PADI / DSAT Tec 50

Building on the Tec 40 and 45 course foundations, the Tec 50 (formally Tec Deep Course) consists of five Practical Applications, and five Training Dives. Using twin manifolded tanks for the back gas plus two side-mount tanks with up to 100% oxygen for decompression. Tec Deep training takes three days to complete. The course will qualify you to make gas switch, extended no decompression dives, decompression stop dives and accelerated decompression dives using air, Nitrox or up to 100% oxygen to 50m / 165ft, using technical diving equipment and procedures.

Theory is home-study or classroom with workbook with six Knowledge Reviews and Final Exam to complete.

Pre-requisites for the course are:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • PADI Deep Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • PADI TEC 45 certification (or equivalent)
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives of which 20 must be enriched air dives, 25 dives must be deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and at least 15 dives must be deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
  • Minimum age: 18 years old