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Technical Diving is scuba’s “Extreme Category”. It allows trained experienced divers the chance to dive far deeper than mainstream divers in the hopes of seeing things that many will never see in their lifetimes. Technical diving requires significantly more equipment and training than recreational diving to handle the additional hazards this type of diving can present. Technical diving isn’t for everyone but for those who want to explore innerspace further tec courses are the answer!

Most of the course names have a number behind them that signifies the maximum depth in meters the course is intended to certify a diver to. As a general rule each course has 4 dives associated with it.

Discover Tec 

This is intended as an introduction to the world of technical diving. It does not lead to certification but does introduce you the equipment and methodologies used in tec diving.

Tec 40

The Tec 40 subcourse of the DSAT Tec Diver course is a limited, entry-level technical
diving program that bridges the gap between recreational diving and full technical deep decompression diving. Certified Tec 40 divers are qualified to make limited decompression dives using equipment that is marginally more extensive than that used in mainstream recreational diving.

Tec 45

The Tec 45 subcourse of the DSAT Tec Diver course introduces Tec 40 divers to the first stages of full, technical deep decompression diving. Certified Tec 45 divers are qualified to make multistop decompression dives that employ EANx and oxygen for accelerated decompression. The expectation is that a Tec 45 diver intends to continue on in technical diving. Accordingly, the course not only develops the knowledge and skills to make open circuit technical dives as deep as 45 metres/145 feet, but also begins developing the knowledge and skills the diver will need at the Tec 50 level and beyond.

Tec 50

The Tec 50 subcourse of the DSAT Tec Diver course introduces Tec 45 divers to the first stages of full technical deep decompression diving. Certified Tec 50 divers are qualified to make multistop decompression dives using air, EANx and oxygen with up to two gases for accelerated decompression. The Tec 45 diver comes to the course with a strong knowledge and skill base. The Tec 50 course extends these, expanding existing skills and with an added emphasis on mission planning and execution.

Tec Trimix 65

This level qualifies divers to dive beyond 165 feet to a maximum of 210 feet utilizing mixes with down to 18% oxygen and allows the use of enriched air and oxygen for decompression.

Tec Trimix 

The DSAT Tec Trimix Diver course is intended to extend the depth range available to technical divers trained and qualified to use air, enriched air and oxygen for technical decompression dives beyond 50 metres/165 feet in open water. As part of the DSAT TecRec instructional umbrella, the Tec Trimix Diver course reflects the training philosophies exhibited by the prerequisite Tec 40, 45, 50, and Tec TMx 65 Diver courses. The approach is an instructional progression that directly addresses the added hazards, greater demands and challenges present in technical diving, most of which become more pronounced in the depth ranges typically associated with hypoxic trimix use.

Specialty Tec Rec Courses

Some PADI / DSAT Tec Instructors have been authorized to conduct specialty courses in technical diving. These include but aren’t limited to Cave Diver and Cave Dive Propulsion Vehicle Diver.

If you’d like to join the elite of the scuba world Splash has all of these courses available to enroll in.


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