This qualification represents a high level of competency for a technical diver. The diver is qualified to use air for bottom gas and 2 decompression mixes up to 100% Oxygen to make extended, accelerated decompression dives. Depth limit is 50 meters.
If you’re interested in technical diving and wish to further your depth limitations beyond recreational diving and the Tec 40/45 courses, you can consider continuing on Tec 50. If you’re not already a technical diver, then we can combine the Tec 40/45/50 courses (in just 9 days), certifying you as a PADI Tec Deep Diver. This module is the last component of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course, so your PADI Tec 40/45 course training credits towards this and the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course.
You’ll learn to make gas switch, extended no-decompression dives using air, enriched air and pure Oxygen, to 50 meters / 165 feet. You will practice all the motor skills learned in Tec 40/45 whilst swimming ‘on the fly’ and completing surprise emergency drills. You’ll also prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies.
If you already hold the PADI Tec 40 and/or 45 certifications (or equivalent), this course takes just an additional 3 days of diving.
Completing the Tec Deep Diver program provides the foundational skills and knowledge necessary for continuing onto the PADI Tec Trimix 65 or full PADI Trimix course.