Who should take this course?
Curious about technical diving, but not sure about jumping into a course? Discover Tec is a short confined water experience that allows you to give technical diving a try. You get to wear all the [extratecdivinggearlink] and take it for a test dive. Your PADI Tec Instructor may introduce a few basic skills, such as primary to secondary regulator switch and gas shutdown procedures.
If you’re interested in tec diving and are a PADI Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old, and have a minimum of 10 logged dives, you qualify for Discover Technical Diving.
What will you learn?
Your PADI Tec Instructor will explain the equipment you’ll use and go over basic tec diving procedures, such as the importance of diving in teams. You’ll get in the water, make gear adjustments, then simply explore and get a feel for the equipment.
Discover Tec may credit toward the PADI Tec 40 Diver course if you successfully complete the Tec 40 Training Dive One required skills. Ask your instructor about this option if you’re interested.
How can you start learning now?
Contact a Underwater Vision to ask about PADI TecRec courses. Dive centers and resorts that offer technical diving courses will usually display the PADI TecRec icon. Also, check out the PADI Tec Rec blog.
What scuba gear will you use?
You’ll want to have your mask, fins and exposure suit. Your PADI Tec Instructor will have the technical diving equipment, including but not limited to – two tanks, primary and backup regulators, and technical diving BCD and harness or sidemount harness.
Give technical diving a try:
- Sign up for a Discover Technical Diving experience at Underwater Vision
- Visit the PADI Tec Rec blog
- Download a PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf)
- Download a Download the PADI Standard Safe Technical Diving Practices Statement of Understanding (pdf)
- Browse the certified scuba diver FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Check out other courses in the PADI Course Catalog