Technical diving is scuba diving’s “extreme” sport, taking experienced and qualified divers far deeper than in mainstream recreational diving. Technical diving is marked by significantly more equipment and training requirements to manage the additional hazard this type of diving entails. Tec diving isn’t for everyone, but for those who hear its challenge call, the DSAT TecRec courses are the answer.
DSAT (Diving Science & Technology) is a PADI affiliate and offer with the DSAT TecRec courses the most instructionally coherent and demanding tec diving programs available. They’re not easy – nor would you want them to be for this kind of diving.
DSAT TecRec Learning
- TecRec courses are integrated into an instructionally valid, seamless course flow that takes you from beginning tec diver to a technical diver qualified to the outer reaches of sport diving using different gas mixes.
- Each level introduces you to new gear, planning and procedures appropriate to extend your diving limits.
- You can complete the basic level, Tec Deep Diver, as a single course, or divided into two or three courses, for learning efficiency, instructional integrity and schedule flexibility.
Discover Tec is not a course but a one day introduction into the use of technical diving equipment and techniques. It includes one beach dive in full tech-gear.
The DSAT Tec 40 (3 day program) is for those divers who want to get a good start towards technical diving and who might not yet have the prerequisites to become a full fledged Technical Diver. You will learn to use decompression software and dive computers and to make short decompression dives to a maximum depth of 40 meters.
The DSAT Tec 45 (3 day program) is the continuation of the Tec 40 course. You'll be qualified to dive down to 45 meters and learn how to use technical diving equipment and how to do decompression dives with a single Nitrox stage cylinder to accelerate your decompression.
The DSAT Tec 50 (3 day program) course qualifies you to make gas-switch extended no-stop dives, decompression stop dives and accelerated decompression stop dives to 50 meters, using air, enriched air nitrox and pure oxygen and to use technical diving equipment and procedures. This course is equivalent to Technical Diver / Extended Range offered by other training agencies.
The DSAT Tec Trimix Diver (4 to 5 day program) is for the extreme diver who is ready to further explore the world of technical deep diving where the gas of choice is trimix. The DSAT Tec Trimix Diver course takes you to the outer edges of technical deep diving, opening the door to pristine dive sites few divers – if any – ever see.
The DSAT Gasblender (1 to 2 day program) trains divers on how to blend Nitrox and/or Trimix and prepares them in the proper techniques to oxygen service their equipment.