Saturday, October 29, 2016

New PADI TecRec Class

Have you ever wanted to go see cool wrecks like the USS Oriskany in Pensacola, FL but you just can not make it within the Recreational Limits due to time & depth restrictions? Join us Monday, November 28th to start your next big adventure! PADI TecRec is a simple transition from your current Recreational Diving to the next level, you can even use your Recreational Gear for this transition! The Tec40 course consists of three evening classroom sessions, a morning at the pool and two days completing dives at the lake. We will conduct the open water dives at beautiful Windy Point Park on Lake Travis. We have summer trips planned so that you can utilize these new diving skills, don't delay call today as always we keep our class sizes small.

Who should take this course?
The PADI Tec 40 course is where you transition from recreational scuba diving to technical diving. It’s a great place to start because it’s the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Diver course and bridges the gap between no stop diving and full technical deep decompression diving. You gain experience and begin building the knowledge and skills you need to continue your tec diver training. You will qualify to make limited decompression dives to 40 metres/130 feet.

To enroll in the Tec 40 course, you must be:
A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
A PADI Enriched Air Diver with at least 10 dives using enriched air deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
A PADI Deep Diver or proof of at least 10 dives to 30 metres/100 feet
At least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives
You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months. 
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply, call the shop to inquire.

What will you learn?
The Tec 40 course consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four training dives. You’ll learn about:
Technical diving’s risks and responsibilities
Technical diving equipment, proper rigging and set up
Gas planning, oxygen limits and decompression planning
Team diving techniques and emergency procedures, such as dealing with free flows, manifold leaks and out of gas situations.

How can you start learning now?
Contact us here at High Tide Scuba and get your Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes a PADI Tec Deep Diver Manual, which you can start reading right away. You can also get an Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video, which is a great tool to help you practice skills between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through your Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses.
You may be able to get college credit for the PADI Tec 40 course.

What scuba gear will you use?
You’ll start with your basic scuba diving equipment.

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