PADI TecRec – Diving Science and Technologies
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 PADI TecRec courses are the answer. PADI TecRec courses are the most instructionally coherent and demanding tech diving programs available. They’re not easy – nor would you want them to be for this kind of diving.
The Fun Part of TecRec
The fun part of TecRec is rising to the challenges as you dive deeper and longer than most divers ever do.
PADI TecRec Courses
TecRec courses are integrated into an instructionally valid, seamless course flow that takes you from beginning tech diver to one qualified to the outer reaches of sport diving using synthetic 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.
The Scuba Gear You Use
Technical diving uses more scuba gear than recreational scuba diving. The technical scuba gear typically uses two to four or five regulators, a dive computer, some accessories and most likely a dive light.
TecRec prerequisites vary (see individual course descriptions), but the following applies to anyone interested in technical diving:
You must be:
- 18 years or older.
- A mature, responsible person who will follow the required procedures and requirements strictly and faithfully.
- Willing to accept the added risks that technical diving presents.
Mangos Dive Center offers the following PADI Tec Rec courses:
- PADI Tec 40 Diver
- PADI Tec 45 Diver
- PADI Tec 50 Dive
- PADI Tec Trimix Diver