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. 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.
- Advanced Open Water
- Rescue Diver
- Enriched Air Nitrox
- Deep Diver
- TEC 45
- Minimum of 100 logged dives
- Minimum of 20 logged dives deeper than 18 metres on Enriched Air Nitrox
- Minimum of 15 logged dives deeper than 30 metres
- Minimum of 18 years of age
- Medical Statement signed by a doctor approving technical diving
WHAT YOU LEARN
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.
THE FUN PART
Tec diving is all fun. It isn’t just about diving deeper for longer, the skills you learn are applicable to every dive you do and will make you a safer and better diver.
THE SCUBA GEAR YOU USE
You’ll use full technical equipment, which includes wings and doubles plus an additional deco cylinder, or you may use a technical sidemount configuration. Your PADI Tec Deep Instructor will explain the gear required for your tec diving adventures.
THE LEARNING MATERIALS YOU NEED
If you had previously completed the Tec 40 or Tec 45 course then you will continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak you were issued for that as it contains the Tec 45 and Tec 50 training which you can start reading right away. You can also get an Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video, which is a great tool to help you practice skills between your tec diving adventures. You’ll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through your Tec 50 course. If you haven't got this then you would need to purchase this.
Please see our FAQ post 'Additional costs for training courses'
YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE
- Tec Sidemount