Technical Diving Courses

PADI Discover Technical Diving
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Discover Technical Diving
Tec 40
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Tec 40
Tec 45
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Tec 45
PADI Tec 50
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Tec 50
PADI Tec Sidemount
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Tec Sidemount
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Tec Sidemount Instructor

 

 

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Why PADI?

PADI TecRec courses set the bar for technical and rebreather diver training. These courses provide a strong foundation and result in divers who are both confident and competent. TecRec Courses will greatly expand your diving knowledge and skills, and PADI TecRec courses are designed to offer comprehensive and realistic training that is both robust and industry proven. 

As a technical diver you will learn how to manage the risks associated with diving beyond the limits of recreational diving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tec diving and rebreather questions, answered

 
Do I have to invest in all new equipment to start tec diving?

In most cases, recreational scuba masks, wet suits, dry suits and fins can often be used for tec diving. However, tec diving is its own activity with its own requirements, so for open circuit tec diving you'll usually need two new dive computers that can accommodate mixed gases and staged decompression, more regulators and a tec BCD. For closed circuit diving you'll need a rebreather, which usually has its own BCD and integrated computers. If you like scuba equipment, you’ll love tec diving!

 
Is technical and rebreather diving safe?

Going deeper and staying underwater longer does increase risk – the potential to be seriously injured is higher. Understandably, this is why technical diving isn’t for everyone. However, with proper training, you learn to manage and reduce these associated risks to a level most people consider reasonable. But, the risk is nonetheless higher than in mainstream recreational diving. 

 
How do I find a dive shop that offers technical/rebreather diving?

Visit PADI’s dive shop locator and set the Filter to TecRec Centers, or simply click on this link to start your search.

 
What can Tec instructors teach?

Tec Instructor:

  • Can teach Tec 40 Diver and Discover Tec

Tec Deep Instructor:

  • Can teach Tec 40, Tec 45, Tec 50 Diver and Discover Tec.Tec Trimix Instructor
  • Can teach Tec 65, and Tec Trimix Diver.

Tec Sidemount Instructor

  • Can teach Recreational and Technical Sidemount Diver.

Rebreather/Advanced Rebreather Instructor

  • Can teach Rebreather Diver and Advanced Rebreather Diver.

Tec CCR Instructor

  • Tec 40 CCR Instructor
  • Can teach Tec 40 CCR Diver.
  • Tec 60 CCR Instructor
  • Can teach Tec 60 CCR Diver.
  • Tec 100 CCR Instructor
  • Can teach Tec 100 CCR Diver.

 

 

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