Technical Classes
themed image
 
   

 

Technical Classes


Self Reliant Diver (3 Dives)

Self Reliant

The purpose of the Self-Reliant Diver specialty course is to recognize and accept the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety while identifying and developing self-reliance and independence while diving. There are two reasons for an experienced diver to take the Self-Reliant diver course:

 

  • To develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a partner when preferred or necessary.
  • To sharpen skills of diving self-reliance, making the diver a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.
This course covers when diving alone may be applicable, and the need to compensate for those situations, including dive planning, life support system readiness, adaptive training, equipment and responsibility. This course is an introduction to self-reliant diving that helps student divers develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on themselves first, whether or not they are diving with a partner, including:
  • The value and application of the buddy system.
  • The philosophy of, and motivation for, diving without a partner.
  • Potential risks of diving alone, and how to manage those risks.
  • The value of equipment redundancy and what back-up equipment is needed.
  • Dive planning and gas management.
Minimum Requirements: Advanced Open Water Diver, 100 logged dives, 18 Years Old

PADI Side-Mount (4 Dives)

SideMount

The purpose of the PADI Open Water Side Mount Diver Specialty course is to familiarize divers with the skills. knowledge, planning, organization procedures, techniques, problems hazards,and enjoyment of diving in double cylinders properly configured for open water side mount diving. The Open Water Side Mount specialty course is intended to serve as a safe, supervised introduction to open water side mount diving, within the limits of recreational diving limits. Training should emphasize fun and safety. The goal of PADI Open Water Side Mount Diver Training are:

  • To develop the students theoretical knowledge of side mount diving.
  • To enable the student to plan. organize and make safe side mount dives within their current certification levels.
This course covers the knowledge, skills and techniques for open water side mount diving.
The following is included in Side Mount Diver Course
  • Planning, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of open water side mount diving.
  • Identifying Open Water Side Mount Equipment
  • Open Water Side Mount Equipment setup considerations
  • Entry and Exit procedures
  • History and development of Side mount diving
Minimum Requirements: Open Water Diver

Cavern (4 Dives)

Cavern

The cavern diver course will develop the minimum skills and knowledge for cavern diving. Planning, environment, procedures, techniques, problem solving and other specialized needs of cavern diving are covered. Problem solving in cavern diving includes, but is not limited to: body positioning (trim), buoyancy control, emergency procedures, line following, and propulsion techniques. Special emphasis is placed on the unique environment including silting, entanglement, disorientation and equipment modifications. The cavern diver course is in no way intended to provide instruction for cave diving. There are additional courses required for cave diving.

 

Minimum Requirements: Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.

Tec 40 (4 Dives)

TEC40

PADI Tec 40 course introduces divers to limited decompression diving within accepted recreational depth limits. Although the student who clearly intends to continue through Tec 50 is encouraged to complete Tec 40 in complete tec diving gear, the limits of the Tec 40 qualification allow more flexibility. Therefore, to accommodate divers interested in very limited tec diving, the Tec 40 equipment requirements are only a bit beyond those of the standard recreational kit.

 

Minimum Requirements: Advanced Open Water, 18 years old, Enriched Air Diver, Deep Diver, 50 logged dives(at least 10 enriched air, 12 deeper than 60 feet, 6 deeper than 100 feet) and a medical form signed by your physician

Tec 45 (4 Dives)

TEC45

PADI Tec 45 course provides a transitional qualification while continuing to develop as a technical diver. The equipment requirements are the same as for the Tec Deep Diver Course. This diver is qualified to make limited technical decompression dives using the equipment and the procedures used at the Tec Deep Diver level. However, qualifications are narrow, reflecting comparatively limited training and experience. The expectation is that a Tec 45 diver plans to continue on to Tec 50.

 

Minimum Requirements: Advanced Open Water, 18 years old, Enriched Air Diver, Deep Diver, Tec 40, 50 logged dives(at least 10 enriched air, 12 deeper than 60 feet, 6 deeper than 100 feet) and a medical form signed by your physician

Tec50 (4 Dives)

Tec50

PADI Tec 50 course is the complete, entry-level skill set for extensive open circuit deep decompression tec diving (formerly Tec Deep Diver). The diver is qualified to make technical decompression dives within the limits of training and equipment.

 

Minimum Requirements: Advanced Open Water, 18 years old, Enriched Air Diver, Deep Diver, Tec 45, 100 logged dives (at least 20 enriched air, 25 deeper than 60 feet, 20 deeper than 100 feet) and a medical form signed by your physician