Give tec diving a try before jumping into a certification course
PADI Tec Course Breakdown:
The PADI Tec Rec Courses are structured to build upon the skills of the previous class. The progression of classes are:
This allows the diver to take baby steps throughout their Open Circuit Technical Diving Courses. There is no bigger concern than task loading a diver with too many skills and variables to early on throughout their course. The PADI Tec Courses will ensure the diver is 100% comfortable with each step along the way of becoming a proficient technical diver.
Discover Tec Objective:
To introduce divers to technical diving skills and equipment configuration.
To teach divers the advantages to tec diving
Discover Tec is not a certification, but can be credited towards the first Tec 40 Dive.
Must be Open Water certified
18 years old
Must have 10 logged dives
RSTC Medical Form signed by a Doctor if the diver has any medical conditions. Download the Medical Form Here
What is Involved?
(1) Pool Dive & (1) Open Water Dive
Required Course Materials:
What Equipment Will I Use:
Any one of the following:
- A single cylinder with a dual outlet valve (H valve or Y valve)
- A single cylinder with a single outlet valve and a pony bottle. The minimum size of the pony bottle is 30 cu/ft.
- Back mounted doubles with dual isolator manifold
- Two side mounted cylinders
Two complete regulators, one with a seven foot hose for air sharing and one with a SPG. Where two, unmanifolded cylinders are used (sidemount or pony bottle), each regulator must have a SPG, carried and/or marked in such a way as to avoid confusion between them.
Stage/deco cylinder with attachment hardware and a single second stage regulator and SPG.
BCD with D-rings or other attachment points for a stage/deco cylinder.
Two dive computers or one computer with a backup timer and depth gauge.
Exposure suit appropriate for cold water diving
Proper weight system
Reel and lift bag or DSMB
2 knives / cutting devices
Backup buoyancy control (either drysuit or dual bladder wing)
How Many Students In The Course?
Private 1 on 1
How Long Is This Experience Course?
This experience is half a day long
Discover Tec --- $300
Tec 40 Course --- $700
Tec 40 & Tec 45 Courses --- $1,300
Tec Deep Program (Tec 40, 45, & 50) --- $2,000
Take the PADI Tec Sidemount Course in
conjunction with any Tec Course for $450 more. (Must already have Sidemount Specialty)
Includes: Course Tuition and Limited Rental Equipment