the most popular diver specialty course and the number of technical divers is on the rise, which means that lots of scuba divers want enriched air and gas blends. The Tec Gas Blender course teaches you to blend enriched air nitrox and helium-blend gases using one or more blending methods. Being the blender is a key job at a busy PADI Dive Center or Resort and your work allows other divers to do what they love to do – scuba dive. If you’re a PADI Enriched Air Diver and are at least 18 years old, you can enroll in a Tec Gas Blender course. Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Gas Blender Instructor. Academic The Tec Gas Blender course includes three practical application sessions, but no dives. During independent study and instructor-led review, you learn: About the advantages and disadvantages of different blending methodologies. To blend enriched air and trimix blends to within one percent of the target mix. About the potential hazards related to handling oxygen, and how to manage those risks. To demonstrate the steps for oxygen cleaning equipment, along with the requirements for oxygen service. Getting Started You can get your PADI Gas Blender Manual to start your independent study by visiting your local PADI Dive Shop. Advertisement More Courses Continuing Education Tec 40 Consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four training dives. Designed for the diver transitioning from recreational diving to technical diving. Continuing Education Tec 45 Part 2 of the PADI Tec Deep Diver program. Extend your depth limit to 45 metres/145 ft. Learn to plan & execute repetitive decompression dives using a single stage/decompression cylinder. Continuing Education Tec 50 Part 3 of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program. Develop competency & have the skills to dive to a max of 50 metres/165 ft. Learn how to extend & accelerate decompression stops using up to 2 gases. Continuing Education Tec Trimix 65 Extend your depth range the right way with a blend of helium, oxygen & nitrogen (trimix). The Tec Trimix 65 course introduces you to using trimix down to a maximum depth of 65 metres/210 feet. Continuing Education Tec Trimix Diver This course turns experienced tec divers into extreme divers. During this course, you'll make dives as deep as 90 metres/300 feet, use multigas trimix computers, & handle up to 4 stage/deco cylinders. Continuing Education Tec 40 CCR The Tec 40 CCR course is your entry into the tec diving realm. Learn the details of proper setup, predive checks, dive planning, failure and problem management and teamwork for CCR diving.