GoPro Tec

What is technical diving?

In this career path we will train you as a Technical Recreational diver. This means going beyond recreational scuba diving limits and includes one or more of the following:

  • Diving beyond 40 meters/130feet;
  • Required stage decompression;
  • Diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear meters/130 linear feet of surface;
  • Accelerated decompression and/or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive; and,
  • use of extensive equipment and technologies.

In technical diving, the surface is often inaccessible in an emergency. Tec divers use extensive procedures, equipment and training to manage the added risks and potential hazards.

Tec Diver Courses we offer

Besides completing the Divemaster curriculum our GoPro Tec candidates will get specialized training as follows.

  • EAN Diver (Included in your curriculum)
  • Discover Tec (Included in your curriculum)
  • Sidemount Diver (Included in your curriculum)
  • Tec 40 (optional)
  • Tec 45 (optional)
  • Tec 50 (optional)

Are you curious about technical (Tec) diving? Are you unsure about jumping into a course? Discover Tec is a short confined water experience that allows you to give technical diving a try. You get to wear all the extra Tec diving gear and take it for a test dive. Your PADI Tec Instructor may introduce a few basic skills, such as primary to secondary regulator switch and gas shutdown procedures.

If you're interested in Tec diving and are a PADI Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old, and have a minimum of 10 logged dives, you qualify for Discover Tec!

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