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Tec diver in Bali Scuba pool

Ready to move from regular scuba to technical diving?

Technical diving isn’t for everyone. Most divers are happy to forever stay shallow and dive short. If you want longer time underwater and if you want to go deeper then this page is for you.

The PADI TecRec family of courses are the industry benchmark. Start with Tec 40. When you are ready move to Tec 45. Your final goal is Tec 50. They follow a progressive, logical, step-by-step path from recreational diver to fully certified technical diver. The training materials are as simple as your PADI Open Water manual. Clear explanations, pictures, examples and quizzes. It’s a fun, interactive and incredibly effective way to learn. Save time and study before you arrive in Bali. Your technical diving Instructor will check your work and answer any questions when you arrive.

Discover Tec at Bali Scuba

Don’t meet the criteria to start Tec 40 yet? Or not sure if you want to take a technical diving course? Dip your toes into the technical diving waters on this PADI introductory program. You only need 10 dives experience and it takes just one day.

Click here for more info about PADI Discover Tec.

On this one-day program you’ll have a chance to try out the gear and double tanks in our 4m-deep pool. You’ll see how it feels, practice buoyancy skills and learn about the planning and organisation that is so important for technical diving. At the end of your program your Instructor will counsel you about the best route for you if you feel you’re ready to take the next step into your technical diving journey.

With full tech gear you’ll do a weight check, practice neutral buoyancy skills, learn how to deal with a free-flowing regulator and manifold leak, and practice sharing air with the tec long hose. You’ll get your first hands-on practice with a deco tank, practice gas switch and gas shut-down, deploy a lift bag, and work out your SAC (surface air consumption used to calculate your air usage). We’ll provide all the technical diving equipment and you’ll be amazed how different it feels to basic lightweight scuba gear.

This one-day program takes place at our dive centre here in Sanur (South Bali) and costs IDR 2,600,000. This price includes hotel transfers and all the technical diving equipment you’ll need.

To join this technical diving experience you’ll need;

  • To be 18 years old
  • To be an Open Water Diver (or higher)
  • To have dived at least 10 times

And the great thing is that if you decide that you want to take the next step we’ll credit half of your PADI Discover Tec fee towards your PADI Tec 40 course and you’ll only need two days for the Tec 40 instead of the usual three.

Tec 40 course outline

The course takes 3 days. It’s your first step into the exciting world of technical diving. You’ll learn to use software and dive computers to plan and make decompression dives to 40 meters with up to 10 minutes of decompression. You’ll use double tanks plus a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50 percent oxygen (EANx50) to add conservatism to the required decompression. Take a look at what you’ll be doing:

Tec 40 Training Dive One:

  • Training pool (4m)

Tec 40 Training Dive Two:

  • Ocean (max. 18m)
  • Decompression: No stop only
  • Gases: Air or EANx up to EANx50

Tec 40 Training Dive Four:

  • Ocean (max. 40m)
  • Decompression: up to 10 minute decompression, with gas switch for conservatism
  • Gases: Air or EANx up to EANx50

Tec 40 Training Dive Three:

  • Ocean (max. 27m)
  • Decompression: No stop only
  • Gases: Air or EANx up to EANx50

Tec 40 entry requirements

  • Be a PADI Rescue 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 Deep Diver
    (or have experience of at least 10 dives to 30 metres)
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least
    o 10 must be on enriched air deeper than 18 metres
  • Have a medical form signed by your doctor
  • Be at least 18 years old

Tec 45 course outline

The course takes 3 days. It follows on from PADI Tec 40 (or you can join if your current technical diving certification is with another agency). You’ll learn to make single and repetitive dives to 45 meters while using a single decompression gas of EANx or oxygen to accelerate decompression. You’ll learn how to prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies and master the basic skills and procedures you’ll need as you move into deeper technical diving.

Tec 45 Training Dive One:

  • Training pool (4m)

Tec 45 Training Dive Two:

  • Ocean (max. 18m)
  • Decompression: No stop only
  • Gases: Air or EANx up to EANx50

Tec 45 Training Dive Three:

  • Ocean (max. 30m)
  • Decompression: No stop only
  • Gases: Air, EANx up to 100% oxygen

At last! You and your Instructor have the reef to yourself. All other divers will be below.

Tec 45 Training Dive Four:

  • Ocean (max. 45m)
  • Decompression: Accelerated decompression dive with one decompression gas
  • Decompression: Accelerated decompression with one decompression gas

Tec 45 entry requirements

  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver
    (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be a PADI Tec 40 diver
    (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, of which at least
    o 12 must be on enriched air deeper than 18 metres
    o 6 must be deeper than 30 metres
  • Have a medical form signed by your doctor
  • Be at least 18 years old

Tec 50 course outline

The final 3 days. It follows on from PADI Tec 45 (or you can join if you have technical diving certification with another agency). The Tec 50 course completes your training as an entry-level tec diver, taking you past the limits of recreational diving. You’ll go all the way to 50 meters using nitrox and/or oxygen for decompression. You’ll use decompression software to create custom tables and plan your dives, and will qualify to independently make technical decompression dives.

Tec 50 Training Dive One:

  • Dive training pool (4m)

Tec 50 Training Dive Two:

  • Ocean dive (max. 24m)
  • Decompression: No stop only, 30 minutes simulated decompression
  • Gases: Air or EANx up to EANx50

At the very limit of diving with air. These are the dives you’ve been waiting for!

Tec 50 Training Dive Three:

  • Ocean dive (max. 50m)
  • Decompression: Accelerated decompression dive with two decompression gases
  • Gases: Air, EANx up to 100% oxygen

Tec 50 Training Dive Four:

  • Ocean dive (max. 50m)
  • Decompression: Accelerated decompression dive with two decompression gases
  • Gases: Air, EANx up to 100% oxygen

Tec 50 entry requirements

  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver
    (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be a PADI Tec 45 diver
    (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least
    o 20 must be on enriched air deeper than 18 meters
    o 15 must be deeper than 30 metres
  • Have a medical form signed by your doctor
  • Be at least 18 years old

How much do do technical diving courses cost?

IDR 6,500,000 for each course + equipment rental fee (if required)

Inclusions:

  • all class sessions, pool dives & ocean dives
  • double tanks & deco tanks
  • all gas needed for the course
  • PADI certification fee
  • lunch & soft drinks on course days
  • all transport for the course

You’ll need to buy the PADI manual yourself (or we can send it to you). You can get the self-study done before you arrive in Bali. We can only run each course in three days if all the self-study is completed before arrival.

Equipment rental is an additional charge. The great thing is that if you rent any equipment but then decide to buy it from us we will fully refund your rental fee. This is a great way to try your tech equipment first before making the commitment to purchase it.

Who will be my Instructors?

Knut Hoff or SF Chong. Both of them have been teaching PADI TecRec diving courses at Bali Scuba for years. Both of them are passionate and knowledgeable about technical diving and technical diving equipment. You can read more about them on our IDC page. Both of them are PADI TecDeep Instructor-trainers. This means they are the real experts. In fact, if you are already a PADI Instructor and want to become a PADI Tec Deep Instructor at Bali Scuba. It takes just 8 days and no technical diving experience is required.

Where will I do my technical diving training?

Your skills training will be at our 4 meter deep purpose-built pool and our house-reef in Sanur (Denpasar, South Bali). You’ll go deep at Tulamben in East Bali.  At Tulamben you will get the chance to explore the world-famous USS Liberty shipwreck.  As you head to the depths in Tulamben ask Knut to show your where the placenta of his baby is buried (it’s a Balinese tradition).

Will I learn to blend gases on these courses?

No. These courses are all about diving. If you want to learn to blend gases (adding oxygen to air) contact us about the PADI Gas Blender or Gas Blender Instructor courses here at Bali Scuba.

When can I start?

Contact us as soon as you can to check availability. The Bali Scuba technical diving Instructors are both often busy teaching PADI Instructor courses. Book your course early so you don’t your chance. Contact us now for your booking or questions.

Book your PADI Technical diving training here

Give us as much information as you can:

  • Your available dates?
  • How many divers?
  • Your certification level?
  • Approximately how many times have you dived before?
  • Approximate date of most recent diving experience?
  • Any questions or special requests?

Book now to go Deeper and stay Longer

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