Technical Dive Courses

Technical Diving Courses

We offer a range of TDI & PADI Technical diver courses, and Technical Instructor courses, we can also arrange on request courses from GUE, ANDI and RAID. Please contact us with your goals, we can suggest a training and experience package to help you achieve them.

Course prices do not include, Helium (where needed) and Sofnalime (CCR and SCR).

Where to start?

Getting started with technical diving can be confusing, there are options for which training agency to study under, what level to to enter at, what courses to combine, where to pause formal training for a while and gain some experience, it’s a lot to take on. The best approach is to get in touch with us, and have a chat by email, messenger or phone, with one of our Technical Instructors, or Technical Instructor Trainers. We can talk you through course options, agency standards, and recommend a personal training path for you, no commitment, just friendly advice.

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.

Courses overview

  • TDI Technical Diver Courses
  • PADI Technical Diver Courses
  • TDI Technical Instructor Courses
  • PADI Technical Instructor Courses

TDI Technical Diver Courses

TDI Intro to Tec

The TDI Intro to Tech course introduces students to the world of technical diving, it’s a great first step for aspiring Technical Divers who need an introduction to the equipment and methodologies used, the course is a great combo for Advanced Nitrox or Decompression Procedures. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with technical equipment configurations, to enhance open water diving skills (such as buoyancy, trim, and situational awareness), and to introduce students to advanced gas planning techniques within a no-decompression context.

  • Duration 2 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
    • Minimum certification Open Water Diver
    • Provide proof of 25 logged open water dives

TDI Advanced Nitrox

This course examines the use of EAN-21 through 100 percent oxygen for optimal mixes to a depth of 40 meters. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for utilizing EANx 21 through 100 percent oxygen for dives not requiring staged decompression. This is a perfect course combination for TDI Decompression Procedures or Intro to Tech.

  • Duration 2 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
    • Minimum certification of Nitrox Diver.
    • Show proof of 25 logged open water dives
    • If this course is taught in conjunction with the TDI Decompression Procedures course, the minimum age is 18

TDI Decompression Procedures

This course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. This program is designed as a stand-alone course or it may be taught in conjunction with TDI Advanced Nitrox, Advanced Wreck, or Extended Range Course. The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dives.

  • Duration 3 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 18
    • Minimum certification Advanced Diver 
    • Provide proof of 25 logged open water dives

TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures Diver Combo

These courses are commonly taught as a combination, when taught separately there will be some repetition of skills and knowledge, a step which can be sensibly omitted for the course combination. The courses taught apart have 4 dives each, when taught in conjunction the total needed is 6 dives.

  • Duration 4 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 18
    • Minimum certification of Nitrox Diver.
    • Show proof of 25 logged open water dives

TDI Extended Range

This course provides training and experience required to competently utilize air for dives up to 55 meters that requires staged decompression, utilizing nitrox mixtures or oxygen during decompression. The objective of this course is to train divers in the proper techniques, equipment requirements, and hazards of deep air diving to a maximum of 55 meters utilizing nitrox mixtures or oxygen for staged decompression.

  • Duration 3 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 18
    • Certified as a TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver and TDI Decompression Procedures Diver, or equivalents
    • Provide proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which 25 must be deeper than 30 meters.

TDI Advanced Wreck

This course provides training and experience to comfortably and competently conduct advanced wreck dives. This program includes penetration skills and techniques. The objective of this course is to train divers in the proper techniques, equipment requirements and hazards of wreck diving

  • Duration 4 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 18
    • Certified as a Decompression Procedures or equivalent (due to our training site depth being an avg 45M deep)
    • Provide proof of a minimum of 50 logged dives
    • Be certified as Basic Wreck or Cavern Diver or equivalent

TDI Trimix

The TDI Trimix course provides the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gases containing normoxic amounts of helium (>18%), for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox and / or oxygen mixtures during decompression to a maximum depth of 60 meters. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures of utilizing custom oxygen / helium / nitrogen mixtures as breathing gases. 

  • Duration 5  days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 18
    • Minimum certification as a TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver and TDI Decompression Procedures Diver, or equivalent
    • Provide proof of a minimum 100 logged dives

TDI Advanced Trimix

The TDI Advanced Trimix course provides the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gases containing hypoxic, normoxic and hyperoxic percentages of helium, for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox and / or oxygen (O2) mixtures during decompression to a maximum depth of 100 meters. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures of utilizing custom oxygen / helium / nitrogen mixtures as breathing gases.

  • Duration  6 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 18
    • Minimum certification TDI Extended Range Diver or TDI Trimix Diver, or equivalent
    • Provide proof of a minimum 100 logged dives with 25 deeper than 30 meters
    • Provide proof of prior logged experience w/ double cylinders and any other unfamiliar equipment such as dry suit

TDI Cavern Diver

This course is designed to develop the minimum skills and knowledge for cavern and overhead environment diving within the limits of light penetration; in addition outlines specific hazards associated with cave diving. The cavern diver course in not intended to provide instruction for cave diving environments. The objective of this course is to train divers in the proper planning, procedures, techniques and hazards of cavern diving.

  • Duration 3 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
    • Certified Open Water Diver or equivalent
    • Provide proof of a minimum of 25 dives

TDI Intro to Cave Diver (Level 1)

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of cave diving utilizing a single primary guide line. Introductory cave diving is the second level in the development of safe techniques for cave diving, directly building upon the cavern diver course. This introduction to cave diving is not intended to train divers for all facets of cave diving. The objective of this course is the perfection of skills taught in the cavern diving program, in addition to the adoption of additional techniques and procedures required for elementary cave dives

  • 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

TDI Full Cave Diver (Level 2)

Advanced cave dive planning, the practical execution of different types of cave systems and scenarios divers encounter are presented. This cave diving course is not intended to prepare divers for evaluating all facets of cave diving. The objective of this course is to expand and critique previous skills accomplished in the TDI Cavern and Intro to Cave Diving programs. Emphasis is placed upon dive planning and skill perfection through actual cave penetration.

  • 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

TDI Advanced 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

TDI Visual Inspection Procedure (VIP)

This course is designed to promote safety in the care and maintenance of high-pressure cylinders. The VIP program  is intended to train inspectors in the proper handling, filling, and inspection techniques, including the identification of the various defective conditions that can lead to cylinder rejection or condemnation. The course will also cover the operation and repair of valves, cleaning and maintenance and the operation of high pressure compressor systems.

  • Duration 1 day
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 18

TDI Nitrox Gas Blender

This course provides the training required to allow candidates to competently and safely blend nitrox gas. The objective of this course is to train candidates in the proper techniques, equipment requirements and hazards involved in blending nitrox gases for recreational scuba.

  • Duration 1 day
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 18

TDI Advanced Gas Blender

This course enables the successful candidate to engage in the blending of oxygen and helium based gasses. The objective of this course is to train candidates in the proper procedures needed for the preparation and blending of high quality nitrox and trimix gases for use in technical diving.

  • Duration 1 day
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 18
    • Proof of TDI Nitrox Gas Blender cert or equivalent 

PADI Tec Diver Courses

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 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

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 Technical Wreck

Technical 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

PADI Tec Gas Blender EANx

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 a variety of blending systems, and hands on experience with partial pressure and continuous flow systems. After successfully completing this program you will be qualified to blend Enriched Air Nitrox blends for recreational and technical diving.

  • Duration 1.5 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Enriched Air Diver

PADI Tec Gas Blender TMx

Building on what you have learned in the Tec Gas Blender, this course addresses the use of helium to create trimix blends for technical divers. You will gain hands on experience with both partial pressure blending, and booster pump systems. This course requires the use of helium, the gas is charged separately from the course fee (see here for costs), for that reason we highly recommend combining this course with your trimix diver or instructor programs.

  • Duration 1 day
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Enriched Air Diver
    • Proof of Tec Gas Blender EANx or equivalent

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

PADI 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

PADI 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 3 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Advanced Open Water
    • Be at least 18 years old

PADI 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

TDI Technical Instructor Courses

TDI Intro to Tec Instructor

The TDI Intro to Tech Instructor course provides the training required to competently and safely introduce students to the world of technical diving. The objective of this course is to train instructors to familiarize students with technical equipment configurations, to enhance open water diving skills (such as buoyancy, trim, and situational awareness)

  • Duration  days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Certified as an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor, or equivalent
    • Certified as a Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures diver, or equivalent
      OR
    • Certified as a TDI Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures Instructor, or
      equivalent

TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor

This is the instructor level certification course for instructors wishing to teach the use of EANx 21 through 100 percent oxygen (O₂) for optimal mixes to a depth of 40 meters. The object of this course is to train nitrox instructors to teach the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for EAN-21 through 100 percent oxygen (O₂) for dives not requiring staged decompression.

  • Duration 3 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Certified as an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor, or equivalent
    • Minimum certification of TDI Advanced Nitrox diver or equivalent
    • Provide proof of 100 logged dives, 25 must be nitrox dives
    • Must have certified 10 students in entry-level nitrox

TDI Decompression Procedures Instructor

This course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. This program is designed as a stand-alone course or it may be taught in conjunction with such TDI courses as TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor, TDI Advanced Wreck Instructor, or TDI Extended Range Instructor. The objective of this course is to train instructors how to plan and conduct a standard decompression procedures course not to exceed a maximum depth of 45 meters. The most common equipment requirements, equipment set-ups, decompression techniques and decompression mixtures are covered.

  • Duration 3 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 18
    • Minimum certification of TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor or equivalent (unless Advanced Nitrox Instructor course is taught in conjunction with Deco Procedures Instructor)
    • Minimum certification of TDI Decompression Procedures diver or equivalent
    • Provide proof of 150 logged dives
    • Have certified 10 students in Deep Diver or Nitrox diver or equivalent, or 10 SDI Advanced Adventure Diver or equivalent

TDI Extended Range Instructor

This course provides the training and experience required to be certified to competently teach air dives to 55 meters that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox mixtures or oxygen (O₂) during decompression. The objective of this course is to train instructors in the proper techniques, equipment requirements, and hazards of deep air diving to a maximum of 55 meters and utilizing nitrox mixtures or oxygen for staged decompression.

  • Duration 5 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 21
    • Provide proof of 250 logged dives, 25 must be extended range dives
    • Certification as a TDI Extended Range Diver or equivalent
    • Certification as a TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures Instructor or equivalent
    • Must have certified 10 students in advanced nitrox diver or decompression procedures diver, a minimum of 5 must be
      decompression procedures divers

TDI Trimix Instructor

The TDI Trimix Instructor course provides the training required to competently and safely teach breathing gases containing helium with no less than 18 percent oxygen (O₂) for dives that require staged decompression to a maximum depth of 60 meters.

  • Duration 9 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 21
    • Minimum certification as a TDI Trimix Diver and a TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures Instructor, or equivalent
    • Proof of 15 certified advanced nitrox or decompression procedures divers; minimum of 10 must be decompression procedures divers
    • Provide proof of 250 logged dives with a minimum of 20 logged Trimix dives outside of training, 10 of these dives must be in the last 12 months

TDI Advanced Trimix Instructor

The TDI Advanced Trimix Instructor course provides the training required to competently and safely teach breathing gases containing helium for dives that require staged decompression to a maximum depth of 100 meters. The objective of this course is to train instructors to teach the benefits,
hazards and proper procedures of utilizing custom oxygen, helium, and nitrogen mixtures as breathing gases.

  • Duration 9 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 21
    • Certification as a TDI Advanced Trimix Diver or equivalent
    • Certification as a TDI Extended Range Instructor or TDI Trimix Instructor or equivalent
    • Provide proof of 250 logged dives, of which 30 must be Trimix dives
    • Provide proof of 20 dives deeper than 55 meters

TDI Advanced Wreck Instructor

Through advanced techniques, this course will instill a level of comfort and discipline allowing the instructor to conduct wreck courses with a greater
margin of safety, productivity and enjoyment. This program includes penetration skills and techniques. The objective of this course is to train instructors in the proper techniques, equipment requirements and hazards of teaching wreck diving.

  • Duration 7 days
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Minimum age 21
    • Certified as a TDI Decompression Procedures and TDI Advanced Wreck Diver or equivalent
    • Certified as a TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor or equivalent
    • Provide proof of 200 logged dives, at least 50 must be wreck dives, 25 must be wreck penetration dives
    • Have certified 10 students in SDI Wreck Diver or equivalent

PADI Technical Instructor Courses

PADI 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)

PADI Tec Rec (formerly 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)

PADI 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).

PADI 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

PADI Tec Gas Blender Instructor

Depending on your user level certification (EANx or TMx) successfully completing this course will allow you to teach your students how to blend EANx  and TMx blends, using a variety of blending methods, to identify equipment for oxygen service and compatibility, and conduct oxygen cleaning.

If you hold the Tec gas Blender TMx qualification you may enroll on the instructor level for TMx. This course requires the use of helium, the gas is charged separately from the course fee (see here for costs), for that reason we highly recommend combining this course with your TMx instructor program. If you hold the Tec Gas Blender EANx certification, you may upgrade to TMx before proceeding, or enroll on the EANx Instructor course.

  • Duration 1 day
  • Prerequisites for this program:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Enriched Air Diver
    • Proof of Tec Gas Blender EANx or equivalent

SCR and CCR Courses

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.

We’re here to help

With so many options for agency, materials, courses and combinations it can easily get a little confusing. Get in touch with us and have a chat with one of our Technical Instructors, or Instructor Trainers. We can help you put together the ideal training and experience package to obtain your diving goals. Contact us.

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