PADI Technical Diving Courses
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Technical Diving Training

Technical diving goes beyond the limits of normal recreational diving, using specialized equipment and techniques to dive deeper for longer. Tech diving is very demanding and introduces additional complications, so isn’t for everyone. But if you are up for the challenge, qualifying as a technical diver opens up many extreme diving opportunities which few people will ever see.

Normal recreational diving is defined as:

  • No Stop diving; meaning you do not stay over your decompression limit.
  • Down to a maximum depth of 40 meters, or shallower if not certified for deep diving activates.
  • Using air or blends of nitrox of upto 40% (if nitrox certified) as your bottom gas.
  • Penetration into over head environments (if certified) is limited; to only naturally illuminated areas and 40 meter distance to the surface, which includes liner distance as well as depth.

Technical diving while is still a kind of recreational diving; as the divers are doing it for fun not as a job, (which would make them commercial divers). Hence the name PADI gives is Tec Rec, but anyway let’s not split hairs. Technical diving is:

  • Dives with possible planed decompression
  • Dives below 40 meters
  • Multi Gas Diving, switching between different gas blends during a dive; to dive deeper, speed up decompression or to add conservatism to decompression.
  • Penetration into over head environments beyond the light zone and/or deeper than 40 meters.

At Simple Life Divers we offer the full range of PADI Tec diving courses.

Two routes are possible. You can take individual PADI Tec courses in sequence, advancing your skills and depth rating with each course: Tec 40 > Tec 45 > Tec 50.

Or its possible to roll all 3 courses together in one go, called the PADI Tec Deep course.

We also offer solo diver training and tec instructor:

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