PADI Tec Diving: An Introduction
Technical diving is known as scuba diving’s “extreme” sport, taking experienced divers far deeper than in mainstream recreational diving.
Tec diving is marked by significantly more equipment and training requirements to manage this type of diving. It isn’t for everyone, but for those who have a spirit of exploration, that wreck that was once out of reach can now be explored.
Simply Diving’s PADI TecRec courses are the answer…
Our fantastic dive sites along the Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz offer the perfect training environment for those wanting to train in deeper diving in Spain. As a Scubapro Educational Association (SEA) dive centre, you will use top-of-the-range equipment, including regulators and dive computers used by the most ardent deep, wreck and cave divers.
Some dives will be made using a DPV, others from a boat.
What’s it all about?
Technical scuba diving is defined as diving other than conventional commercial or research diving that takes divers beyond recreational scuba diving limits. It is further defined as and includes one or more of the following:
- diving beyond 40 metres/130 feet deep
- required stage decompression
- diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear metres/130 linear feet of the surface
- accelerated decompression and or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive
- Because in technical diving the surface is effectively inaccessible in an emergency, tec divers use extensive methodologies and technologies and training to manage the added risks.
Why would I want to be a tec diver?
Tec diving not only has more risk, but it requires significantly more effort, discipline and equipment. It’s not for everyone, and you can be an accomplished, avid top-notch diver your entire life without making a tec dive.
That said, there’s a good number of divers who want to visit places underwater that relatively few people can. Many spectacular, untouched wrecks lie at depths well below 40 metres/130 feet. Deep reefs have organisms you don’t find in the shallows. Some people enjoy the challenge and focus tec diving requires. Still others love being involved with cutting edge technologies. These reasons make tec diving rewarding.
The PADI TecRec model
Each level introduces you to new gear, planning and procedures appropriate to extend your diving limits.
The Tec Diver course is an integrated sequence of three subcourses: Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50. You can complete them continuously, or you can complete each level separately with a time span between them.
Please note: All course prices include complete rental from our range of the latest and most modern Scubapro diving equipment; transportation to and from the dive sites in one of our air-conditioned mini-buses or by RIB boat; light refreshments (water, fruit juices and muffins); plus PADI certification on successful completion of your course.
Extras: Educational materials such as PADI Crewpacks and manuals (required reading for most courses) and diving equipment can be purchased from the Simply Diving shop. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm prices.