Technical Diving in Pattaya, Thailand

Discover Tec Diving Experience

DSAT Discover Tec lets you try technical diving equipment and procedures. You learn about technical diving and get to try it out. Plus, Discover Tec experiences can also credit towards the Tec 40 course.

You will need your basic scuba gear and you will try technical scuba diving equipment.

Tec 40 Course

It is the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course and consists of the first four dives.

Because you can do one of these dives in confined water (such as a swimming pool), many divers start the Tec 40 courses in the winter months, ready to continue in open water when spring arrives.

You Learn

  • How to to use decompression software and dive computers to plan and make decompression dives with no more than 10 minutes of total decompression and not deeper than 40 metres/130 feet
  • Use a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50 percent oxygen (EANx50) to add conservatism to the required decompression.

Since it’s part of the course, your PADI Tec 40 course training credits toward the PADI Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses. You use recreational scuba equipment, with some minor additions to enhance your ability to deal with tec diving conditions.

Tec 45 Course

The Tec 45 course picks up where Tec 40 leaves off and takes your training as a tec diver further and deeper. It is the second subcourse in the full PADI Tec Diver course.

You Learn

  • The skills and equipment and planning need to dive to a maximum of 45 metres/145 feet
  • The knowledge to plan and execute single and repetitive decompression dives using a single stage cylinder of EANx or oxygen to accelerate or add conservatism to the decompression stops.
  • There would be no time limit to amount of decompression
  • Prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies
  • Master the basic skills and procedures you’ll need as you move into deeper technical diving

You use basic tec diving equipment

Tec 50 Course

The Tec 50 course completes your training as an entry-level tec diver, taking you past the limits of recreational diving.

You Learn

  • Make actual decompression dives as deep as 50 metres/165 feet
  • Use enriched air nitrox and/or oxygen for decompression
  • Use desk top decompression software to create custom dive tables and plan your dives
  • Qualify to make technical decompression dives independently

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Tec 50 Course. During this course you are required to use technical scuba diving equipment.

Tec Trimix 65 Course

This course opens up the advantages of trimix to the diver, and divers are qualified to make multi-stop decompression dives that employ EANx and oxygen for accelerated decompression, and any trimix with an oxygen content of 18% or more. You will be able to dive to a maximum depth of 65 metres/210 feet.

You Learn

The PADI Tec Trimix 65 course is intended to extend the depth range of technical divers already trained and qualified to use air, enriched air and oxygen for technical decompression dives beyond 50 metres /165 feet.

This course is for Tec 50 divers (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization). The course extends your depth range capabilities by training you to use trimix (a blend of helium, oxygen and nitrogen).

You will

  • Plan and execute at least five dives using EANx and trimix blends
  • Use decompression software to create custom dive tables and dive plans
  • Make training dives as deep as 65 metres/210 feet

You’ll use recreation scuba equipment and technical scuba equipment such as:

  • Double cylinders (minimum 12 litre/70 cubic feet each, with larger preferred) with isolator manifold
  • Primary and secondary regulators, one with two metre/seven foot hose (approximately) for gas sharing, and one with SPG
  • Stage/decompression cylinders with regulator, SPG, mounting hardware and proper labeling/markings. Two per diver will be required
  • Backup decompression cylinders as appropriate and required for the environment

lars2Tec Trimix Diver Course

For the extreme diver ready to further explore the world of technical deep diving, the gas of choice is trimix – a blend of oxygen, helium and nitrogen. The PADI Tec Trimix Diver course takes you to the outer edges of technical deep diving, opening the door to pristine dive sites few divers, if any, ever see. You can get a College Credit with this course.

You Learn

The PADI Tec Trimix Diver course is intended to extend the depth range of technical divers already trained and qualified to use air, enriched air and oxygen for technical decompression dives beyond 50 metres/165 feet. Diving with trimix is the outer edge of tec diving – the maximum depth for using this technology has yet to be defined.

This course is for Tec 50 or Tec Trimix 65 (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization). The course extends your depth range capabilities by training you to use trimix (a blend of helium, oxygen and nitrogen).

You will

  • Plan and execute between three to eight dives (depending upon whether you enter the course as a Tec 50 diver or Tec Trimix 65 diver) using EANX and trimix blends
  • Use decompression software to create custom dive tables and dive plans
  • Make training dives as deep as 90 metres/300feet

You’ll use recreation scuba equipment and technical scuba equipment such as:

  • Double cylinders (minimum 12 litre/70 cubic feet each, with larger preferred) with isolator manifold
  • Primary and secondary regulators, one with two metre/seven foot hose (approximately) for gas sharing, and one with SPG
  • Stage/decompression cylinders with regulator, SPG, mounting hardware and proper labeling/markings. Two per diver will be required
  • Backup decompression cylinders as appropriate and required for the environment

Gas Blender Course

More people are diving with enriched air and this means the demand for enriched air fills is also increasing. However, there needs to be someone qualified to administer these fills to meet this demand. This is where the PADI Gas Blender course comes in. It can result in one of two certifications: PADI Gas Blender or PADI Trimix Blender.

You’ll Learn

The Gas Blender course will train you as a qualified gas blender, allowing you to provide gas mixes to appropriately Technical scuba diving training certified consumers. You’ll learn the physical properties of oxygen, its associated hazards, handling requirements and what cleaning equipment is necessary. Finally, you will learn the five methods of obtaining the desired enriched air nitrox mix and the various methods used to obtain proper helium mixes.