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PADI Tec Diving

PADI-DSAT Tec 40

The Tec 40 course introduces divers to limited decompression, using software or computers, for diving within recreational depth limits. The course is prerequisite to the Tec 45 and 50 level.

Price (2-3 days)

$550

Includes: Certification fees and Tec Deep Diver materials, double tanks (if used) and deco tanks, all air and enriched air fills and local boat trips.
If the diver doesn’t have their own personal gear (fins, mask, wetsuit, back plate, harness, appropriate BCD, regulators, etc) normal equipment rental charges apply.

The diver will learn how to make limited decompression dives to 40m/130ft using a single stage cylinder of decompression gas. Double tanks (or side mounted) are encouraged but not required on this course, although the full standardized technical diving rig will be discussed.
Decompression is limited to a maximum of ten minutes on this course with a single decompression gas up to 50% oxygen being used to add conservatism only.
Skills are introduced and developed to allow handling of reasonably foreseeable emergencies that may occur in this type of diving.
The course consists of one confined water dive, three training dives, three knowledge development sessions and three practical applications.

Prerequisites

• Minimum Age: 18 years
• PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
• PADI Enriched Air Diver or equivalent
• PADI Deep Diver or at least ten logged dives to 30m/100ft
• A minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives were made with enriched air nitrox, deeper than 18 meters.

Certification
To be certified as a Tec 40 Diver, the student must successfully meet all the performance requirements for the Knowledge Development and Practical Application sessions and the four dives involved.

 

PADI-DSAT Tec 45

This course builds on the Tec 40 level by training divers to make dives to maximum depths of 45m/150ft on air or nitrox. For decompression, any mix up to 100% oxygen maybe used. The course is a prerequisite for the Tec 50 Diver level.

Price (2-3 days)

$550

Includes: Certification fees, use of double and deco tanks, back plate, harness, technical BCD, regulators, all air and enriched air fills and local boat trips.
If the diver doesn’t have their own personal gear (fins, mask, wetsuit etc) normal equipment rental charges apply.

This course builds on the Tec 40 level by training divers to make dives to maximum depths of 45m/150ft on air or nitrox. For decompression, any mix up to 100% oxygen maybe used. The course is a prerequisite for the Tec 50 Diver level.
The diver will learn how to make decompression dives to 45m/150ft using a single stage cylinder of decompression gas. Double tanks (or side mounted) are required on this course and the full standardized technical diving rig is employed. .
No limits to the amount of decompression are set on the course other than those dictated by gas management and student comfort, environmental factors. Skills are further developed to allow handling of reasonably foreseeable emergencies that may occur in this type of diving.
The course consists of one confined water dive, three training dives, three knowledge development sessions and three practical applications.

Prerequisites

• Minimum Age: 18 years
• Tec 40 Certification or equivalent
• PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent
• First Aid and CPR within the past two years
• A minimum of 50 logged dives, of which at least 12 dives were made with enriched air nitrox, 12 dives were deeper than 18 meters and at least 6 dives were deeper than 30 meters.

Certification
To be certified as a Tec 45 Diver, the student must successfully meet all the performance requirements for the Knowledge Development and Practical Application sessions and the four dives involved.

 

PADI-DSAT Tec 50

This course builds on the Tec 45 level by training divers to make dives to maximum depths of 50m/165ft on air or nitrox. For decompression, any 2 deco mixs up to 100% oxygen maybe used. The course is a prerequisite for the Tec 65 Trimix Diver level.

Price (2-3 days)

$550

Includes: Certification fees, use of double and deco tanks, back plate, harness, technical BCD, regulators, all air and enriched air fills and local boat trips.
If the diver doesn’t have their own personal gear (fins, mask, wetsuit etc) normal equipment rental charges apply.

This course builds on the Tec 45 level by training divers to make dives to maximum depths of 50m/165ft on air or nitrox. For decompression, any 2 deco mixs up to 100% oxygen maybe used. The course is a prerequisite for the Tec 65 Trimix Diver level.
The diver will learn how to make decompression dives to 50m/165ft using a 2 different stage cylinders of decompression gas. Double tanks (or side mounted) are required on this course and the full standardized technical diving rig is employed. No limits to the amount of decompression are set on the course other than those dictated by gas management and student comfort, environmental factors. Skills are further developed to allow handling of reasonably foreseeable emergencies that may occur in this type of diving.
The course consists of one confined water dive, three training dives, three knowledge development sessions and three practical applications.

Prerequisites

• Minimum Age: 18 years
• Tec 45 Certification or equivalent
• PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent
• First Aid and CPR within the past two years
• A minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 12 dives were made with enriched air nitrox, 12 dives were deeper than 18 meters and at least 20 dives were deeper than 30 meters.

Certification

To be certified as a Tec 50 Diver, the student must successfully meet all the performance requirements for the Knowledge Development and Practical Application sessions and the four dives involved.

 

PADI-DSAT Tec 65 Trimix

The PADI Tec Trimix 65 course is intended to extend the depth range of technical divers already certified as a PADI Tec 50 diver or equivalent so they can plan and execute decompression dives beyond 165 feet. The course extends your depth range capabilities by training you to use trimix (a blend of helium, oxygen and nitrogen).

Price (4-5 days)

$1400

The diver will be trained to dive to a maximum of 65 meters/210 feet using various trimix blends, enriched air and oxygen, using open circuit technical diving equipment and procedures required to manage the risks involved.
Training includes development in the cognitive and motor skills for technical trimix diving, as well as preparation and response for reasonably foreseeable emergencies that may occur in this type of technical diving. Decompression software will be used to create custom dive tables and dive plans.
The course also includes advanced skills like handling of multiple stages and deco tanks in limited open water and on actual deep trimix dives.
The training provides skills applicable to further training and experience in technical diving.
The course consists of four Knowledge Development Sessions, five Practical Applications and four Training Dives.

Prerequisites

• Minimum age of 18 years old,
• Certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent,
• Have proof of CPR and first aid training within the previous two years,
• Certified as a PADI Tec 50 Diver or equivalent,
• Have a medical form signed by your physician and
• Have a minimum of 100 logged dives.

Certification
To be certified as a DSAT Tec 65 Diver , the student must successfully meet all the performance requirements for Knowledge Development One through Four, Practical Applications One through Five, Tec Trimix Diver Exam and Training Dives One through Four. You will be able to use Trimix with an oxygen content of 18% or more, air, EANx and oxygen for multiple stop accelerated decompression dives to a maximum depth of 210 feet.

 

PADI-DSAT Tec Trimix

The PADI Tec Trimix course is intended for technical divers certified as DSAT Tec 65 Divers (or qualifying certification from another training organization). The course extends their depth range capabilities by training them in the use of trimix (helium, oxygen and nitrogen).

Price (4-5 days)

$1800

Includes: DSAT Tec Trimix Diver Adventure Pac (manual, slates etc.),
Use of decompression software, double and deco tanks, back plate, harness, technical BCD, regulators, all air and enriched air fills and boat rides.
If the diver doesn’t have their own personal gear (wetsuit, mask, fins etc.) normal equipment rental charges apply.

The diver will be trained to dive to a maximum of 100 meters/330 feet using various trimix blends, enriched air and oxygen, using open circuit technical diving equipment and procedures required to manage the risks involved.
Training includes development in the cognitive and motor skills for technical trimix diving, as well as preparation and response for reasonably foreseeable emergencies that may occur in this type of technical diving.
The course also includes advanced skills like handling of multiple stages and deco tanks in limited open water and on actual deep trimix dives.
The training provides skills applicable to further training and experience in technical diving.
The course consists of four Knowledge Development Sessions, five Practical Applications and four Training Dives.

Prerequisites

• Minimum age of 18 years old,
• DSAT Tec 65 certification or equivalent
• Rescue Diver (including proof of training in CPR and first aid within previous two years).
• A minimum of 150 logged dives.

Certification
To be certified as a DSAT Tec Trimix Diver , the student must successfully meet all the performance requirements for Knowledge Development One through Four, Practical Applications One through Five, Tec Trimix Diver Exam and Training Dives One through Four. You will be able to use Trimix with any hypoxic or normoxic oxygen content, air, EANx and oxygen for multiple stop accelerated decompression dives. Your immediate limit for open water trimix diving after completing this course is 330 feet or the maximum depth you reached in training in conditions comparable to those in which you trained.

 

PADI-DSAT Gas Blender Course

The course is designed to provide information on the safe handling of oxygen, and the preparation of both Enriched Air and of Trimix for diving purposes. It gives an insight into oxygen cleaning and inspection procedures, production of oxygen compatible air, the various blending methods and systems a blender may come into contact with, and hands on blending experience.

Price (2 days or $300 for full Trimix Blender)

$250

Includes: the DSAT Gas Blender Student Manual and the Mix Calculator CD-Rom blending software

Specifically, classroom work will cover the following topics:
• Properties of oxygen
• Suppliers and methods of obtaining oxygen
• Oxygen Service and cleaning protocols
• Inspection procedures
• Partial pressure blending system design
• Production of oxygen compatible air
• Air quality testing
• Blending methodologies – which one is for you?
• Production of helium based mixtures
•Use of software and longhand blending calculations
Practical work includes:
• Overview of a partial pressure blending system
• Oxygen cleaning and inspection workshop
• Blending of both Enriched Air and Trimix fills.

Certification
Certification is upon completion of the Gas Blender exam, and on mastering of blending techniques ie/ producing at least five blends to within an analyzed accuracy of 1% of the desired blend. Candidates must also demonstrate a mature and responsible attitude towards the handling of gases to the satisfaction of the instructor.