PADI Tec 50 Diver
Horizon Divers – Dive Courses
Deeper, longer, & more complex is the name of the game at the TEC 50 level. Experienced TEC 40 & 45 divers push their limits and max depths. Narcosis, extended decompression times, situational awareness, skill, and muscle memory are all parts of a 165’ technical dive. Upon completion divers are trained to a maximum depth of 50m (165’) using two gas mixes up to 100% oxygen.
Class and Dive Schedule
PADI Tec 50 Diver
This course builds on the Tec 45 level by training divers to make dives to maximum depths of 50m/165ft on air or nitrox. For decompression, any 2 deco mixs up to 100% oxygen maybe used. The course is a prerequisite for the Tec 65 Trimix Diver level.
Includes: Certification fees, use of double and deco tanks, back plate, harness, technical BCD, regulators, all air and enriched air fills and local boat trips. If the diver doesn’t have their own personal gear (fins, mask, wetsuit etc) normal equipment rental charges apply.
This course builds on the Tec 45 level by training divers to make dives to maximum depths of 50m/165ft on air or nitrox. For decompression, any 2 deco mixs up to 100% oxygen maybe used. The course is a prerequisite for the Tec 65 Trimix Diver level. The diver will learn how to make decompression dives to 50m/165ft using a 2 different stage cylinders of decompression gas. Double tanks (or side mounted) are required on this course and the full standardized technical diving rig is employed. No limits to the amount of decompression are set on the course other than those dictated by gas management and student comfort, environmental factors. Skills are further developed to allow handling of reasonably foreseeable emergencies that may occur in this type of diving. The course consists of one confined water dive, three training dives, three knowledge development sessions and three practical applications.
• Minimum Age: 18 years
• Tec 45 Certification or equivalent
• PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent
• First Aid and CPR within the past two years
• A minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 12 dives were made with enriched air nitrox, 12 dives were deeper than 18 meters and at least 20 dives were deeper than 30 meters.
To be certified as a Tec 50 Diver, the student must successfully meet all the performance requirements for the Knowledge Development and Practical Application sessions and the four dives involved.