How To Start




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How to Get Started with Technical Diving

PADI TecRec Courses

Technical diving is scuba diving’s “extreme” sport, taking experienced and qualified divers far deeper than in mainstream recreational diving. Technical diving is marked by significantly more equipment and training requirements to manage the additional hazard this type of diving entails.
Tec diving isn’t for everyone, but for those who hear it`s challenge call, the PADI TecRec courses are the answer.
PADI TecRec courses are the most instructionally coherent and demanding Tec diving programs available. They’re not easy – nor would you want them to be for this kind of diving. 

The Fun Part

The fun part of TecRec is rising to the challenges as you dive deeper and longer than most divers ever do.  

What do you need to start ?

TecRec prerequisites vary (see individual course descriptions), but the following applies to anyone interested in Technical diving:

You must be 

  • 18 years or older 
  • A mature, responsible person who will follow the required procedures and
    requirements strictly and faithfully 
  • Medically fit for Tec diving (physician’s signature required) 
  • Willing to accept the added risks that Tec diving presents 
  • An experienced diver with at least 100 logged dives 
  • Certified as a PADI Enriched Air Diver and PADI Deep Diver or equivalen 

The Scuba Gear You Use 

Tec diving uses much more equipment than recreational diving. The Technical scuba gear typically uses two to four or five regulators, a dive computer, some accessories and most likely a dive light. 

PADI TecRec Course Structure 

TecRec courses are integrated into an instructionally valid, seamless course that flows from a beginner Tec diver to one qualified to challenge the outer reaches of diving using a variety of gas mixes.  
Each level introduces you to new gear, planning and procedures appropriate to extend your diving limits.
The Tec Diver course is an integrated sequence of three sub courses: Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50. You can complete them continuously, or you can complete each level separately with a time span between them. This gives you learning efficiency, instructional integrity and schedule flexibility.  


Why TEC diving ?


Tec diving not only has more risk, but it requires significantly more effort, discipline and equipment. It’s not for everyone, and you can be an accomplished, avid top-notch diver your entire life without making a tec dive.

That said, there’s a cadre of individuals who want to visit places underwater that relatively few people can. Many spectacular, untouched wrecks lie at depths well below 40 metres. Deep reefs have organisms you don’t find in the shallows. Some people enjoy the challenge and focus TEC diving requires. Still others love being involved with cutting edge technologies. These reasons make TEC diving rewarding.



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