Tec 50

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PADI Technical Diver 40/45/50 Courses

Technical (TecRec) diving means going beyond recreational scuba diving limits. But, TecRec divers will tell you that it’s really about the challenge and adventure of exploring places that no one else has ever seen. Tec diving is not for everyone, but it does attract experienced divers who want to go beyond their current limits and are willing to accept the added risks, training, investment and commitment it demands. If this is you, then PADI TecRec courses are your ticket to extreme adventure.

In technical diving the surface is often inaccessible in an emergency, so TecRec divers use extensive procedures, equipment and training to manage the added risks and potential hazards. Although founded on extensive open-circuit scuba technology, TecRec diving has been revolutionized by the development, availability and reliability of closed circuit re-breathers (CCRs). CCRs have numerous benefits and provide TecRec divers with significantly more time underwater.  


  • Diving beyond 40 meters/130 feet

  • Required stage decompression

  • Diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear meters/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

If you are interested in Technical Diving but not sure where to begin, give us a call at In2Deep or send us an email and we will schedule a time to meet with you to discuss the different tech diving possibilities to see what interests you the most.  

TEC 50:


PADI Tec 50 course is the complete, entry-level skill set for extensive open circuit deep decompression tec diving (formerly Tec Deep Diver). The diver is qualified to make technical decompression dives within the limits of training and equipment.




  • Certification as PADI Advanced Open Water (or equivalent)

  • Certification as PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent)

  • Minimum age of 18 years old

  • Certification as PADI Enriched Air Diver (or equivalent)

  • Certification as PADI Deep Diver (or equivalent)

  • DSAT Tec 45 Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)

  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which

  • 20 dives must be enriched air dives

  • 25 dives must be deeper than 18 metres/60 feet

  • at least 20 dives must be deeper than 30 metres/100 feet

  • Have a medical statement signed by your physician




Each section of the course will require 3-4 days of diving (including pool and open water sessions), 2-3 academic sessions, and 2 or more equipment configuration sessions.



Depth Range:

  • Dive 1: 8-30

  • Dive 2: 40-80

  • Dive 3: 100-165

  • Dive 4: 130-165




  • Use air, EANx and oxygen for multiple stop decompression dives as deep as 50 metres/165 feet using standard open circuit, multiple cylinder (backmount and/or sidemount) tec diving equipment.

  • Use two decompression gases (EANx and/or oxygen) to accelerate or add conservatism to the decompression. In addition to the Tec 45 course requirements, the Tec 50 course consists of knowledge development, two practical application sessions, two open water no stop dives (simulated decompression) and two open water decompression dives.




  • Same as Tec 40.

  • One additional stage/deco cylinders with regulator, SPG & staging kit properly labeled

  • DPV recommended

We look forward to getting In 2 the Deep with you!