Technical diving (also referred to as tec diving or tech diving) is scuba diving that exceeds the agency-specified limits of recreational diving for non-professional purposes. Technical diving may expose the diver to hazards beyond those normally associated with recreational diving, and to greater risk of serious injury or death. The risk may be reduced by appropriate skills, knowledge and experience, and by using suitable equipment and procedures. The skills may be developed through appropriate specialised training and experience. The equipment often involves breathing gases other than air or standard nitrox mixtures.

quoteTech (Tec) divers will tell you that it’s really about the challenge and adventure of exploring places that no one else has ever seen. Tec diving is not for everyone, but it does attract experienced divers who want to go beyond their current limits and are willing to accept the added risks, training, investment and commitment it demands. If this is you, then PADI TecRec courses are your ticket to extreme adventure.

PADI TecRec courses are the quality benchmarks in the tec diving world due to their rigorous, yet logical, training sequence and the PADI educational materials that support them. TecRec courses are instructionally valid and have a seamless course flow that takes you from a new tec diver to one qualified to dive to the outer reaches of sport diving. Each level introduces you to new gear and procedures to extend your dive limits.

This is My Life, My PADI.

Founder of Orpheus Dive,
Master Instructor, Lester Kwok

As a PADI Instructor, the difference between one that really believes in continuing education and one that does not, is his willingness to push his training far beyond that of recreational so he understand diving in more detail.

PADI TecRec Instructor Courses
PADI TecRec Instructor Courses
PADI TecRec Instructor Courses

PADI TEC INSTRUCTOR

INSTRUCTOR CONTINUE EDUCATION

Becoming PADI Tec Instructor is the first step of joining the PADI professional level of technical diving instructors. As a Tec Instructor, you’ll be qualified to conduct Discover Tec programs, teach the Tec 40 course and assist a Tec Deep Instructor with Tec 45 Diver courses.

PADI TecRec Instructor Courses

PADI TEC DEEP INSTRUCTOR

INSTRUCTOR CONTINUE EDUCATION

Diving beyond recreational depths with open-circuit technical gear has allowed tec divers to discover amazing wrecks and photograph never-before-seen organisms. Tec Deep Instructors contribute to deep exploration by training the next generation of tec divers. When you earn this rating, you can conduct Discover Tec programs and teach Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50 Diver courses.

PADI TecRec Instructor Courses

PADI TEC SIDEMOUNT

INSTRUCTOR CONTINUE EDUCATION

For technical divers, using a sidemount configuration is becoming more common and it certainly is convenient for traveling, especially to locations where backmount isn’t available. As a Tec Sidemount Instructor, you can teach the advantages of sidemount diving to tec divers or introduce scuba divers to tec diving with the Tec Sidemount Diver course.

PREREQUISITE

  • Be a renewed PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor
  • Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor
  • Be a Tec 45 Diver
  • Have a minimum of 20 stage decompression dives
  • Have successfully completed the Tec Instructor Examinations

PREREQUISITE

  • Be a renewed PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor
  • Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor
  • Be a Tec 50 Diver
  • Have assisted with at least one Tec 50 Diver course or one Tec 45 Diver course
  • Have a minimum of 270 dives logged, with at least 25 stage decompression dives deeper than 40 metres/130 feet.
  • Have certified a total of 10 or more PADI Deep Divers and/or PADI Enriched Air Divers.
  • Have successfully completed the Tec Deep Instructor course exams.
  • Meet a peer review waterskill requirement.

PREREQUISITE

  • Be a Tec Instructor
  • Be a PADI Tec Sidemount Diver
  • Have logged at least 20 technical sidemount dives including 10 with three or more cylinders
PADI TecRec Instructor Courses

PADI GAS BLENDER INSTRUCTOR

INSTRUCTOR CONTINUE EDUCATION

Enriched air, trimix and rebreather diving just can’t happen without the right gas mixes. Not only does a dive shop need the right blending equipment, but it also needs qualified gas blenders. As a Tec Gas Blender Instructor, you can help meet the demand for gas blenders by offering this important training –  the Tec Gas Blender course.

PADI TecRec Instructor Courses

PADI TRIMIX INSTRUCTOR

INSTRUCTOR CONTINUE EDUCATION

Becoming a Tec Trimix Diver takes you to the outer edge of technical diving. Earning the Tec Trimix Instructor rating makes you the person who trains these extreme divers. It’s a respected tec diving instructor certification that few achieve. If you’ve got the experience and are up for the challenge, then it could be your next step. As a Tec Trimix Instructor you can teach the full range of deep open-circuit tec diving courses, including Tec Trimix 65 and Tec Trimix Diver.

PADI TecRec Instructor Courses

PADI CCR INSTRUCTOR

INSTRUCTOR CONTINUE EDUCATION

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EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

All equipment must be present throughout the entire course. Diving candidates wishing to rent the entire set of equipment can do so at a rental fees of SGD$ 500 for the entire duration of course. Please note, the entire set of equipment is rented as a whole set regardless of certain pieces of equipment owned.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

At the time of certification,PADI Divemaster candidates must:

  1. Have successfully completed a course in CPR within 24 months prior to the Divemaster certification date.
  2. Have current training in first aid. Since the PADI Rescue Diver certification includes first aid training and does not expire, this requirement is met if the candidate is PADI Rescue Diver certified.  If the candidate has a qualifying rescue diver certification from another organization, the candidate must have first aid training that has not expired as defined by the first aid training organization.
  3. Show proof of 60 logged dives documenting experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation. system, appropriate exposure suit for the environment, timing device and depth gauge (or dive computer), compass, knife/dive tool (unless prohibited by local laws or regulations) and an emergency signaling device(whistle, flare, inflatable signal tube).