The PADI Tec Basics course is designed as a ‘bridge’ between recreational and technical diving. Within this course you’ll get to learn about, and use, technical diving equipment along with associated procedures and skills, and begin to explore methods of gas planning. The course is run within recreational limits (decompression diving is NOT part of this course), and as it uses segments from the PADI TEC 40 course you can continue on and achieve the full TEC 40 rating without having to repeat these segments again.
The PADI Tec Basics course is not only for those wishing to continue on to technical diving, as it also has many advantages and benefits for recreational diving as well. Having a larger gas volume, and built-in redundancy for a separate breathing gas supply, it makes an ideal course for those who regularly dive deeper. And for those who may want to consider diving solo this course provides a solid foundation from which to enrol onto the PADI Self-Reliant Diver specialty.
The PADI Tec Basics course requires four dives and two practical classroom sessions over three days, and combined with the PADI Tec Basics Information pack, provides you with the knowledge and skills to start you on your journey of twinset diving.
- be at least 15 years old
- hold the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver qualification, or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation (The PADI Rescue Diver qualification is preferred for this course)
- have dived within the last six months and feel confident in your assembly and use of SCUBA equipment, along with reasonable buoyancy control. If in any doubt then please contact us.