PADi DSAT Tec Basics
|| One day (minimum)
- Be a PADi Openwater
Diver or equivalent from another organisation
- Minimum of 18 years old
The PADI Tec Basics course is a bridge from recreational to technical diving. It exposes recreational divers to tec
diving and entry level tec diving skills and equips them with the information they
need to decide whether or not to accept the additional risk and commitment that PADI Tec courses demand. The PADI Tec Basics course runs within
recreational limits, using segments from PADI Tec 40 Dives 1 and 2. The course allows PADI Tec Deep Instructors to
have students practice fundamental tec skills before enrolling in the PADI Tec 40 program. The course also
recognizes students who choose not to continue their technical training.
The PADI Tec Basics course clearly informs divers that the PADI TecRec program address technical diving apart
from mainstream recreational diving. These two general diving modes are defined:
Recreational scuba diving is no stop diving with air or enriched air nitrox to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130
feet, and during penetration dives, within the natural light zone and no more than a
total linear distance of 40 metres/130 feet from the surface. It is primarily open-circuit diving, but includes recreational eCCR and eSCR
rebreathers (Type R). Technical scuba diving is diving other than commercial or research diving that takes divers beyond recreational
limits. It is further defined as and includes one or more of the following: diving beyond 40 metres/130 feet,
required stage decompression, diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear metres/130 linear feet from
the surface, accelerated decompression, and the use of variable gas mixtures (other than the automatic
variation of a Type R rebreather) during a dive.
Technical diving uses extensive methodologies, technologies and training to manage added risks associated with it.
Typically, this means using complex or highly specialized equipment in
situations where direct access to the surface is inaccessible due to a ceiling imposed by decompression or by a physical barrier such as found inside cave or
wreck diving environments.
Divers usually tec dive for the challenge and fun rather than as a profession, so it is a recreation (hence the name
“TecRec” for these programs). However, to avoid confusion regarding the
limits and scopes, tec diving is not called “recreational diving.” The courses in the PADI TecRec program directly address the more demanding and
challenging nature of technical diving, which involves more hazards and inherent risks than recreational diving.
All the TecRec CCR courses are built upon mainstream instructional system design principles for which PADI
courses are known.
- Tuition and instruction from our highly trained professionals
- Personal certification card
- All specialist equipment needed
- Personal insurance for the duration of the course
- Transfers from the dive centre to the dive locations
- Snacks and drinks during the break
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