Purpose:

For serious divers looking to explore depths and times beyond the recreation limits, PADI DSAT Tec Deep prepares you to make gas-switch, extended no-stop dives, decompression stop dives, and accelerated decompression dives using air, enriched air and pure oxygen to 50m/165ft.

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You'll learn to:

In addition to the training covered in the PADI DSAT Tec 1 (Tec Apprentice) Course, you will learn the techniques and planning necessary to make decompression stop dives down to 50m/165ft. Over the course of an additional five training dives atop the seven required from PADI DSAT Tec 1 (Tec Apprentice), you will practice accelerated decompression stops using air, enriched air, and pure oxygen.

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

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)
  • 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 15 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 8: 90 -130
  • Dive 9: 90 -140
  • Dive 10: 100 -150
  • Dive 11: 100 -165
  • Dive 12: 145 -165

Limits:

  • After successful completion of the PADI DSAT Tec Deep Diver course you'll be able to conduct gas-switch extended no-decompression dives dives and accelerated decompression dives using air and enriched air to a depth of 50 meters/165 feet. You'll also understand the hazards and risks involved in technical diving, as well as how to prepare for and handle reasonable foreseeable technical diving emergencies.

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: $800.00
  • Dates: Please call or e-mail for next available class
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