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Tec Gas Blender
Discover Tec Diving
Tec Sidemount
Tec 40
• Tec 45
• Tec 50
Tec TriMix 65
Tec TriMix Diver

 Tec Gas Blender

Cost: $150

More people are diving with enriched air and this means the demand for enriched air fills is also increasing. However, th ere needs to be someone qualified to administer these fills to meet this demand. This is where the PADI Gas Blender course comes in. It can result in one of two certifications: PADI Gas Blender or PADI Trimix Blender.

The Gas Blender course will train you as a qualified gas blender, allowing you to provide gas mixes to appropriately certified consumers.

What you'll learn:
The physical properties of oxygen, its associated hazards, handling requirements and what cleaning equipment is necessary. Finally, you will learn the five methods of obtaining the desired enriched air nitrox mix and the various methods used to obtain proper helium mixes.

Prerequisites:
• A PADI Enriched Air Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 18 years old

Materials:
• Gas Blender Manual (included in cost of class)

 Tec Gas Blender Course Schedule

 Course offered upon request.


 Discover Tec Diving

Cost: $100 (refundable upon enrollment in Tec 40)

DSAT Discover Tec lets you try technical diving equipment and procedures.

What You'll Learn:
You learn about technical diving and get to try it out. Plus, Discover Tec experiences can also credit towards the Tec 40 course.

You will need your basic scuba gear and you will try technical scuba diving equipment.

Prerequisites:
• To participate in Discover Tec Diving, you must:
• Be a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Have a minimum of 10 logged dives

 Discover Tec Diving Course Schedule

 Course offered upon request.


 Tec Sidemount
Cost: $405 / $100 (as an upgrade from Sidemount Diver)

Tec Sidemount offers the same benefits as the PADI Sidemount Diver course but gives you the opportunity to dive with 2+ cylinders for extended dive times.

What You'll Learn:
The Tec Sidemount Diver course is a great way to get started into technical diving because the skills you learn in this course will train you to handle multiple cylinders on a single dive. You can combine what you learn in the Tec Sidemount Diver course with other open-circuit tec courses that you take, or certifications you’ve already earned, to take advantage of sidemount’s cylinder configuration and handling advantages.

Course Materials:

• Sidemount & Tec Sidemount Diver Manual
(Before class, you'll read the manual and complete the required Knowledge Reviews)

Prerequisites:
• Be a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Have logged 30 or more dives
• At least 18 years old
• Certification as a PADI Enriched Air Diver is recommended
 Tec Sidemount Course Schedule

 Course offered upon request.



 Tec 40

Cost: $500

If you're interested in technical diving, but haven't yet met the prerequisites for the PADI Tec 50 Diver course or PADI Tec 45 course, you can consider enrolling in the PADI Tec 40 course. It is the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course and consists of the first four dives. Because you can do one of these dives in confined water (such as a swimming pool), many divers start the Tec 40 courses in the winter months, ready to continue in open water when spring arrives.

What you will learn:
• How to use 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 add conservatism to the required decompression.

Since it's part of the course, your PADI Tec 40 course training credits toward the PADI Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses.

Course Materials:
The Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to tec diving lingo, emergency procedures, decompression and stage cylinder handling and gas planning. The pak includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures.

You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through Tec 50.


Prerequisites:
• Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
• Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
• Be a PADI Deep Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
• Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres / 60 feet.
• Have a medical form signed by your physician

 Tec 40 Course Schedule

  Course offered upon request.


 Tec 45

Cost: $450

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 subcourse in the full PADI Tec Diver course

What you will learn:
• The skills and equipment and planning need to dive to a maximum of 145 feet
• The knowledge to plan and execute single and repetitive decompression dives using a single stage cylinder of EANx or oxygen to accelerate or add conservatism to the decompression stops.
• There would be no time limit to amount of decompression
• Prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies
• Master the basic skills and procedures you’ll need as you move into deeper technical diving

Course Materials:
The Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to tec diving lingo, emergency procedures, decompression and stage cylinder handling and gas planning. The pak includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures.

You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through the Tec 50 course.

Prerequisites:
• A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
• A PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
• A PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
• A PADI Deep Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
• PADI Tec 40 (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
• Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, of which at least:
  - 12 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 60 feet
  - 6 (with or without EANx) dives were deeper than 100 feet
• At least 18 years old
• Have a medical statement signed by a physician

 Tec 45 Course Schedule

 Course offered upon request.


 Tec 50

Cost: $450

The Tec 50 course completes your training as an entry-level tec diver, taking you past the limits of recreational diving.

What You'll Learn:
During the Tec 50 course, you

• Make actual decompression dives as deep as 50 metres/165 feet
• Use enriched air nitrox and/or oxygen for decompression
• Use desk top decompression software to create custom dive tables and plan your dives
• Qualify to make technical decompression dives independently

Course Materials:
The Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to tec diving lingo, emergency procedures, decompression and stage cylinder handling and gas planning. The pak includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures.

Prerequisites:

• Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
• Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
• Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
DSAT Tec 45 Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
• Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which:
    20 dives must be enriched air dives
    25 dives must be deeper than 60 feet
    at least 20 dives must be deeper than 100 feet
• Be at least 18 years old
• Have a medical statement signed by your physician

 Tec 50 Course Schedule

 Course offered upon request.


 Tec TriMix 65
Cost: $550

This course opens up the advantages of trimix to the diver, and divers are qualified to make multi-stop decompression dives that employ EANx and oxygen for accelerated decompression, and any trimix with an oxygen content of 18% or more. PADI Tec Trimix 65 divers can dive to a maximum depth of 210 feet.

What You'll Learn:

The PADI Tec Trimix 65 course is intended to extend the depth range of technical divers already trained and qualified to use air, enriched air and oxygen for technical decompression dives beyond 165 feet.

This course is for Tec 50 divers (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization). The course extends your depth range capabilities by training you to use trimix (a blend of helium, oxygen and nitrogen).

You will:
• Plan and execute at least five dives using EANx and trimix blends
• Use decompression software to create custom dive tables and dive plans
• Make training dives as deep as 65 metres/210 feet

Course Materials:
The Tec Trimix Diver Crew-Pak includes all required materials including: manual, deep stop calculation table, trimix decal and emergency procedures slate.

Topics covered include:
• Trimix diving depth ranges
• Exposure planning
• Selecting a mix
• Argon inflation systems
• Handling three or four decompression cylinders
• Decompression models
• Emergency procedures
• Face masks and multi-gas computers.

Prerequisites:
• Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization and having proof of CPR and first aid training with the previous two years).  
• Be certified as a Tec 50 (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)  
• Be at least 18 years old  
• Have logged at least 100 dives  
• Have a medical form signed by your physician

 Tec TriMix 65 Course Schedule

 Course offered upon request.


 Tec TriMix Diver

Cost: $500

For the extreme diver ready to further explore the world of technical deep diving, the gas of choice is trimix – a blend of oxygen, helium and nitrogen. 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.

What You Learn:
The PADI Tec Trimix Diver course is intended to extend the depth range of technical divers already trained and qualified to use air, enriched air and oxygen for technical decompression dives beyond 165 feet. Diving with trimix is the outer edge of tec diving – the maximum depth for using this technology has yet to be defined.

This course is for Tec 50 or Tec Trimix 65 (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization). The course extends your depth range capabilities by training you to use trimix (a blend of helium, oxygen and nitrogen).

You will:
• Plan and execute between three to eight dives (depending upon whether you enter the course as a Tec 50 diver or Tec Trimix 65 diver) using EANX and trimix blends
• Use decompression software to create custom dive tables and dive plans
• Make training dives as deep as 300feet

Course Materials:
The Tec Trimix Diver Crew-Pak includes all required materials,  including: manual, deep stop calculation table, trimix decal and emergency procedures slate.

Topics covered include:
Trimix diving depth ranges
• Exposure planning
• Selecting a mix
• Argon inflation systems
• Handling three or four decompression cylinders
• Decompression models
• Emergency procedures
• Face masks and multi-gas computers

Prerequisites
• Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization and having proof of CPR and first aid training with the previous two years)
• Be certified as a Tec 50 or Tec Trimix 65 (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization)
• Be at least 18 years old
• Have logged at least 150 dives
• Have a medical form signed by your physician


 Tec TriMix Diver Course Schedule

 Course offered upon request.

 
 
 
 

 
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