If you've looked into technical diving, you realize that tec divers always wear more than one tank.
PADI Sidemount Course
If you've looked into technical diving, you realize that tec divers always wear more than one tank. Sidemount is an increasingly popular way to configure multiple cylinders for technical diving. You can enter the world of tec diving with the Tec Sidemount Diver course and apply what you learn to other TecRec courses. Your instructor may offer to integrate this course with the Tec 40, Tec 45 or Tec 50 courses.
The course will prepare you to
If you're a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives, you qualify to enroll in a Tec Sidemount Diver course. It's recommended that you also have a PADI Enriched Air Diver certification.
You'll learn about the advantages of diving with a sidemount configurationand how to set up a tec sidemount harness. You'll get hands-on training during one confined water session and four open water dives where you'll start with two tanks and add at least two more, maybe even getting to six sidemounted cylinders.
Take the course if you want to
Increased range - exploring deeper than 130 feet/40 meters
Increased diving environments - diving in shipwrecks or caves
Increased skills using gas mixtures and decompression procedures
Use highly specialized equipment like a semi or closed closed circuit rebreather.
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Tec divers are experienced, technical divers with a reputation for going places most people can't. These adventurers have to be willing and able go depths of up to 40 meters where recreational scuba diving is limited at 130 feet or less due the risk associated with penetration deeper than this limit without proper training in Cavern Diving Technique (CDT) -a specialized form of Nitrox diving that specializes through caves underwater).