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PADI TecRec courses provide the techniques and procedures necessary for diving beyond recreational dive limits. These are some of the most intensive, yet exhilarating, courses you’ll find. Technical diving isn’t for everyone but if this type of diving appeals to you and you’re willing to accept the risks, responsibilities and obligations, you’ll find it one of the most rewarding dive experiences you’ll ever have.

Unless otherwise stated all our course fees include Manuals and Certfication Fees, local boat trips, tank, regulator and backplate/wing bcd’s, and all gas fills except helium. Students need to bring, or rent, their own personal equipment such as wetsuits, mask and fins, gauges etc. Some courses may also be packaged together. If you have questions on any of these, or other courses, please email info@techasia.ph

PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (Scooter)

Price $365

Duration 2 days

Does not include DPV Rental when required – $90 for the course duration.

Purpose

If you want an introduction to the excitement of moving through the water with no effort, then this is your course. Covering ways to get the most out of using a DPV, as well as the things to take into consideration when making your dives – buddy contact, navigational concerns, the environment, and dealing with scooter problems.

Course Content

The course will cover the basic components and features of the scooter/DPV to be used and the steps involved in pre-dive set up. This can be conducted using the students own DPV, or rental unit from Tech Asia. We move on through dive planning considerations such as taking into account burn time of the batteries, and air supply when planning distances to be covered, and how to maximize the benefits of diving with a DPV. In our locality particularly, this gives the chance to dive some of our best dive sites, yet still be able to scooter back to shallow water for safety stops, rather than be faced with open water ascents that swimming divers would have to make. We essentially have the chance to make two dives out of one!

Safe execution of such dives requires students be aware of buddy tracking procedures, depth change considerations, entanglement hazards, and simple assists such as air shares. Dealing with equipment problems such as possible floods, failures, or runaway motors, whilst rare, is discussed and various solutions explored.

Confined sessions as required, and two dives are usually made, learning to handle the DPV used in the course being the essentials of the first, and having the opportunity to take more control over the planning and conducting of the dive being the purpose of the second.

Prerequisites

Any certified diver may take the course, though it must be conducted within the depth limits of the students existing certification.

PADI Sidemount Diver

Price $350

Duration 2-3 days

Purpose

Teaches you about configuration, dive technique and gas management for diving sidemount on recreational dives.

Course Content

The course looks at the pros and cons of sidemount divng using one, or more commonly two tanks on recreational level open
water dives. Configuring equipment, weighting and trim, entries, exits, gas emergencies and so on are all covred and
practiced on one confined and three open water dives.

Prerequisites

  • • Any certified diver may take this course

 

PADI Tec Sidemount Diver

Price $495

Duration 3-4 days

Purpose

While this courses teaches technical sidemount configuration for handling multiple tanks and managing gases, it is not
in itself a technical diving course. If you are already a technical diver it will show you how to apply this equipment to
your level of diving. If you are still a recreational diver you'll be shown how the equipment works but the training dives
will remain within your current level of certification. The course can be combined with Tec 40 or above.

Course Content

Besides knowledge and practical sessions on equipment set up, six dives are made during the course covering such
things as entry/exit considerations, long hose gas sharing, managing free flows, gas switch procedures to decompression
gases, stage tank removal and retrieval, swimming with tanks oriented forwards, decompression gas emergencies and so on.

Prerequisites

  • • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • • PADI Enriched Air Diver or equivalent
  • • A minimum of 30 logged dives.

Certification

To be certified as a Tec Sidemount Diver, the student must successfully meet all the performance requirements for the Knowledge Development and Practical Application sessions and the four dives involved.

PADI Tec 40 Program

Price $495

Duration 2-3 days

Purpose

The Tec 40 course introduces divers to limited decompression, using software or computers, for diving within recreational depth limits. The course is prerequisite to the Tec 45 and 50 level.

Course Content

The diver will learn how to make limited decompression dives to 40m/130ft using a single stage cylinder of decompression gas. Double tanks ( or side mounted ) are encouraged but not required on this course, although the full standardised technical diving rig will be discussed.

Decompression is limited to a maximum of ten minutes on this course with a single decompression gas up to 50% oxygen being used to add conservatism only.

Skills are introduced and developed to allow handling of reasonably foreseeable emergencies that may occur in this type of diving.

The course consists of one confined water dive, three training dives, three knowledge development sessions and three practical applications.

Prerequisites

  • • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • • PADI Enriched Air Diver or equivalent
  • • PADI Deep Diver or at least ten logged dives to 30m/100ft
  • • A minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives were made with enriched air nitrox, deeper than 18 meters.

Certification

To be certified as a Tec 40 Diver, the student must successfully meet all the performance requirements for the Knowledge Development and Practical Application sessions and the four dives involved.

PADI Tec 45 Program

Price $495

Duration 2-3 days

Purpose

This course builds on the Tec 40 level by training divers to make dives to maximum depths of 45m/150ft on air or nitrox. For decompression, any mix up to 100% oxygen maybe used. The course is a prerequisite for the Tec 50 Diver level.

Course Content

The diver will learn how to make decompression dives to 45m/150ft using a single stage cylinder of decompression gas. Double tanks ( or side mounted ) are required on this course and the full standardised technical diving rig is employed.

No limits to the amount of decompression are set on the course other than those dictated by gas management and student comfort, environmental factors. Skills are further developed to allow handling of reasonably foreseeable emergencies that may occur in this type of diving.

The course consists of one confined water dive, three training dives, three knowledge development sessions and three practical applications.

Prerequisites

  • • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • • Tec 40 Certification or equivalent
  • • PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent
  • • First Aid and CPR within the past two years
  • • A minimum of 50 logged dives, of which at least 12 dives were made with enriched air nitrox, 12 dives were deeper than 18 meters and at least 6 dives were deeper than 30 meters.

Certification

To be certified as a Tec 45 Diver, the student must successfully meet all the performance requirements for the Knowledge Development and Practical Application sessions and the four dives involved.

PADI Tec 50 Program

Price $495

Duration 2-3 Days

Divers wishing to cross over from other technical training agencies should contact Tech Asia for equivalent ratings, requirements and pricing details

Purpose

The Tec 50 course completes the PADI Tec Rec entry level training and represents a high level of skill and competency, allowing the diver to make decompression dives using two decompression gases to maximum depths of 50m/165ft.

Course Content

The diver will build up to making actual decompression dives using two decompression gases, as deep as 50m/165ft. The final dive may be made on trimix although the certification intends the use of air/nitrox bottom gases.

Full standardised technical diving equipment is required, and procedures and skills are polished to the high level required to manage foreseeable problems and emergencies that could be encountered at this level of diving.

This course provides the foundation for further training in specialized technical diving like deep trimix, technical cave and wreck diving.

The course consists of one confined water dive, three training dives ( one simulated, two actual decompression dives), two knowledge development sessions and three practical applications.

Prerequisites

  • • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • • Tec 45 certification or equivalent
  • • PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent.
  • • First Aid and CPR within the past two years
  • • A minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 20 dives were made with enriched air nitrox, 20 dives were deeper than 18 meters and at least 15 dives deeper than 30 meters.

Certification

To be certified as a Tec 50 Diver, the student must successfully meet all the performance requirements for the Knowledge Development and Practical Application sessions and the four dives involved.

PADI Tec Trimix 65 and Tec Trimix Programs

Price $1200

Duration 6-7 Days Combined

This is a two step program, divers must complete and certify as Tec Trimic 65 Divers before continuing on to Tec Trimix. If done concurrently, price is as above. If done as separate programs then :

Tec Trimix 65 - $895 - 4-5 Days

Tec Trimix - $450 - 2-3 Days

Divers wishing to cross over from other technical training agencies, or wanting to complete Tec Trimix having taken Tec Trimix 65 with another facility should contact us for equivalent ratings, requirements and pricing details.

Purpose

The PADI Tec Trimix course is intended for technical divers certified as PADI Tec 50 Divers (or qualifying certification from another training organization).

The course extends their depth range capabilities by training them in the use of trimix (helium, oxygen and nitrogen).

Course Content

The diver will be trained to dive to a maximum of 75 meters using various trimix blends, enriched air and oxygen, using open circuit technical diving equipment and procedures required to manage the risks involved.

Training includes development in the cognitive and motor skills for technical trimix diving, as well as preparation and response for reasonably foreseeable emergencies that may occur in this type of technical diving.

The course also includes advanced skills like handling of multiple stages and deco tanks in limited open water and on actual deep trimix dives.

The training provides skills applicable to further training and experience in technical diving.

The course consists of four Knowledge Development Sessions, five Practical Applications and eight Training Dives; two of them are optional in some cases (contact Tech Asia for details).

Prerequisites

  • • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • • Rescue Diver (including proof of training in CPR and first aid within the previous two years).
  • • PADI Tec 50 Diver or have a qualifying certification in deep
  • decompression diving using air/enriched air from another organization (contact Tech Asia for details).
  • • A minimum of 150 logged dives.

Certification

To be certified as a PADI Tec Trimix 65 Diver , the student must successfully meet all the performance requirements for Knowledge Development One through Four, Practical Applications

One through Four, Tec Trimix Diver Exam and Training Dives One through Five. For PADI Tec Trimix Diver must additionally complete Practical Application Five and Training Dives Six through Eight.

DSAT Gas Blender Course

Price 2 Days $250 ( or $300 for full Trimix Blender)

Purpose

The course is designed to provide information on the safe handling of oxygen, and the preparation of both Enriched Air and of Trimix for diving purposes. It gives an insight into oxygen cleaning and inspection procedures, production of oxygen compatible air, the various blending methods and systems a blender may come into contact with, and hands on blending experience.

Course Content

Specifically, classroom work will cover the following topics :

  • • Properties of oxygen
  • • Suppliers and methods of obtaining oxygen
  • • Oxygen Service and cleaning protocols
  • • Inspection procedures
  • • Partial pressure blending system design
  • • Production of oxygen compatible air
  • • Air quality testing
  • • Blending methodologies - which one is for you?
  • • Production of helium based mixtures
  • • Use of software and longhand blending calculations

Practical work includes :

  • • Overview of a partial pressure blending system
  • • Oxygen cleaning and inspection workshop
  • • Blending of both Enriched Air and Trimix fills.
  • • Cost Includes the DSAT Gas Blender Student Manual and the Mix Calculator CD-Rom blending software

Certification is upon completion of the Gas Blender exam, and on mastering of blending techniques ie/ producing at least five blends to within an analyzed accuracy of 1% of the desired blend. Candidates must also demonstrate a mature and responsible attitude towards the handling of gases to the satisfaction of the instructor.