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 diving.

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 flexibility.

The Scuba Gear You Use:

Tec diving uses much more equipment than recreational diving. The technical scuba gear typically uses two to four or five regulators, a dive computer, some accessories  and most likely a dive light.

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.

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 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 training.
  • Provides career opportunities worldwide.
  • Expands your knowledge of scuba gear.
  • Enables you to meet and network with other dive professionals worldwide.
  • 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.
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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 to learn.

  • 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.