Purpose:

PADI Tec 50 course is the complete, entry-level skill set for extensive open circuit deep decompression tec diving (formerly Tec Deep Diver). The diver is qualified to make technical decompression dives within the limits of training and equipment.

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You'll learn to:

  • Make actual decompression dives as deep as 50 metres/165 feet.
  • Use enriched air nitrox and/or oxygen for decompression.
  • There would be no time limit to amount of decompression.
  • Prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies .
  • Use desk top decompression software to create custom dive tables and plan your dives.
  • Qualify to make technical decompression dives independently.

The course will require 3-4 days of diving (including pool and open water sessions), 2-3 academic sessions, and 2 or more equipment configuration sessions. If you are new to Sidemount Diving, we offer the best Sidemount Dive Training in Utah.

Prerequisites:

  • Certification as PADI Advanced Open Water (or equivalent)
  • Certification as PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent)
  • Minimum age of 18 years old
  • Certification as PADI Enriched Air Diver (or equivalent)
  • Certification as PADI Deep Diver (or equivalent)
  • Certification as PADI Tec 45 Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least
    • 20 dives must be enriched air dives
    • 25 dives must be deeper than 18 meters/60 feet
    • at least 20 dives must be deeper than 30 meters/100 feet
  • Have a medical form signed by your physician

Duration:

The course will require 3-4 days of diving (including pool and open water sessions), 2-3 academic sessions, and 2 or more equipment configuration sessions.

Depth Range:

  • Dive 1: 8-30
  • Dive 2: 40-80
  • Dive 3: 100-165
  • Dive 4: 130-165

Limits:

  • Use air, EANx and oxygen for multiple stop decompression dives as deep as 50 meters/165 feet using standard open circuit cylinder (backmount and/or sidemount) tec diving equipment.
  • Use two decompression gases (EANx and/or oxygen) to accelerate or add conservatism to the decompression. In addition to the Tec 45 course requirements, the Tec 50 course consists of knowledge development, two practical application sessions, two open water no stop dives (simulated decompression) and two open water decompression dives.

Requirements:

Each diver will be required to have a complete set of personal dive equipment, including:

  • Diving cylinder with a minimum of 80 cubic feet with a dual-outlet valve on the cylinder ( .Y. or .H. valve) or 2 diving cylinders at least 80 cft back mount or sidemount.
  • Primary & secondary regulators for doubles
    • One with a seven foot hose for air sharing
    • One with an SPG
  • 2 Stage/deco cylinders with regulator, SPG & staging kit - properly labeled
  • Back-up deco gas as required
  • BC, back plate & harness (dual bladder or dual wings unless drysuit diving)
  • Dive computer (single or multi-gas), and either back-up computer or timer & depth gauge
  • Back-up decompression information (computer, dive tables, etc.)
  • Exposure protection (dry suit use requires prior dry suit diving experience)
  • Weight system (if needed)
  • Lights as necessary, including primary and backup
  • Jon line (for current diving environments)
  • Safety reel
  • (2) Slates, (1 wrist-type)
  • Compass
  • Z-knife and back-up cutting device
  • Spare clips, pull-ties, tank wrap bands & other rigging accessories
  • Back-up mask (optional)
  • Lift bag (100lbs min)

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT CONSIDERATIONS

Equipment provided by SLC Scuba::

  • Computer with decompression software
  • Oxygen analyzer
  • Emergency Oxygen & first aid kit
  • Contents labels
  • Forms & support materials

Divers will read the appropriate section of their TecRec manual and answer the Knowledge Reviews prior to the practical application portion. A score of at least 80% is required on all exams.

  • Certification: PADI TECREC - DSAT
  • Cost: $550.00
  • Dates: Please call or e-mail for next available class
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