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Tec Diver Level 1

Type: Technical Training
Purpose: Tec Diver Level 1 is your introduction to Technical Diving.
  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Certified as a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or equivalent)
  • Certified as a PADI Deep Diver (or equivalent) OR have 20 logged dives deeper than 100’
  • Have a minimum of 50 logged dives – of which 10 were made using Nitrox, 12 dives that were deeper than 60’ and at least 6 dives deeper than 100’.
Duration: Each section of the course will require 3-4 days of diving (including pool and open water sessions), 2-3 academic sessions, and 2 or more equipment configuration sessions.
Limits: You’ll learn to make gas switch, extended no-decompression dives using air and enriched air to 40 metres/130 feet. You’ll also prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies. Since it’s part of the Tec Deep Diver course, you DSAT Tec Diver Level 1 course training credits toward the DSAT Tec Deep Diver course.
Requirements: Each diver will be required to have a complete set of personal dive equipment, including:

  • Double cylinders with isolator manifold
  • Primary & secondary regulators for doubles
    • One with a seven foot hose for air sharing
    • One with an SPG
  • 2- Stage/deco cylinders with regulator, spg and staging kit – properly labeled
  • Back-up deco gas as required
  • BC, back plate & harness (dual bladder or dual wings unless drysuit diving)
  • Dive computer (single or multi-gas),and back-up computer or timer & depth gauge
  • Back-up decompression information – computer, dive tables, etc.
  • Exposure protection – dry suit use requires prior experience in its use
  • Weight system (if needed)
  • Lights as necessary, including primary and backup
  • Jon line (for current diving environments)
  • Safety reel
  • 2-Slates, ( 1 wrist type)
  • Compass
  • Z-knife and back-up cutting device
  • Spare clips, pull-ties, tank wrap bands & other rigging accessories
  • Back-up mask (optional)
  • Lift bag (100lbs min)

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT CONSIDERATIONSEquipment provided by Jeff includes:

  • Computer with decompression software
  • Oxygen analyzer
  • Emergency Oxygen & first aid kit
  • Contents labels
  • Forms & support materials

Divers will read the appropriate section of their TecRec manual and answer the Knowledge Reviews prior to the practical application portion. A score of 80% is required on all exams.

Notes: Perhaps more so than any other class, the Deep Tec program requires dedication and advance preparation by the student.

  • Start reading the DSAT Tec Deep diver manual. Complete the knowledge reviews at the conclusion of each chapter. The Tec 1 course will cover chapters 1-7.
  • Review the equipment list earlier in this document and begin taking care of any equipment needs for the course. Please note: it is highly recommended that you consult with your shop personnel for specific guidance in making the appropriate equipment selections/decisions.
  • Email Jeff or give him a call and get started.

A deposit of $200 per diver is required to reserve a space in this program.All dives must be completed to the Instructor’s satisfaction. The Instructor reserves the right to require further training and can refuse to issue a certification card if the students performance

Certification: DSAT
Price: $1000.00
Dates: 8/17/2007, 8/18/2007, 8/19/2007, 8/25/2007