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 Wreck!!
There is an option to complete your course materials online before you arrive in Cyprus, please ask for details.
TDI Advanced Nitrox - 4 dives €395, €440 with full equipment. MAX depth 40m
Start of your technical diving training. Includes using new equipment, accelerated decopression, dive planning, gas management, buoyancy, tables & computers.
TDI Decompression Procedures - 4 dives €420, €465 with full equipment. MAX depth 45m
Builds on from the Adv. Nitrox course, using computer generated tables and staged decompression dives.
Adv. Nitrox & Deco. Procedures COMBINED - 6 dives €740, €785 with full equipment.
Doing the two courses above combined is a very popular way to complete them, it gives you the same level and experience of qualification whilst saving time and cost.
PADI TEC40 - 4 dives €425. 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 €425. MAX depth 45m
Next step from TEC40. Planning Decompression dives, with staged deco of up to 100% Oxygen.
PADI TEC50 - 4 dives €425. MAX depth 50m
Compleate decompression dives up to 50m using computer software and producing tables and ready to carry out own technical dives.
BOOK any 2 courses together - €795, Complete all 3 courses together - €1090