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PADI Tec Diver

What is PADI TEC REC Deep Diver Training Program?
padi tec PADI Tec Rec course provides the Deep Dive Training necessary for diving beyond recreational dive limits. Learn how to use new gear, gas mixes and even the use of double tanks for longer bottom time. This could be the most exhilarating and educational training experience. Just think of the Diving adventures on a Deep Wreck below 130 feet.
The new PADI Tec Diver course is an integrated sequence of three sub courses Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50. Complete these courses continuously, or you can complete each level separately with a time span between them. This gives you learning efficiency and schedule flexibility. Check out our Tec Diver class today.


Discover Tec
Want to know what it’s like to dive with double tanks? The Discover Tec program offers the opportunity to see how a double cylinder tec rig is assembled and this equipment is used during a dive in the pool. Trying new skills like lift bag use, safety drills, and valve shut down drills are just some skills learned in Training Dive One of the Tec Deep Diver Course. This is a very exciting class with new experiences and helps decide if tec diving is for you.

Prerequisites: Certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent, minimum age of 18 years old, and a minimum of 10 logged dives. Course Duration: 1 Afternoon, 1 Pool Dive Course Cost: $139.00 (Includes Use of Equipment)

DO YOU WANT TO EXPLORE DEEPER?

PADI Tec 40 and go deep 130 feet
This course, Tec 40 is the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course and consists of two full days of training with one pool dive and 3 open water dives.

What can I learn?
Tec 40 teaches with the use of decompression software and dive computers to plan and make decompression dives with no more than 10 minutes of total decompression and not deeper than 130 feet. Use a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50 percent oxygen (EANx50) to the required decompression. Use your personal recreational scuba equipment, and be cost effective, with some minor additions to enhance your ability to deal with tec diving conditions.

Prerequisites: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Enriched Air Diver, PADI Deep Diver or equivalent, a minimum age of 18 years old, a physicians approval, and a minimum of 50 logged dives (of which at least 10 dives made with enriched air nitrox, 12 dives deeper than 60 feet, and 6 dives deeper than 100 feet).

Course Duration: 2 Days, 1 Pool Dives and 3 Open Water Dives (Maximum Depth of 130 feet). Course Cost: $435. Tec Deep Student Crew-Pak, which includes student manual, planning slate and checklist slate (Includes all Air/Nitrox Fills, Dive Site Entry Fees, and Certification)

GO BEYOND RECREATIONAL DIVING! tec diving cartoon

PADI Tec 45
The Tec 45 course picks up where Tec 40 leaves off and takes your training as a tec diver further and deeper. It is the second sub course in the full PADI Tec Diver course. In the Tec 45 Course you’ll learn about the skills, equipment and planning needed for diving to a maximum of 145 feet.

What can I learn?
This second phase of training covers single and repetitive dives to a maximum depth of 145 feet with no time limit to the amount of decompression required on a dive. You’ll also learn to prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies. The best part of this phase of training are mastering the basic skills and procedures you’ll need as you move into deeper technical diving. These dives help fine tune your underwater skills.

Prerequisites: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver, PADI Enriched Air Diver, PADI Deep Diver, successful completion of PADI Tec 40 Diver or equivalent, a minimum age of 18 years old, a physicians approval, a minimum of 50 logged dives (of which 12 dives made with enriched air nitrox deeper then 60', 6 dives must be deeper than 100 feet). Course Duration: 2½ Days, 4 Open Water Accelerated Decompression Dives (Maximum Depth of 145 feet). Course Cost: $435. after successful completion of Tec40 course. (Includes all Air/Nitrox/Oxygen Fills, Dive Site Entry Fees, and Certification)

The Grand Finally, 165'!

PADI Tec 50
In the Tec 50 course, you’ll learn how to make actual decompression dives to a depth of 165 feet using enriched air nitrox and/or oxygen for decompression. You will also use desk top decompression software to create custom dive tables for planning technical decompression dives that you can execute independently after you training.

The Tec 50 course completes your training as a tec diver expanding on what you have already learned, taking you past the limits of recreational diving and enabling to dive to a depth of 165 feet. Beyond 165 feet, you will need to learn about the benefits of using helium as a breathing gas to explore deep by enrolling in a PADI Tec Trimix Course.

Prerequisites: Minimum age of 18 years old, certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent, certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent, certified as a PADI Enriched Air Diver or equivalent, certified PADI Deep Diver or equivalent, certified as a PADI Tec 45 Diver or equivalent, have a medical form signed by your physician and have a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least:
• 20 dives made using enriched air nitrox
• 25 dives must be deeper than 60 feet
• 20 divers must be deeper than 100 feet

Course Duration: 2 full days and 1 half days which includes 4 open water training dives.
Course Cost: $450. after successful completion of Tec45 course. (Includes all Air/Nitrox/Oxygen Fills, Dive Site Entry Fees, and Certification)

PADI TEC TRIMIX 65
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).

During the course you learn to:
• Plan and execute at least five trimix decompression dives using various trimix blends.
• Use decompression software to create custom dive tables and dive plans.
• Make training dives as deep as 210 feet.

A Tec Trimix 65 diver is qualified to: Use Trimix with and oxygen content of 18% or more, air, EANx and oxygen for multiple stop accelerated decompression dives to a maximum depth of 210 feet

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.
Course Duration: 2 full days and 3 half days which includes 5 open water training dives.
Course Cost: See Quinn (Includes Dive Site Entry Fees, Air/Nitrox/Oxygen/Helium Fills, and Certification)

PADI TEC TRIMIX DIVER
Diving with trimix is the outer edge of tec diving – the maximum depth for using this technology has yet to be defined. For the extreme diver ready to further explore the world of technical deep diving, the gas of choice is trimix. The PADI Tec Trimix Diver course takes you to the outer edges of technical deep diving, opening the door to pristine dive sites few divers – if any – ever see.

Expanding on Tec 50 and Tec Trimix 65 Courses you will:
• Plan and execute 3 trimix decompression dives using various trimix blends.
• Use decompression software to create custom dive tables and dive plans.
• Make training dives as deep as 245 feet.

A Tec Trimix Diver is qualified 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 245 feet or the maximum depth you reached in training in conditions comparable to those in which you trained.

Your limits will expand over time if that’s your interest. Extend your limits gradually by making dives progressively deeper or in more challenging conditions in small steps.

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, Tec Trimix 65 Diver or equivalent, have a medical form signed by your physician and have a minimum of 150 logged dives.
Course Duration: 1 full day and 2 half days which includes 3 open water training dives. Course Cost: See Quinn (Includes Dive Site Entry Fees, Air/Nitrox/Oxygen/Helium Fills, and Certification)

Why American Pro Diving Center?
1. PADI National Geographic 5 Star IDC Dive Center
2. Course Director on staff
3. 5,000 Square Foot Facility
4. Three State of the Art Classrooms
5. 12 Foot Deep Indoor Training Pool
6. Several Open Water Training Sites Less Than a Hour Away
7. Water Temperature is 72 Degrees Year Round
8. Banked 32% Nitrox
9. Partial Pressure Blending
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