Technical (tec) diving means going beyond recreational scuba diving limits. But, tec 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.
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. Although founded on extensive open-circuit scuba technology, tec diving has been revolutionized by the development, availability and reliability of closed circuit rebreathers (CCRs). CCRs have numerous benefits and provide tec divers with significantly more time underwater.
These include training dives to the Zenobia and Elpida Wrecks !!
There is an option to complete your course materials online or with the manual version at home before you arrive in Cyprus, please enquire for further details.
Prices for all courses INCLUDE - all materials including online eLearning, full equipment, boat fees, gas and certification fee - THERE ARE NO EXTRAS
Discounts also apply for 2 divers or more starting from 10%
PADI TEC40 - 4 dives €475
MAX depth 40m
The first step. Covers all aspects of initial skills & knowledge required. Limited decompression and staged gas of up to 50%
PADI TEC45 - 4 dives €475
MAX depth 45m
Next step from TEC40. Planning Decompression dives, with staged deco of up to 100% Oxygen.
PADI TEC50 - 4 dives €475
MAX depth 50m
Complete decompression dives up to 50m using computer software and producing tables and ready to carry out own technical dives.
INTEGRATED TEC COURSES;
The TecRec courses have now been updated to integrate 2 or all 3 of the courses in a similar way to the TDI courses. Now you can combine both the TEC40 & 45 course or the TEC45 & 50 course.
TEC40/45 and TEC45/50 integrated course price is €850
Price for the TEC40, 45 & 50 combined course is €1175
Discounts apply for 2 divers or more booking together from 10%