The Tec 50 course completes your training as an entry-level tec diver, taking you past the limits of recreational diving and immersing you in the world of technical diving. Building on the Tec 40 and 45 course foundations, the Tec 50 (formally Tec Deep) Course consists of three Practical Applications, and four Training Dives.
What do you need to start?
Hold a PADI Tec 45 certification (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization).
Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization).
Be at least 18 years old Have a minimum of 100 logged dives of which 20 must be enriched air dives, 20 dives must be deeper than 18 metres and at least 15 dives must be deeper than 30 metres.
Have a medical form signed by your physician.
What will you do?
During the PADI Tec 50 course you’ll learn to make actual decompression dives as deep as 50 metres using enriched air nitrox and/or oxygen for decompression. You will also learn how to use desk top decompression software to create custom dive tables and plan your dives. After successful completion of the DSAT Tec 50 course you will qualify to make technical decompression dives independently
Course timing is flexible dependent on weather (to access required dive sites) and participant availability. Includes 3 evenings of theory, 1 confined water dive plus 3 boat dives (2 of which are planned staged-deco dives). Final dives are conducted with teams of no more than 3.
What we will supply
1 confined water session, 3 supervised boat dives, certification card (on successful completion of course).
Mask, spare mask and fins
Exposure suit appropriate for environment and dive duration. (If you will use a dry suit, you should be trained/experienced with its use in recreational and technical diving prior to using them for Tec 50 training or diving.)
Tec BCD or backplate, harness and wing (redundant buoyancy control – either double bladder or dry suit if suitable for weight of equipment worn)
Double cylinders with manifold Primary and secondary regulators (1st and 2nd stages – one with a two metre hose and one with SPG)
Two stage/decompression cylinders with mounting hardware (Must be oxygen clean)
Two regulators and SPGs for stage/decompression cylinders (must be oxygen clean)
Dive computer (air, enriched air or multigas)
Backup computer or depth gauge and timing device
Decompression information (tables/enriched air computer) and backup decompression information
Surface marker buoy (deployable from depth)
Reel (at least 60 metres of line)
Knife/cutting device and backup
Backup mask and pocket
$895 (excluding manual) $965 if manual is also required