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How to get started with Technical Diving

Get started with TEC diving 
PADI TecRec Courses

PADI TecRec courses start from a non-threatening “gentle” introduction to the world of technical diving. They are the link of extended recreational dives up to serious technical diving. 
Technical diving is scuba diving’s “extreme” sport, taking experienced and qualified divers far deeper than in mainstream recreational diving. 

Technical diving is marked by significantly more equipment and training requirements to manage the additional hazard this type of diving entails. Tec diving isn’t for everyone, but for those who hear its challenge call, the PADI TecRec courses are the answer.

PADI TecRec courses the most instructionally coherent and demanding Tec diving programs available. They’re not easy – nor would you want them to be for this kind of diving.

The Fun Part
The fun part of TecRec is rising to the challenges as you dive deeper and longer than most divers ever do.

What do you need to start ?
TecRec prerequisites vary (see individual course descriptions), but the following applies to anyone interested in Technical diving:

You must be:
• 18 years or older
• A mature, responsible person who will follow the required procedures and requirements strictly and
• Medically fit for Tec diving (physician’s signature required)
• Willing to accept the added risks that Tec diving presents
• An experienced diver with at least 100 logged dives
• Certified as a PADI Enriched Air Diver and PADI Deep Diver or equivalent

PADI TecRec Course Structur
• TecRec courses are integrated into an instructionally valid, seamless course flow that takes you from
   beginning Tec diver to one qualified to the outer reaches of sport diving using synthetic gas mixes.
• Each level introduces you to new gear, planning and procedures appropriate to extend your diving
• The Tec Diver course is an integrated sequence of three sub courses: Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50.
   You can complete them continuously, or you can complete each level separately with a time span
   between them. This gives you learning efficiency, instructional integrity and schedule flexibility.

The Scuba Gear You Use
Tec diving uses much more equipment than recreational diving. The Technical scuba gear typically uses two to four or five regulators, a dive computer, some accessories and most likely a dive light.

The Structure of Technical Diver Training