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Interested In Tec Diving, Or Just Have Questions? Ask Our Resident Padi Tec Expert Jerry Lucas!

Diving jcurrer Comments05 Mar, 2016

Question: Jerry, I've been diving for awhile and love improving my skills.  I've heard about PADI Tec.  It sounds interesting, but I'm just not sure.  How would you recommend that I find out if it's really for me?

Answer (Jerry):  Like getting into Scuba Diving, if your are just not sure, the best way is a Discovery Program.  Like Discover Tec.  Check it out:

Discover TEC

Curious about technical (TEC) diving, but not sure about jumping into a course? Discover TEC may be the course for you!  This is a single di experience that allows you to give technical diving a try. Your PADI Tec Instructor will explain the equipment you’ll use and go over basic tec diving procedures, such as the importance of diving in teams. You’ll get in the water, make gear adjustments, then simply explore and get a feel for the equipment.  If you’re comfortable, you may have the option to learn a few basic skills, such as primary to secondary regulator switch and gas shutdown procedures.  Discover Tec may credit toward the Tec 40 course if you successfully complete the Tec 40 Training Dive One required skills. Ask your instructor about this option if you’re interested.  So, if you’re interested in tec diving and are a PADI Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old with a minimum of 10 logged dives, you qualify for Discover Tec. 

Who should take this program? 
Curious about technical (Tec) diving, but not sure about jumping into a course? Discover Tec is a short confined water experience that allows you to give technical diving a try. You get to wear all the extra TEC diving gear and take it for a test dive. Your PADI Tec Instructor may introduce a few basic skills, such as primary to secondary regulator switch and gas shutdown procedures. If you’re interested in TEC diving and are a PADI Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old, and have a minimum of 10 logged dives, you qualify for Discover Tec. 

What will you learn? 
Your PADI Tec Instructor will explain the equipment you’ll use and go over basic tec diving procedures, such as the importance of diving in teams. You’ll get in the water, make gear adjustments, then simply explore and get a feel for the equipment. Discover Tec may credit toward the Tec 40 course if you successfully complete the Tec 40 Training Dive One required skills. Ask your instructor about this option if you’re interested. 

 

Have Tec Questions for Jerry?  Email him at Jerry.lucas@patriotscuba.com

 


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