Technical Diving: DSAT TecRec Courses:
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 DSAT TecRec
courses are the answer.
DSAT (Diving Science & Technology) is
a PADI affiliate, with DSAT TecRec courses the most instructionally
coherent and demanding tec diving programs available. They’re
not easy – nor would you want them to be for this kind of
The Fun Part:
The fun part of TecRec is rising to the challenges as you dive
deeper and longer than most divers ever do.
DSAT TecRec Learning:
- TecRec courses are integrated into an instructionally
valid, seamless course flow that takes you from beginning
tec 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
The Scuba Gear You Use:
Tec diving uses much more equipment than recreational diving.
scuba gear typically uses two to four or five regulators,
computer, some accessories
and most likely a dive
Check with your local
dive shop about the gear you need for this course. You
can find most everything at the PADI
Dive Center or Resort in your area.
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 tec diving presents
PADI’s Professional-Level Courses for Scuba
Diving Leaders and Scuba Instructors :
Are you ready to transform your life?
You’ve been a scuba diver for over six months, you may have
already attained the Master
Scuba Diver rating, and treated yourself to several fun-filled scuba
diving vacations —but something’s missing. Then one day
you realize that you not only want to participate in scuba
diving, but you want to teach the sport you have come to love.
the Instructor Development Calendar
the Go PRO Challenge and win $10,000 US or a DOXA Dive Watch
most popular instructor specialty courses
recommended professional courses
all professional courses
PADI’s Professional-Level Training:
- Helps you expand your knowledge of dive theory.
- Teaches you to apply the PADI System to confined water
skills, knowledge development presentations, and open water
- Provides career
- Expands your knowledge of scuba
- Enables you to meet and network with other dive professionals
- Provides you with professional
continuing education options.
- Lets you do what you love!
Are You Ready?
To find out how to get started, contact a PADI dive
shop to discuss your goals and course schedule.
Learn more about becoming
a PADI Pro
Online Scuba Courses via PADI eLearning:
If you’re looking for a flexible way to fit a scuba certification
into your busy schedule or if you just prefer web based learning,
then PADI’s online scuba courses are the way to go.
Whether you want to take scuba
lessons for beginners or you’re ready to advance your
scuba skills training, PADI eLearning is a convenient way
- You can get started immediately with scuba knowledge development
and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning system.
- PADI continually adapts course content for online delivery,
which means you should check back regularly to view newly
released online courses.
eLearning Gift Certificate:
Want to give the gift of scuba diving? Give your friends
and loved ones an eLearning access pass. It’s a great gift
for birthdays, holidays and special occasions.