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PADI Tec Basics  235 (inc. manual)

This course is designed to be a bridge from PADI courses to DSAT courses providing recreational divers an opportunity to gain exposure to tec diving and learn and practice entry level tec diving skills.  It introduces recreational divers to tec diving without them having to make the larger commitment (in terms of equipment, time and cost) of the DSAT Tec Deep course.  PADI Tec Basics dive scope is within recreational limits (maximum 24 meters), using segments from DSAT Tec Deep 1. Likewise, this specialty course may be credited toward DSAT Tec Level 1. In addition, the course provides DSAT Instructors a recognition level for students who choose not to continue their technical training.

What do I need to start?


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying prerequisite certification.


PADI Enriched Air Diver or qualifying prerequisite certification.

bulletPADI Rescue Diver is recommended.
bulletStudents should sign the PADI Enriched Air Diver release and complete the RSTC Medical form
bulletMinimum age: 18

What will I do?

You will do 2 training dives in confined water, and then apply the skills you have learnt in these dives to the open water environment during 2 further dives.  After successful completion of the PADI Tec basics course you'll be able to calculate a turn pressure based on thirds and write it on your slate,  use the Equipment Check List slate and analyse your gas.  Since the PADI Distinctive Speciality Tec Basics course is actually a portion of the DSAT Tec Diver Level 1 course, Tec Basics may credit toward Tec Diver Level 1.  However you may be required to repeat some confined water sessions and practical application sessions depending on the lime lapse between the courses.

What will I need?

bulletDSAT Tec Deep Diver Manual
bulletHigh capacity single cylinder with Y or H valve. Twins with dual manifold and isolator valve are recommended.

Primary and secondary regulators primary regulator must have seven foot / two meter hose for air sharing.




Harness with shoulder and rigid hip D-rings.


BCD wings (redundant buoyancy is not required for this course, however, students should be made aware that redundant buoyancy device is required for Tec Diver 1


Dive Computer


Appropriate Exposure Suit


Weight System




Knife / cutting device





bulletLift Bag

Where can I go from here?

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