Discover Tec

Curious about technical (tec) diving, but not sure about jumping into a course? Discover Tec is a short confined water experience that allows you to give technical diving a try. You get to wear all the extra tec diving gear and take it for a test dive. Your PADI Tec Instructor may introduce a few basic skills, such as primary to secondary regulator switch and gas shutdown procedures.

Prerequisites

  • 18 years old

  • Certified as PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent qualification

  • Have a minimum of 10 logged dives

Content

We will explain the equipment you’ll use and go over basic tec diving procedures, such as the importance of diving in teams. You’ll get in the water, make gear adjustments, then simply explore and get a feel for the equipment.

  • 1 theory session (Predive briefing, Equipment setup)

  • 1 open water dive

Price

HK$1,200

What's included

  • Dive fees

  • Tec gear rental fees

Tec 40

The PADI Tec 40 course is where you transition from recreational scuba diving to technical diving. It’s a great place to start because it’s the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Diver course and bridges the gap between no stop diving and full technical deep decompression diving. You gain experience and begin building the knowledge and skills you need to continue your tec diver training. You will qualify to make limited decompression dives to 40 metres/130 feet.

Prerequisites

  • 18 years old

  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent qualification

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver or equivalent qualification

  • Be a PADI Deep Diver or proof of at least 10 dives to 30metres/100 feet

  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives

  • You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Content

The Tec 40 course consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four training dives. You’ll learn about:

  • Technical diving’s risks and responsibilities

  • Technical diving equipment, proper rigging and set up

  • Gas planning, oxygen limits and decompression planning

  • Team diving techniques and emergency procedures, such as dealing with free flows, manifold leaks and out of gas situations

  • 3 theory and 3 practical sessions

  • 4 open water dives

Price

HK$6,000

What's included

  • Student Manual

  • Tec gear rental fees : regulators, wings, backplate and harness

  • Shore / boat fees, gas fees

  • Cert fees

You need to prepare

  • Mask and back up mask

  • SMB with spool or reel

  • Slate and backup slate with pencil

  • Dive computers

  • Compass

  • Whistle

Tec 45

The PADI Tec 45 course is the second part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program. You’ll extend your depth limit to 45 metres/145 feet and learn to plan and execute repetitive decompression dives using a single stage/decompression cylinder. It puts you in a complete tec diving rig, which can be either backmount or sidemount. You’ll also make accelerated decompression dives using EANx or pure oxygen. This is a course where you’ll rise to the challenge and make the commitment to become a technical diver.

Prerequisites

  • 18 years old

  • Be a PADI Tec 40 diver or equivalent qualification

  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent qualification (Students who meet this prerequisite through a qualifying certification must provide proof of training in CPR and First Aid within the previous two years.)

  • Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, with at least 12 dives on enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 6 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet

  • You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Content

Your Tec 45 training consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four open water dives. Building on what you learned in the Tec 40 course, you focus on the function and maintenance of tec diving equipment and associated issues. You continue fine-tuning gas planning and calculating accelerated decompression stops. Plus, you learn to think like a technical diver.

  • 3 theory and 3 practical sessions

  • 4 open water dives

Price

HK$5,000

What's included

  • Tec gear rental fees : regulators, wings, backplate and harness

  • Shore / boat fees, gas fees

  • Cert fees

You need to prepare

  • Mask and back up mask

  • SMB with spool or reel

  • Slate and backup slate with pencil

  • Dive computers

  • Compass, Whistle and Torch

Tec 50

The third part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program is Tec 50. As a Tec 50 diver, you show that you’ve developed competency as a tec diver and have the skills to dive to a maximum of 50 metres/165 feet. You know how to make extended, accelerated decompression stops using up to two gases. It’s not easy to reach this level and earning your Tec 50 certification opens the door to deeper diving expeditions.

Prerequisites

  • 18 years old

  • Be a PADI Tec 45 diver or equivalent qualification

  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, with at least 20 dives on enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet

  • You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Content

The Tec 50 course includes two knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four open water dives. A primary focus of this course is mission planning and execution. You also learn more about handling emergencies and how to think like a technical diver.

  • 2 theory and 3 practical sessions

  • 4 open water dives

Price

HK$5,000

What's included

  • Tec gear rental fees : regulators, wings, backplate and harness

  • Shore / boat fees, gas fees

  • Cert fees

You need to prepare

  • Mask and back up mask

  • SMB with spool or reel

  • Slate and backup slate with pencil

  • Dive computers

  • Compass, Whistle and Torch

Tec 40, 45, 50 combined course

Prerequisites

  • 18 years old

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver or equivalent qualification

  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent qualification (Students who meet this prerequisite through a qualifying certification must provide proof of training in CPR and First Aid within the previous two years.)

  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, with at least 20 dives on enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet

  • You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Content

  • 8 theory and 9 practical sessions

  • 12 open water dives

Price

HK$14,000

What's included

  • Student Manual

  • Tec gear rental fees : regulators, wings, backplate and harness

  • Shore / boat fees, gas fees

  • Cert fees

You need to prepare

  • Mask and back up mask

  • SMB with spool or reel

  • Slate and backup slate with pencil

  • Dive computers

  • Compass, Whistle and Torch

Tec Termix 65

If you’re into technical diving then you know that to extend your depth range you need to use trimix – a blend of helium, oxygen and nitrogen. The Tec Trimix 65 course introduces you to using trimix down to a maximum depth of 65 metres/210 feet. There are advantages to using three gases, but you need to know how to do it right. Earning the Tec Trimix 65 certification makes deeper exploration a reality.

 

Prerequisites

  • 18 years old

  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent qualification

  • Be a PADI Tec 50 diver or equivalent qualification* (1 Assessment Dive is required for students entering the Tec Trimix Diver course with a qualifying prerequisite certification from another training organization.)

  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives

  • You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Content

Tec Trimix 65 course topics include:

  • Trimix diving depth ranges

  • Exposure planning

  • Selecting a mix

  • Argon inflation systems

  • Handling three or four decompression cylinders

  • Decompression models

  • Emergency procedures

  • Decompression software and multi-gas computers

  • 4 theory and 4 practical sessions

  • 5 open water dives

Tec Trimix

  Ready for the outer edge of technical diving? The Tec Trimix Diver course takes experienced tec divers and turns them into extreme divers who go deeper and visit pristine sites where few others will ever go. During the course, you’ll make dives as deep as 90 metres/300 feet, but once you earn this tough certification, there are few limits. Your training teaches you to build experience gradually and you do it because you’ve made it this far and have more exploring to do.

Prerequisites

  • 18 years old

  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent qualification

  • Be a PADI Tec 50 diver or Tec Trimix 65 diver or equivalent qualification* (1 Assessment Dive is required for students entering the Tec Trimix Diver course with a qualifying prerequisite certification from another training organization.)

  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives

  • You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Content

The Tec Trimix Diver course emphasizes mission application:

  • Gas selection options, especially deco gases

  • Bubble models and deep stops

  • Using multigas trimix computers

  • Handling up to four stage/deco cylinders

  • 1 practical sessions (For PADI Tec 50 diver, 4 theory and 4 practical sessions)

  • 5 open water dives (For PADI Tec 50 diver, 8 dives)

Tec Gas Blender

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is the most popular diver specialty course and the number of technical divers is on the rise, which means that lots of scuba divers want enriched air and gas blends. The Tec Gas Blender course teaches you to blend enriched air nitrox and helium-blend gases using one or more blending methods.

If you’re a PADI Enriched Air Diver and are at least 18 years old, you can enroll in a Tec Gas Blender course.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask us for details

Prerequisites

  • 18 years old

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver or equivalent qualification

Content

The Tec Gas Blender course includes three practical application sessions, but no dives. During independent study and instructor-led review, you learn:

  • About the advantages and disadvantages of different blending methodologies.

  • To blend enriched air and trimix blends to within one percent of the target mix.

  • About the potential hazards related to handling oxygen, and how to manage those risks.

  • To demonstrate the steps for oxygen cleaning equipment, along with the requirements for oxygen service.

  • 5 theory sections and 1 practical session

Tec 40 CCR

The future of deep tec diving belongs to the CCR (closed circuit rebreather) and the Tec 40 CCR course is where it all starts. If you’re interested in technical diving and want to dive a rebreather, the Tec 40 CCR course is your entry into the tec diving realm. This first level of training introduces you to Type T CCRs, which can be electronic CCRs (eCCRs) and manual CCRs (mCCRs). During the course, you focus on developing the discipline it takes to be a technical diver while learning the details of proper setup, predive checks, dive planning, failure and problem management and teamwork for CCR diving.

Tec 40 CCR Diver – entry-level tec CCR no stop and limited deco diving with air diluent

Tec 60 CCR Diver – use of air and trimix diluent for CCR deco diving to 60 metres/200 feet

Tec 100 CCR Diver – use of trimix diluent for CCR diving to 100 metres/330 feet

Prerequisites

  • 18 years old

  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent qualification

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver or equivalent qualification

  • Be a PADI Deep Diver or show proof of 10 dives to  30metres/100 feet

  • Have a minimum of 50 logged dives

  • You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Content

You’ll learn to make no stop or limited decompression dives using a Type T CCR to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet during eight training dives. You’ll also cover:

  • Basic CCR function

  • Tec equipment and CCR setup and checklists

  • Diving CCRs and handling potential problems

  • Decompression software and open-circuit bailout requirements

  • Post-dive procedures and disassembly

  • Thinking like a Tec CCR diver

  • 4 theory and 5 practical sessions

  • 6 open water dives

Tec 60 CCR

Tec 60 CCR Diver is the second level of technical diving training with Type T CCRs. By completing the Tec 60 CCR course, you extend your CCR diving adventures down to a maximum depth of 60 metres/200 feet. You learn to complete multiple decompression stops, manage life-support problems and dive with trimix/heliox as a diluent. It’s a considerable challenge, but if you’re serious about being a tec CCR diver, then this course is your next step.

Tec 40 CCR Diver – entry-level tec CCR no stop and limited deco diving with air diluent

Tec 60 CCR Diver – use of air and trimix diluent for CCR deco diving to 60 metres/200 feet

Tec 100 CCR Diver – use of trimix diluent for CCR diving to 100 metres/330 feet

Prerequisites

  • Be a Tec 40 CCR Diver or equivalent qualification qualified on the specific Type T CCR to be used in the course.

  • Have logged a minimum of 150 dives, with at least 25 dives and 50 hours experience diving the Type T CCR used in the course with an offboard bailout system following Tec 40 CCR Diver principles.

  • Have at least 10 logged CCR dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet.

  • You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Content

In the Tec 60 CCR Diver course, you complete one confined water and six open water dives. Building on the technical diving knowledge and skills you acquired in the Tec 40 CCR course, you’ll cover new topics such as:

  • Different bailout strategies

  • Offboard gas supply capability

  • Planning tec CCR decompression dives including deep deco stops

  • Offsetting narcosis with helium gas mixes

  • Dealing with CCR problems and dive emergencies

  • 4 theory and 3 practical sessions

  • 7 open water dives

Tec 100 CCR

Tec 100 CCR Diver is the ultimate PADI Tec CCR rating. This training is significantly more challenging than the Tec 60 CCR Diver course because it includes the use of diluents and bailout gases that are hypoxic. You’ll learn to plan and make dives with hypoxic trimix/heliox using a Type T (technical) CCR to a maximum depth of 100 metres/330 feet while managing multiple bailout cylinders and completing multiple decompression stops. Very few extreme adventurers earn this rating. Will you be one of them?

Tec 40 CCR Diver – entry-level tec CCR no stop and limited deco diving with air diluent

Tec 60 CCR Diver – use of air and trimix diluent for CCR deco diving to 60 metres/200 feet

Tec 100 CCR Diver – use of trimix diluent for CCR diving to 100 metres/330 feet

Prerequisites

  • Be a Tec 60 CCR Diver or equivalent qualification qualified on the specific Type T CCR to be used in the course.

  • Have a minimum of 175 dives, with at least 50 dives and 100 hours experience diving the Type T CCR used in the course with an offboard bailout system. At least 25 of these dives must be multistop decompression dives deeper than 40 metres/130 feet with trimix/heliox diluent.

  • You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Content

Going deeper than 60 metres/200 feet brings up a few key considerations that you’ll focus on during this course, beyond what you already know as a Tec 60 CCR Diver. During knowledge development, one confined water dive and five open water dives, you’ll cover:

  • Diving with hypoxic gases and managing oxygen exposure deeper than 60 metres/200 feet

  • Wearing three or more bailout cylinders and choosing bailout gases

  • Dealing with CCR problems and dive emergencies at extreme depths

  • 3 theory and 2 practical sessions

  • 6 open water dives

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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