TEC DIVING

Tec Diving Philippines

This page is to provide information on Technical Diver Training from complete beginner, through to cave diver. If you would like some information on Technical Instructor Courses click here, if you would like information on diving for certified technical divers click here

Course inclusions and exclusions

Although using your own equipment for these programs is highly recommended we do include the option to use ours for no extra charge.

All dives and associated costs are included unless specifically indicated otherwise. Tank fills for air and nitrox are also included. Not included is the use of Helium, this is optional on dive 4 of the Tec 50 course and required on Advanced (Tec) Wreck, Tec 65 and Tec Trimix. Helium is sold per free liter, a quotation can be provided based on given SAC rates and training goals, but actual gas used may vary.

Course Materials for Tec 40, 45 and 50 are contained on one DVD, this is sold separately for 3500 PHP. All other course materials are included in program costs.

Diver Medical

Please note a diver medical is mandatory before any in-water training begins, and again at any time during a course when there is reason to believe your medical condition may have changed. You will need to present this form to your doctor, who in turn will need to sign the declaration that you are fit for scuba diving. You will not be able to participate in the program without this signed medical waiver, we suggest you have it done before arrival in Moalboal, as facilities here are basic.

PADI Tec 40

The PADI Tec 40 course, or Tec level 1, is your first step into technical diving, it will completely change the you think and dive. Divers go Tec for different reasons, for most it is the challenge of mastering a new set of skills, others to extend their depth and time range, or they may simply want to receive a higher level of training and be a safer diver, whatever your motivation, you will love this course.

During this four dive course you will learn how to use Tec equipment including twin tanks with an isolator manifold, harness, backplate and wing, use decompression software and dive computers to plan and execute staged decompression dives. 

Duration

Typically this program is conducted over 4 days, occasionally longer dependent on student progress.

Course cost

The cost of this program is 22,000 PHP 

PADI Tec 45

The PADI Tec 45 course, Tec Level 2, continues on from the Tec 40 course, increasing your depth range to 45 meters.  Unlike the Tec 40 course, where your deco time was limited to 10 minutes, your decompression time will only be limited by your gas supply. Accelerated decompression, that is switching to a gas with a higher O2 content during your ascent, is introduced. You will be using deco gases up to and including 100% O2.

Your dive planning skills will be further developed with workshops on desktop decompression software and rescue skills specific for Tec diving will be introduced. 

Duration

Typically this program is conducted over  4 days, occasionally longer dependent on student progress.

Course cost

The PADI Tec 40 program is 22,000 PHP

PADI Tec 50

The Tec 50 certification, Tec level 3, denotes an extremely high level of competence as a Tec diver, you will have surpassed the limits of recreational diving and granted yourself access to dive sites well beyond the abilities of your average diver.

During this course you will master the use of two decompression gases up to 100% o2 for accelerated decompression using custom made tables created by you with desktop decompression software, serious stuff for serious divers! 

Duration

Typically this program is conducted over 4 days, occasionally longer dependent on student progress.

Course cost

The PADI Tec 40 program is 22,000 PHP. 

PADI Tec 65

This is your first level of Trimix training, this course will train you to use normoxic trimix blends with and oxygen content of 18% or more. Your training will take you 65 meters deep and you will learn to handle 3 to 4 decompression cylinders and refine skills learnt in the Tec 50 program.

Duration

Typically this program is conducted over 4 days, occasionally longer dependent on student progress.

Course cost

The PADI Tec 40 program is 31,000 PHP + Helium costs.

PADI Tec Trimix

This certification is quite unique, the limits of an open circuit full trimix diver are yet to be established, the operate on the out limits of scuba. Heavy emphasis is placed on detailed dive planning, gas management and emergency protocols, your dive skills will need to be in top shape before progressing to this level.

Duration

Typically this program is conducted over 4 days, occasionally longer dependent on student progress.

Course cost

The PADI Tec 40 program is 42,000 PHP + Helium costs.

Tec Sidemount

Sidemount has its roots in cave and wreck, where narrow restrictions, that are impassable for backmounted divers, need to be dealt with. In recent years open water sidemount has gained in popularity and has shown to have many advantages.

Many divers choose to complete recreational sidemount before progressing onto Technical, this is not strictly necessary, the course content for Tec Sidemount is more than adequate for divers with no experience of the configuration, insomuch it also serves experienced technical divers wishing to crossover from backmount.

Duration

Typically this program is conducted over 3 days, occasionally longer dependent on student progress.

Course cost

The PADI Tec 40 program is 16,000 PHP.

Tec Gas Blender

This program will teach you how to blend gas, about oxygen service, compatibility and cleaning. You will develop an understanding of several blending systems, and get to blend your own gas used for the course. The program has the option to be certified as a EANx Blender, or EANx and Trimix blender.

Duration

Typically this program is conducted over 2 days, oa non diving course, this can be a good way to decompress before flying home.

Course cost

The PADI Tec 40 program is 10,200 PHP.

Cavern Diver

This program is intended to introduce divers into overhead environment diving protocols. Heavy emphasis is placed on proper gas management, gas loss drills, line work and effective communication is low light environments.This course for many is a stepping stone for Technical Wreck and/or Intro to cave

Duration 
Typically this program is conducted over 4 days, occasionally longer dependent on student progress.

Course cost

The PADI Tec 40 program is 15,000 PHP. 

 

Intro to Cave

During this course you will build on what you learned during your cavern training and refine those skills further. As you move out of the light zone, proper planning, gas management, a high level of motor skill and control is required. Also addressed in this program are physiological topics such as situational awareness, analytical thinking, problem resolution and stress management.

Duration 
Typically this program is conducted over 5 days, occasionally longer dependent on student progress.

Course cost

Contact us for a personal quotation

Full Cave

Continuing from intro to cave, this program extends your range by introducing the use of stage tanks and line jumps. This certifications grants access to some places on earth where few humans have been.

Duration 
Typically this program is conducted over 5 days, occasionally longer dependent on student progress.

Course cost

Contact us for a personal quotation

Technical Wreck

For technical divers that wish to explore submerged wrecks beyond the light zone, and dive beyond no decompression limits. Topics include effective planning,  gas management, basic surveying techniques, line work and emergency procedures. 

Duration 
Typically this program is conducted over 5 days, occasionally longer dependent on student progress.

Course cost

Contact us for a personal quotation

Technical Rescue

This program serves to extend recreational rescue knowledge and skills into the realm of technical diving. In addition, this course will teach technical divers how to conduct technical diving risk assessments and how to prepare effective emergency plans.

Duration

Typically this program is conducted over 4 days, occasionally longer dependent on student progress.

Course cost

The cost of this program is 22,000 PHP 

Technical Instructor Programs

We offer several opportunities for those wishing to teach Technical Diving, Click here for more information.

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