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Technical Diving Courses

Discover Tec Diving

The Discover Tec dive experience is designed to allow an experienced recreational diver try out technical diving to see how they like it.  it's not a certification course, but it gives divers an opportunity to try using technical diving equipment first before deciding whether they want to continue on down the technical diving path.

Tec Cross Over Program 

Want to move into Technical Diving but don't know where to start?

Once you decide that technical diving might be something you're interested in, how do you take the next step?  The Tec Cross Over Program is something that is a HiTek Scuba exclusive.  This program is designed especially for the experienced recreational diver that has a lot of cold water diving experience, but doesn't have any technical diving experience.

We'll help you get your skills and equipment where they need to be in order to make your full technical diving certification courses more effective.  You'll spend allot of time and money getting your full certifications like tec 40 and above, but by taking this program your going to be more successful once you head into the higher courses. 


Tec 40

Tec 40 is the first of the series of technical diving certification.  Upon successful completion of the course you be certified to complete mild decompression dives to a maximum depth of 130fsw.  In addition you'll learn the proper skills and techniques to carry and deploy a deco bottle with up to 50% oxygen to help make the decompression dives more conservative. 

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.


Tec 45

The Tec 45 course picks up where Tec 40 leaves off and  takes your training as a technical diver further and deeper. It is the second sub-course in the full PADI Tec Diver course

You'll Learn

  • The skills and equipment and planning needed 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


Tec 50

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  





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