TEC 50

This qualification represents a high level of competency for a technical diver. The diver is qualified to use air for bottom gas and 2 decompression mixes up to 100% Oxygen to make extended, accelerated decompression dives. Depth limit is 50 meters / 165 feet.

If you’re interested in technical diving and wish to further your depth limitations beyond recreational diving and the Tec 40/45 courses, you can consider continuing on Tec 50. If you’re not already a technical diver, then we can combine the Tec 40/45/50 courses (in just 9 days), certifying you as a PADI Tec Deep Diver. This module is the last component of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course, so your PADI Tec 40/45 course training credits towards this and the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course.

You’ll learn to make gas switch, extended no-decompression dives using air, enriched air and pure Oxygen, to 50 meters / 165 feet. You will practice all the motor skills learned in Tec 40/45 whilst swimming ‘on the fly’ and completing surprise emergency drills. You’ll also prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies.

If you already hold the PADI Tec 40 and/or 45 certifications (or equivalent), this course takes just an additional 3 days of diving.

Completing the Tec Deep Diver program provides the foundational skills and knowledge necessary for continuing onto the PADI Tec Trimix 65 or full PADI Trimix course.