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Technical Diving Courses

We offer the complete range of PADI TecRec courses, plus a selection of programs from other agencies such as RAID, SSI, GUE and TDI. For information on prices please click here, all of our programs include course materials, the use of equipment, dives, air and nitrox. Our cave, wreck and DPV programs may also require the addition of instructor travel expenses, please ask us for a personal quotation.

Not included, Helium (where needed) and Sofnalime (CCR and SCR).

Course Overview

  • Beginner and Entry level Tec
  • Tec Level 2
  • Tec Level 3
  • Tec Gas Blender
  • Trimix level 1 Normoxic Trimix
  • Trimix Level 2 Hypoxic Trimix
  • Technical Sidemount
  • Cavern Diver
  • Cave Level 1
  • Cave Level 2
  • Technical Wreck
  • Technical Rescue
  • Technical Instructor Level 1 (Tec Instructor)
  • Technical Instructor Level 2 (Tec Rec/Tec Deep)
  • Tec Trimix Instructor
  • Semi Closed Rebreather (SCR)
  • Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR)

Invested in your development

We take a great deal of pride in these programs and want you to get as much from them as possible. With that in mind anyone who completes a certification technical program (tec 40,45,50 etc), including instructor programs, is welcome to join any future course we run. We do not charge you any courses fees for this, classroom sessions are free, for dives we only ask you to cover costs. This way you can be sure we put our very best into any program we conduct, and you can attain the level of knowledge and skill you hoped for.

Discover Tec

Great for those of you who are not sure if you will enjoy diving with twin tanks, this program includes a thorough briefing on the configuration from your instructor, fitting the equipment, a basic skill circuit and safety drills, followed by a dive on one of our local sites. If you enjoy it and wish to continue this can be credited to your Tec 40 Course.

  • Duration 4 hours
  • Prerequisites for this program: Open Water Diver certification

Discover Sidemount

Ideal for those who are curious about the configuration and would like to give it a go. Sidemount consists of two completely independent tanks, valves and regulators streamlined along your torso. This configuration is ideal for those with ambitions to tackle cavern, wreck or cave environments later. This program includes a thorough briefing on the configuration from your instructor, fitting the equipment, a basic skill circuit and safety drills, followed by a dive on one of our local sites. If you enjoy it and wish to continue this can be credited to your Tec or Recreational Sidemount Course.

  • Duration 4 hours
  • Prerequisites for this program: Open Water Diver certification

Discover Rebreather

This non certification program is ideal for anyone who is curious about this technology or what it feels like to dive silently with no bubbles. During this program you will learn about the primary differences between open and closed circuit diving, two CCR types and how they are used, and get to try one on a dive.

  • Duration 4 hours
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Hold an Open Water certification or higher
    • Have logged at least 15 dives

PADI Tec 40

The first of PADIs technical diver certifications, this course will take you through the proper use of technical diving equipment, dive planning using desktop decompression software and the motor skills and techniques required for Tec diving. You will be certified to plan and execute limited decompression dives.

  • Duration 4 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Hold an advanced diver certification
    • Hold an enriched air nitrox diver certification
    • Either be certified as a Deep dive specialist or have logged at least 10 dives to 30 meters or deeper
    • Have logged at least 30 dives, at least 10 of which were done using EANx deeper than 18 meters

PADI Tec Sidemount

This introduces the sidemount configuration, along with the proper use of decompression cylinders set up for sidemount. The course contains simulated decompression procedures, this makes it suitable for Technical Divers wishing to cross over to this configuration, or non-tec divers to be trained both in proper use of sidemount, and practice some basic decompression procedures. Note that Tec Sidemount may be combined with PADI Tec 40, 45 or 50, please ask us for more information.

  • Duration 4 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Advanced open water diver
    • 30 or more logged dives
    • PADI enriched air diver (Nitrox) is not mandatory but highly recommended for this course

PADI Tec 45

The second of PADI’s Tec diver programs trains divers with the procedures and knowledge to plan and execute dives to 45 meters.  This course extends the divers limits in terms of depth, dive time and additional decompression gases. Skills learned during level 1 will be further refined, and basic technical diver rescue techniques are covered.

  • Duration 4 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Rescue diver certification
    • A Tec 40 certification or equivalent

PADI Tec 50

Tec50 introduces accelerated decompression, switching between high oxygen breathing gases during the ascent to shorten the required decompression time. This increases your range considerably. During this course you will be using up to three breathing gases during a dive, two of which are used for decompression.

  • Duration 4 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • A tec 45 certification or equivalent

PADI Tec Level 1, 2 and 3 combined

  • Duration 12 days
  • PADI Tec 40, 45 and 50 programs may be combined for divers meeting the following criteria
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Hold an advanced diver certification
    • Hold an enriched air nitrox diver certification
    • Either be certified as a Deep dive specialist or have logged at least 10 dives to 30 meters or deeper
    • Have logged at least 30 dives, at least 10 of which were done using EANx deeper than 18 meters

 

Tec Gas Blender

The gas blender course is an ideal accompaniment to any technical diver course, during these programs you learn not only how to blend gas, but more about oxygen service, compatibility and cleaning. You will develop an understanding of several blending systems, and get to blend your own gas used for the course. The program has the option to be certified as a EANx Blender, or EANx and Trimix blender.

  • Duration 2 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Enriched Air Diver

PADI Trimix 65 – Trimix Level 1

During this program you will be trained to use gas blends containing helium to extend your depth range to 65 meters and use EANx and oxygen for accelerated decompression. This is the first level of PADIs Trimix training, qualifying you to use normoxic gases containing 18% or more oxygen.

  • Duration 4 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • A Tec 50 (or Tec Deep) certification or equivalent
    • Have logged at least 100 dives

PADI Tec Trimix – Trimix Level 2

You will be trained to dive to depths of up to 90 meters using Hypoxic and normoxic gas blends, the full operating potential of these gases is not yet fully understood and continues to be explored. This is the second level of PADIs Trimix training, qualifying you to use hypoxic gases containing less than 18% oxygen.

  • Duration 4 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Hold a Rescue diver certification
    • Tec 65 or Tec 50 (or Tec Deep) certification or equivalent
    • Have logged at least 150 dives

Trimix Level 1 and 2 combined

These programs may be combined for divers meeting the following criteria

  • Duration 8 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Hold a Rescue diver certification
    • Tec 50 (or Tec Deep) certification or equivalent
    • Have logged at least 150 dives

Cavern Diver

This courses provides the diver with an introduction to overhead environment planning, skills and dive execution. All of this is done within the light zone of a cavern to remove the additional stress that would come with being beyond it. Heavy emphasis is placed on proper gas management, gas loss drills, line work and effective communication is low light environments.

  • Duration 4 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Advanced Open Water
    • Be at least 18 years old

Cave Level 1

Intro to Cave – Considered by many as the most challenging of dive environments, cave diving requires a lot of the candidate. During this course you will build on what you learned during your cavern training and refine those skills further. As you move out of the light zone, proper planning, gas management, a high level of motor skill and control is required. Also addressed in this program are physiological topics such as situational awareness, analytical thinking, problem resolution and stress management.

  • Duration 5 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • At least 100 non training dives logged
    • At least 10 non training cavern dives
    • Cavern Diver certification

Cave Level 2

Full Cave – Builds on what you learned in cave level 1 and extends your range by introducing stage tanks and line jumps. This opens the door to some incredible dives, in some very challenging environments, naturally the entry and passing requirements are high, expect to be challenged.

  • Duration 5 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • At least 150 non training dives logged
    • Intro to cave/cave level 1 certified
    • At least 25 non training cave dives

 

Technical Wreck

Advanced wreck is for technical divers that wish to explore submerged wrecks beyond the light zone, and dive beyond no decompression limits. A heavy emphasis is placed on team diving, effective planning and gas management, basic surveying techniques, line work and emergency procedures. This program is intended to challenge you. We teach this course on the San Juan wreck located in Liloan, Cebu City. There will be additional costs for instructor travel expenses. At least 2 of these dives will be done on Trimix, there will be some additional costs for Helium.

  • Duration 5 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Tec 50
    • Trimix level 1
    • At least 100 logged dives

Technical Rescue

The goal of the course is to develop the skills taught during the Rescue Diver course to a very high level and relate them specifically to the hazards, equipment and techniques encountered during technical diving in open water. In addition, this course will teach technical divers how to conduct technical diving risk assessments and how to prepare effective emergency plans.

  • Duration 4 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Tec 45 or equivalent
    • O2 Provider or equivalent
    • 100 or more logged dives

Tec Instructor – Technical Instructor Course Level 1

Tec Instructor is PADI’s first instructor level for teaching their Tec Rec courses, as a tec Instructor you will be able to teach the PADI Tec 40 program. If you would like to be able to teach Tec 40, 45 and 50 please see the Tec Rec (Tec Deep) instructor program below. Taught in a familiar Instructor Development Course (IDC) style this program will help you develop a thorough understanding of the standards, procedures and instructional tools used to conduct these programs. You will learn how to present skills in the classroom, confined and open water.

  • Duration 5 days
  • Prerequisites for this program
    • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
    • PADI enriched air instructor
    • PADI deep specialty instructor
    • Tec 40 Diver or equivalent
    • At least 100 logged dives, at least 20 of which were made using nitrox, 25 were deeper than 18 meters and at least 15 were deeper than 30 meters.

Post requisites for this program: (can be completed after the training course but before applying to PADI for your teaching status)

  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • PADI Tec 45 diver
  • Logged at least 20 staged decompression dives
  • Have completed the Tec instructor theory and standards exams (conducted during your training with us)

Tec Rec/Tec Deep Instructor – Technical Instructor Course Level 2

Tec Rec/Tec Deep Instructor are able to independently conduct the Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50 programs. This is the perfect certification for those who are ready for the challenge of educating Tec divers to a very high level and joining the ranks of an elite group of instructors offering these courses. Taught in a familiar Instructor Development Course (IDC) style this program will help you develop a thorough understanding of the standards, procedures and instructional tools used to conduct these programs. You will learn how to present skills in the classroom, confined and open water.

  • Duration 8 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
    • PADI enriched air instructor
    • PADI deep specialty instructor
    • Tec 45 Diver or equivalent
    • At least 100 logged dives, at least 20 of which were made using nitrox, 25 were deeper than 18 meters and at least 15 were deeper than 30 meters.

Post requisites for this program: (can be completed after the training course but before applying to PADI for your teaching status)

  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • PADI Tec 50 Diver or equivalent
  • Logged at least 270 dives, of which at least were 25 staged decompression dives
  • Have completed the Tec instructor theory and standards exams (conducted during your training)
  • Have certified a minimum of 10 deep or nitrox specialty divers, any combination of these is acceptable.
  • Have assisted on one Tec 45 or one Tec 50 course (Conducted during your training with us)

Tec Trimix Instructor

The Tec Trimix instructor course includes a review of what you have learned as a Trimix Diver to date and then refining those skills to the highest level, enabling you to provide role model demonstrations.
Taught in a familiar Instructor Development Course (IDC) style this program will help you develop a thorough understanding of the standards, procedures and instructional tools used to conduct these programs. You will learn how to present skills in the classroom, confined and open water.

  • Duration 6 days
  • Prerequisites for this program
    • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
    • PADI Tec Deep Instructor
    • PADI Trimix Diver, or equivalent
    • At least 200 logged dives, of which at least 20 were staged decompression dives requiring the use of one or more decompression cylinders, 10 deeper than 40 meters using Trimix.

Post requisites for this program (can be completed after the training course but before applying to PADI for your teaching status):

  • Have successfully completed the Trimix instructor standards, theory and practical application exam (conducted during your training with us)
  • At least 350 logged dives, 50 of which must be decompression dives deeper than 40 meters using Trimix as the bottom gas, with at least 10 of these deeper than 50 meters using Trimix with less than 21% O2.
  • Have assisted with at least on Tec Trimix course (conducted during your training with us).

Tec Sidemount Instructor 

During this program you will develop a thorough understanding of the standards, procedures and instructional tools required to teach the Tec sidemount course. You will participate in workshops covering classroom presentations, practical application and in-water training.

  • Duration 3 days
  • Prerequisites for this program
    • PADI Open water scuba instructor
    • PADI enriched air instructor
    • PADI deep diver instructor
    • Logged at least 100 dives, of which 20 dives were made with EANx, 25 deeper than 18 meters, and at least 15 were deeper than 30 meters.
    • Tec 45 diver or equivalent

Post requisites for this program (can be completed after the training course but before applying to PADI for your teaching status):

  • PADI Tec instructor or higher
  • PADI Tec sidemount diver
  • Logged at least 20 technical sidemount dives, 10 of which required 3 or more cylinders
  • Successfully completed the PADI Tec sidemount instructor course

Semi Closed Rebreather (SCR) and Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR)

Once the exclusive domain of experienced technical divers SCR and CCR technology is advancing at a rapid rate, and as a result is becoming easier to use and very safe. Now opportunities exist for both Technical and Recreational divers to use these exciting tools. Courses are very much unit specific, they differ in design and application a great deal from one model to another. We work with some very talented instructors that can provide instruction on a variety of machines, some examples being the Poseidon MK 6 and Se7en, AP Inspiration, Pelagian MCCR, the SF2 Sidemount CCR, The JJ, Hammerhead and Revo. If you are interested to go silent and no bubbles, provide us some information on your diving experience, certifications and goals, we can come back to you with a recommendation and training path.

  • Duration will depend on the CCR/SCR chosen and your training goals
  • Prerequisites for these programs vary depending on your training goals.
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