Discover Rebreather

 

Rebreathers are intriguing. They’re cutting-edge dive technology. Always wanted to try one? The Discover Rebreather program lets you dive with a recreational rebreather or a technical closed circuit rebreather (CCR) in controlled conditions with a PADI Rebreather Instructor or Tec CCR Instructor. You'll discover how quiet diving can be without bubbles and quickly learn how different buoyancy control is. A Discover Rebreather experience is an ideal opportunity to give rebreathers a try before you sign up for a full course. Or, if you’re already a rebreather diver, you can participate in the program to try a new or different type of rebreather.

You need to be a PADI Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives to sign up for a Discover Rebreather program.

 

 

 

Discover Tec Diving

 

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.

If you’re interested in tec diving and are a PADI Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old, and have a minimum of 10 logged dives, you qualify for Discover Tec.

 

 

 

Rebreather Diver

 

Rebreathers used to be only for technical diving, but not anymore. New Type R (recreational) rebreathers are lightweight, easy-to-transport and have sophisticated electronics to simplify their use. Why dive a rebreather? You get longer no stop limits, reduced gas consumption because you reuse most of your exhaled gas, and unmatched wildlife encounters because you don’t release annoying bubbles. The PADI Rebreather Diver course introduces you to rebreather diving to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet and lets you experience things you never imagined possible as a scuba diver.

To enroll in the PADI Rebreather Diver course, you must:

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver

  • Have a minimum of 25 logged dives

  • Be at least 18 years old

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your PADI Rebreather Instructor.

 

 

 

Advanced Rebreather Diver

 

If you’re interested in rebreathers for their silence and maximized no stop dive time, and are happy to stay within recreational diving depth limits, then the PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course is for you. This course builds on your PADI Rebreather Diver certification by expanding your knowledge, adding a bailout cylinder, and training you to dive as deep as 40 metres/130 feet. If you aren’t a certified rebreather diver yet, no problem – ask your PADI Rebreather Instructor about combining the PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver courses.  

To enroll in the PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course, you must:

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver, but you must earn a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification to become a PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver

  • Are at least 18 years old

To dive deeper than 30 metres/100 feet, you must be a PADI Deep Diver.

Through self-study and instructor-guided sessions, you’ll learn about scrubbers, oxygen consumption and bailout requirements, including how to configure a bailout cylinder system. Because rebreathers vary significantly, you’ll also study the manufacturer’s literature for the type of rebreather you’ll train on. During one confined water dive and four open water dives, you’ll practice bailout and other emergency procedures, as well as planning and executing deep rebreather dives.

Beyond your mask, fins and exposure suit, plus collapsible snorkel, if you have one, your PADI Rebreather Instructor will advise you about the Type R rebreather you’ll use. Your instructor will also fit you with a bailout cylinder system with open-circuit regulator and SPG.

The PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course may credit toward the Tec 40 CCR Diver course on the same rebreather. 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

To enroll in the Tec 40 course, you must be:

  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

  • A PADI Enriched Air Diver with at least 10 dives using enriched air deeper than 18 metres/60 feet

  • At least 18 years old.

 

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

 

 

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.

 

To enroll in the Tec 45 course, you must:

  • Be a PADI Tec 40 diver

  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

 

 

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.

 

To enroll in the Tec 50 course, you must:

  • Be a PADI Tec 45 diver

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

 

 

TEC Trimix 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.

 

You’re qualified to enroll in the Tec Trimix 65 course, if you:

  • Are a PADI Tec 50 diver

  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives

  • Are at least 18 years old

  • Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

 

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Trimix Instructor.

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

 

 

 

TEC Trimix Diver

 

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.

 

To enroll in the Tec Trimix Diver course, you must:

  • Be a PADI Tec 50 diver or Tec Trimix 65 diver

  • Are at least 18 years old

  • Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

 

The Tec Trimix Diver course emphasizes mission application:

  • Gas selection options, especially deco gases

  • Bubble models and deep stops

  • Using multi-gas trimix computers

  • Handling up to four stage/deco cylinders

 

 

 

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. Being the blender is a key job at a busy  PADI Dive Center or Resort and your work allows other divers to do what they love to do – scuba dive.

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

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

  • Have a minimum number of dives

 

 

 

 

TEC 40 CCR

(Closed Circuit Rebreather)

 

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.

To take a Tec 40 CCR Diver course, you must:

  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Before Training Dive 5, be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver

  • Have a minimum number of 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.

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

  • Off board 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

Tech Diver Courses

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