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TEC 50

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

PrerequisitesYou must: 

  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization) 
  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization) 
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization) 
  • DSAT Tec 45 Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization) 
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which
        · 20 dives must be enriched air dives
        · 25 dives must be deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
        · at least 20 dives must be deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
     
  • Be at least 18 years old 
  • Have a medical statement signed by your physician 

The course: Over four dives you will:

• Make actual decompression dives as deep as 50 metres/165 feet
• 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
   

Equipment:

  • Primary mask / backup mask
  • Fins
  • Wing-type BCD and harness
  • Primary and secondary
  • Twin cylinders
  • Decompression cylinder / Stage bottles
  • Dry suit
  • Submersible pressure gauge
  • Equipment placed in thigh pocket
  • Multigas dive computers
  • Z-knife and shears
  • Safety reel and lift bag

Materials: You'll use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pack, which introduces you to 

  • tec diving lingo 
  • 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 video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures. 

What's Next? TEC Trimix 65.

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