Technical (tec) diving means going beyond recreational scuba diving limits. But, 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.
what is technical diving?
Technical scuba diving involves going beyond recreational scuba diving limits and includes one or more of the following:
- Diving beyond 40 metres/130 feet Required stage decompression
- Diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear metres/130 linear feet of the surface
- Accelerated decompression and/or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive Use of extensive equipment and technologies
In technical diving the surface is often inaccessible in an emergency, so tec divers use extensive procedures, equipment and training to manage the added risks and potential hazards. Although founded on extensive open-circuit scuba technology, tec diving has been revolutionized by the development, availability and reliability of closed circuit rebreathers (CCRs). CCRs have numerous benefits and provide tec divers with significantly more time underwater.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
Consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four training dives. Designed for the diver transitioning from recreational diving to technical diving.
The PADI Tec 40 scuba diving course is a transition for recreational divers to technical diving. This is a great course to start with because the course is actually the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Diver courses and it allows a smooth bridging between no stop diving (which is what recreational divers are used to) and full technical deep decompression diving.
After the course, you will gain experience and begin building the knowledge and skills you will be required to continue your tec diving training. You will qualify to make limited decompression dives to 40 metres/130 feet.
Divers who have attended this course have also benefited from learning more about the importance of trimming and buoyancy.
HOW : Before signing up for any PADI Tec courses, each participant need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months. Please download the medical form.
HOW : It is recommended that you sign up 4 weeks prior to the commencement of class. The material will require sometime to complete reading and we will strongly suggest not to speed read this manual.
WHAT : Depending on each class, theory will spread between 4 to 6 sessions, dependent on the student/s. We will also be going through equipment configuration during class. The instructor will be going through some critical skills in class to help you develop muscle memory for the skills
WHEN : Classes are conducted on any Monday from 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm
CONFINED WATER TRAINING
HOW : This is the fun portion. New toys, new skills. A huge portion of the course requires us to part with the knowledge of diving in twins and long hose configuration. You will be surprise how stable you feel in water with this. S-Drills and diving in teams will be covered in detail during this phase.
WHAT : You will be required to complete all pool training before heading out to Drop Off (that is the name of the dive site in Tulamben Bali)
WHEN : Pool training for PADI Open Water Diver Course Bali Packages are conducted in Bali during your 6D/5N stay.
REQUIRED OCEAN DIVES
HOW : You will be required to complete four ocean dives up to 40 metres during your course. The evaluation for your course is based on your ability to combined both theory and skills taught to you prior.
WHAT : At this level, all skills are constantly practice and evaluated again and again to ensure muscle memory is enabled.
WHEN : The four dives will be conducted in Bali during your 6D/5N stay.