This course can be offered in both backmount & sidemount configuration, its the entry point into the technical range providing a transition from recreational to tech.
The diver is qualified to complete up to 10 minutes of non-accelerated decompression while breathing from one additional deco cylinder of up to EANx50. Depth is limited to 130 feet or 40 meters.
The gear you’ll be using is recreational scuba equipment, with some minor additions to enhance your ability to deal with tec diving conditions.
If you’re interested in technical diving, but haven’t yet met the prerequisites for the PADI Tec Deep Diver course, you can consider enrolling in the PADI Tec 40 course.
You’ll learn to make gas switch, extended no-decompression dives using air to 40 metres/130 feet and breathing enriched air (up to 50%) for conservatism. Some of the motor skills you will learn and master are:
Technical equipment set up
Neutral buoyancy control
Remove and replace stage at surface/underwater
Gas shut down drills
Free flow shut down drill
Out of Air
NOTOX gas switch
Lift bag deployment
Calculating sac rate
Maintain simulated deco stop
Failed lift bag deployment drill
Decompression dive planning with desk top software