PADI Tec Deep Course on Utila, Honduras
Why take the PADI Tec Deep Diver course?
This course course takes you past recreational diving and immerses you in the world of technical diving. You'll learn how to safely plan dives to depths of 50 meters/165 feet, for bottom times of 20-30 minutes, and use up to 100% oxygene for accelerated decompression. The PADI Tec Deep course will allow you access to deeper dive sites, including wrecks, and also allow you to extend your bottom times past no decompression limits. There are many exciting sites on Utila that are off-limits to recreational divers which we take you to during the PADI Tec Deep course, both on the reef and offshore.
What do I need to start?
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
PADI Enriched Air Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
PADI Deep Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Have a minimum of 100 logged dives of which 20 must be enriched air dives, 25 dives must be deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and at least 15 dives must be deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
Minimum age: 18 years old
What will I do?
After successful completion of the course, you'll be able to conduct gas-switch extended no-decompression dives and decompression dives and accelerated decompression dives using air and enriched air to a depth of 50 metres/165 feet. You'll learn the following motor skills;
- Technical equipment set up
- Buoyancy check
- Neutral buoyancy control
- Remove and replace stage at surface/underwater
- Gas shut down drills
- Free flow shut down drill
- Out of Air
- Bubble check
- NOTOX gas switch
- Lift bag deployment
- Calculating sac rate
- Maintain simulated deco stop
- Failed lift bag deployment drill
- Decompression dive planning with desk top software
- Staging and retrieving 2 decompression tanks
- Out of air gas sharing exercise whilst swimming
- All above skills and exercises whilst swimming 'on the fly' and emergency surprise drills
You'll also understand the hazards and risks involved in technical diving, as well as how to prepare for and handle reasonable foreseeable technical diving emergencies.
What will I need?
PADI Tec Deep course Student Crew-pak, which includes student manual, planning slate and checklist slate.
How much does it cost?
Course fee $1350 for complete program (Tec 40/45/50), plus $50 for manual/slate, $3 per day reef fee, and $15-25 a day equipment rental.
The stringent PADI Tec Deep diver course trains and educates a diver to make gas switch, extended no stop dives, decompression stop dives and accelerated decompression dives using air, enriched air and 100% oxygen, up to 165ft/50 meters. This course trains you to safely learn the motor skills required for technical diving and understand the hazards and risks with this type of technical diving, whilst showing you how to prepare for and respond to reasonably foreseeable emergencies that may occur in this type of technical diving. It also provides the foundational skills for further training in technical diving to either the PADI Tec Trimix 65 course or the complete PADI Tec Trimix course. The course takes 8 days and credit can be given to divers who already hold the PADI DSAT Tec 40 and/or Tec 45 ratings.
For divers who are also PADI Instructors, there is also the opportunity to enroll in the PADI Tec Deep Instructor course. Please contact us for PADI Tec Deep Instructor level training.