- About TEC Diving
- About TEC 45
What is Technical Diving?
Technical scuba diving involves going beyond recreational scuba diving limits 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 of the surface
- Accelerated decompression and/or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive
- Use of extensive equipment and technologies
In technical diving the surface is often inaccessible in an emergency, so tec divers use extensive procedures, equipment and training to manage the added risks and potential hazards.
Why would I want to be a TEC diver?
Many spectacular, untouched wrecks lie at depths well below 40 metres/130 feet. Deep reefs have organisms you don’t find in the shallows. Some people enjoy the challenge and focus tec diving requires. Still others love being involved with cutting edge technologies. These reasons make tec diving rewarding.
However, you can be an accomplished, avid top-notch diver your entire life without making a tec dive. Tec diving does require significantly more effort, discipline and equipment, which means it’s not for everyone.
What you will learn:
• The Differences Between Different Decompression Models
• The Benefits of Using Enriched Air or Oxygen as a Decompression Gas
• How to Plan Dive Logistics Based on Different Environments
• How to Anticipate the Most Common Problems in Decompression Diving
• How to Manage Emergencies in Decompression Diving
• Equipment Theory and Workshop Covering Different Configurations and Stage Bottles
Skills and Scenarios:
• Gas Switching Using Team Protocols
• Lift Bag Deployment
• Using a Safety Lift Bag for Surface Assistance
• Dealing with a Convulsing Diver at Depth
• Refinement of Buoyancy and Propulsion Techniques
• Emergency Simulations Including (But Not Limited to): Exceeding Bottom Times, Sharing Air During a No Mask Ascent, Regulator Free Flows, Lost Gas, and Switching to a Back-Up Buoyancy Device.