Tech Diving Classes

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Tec Gas Blender – The Gas Blender course will train you as a qualified gas blender, allowing you to provide nitrox gas mixes to appropriately certified customers. A combination of classroom and hands-on labs, this class will take approximately 6-8 hours to complete. Prerequisites: minimum age 18 & Enriched Air Diver. $200.00 Plus materials

Trimix Blender – The Gas Blender course will train you as a qualified gas blender, allowing you to provide trimix gas mixes to appropriately certified customers. A combination of classroom and hands-on labs, this class will take approximately 6-8 hours to complete. Prerequisites: minimum age 18 & Enriched Air Diver. $225.00 Plus materials 

Discover Tec – If you are thinking about technical diving but aren’t sure, DSAT Discover Tec lets you try technical diving equipment and procedures. Discover Tec experiences can also credit towards the DSAT Tec Diver Level One or Tec Deep Diver courses. $150.00

Tec 40 – The Tec 40 Diver course introduces divers to limited decompression diving within accepted recreational depth limits. Through the course you’ll learn about technical dive planning, equipment and procedures. The Tec 40 Diver course allows the interested diver to begin technical training while still building comfort with their gear as well as gaining needed experience before moving on to Tec 45 Diver courses and beyond. The Tec 40 Diver course is also an excellent choice for divers wanting to add limited decompression diving to their experience base without wanting to make the jump to doubles and full technical gear. Tec 40 qualifies divers to make limited, single gas decompression dives of no more than 10 minutes deco to 40m/130ft. Divers use air and up to 50% EANx

Prerequisites

  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or other qualifying certification)
  • Be certified as a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or other qualifying certification)
  • Be certified as a PADI Deep Diver (or other qualifying certification) OR Have a minimum of 10 logged dives deeper than 100 feet
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives of which at least 10 must be enriched air dives deeper than 60 feet.
  • Current diver accident insurance

Class involves both academic work and dives- 1 in confined water and 3 in open water. It can be accomplished in as little as 2 days.

$600.00 Plus materials and gear

Tec 45 – The Tec 45 Diver course introduces Tec 40 divers to full technical deep decompression diving. Through the course you’ll learn about technical dive planning, equipment and procedures. The Tec 45 Diver course allows the interested diver to make multistop decompression dives that use EANx and Oxygen for accelerated decompression.  Tec 45 qualifies divers to make extended no stop dives, and accelerated decompression dives to a maximum of 45m/145ft. Divers use air and any EANx mix and oxygen with a maximum of 2 gas mixtures.

Prerequisites

  • Be certified as a Tec 40 Diver (or other qualifying certification)
  • Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver (or other qualifying certification)
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Have a minimum of 50 logged dives of which at least 12 must be enriched air dives deeper than 60 feet and 6 dives deeper than 100 feet.
  • Current diver accident insurance

$600.00 Plus materials and gear

Tec 50

The Tec 50 Diver course introduces Tec 45 divers to full technical deep decompression diving. Through the course you’ll learn about technical dive planning, equipment and procedures. The Tec 50 Diver course allows the interested diver to make multistop decompression dives that use air, EANx and Oxygen with up to two gases for accelerated decompression and extending their maximum depth to 165′.

Prerequisites

  • Be certified as a Tec 45 Diver (or other qualifying certification)
  • Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver (or other qualifying certification)
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives of which at least 20 must be enriched air dives deeper than 60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 100 feet.
  • Current diver accident insurance

$600.00 Plus materials and gear

Required Equipment  for Tec 40-45-50

  • Double cylinders of at least 70 cf each (may be backmounted doubles with isolation manifold or sidemount)
  • Two complete regulators, one with a seven foot hose for air sharing and one with an SPG. Where two, unmanifolded cylinders are used (sidemount), each regulator must have an SPG, carried or marked in such a way as to avoid confusion between them and one regulator must have a seven foot hose
  • Two stage / deco cylinders with attachment hardware and a single second stage regulator and SPG
  • Tec diving BCD and harness (backmount or sidemount)
  • Two appropriate dive computers or one appropriate computer with a backup timer and depth gauge w/ dive tables
  • Exposure suit appropriate for the environment and dive duration
  • Argon system (If appropriate for the environment and exposure protection)
  • Weight system (if needed)
  • Jon line (if needed for the environment)
  • Inflatable signal tube, whistle and / or other visual and audible surface signaling devices.
  • Reel and lift bag or appropriate DSMB
  • Knife / cutting device and backup
  • Slate
  • Back up mask (recommended)
  • Compass
  • Lights as appropriate for the environment
  • Backup buoyancy control  – may be double bladder BCD or drysuit (when using lightweight single cylinders)

Recommended Equipment

  • Laptop computer with deco software
  • Oxygen analyzer
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency oxygen
  • Emergency Assistance Plan

Recommended Courses (Almost required)

  • PADI Emergency Oxygen/DAN Oxygen Provider
  • DAN Advanced Oxygen Provider
  • DAN AED for Divers
  • DAN On-Site Neuro Assessment
  • DAN DEMP

For more details on the Recommended courses please click here: CPR/DAN

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Tech Package – Includes Discover Tech, Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50.  Only $1,850 Plus Materials, equipment, entry fees and gas fills.

PADI Self-Reliant Diver -Ever have your buddy stand you up? Get tired of looking for a buddy when you show up on the spur-of-the-moment? Worry about the abilities of some of the buddies you have found? In this class you will learn how to dive safely without a buddy and/or become an outstanding buddy to someone with weaker skills. Class consist of classroom presentation, knowledge review followed by 3 open water dives.  Must be Advanced Open Water with a minimum of 100 logged dives. Will schedule class based on your availability. Price: $250.00 includes tuition, dives and lifetime certification. Quarry admission and equipment rental not included. (You will receive a list of specialty equipment to rent or purchase when you enroll in the course.)

Technical Diving Skills Workshop – Work on technical diving skills to improve your diving.  $250 – includes four dives, one classroom. .  Rental gear available for this course if needed.

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