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Tec Gas Blender

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. 

What You'll Learn

The Gas Blender course will train you as a qualified gas blender, allowing you to provide gas mixes to appropriately 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.


The Learning Materials You'll Need

What are the four main types of oxygen? What is oxygen clean? What are the five methods for blending Enriched Air? These questions and more are covered in the Gas Blender manual

As a gas blender you must be familiar with the physical properties of oxygen, its various forms and purities, hazards and special handling requirements.
The Gas Blender Manual and CD-ROM, in conjunction with your instructor, will familiarize you with the procedures and techniques needed for gas blending.

Prerequisites

You must be

  • A PADI Enriched Air Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • At least 18 years old

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DSAT Tec 40

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If you're interested in technical diving, but haven't yet met the prerequisites for the PADI Tec 50 Diver course or PADI Tec 45 course, you can consider enrolling in the PADI 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'll learn 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.

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Since it's part of the course, your PADI Tec 40 course training credits toward the PADI Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses.

The Scuba Gear You'll Use

You use recreational scuba equipment, with some minor additions to enhance your ability to deal with tec diving conditions.

The Learning Materials You'll Need

You'll use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to

  • tec diving lingo
  • emergency procedures
  • decompression and stage cylinder handling
  • gas planning

The pak includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through Tec 50.


Prerequisites

You must:

• Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
• Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
• Be a PADI Deep Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
• Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, of which at least
          o 10 dives must be on enriched air
          o 12 dives must be deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
          o 6 dives must be deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
• Have a medical form signed by your physician

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Tec 45

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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

What 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
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The Scuba Gear You Use

You use basic tec diving equipment 


The Learning Materials You Need

You'll use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to

  • tec diving lingo
  • emergency procedures
  • decompression and stage cylinder handling
  • gas planning

The pak includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through the Tec 50 course.

Prerequisites

You must be

  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • A PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • A PADI Deep Diver (or hold aqualifying certification from another organization)
  • PADI Tec 40 (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, of which at least:
       - 12 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
    - 6 (with or without EANx) dives were deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
  • At least 18 years old
  • Have a medical statement signed by a physician
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Tec 50

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

What You'll Learn

During the Tec 50 course, you

• 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
  

Get College Credit

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Tec 50 Course.

The Scuba Gear You'll Use

You use technical scuba diving equipment 

The Learning Materials You'll Need

The Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to tec diving lingo, emergency procedures, decompression and stage cylinder handling and gas planning. The pak includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures.

To purchase this product, contact us at Adventure Divers.

 

Prerequisites

You must:

  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • DSAT Tec 45 Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which
    · 20 dives must be enriched air dives
    · 25 dives must be deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
    · at least 20 dives must be deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a medical statement signed by your physician

    Please contact us directly for details of course availability
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Tec Trimix 65

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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.

They can dive to a maximum depth of 65 metres/210 feet.

What You'll 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 trimix decompression dives using various trimix blends
• Use decompression software to create custom dive tables and dive plans
• Make training dives as deep as 65 metres/210 feet

Scuba Gear You'll Use

  • 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
  • BCD and harness – redundant buoyancy control is required (double bladder BCD or dry suit if suitable for weight of equipment worn)
  • Depth gauge/computer and backup depth gauge/computer
  • Timing device and backup timing device
  • Trimix decompression information (tables/trimix computer) and backup decompression information
  • Exposure suit appropriate for environment and dive duration. (If you use a dry suit, you should be trained/experienced with its use in recreational and technical diving prior to using it for trimix training or diving.)
  • Argon dry suit inflation or other inflation system as needed
  • Weight system (if needed)
  • Jon line (if needed for current diving environments)
  • Inflatable signal tube
  • Reel
  • Lift bag (bright yellow or per local community practice preferred)
  • Dive knife / cutting device and backup slate, backup mask (optional)
  • Compass, lights (optional)
  • Drift kit (if drift decompressing)

Learning Materials You'll Need

Tec Trimix Diver Crew-Pak

The Tec Trimix Diver Crew-Pak includes all required materials,  including: manual, deep stop calculation table, trimix decal and emergency procedures slate.

Topics covered include:
    * Trimix diving depth ranges
    * Exposure planning
    * Selecting a mix
    * Argon inflation systems
    * Handling three or four decompression cylinders
    * Decompression models
    * Emergency procedures
    * Face masks and multi-gas computers.

To purchase this product, contact us at Adventure Divers

Prerequisites

You must

  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization and having proof of CPR and first aid training with the previous two years).
  • Be certified as a Tec 50 (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have logged at least 100 dives
  • Have a medical form signed by your physician.

Please contact us directly for details of course availability
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Tec Trimix Diver

Tec Trimix Diver Course

 For the extreme diver ready to further explore the world of technical deep divinTecRec Logog, 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.

Get College Credit

You may be able to earn college credit for the Tec Trimix Diver Course. 

What 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 at least five trimix decompression dives using various trimix blends
• Use decompression software to create custom dive tables and dive plans
• Make training dives as deep as 75 metres/245 feet

The Scuba Gear You'll Use

  • 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
  • BCD and harness – redundant buoyancy control is required (double bladder BCD or dry suit if suitable for weight of equipment worn)
  • Depth gauge/computer and backup depth gauge/computer
  • Timing device and backup timing device
  • Trimix decompression information (tables/trimix computer) and backup decompression information
  • Exposure suit appropriate for environment and dive duration. (If you use a dry suit, you should be trained/experienced with its use in recreational and technical diving prior to using it for trimix training or diving.)
  • Argon dry suit inflation or other inflation system as needed
  • Weight system (if needed)
  • Jon line (if needed for current diving environments)
  • Inflatable signal tube
  • Reel
  • Lift bag (bright yellow or per local community practice preferred)
  • Dive knife / cutting device and backup slate, backup mask (optional)
  • Compass, lights (optional)
  • Drift kit (if drift decompressing)

The Learning Materials You'll Need

Tec Trimix Diver Crew- Pak

The Tec Trimix Diver Crew-Pak includes all required materials,  including: manual, deep stop calculation table, trimix decal and emergency procedures slate.

Topics covered include:
    * Trimix diving depth ranges
    * Exposure planning
    * Selecting a mix
    * Argon inflation systems
    * Handling three or four decompression cylinders
    * Decompression models
    * Emergency procedures
    * Face masks and multi-gas computers.

To purchase this product, contact us at Adventure Divers.

Prerequisites

You must

  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization and having proof of CPR and first aid training with the previous two years)
  • Be certified as a Tec 50 or Tec Trimix 65 (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have logged at least 150 dives
  • Have a medical form signed by your physician
    Please contact us directly for details of course availability
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Tec Gas Blender Instructor

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You may be certified to blend gas, but do you want to teach others to do it? If so, the PADI Gas Blender Instructor course is just what you’re looking for.

The PADI Gas Blender Instructor course is one of the most informative and comprehensive programs available, incorporating instructional philosophies and course goals that directly address the precise nature of gas blending.

The Fun Part

Teach others how to blend gas like Enriched Air Nitrox.

What You Learn

You’ll learn the principles and procedures for oxygen cleaning, oxygen service and oxygen compatible air. You’ll also learn how to conduct the PADI Gas Blender course.

What You Can Teach

Teach the PADI Gas Blender Course 

The Scuba Gear You'll Use

You use technical scuba gear, which typically uses two to four or five regulators,  a dive computer, some accessories and most likely a dive light.

The Learning Materials You'll Need

Available products for the Gas Blender Instructor:

  • Gas Blender Instructor Guide CD-Rom
  • Gas Blender Instructor Guide
  • To purchase these products, contact us at Adventure Divers. 

Prerequisites

  • At least PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification

  • PADI Enriched Air Instructor certification

Please contact us directly for details of course availability
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Tec Instructor

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If you’re serious about becoming a technical instructor and joining the ranks of PADI technical instructors, the Tec Diver Instructor course is an obvious choice.

What You'll Learn

The PADI Tec Instructor course incorporates instructional philosophies and course goals that directly address the demanding and challenging nature of technical diving instruction.

The PADI Tec Instructor course prepares candidates to conduct the Tec 40 course and addresses the philosophy, organization, practical considerations, promotion and other aspects of teaching the Tec 40 course.

What You Can Teach

As a Tec Instructor, you’ll be qualified to:

  • Teach and certify students up to Tec 40 
  • Assist full Tec Deep Instructors during the Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses

The Scuba Gear You'll Use

You use technical scuba gear, which typically uses two to four or five regulators,  a dive computer, and some accessories 

Learning Materials You'll Need

Available products for the Tec-Deep Instructor:

  • Tec Deep Lesson Guides CD-Rom
  • Tec Deep Instructor Guide
  • Tec Deep Instructor Cue Cards

To purchase these products, contact us at Adventure Divers 

Prerequisites

To enroll in this course, you must

  • Be a renewed PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (or a PADI Instructor with a higher rating)
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor, or have successfully completed a PADI Enriched Air Instructor Training course.
  • Be a PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor or have successfully completed a PADI Deep Diver Speicalty Instructor Training course.
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives where at least 20 dives were made with enriched air nitrox, 25 dives were deeper than 18 metres/ 60 feet and at least 15 dives were deeper than 30 metres/ 100 feet.

Note that Tec 40 is not required.  If you are not certified as a Tec 40 Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization), then the Tec 40 Instructor training course must include the entire Tec 40 Diver course.

Please contact us directly for details of course availability
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Tec Deep Instructor

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If you’re serious about becoming a technical instructor and joining the ranks of PADI technical instructors, the Tec Deep Diver Instructor course is an obvious choice.

The Fun Part

Teach others how to explore the mysteries of the deep.

What You Learn

The PADI Tec Deep Instructor course incorporates instructional philosophies and course goals that directly address the demanding and challenging nature of technical diving instruction.
The Tec Deep Instructor course prepares candidates to conduct the Tec Deep Diver course and addresses the philosophy, organization, practical considerations, promotion and other aspects of teaching the Tec Deep Diver course.

What You Can Teach

As a Tec Deep Instructor, you’ll be qualified to

 

- Conduct the Discover Tec experience 
- Teach the Tec 40 course
- Teach the Tec 45 course
- Teach the Tec 50 course

The Scuba Gear You'll Use

You use technical scuba gear, which typically uses two to four or five regulators,  a dive computer, and some accessories 

Learning Materials You'll Need

Available products for the Tec-Deep Instructor:

  • Tec Deep Lesson Guides CD-Rom
  • Tec Deep Instructor Guide
  • Tec Deep Instructor Cue Cards

To purchase these products, contact us at Adventure Divers. 

Prerequisites

To enroll in this course, you must

  • Be a renewed PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (or a PADI Instructor with a higher rating)
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor, or have successfully completed a PADI Enriched Air Instructor Training course.
  • Be a PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor or have successfully completed a PADI Deep Diver Speicalty Instructor Training course.
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives where at least 20 dives were made with enriched air nitrox, 25 dives were deeper than 18 metres/ 60 feet and at least 15 dives were deeper than 30 metres/ 100 feet.

Note that PADI Tec Deep Diver is not required.  If you are not certified as a Tec Deep Diver (or equivalent), then the Tec Deep Instructor training course must include the entire Tec Deep Diver course.

Please contact us directly for details of course availability
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Tec Trimix Instructor

The Tec Trimix Instructor Course

Tec Deep Instructors provide the most comprehensive technical TecRec Logoinstruction available. If you are both a Tec Deep Instructor and Tec Trimix Diver, then the Tec Trimix Instructor trainer course is for you.

The Fun Part

Explore the outer edges of technical deep diving.

What You Learn

The PADI Trimix Diver Instructor course incorporates instructional philosophies and course goals that directly address the demanding and challenging nature of technical diving instruction with helium gas mixes.

What You Can Teach

As a Tec Trimix Instructor you'll be one of the elite who can teach the Tec Trimix Diver. During the course you'll learn how to teach diving at the cutting edge depth of 75 metres/247 feet to 91 metres/300 feet.

The Scuba Gear You'll Use

You use technical scuba gear, which typically uses two to four or five regulators,  a dive computer, and some accessories. You can locate most items at your local dive shop.

Additional equipment requirements include:

  • Double cylinders (minimum 12 l/70 cf each, with larger preferred) with isolator manifold
  • Primary and secondary regulators, one with two metre/seven foot hose (approx.) for gas sharing, and one with SPG
  • Stage/decompression cylinders with regulator, SPG, mounting hardware
    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
  • BCD and harness – redundant buoyancy control is required (double bladder BCD or dry suit if suitable for weight of equipment worn)
  • Depth gauge/computer and backup depth gauge/computer
  • Dive watch and backup timing device
  • Trimix decompression information (tables/trimix computer) and backup decompression information
  • Exposure suit appropriate for environment and dive duration. (If students will use dry suits, they should be trained/experienced with their use in recreational and technical diving prior to using them for trimix training or diving.)
  • Argon dry suit inflation or other inflation system as needed (students should not inflate dry suit with trimix)
  • Weight system (if needed)
  • Jon line (if needed for current diving environments)
  • Inflatable signal tube
  • Reel
  • Lift bag (bright yellow or per local community practice preferred)
  • Dive knife / cutting device and backup
  • Slate
    Backup mask (optional)
  • Compass
  • Dive lights (optional)
  • Drift kit (if drift decompressing)

The Learning Materials You'll Need

Available products for the Tec Trimix Instructor:

  • Tec Trimix Lesson Guides CD-Rom
  • Tec Trimix Instructor Guide with binder
  • Tec Trimix Instructor Cue Cards

Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Tec Trimix Instructor Training course, you must

  • Be a renewed PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer or higher level PADI Instructor
  • Be a PADI Tec Deep Instructor or have successfully completed the PADI Tec Deep Instructor Training Course including the instructor examinations.
  • Be certified as a PADI Tec Trimix Diver or have a qualifying full trimix certification from another agency. (Contact your PADI Office for information about qualifying certifications)
  • Have a minimum of 200 logged dives, with at leat 20 technical decompression dives requiring at least one stage/deco cylinder. Of these, at least 10 must have been made deeper than 40 metres/130 feet using trimix.

Please contact us directly for details of course availability
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