Island Divers

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Tec 50

The Tec 50 course

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

What Will I Learn?

  • Make decompression dives as deep as 50 metres
  • 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

What Scuba Equipment Will I Use?

You use full technical scuba diving equipment

What Learning Materials I Need?

You will use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pack, which introduces you to;

  • Tec diving terminology, emergency procedures, decompression and stage cylinder handling, gas planning.

The pack includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your Tec diving adventures.

You are expected to have your own equipment for this program, although it is possible to hire it from us.

Tec 50 Prerequisites

You must be:

  • A PADI  Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • A PADI  Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • DSAT Tec 45 Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organisation at our discretion – please contact Island Divers for more details)
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which 20 dives must be enriched air dives, 25 dives must be deeper than 18 meters and at least 20 dives must be deeper than 30 meters
  • At least 18 years old
  • Have a medical declaration signed by a GP

You will complete Knowledge Development sessions and an Exam as well as four dives. The final dive will be between 40 and 50 metres with two decompression gasses.

Knowledge Reviews and other useful materials can be found on our downloads page

Course cost is £345

Gas, boat fees or site entrance fees are not included in the price of the course

* Please note, all courses are valid for 12 months from day of purchase.