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Tech & Rebreather Courses
PADI 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
- Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver with at least 10 dives using enriched air deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
- Be a PADI Deep Diver or proof of at least 10 dives to 30 metres/100 feet
- Be at least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives
Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
PADI 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:
PADI 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:
PADI 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 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 Gas Blender or Trimix Blender course.
Prism 2 Rebreather
The Prism 2 is a fully closed circuit Rebreather, ideal for exploring open ocean, cave, or wrecks.
Closed Circuit Rebreathers (CCR) are cutting-edge scuba diving technology but the concept is simple: Take the air you exhale, remove the CO2 and recycle it back into the loop! This means silent diving – no more releasing those large streams of bubbles that tend to scare off marine life and ruin underwater photos. CCR diving also greatly extends the amount of time you can stay down, so you’ll have more than enough time to capture those incredible shots of underwater life that barely notices you’re there.
How can you start learning now?
Contact MDA Instruction to get started today!