Auckland Scuba

PADI Tec 50

The PADI TecRec 50 course is the final course of the Tec Deep Curriculum before you consider continuing onto Timix diving and going below the depths you can breath just Air. During the Tec 50 course you will enhance all skills you have learnt in the Tec Rec system so far and increase your training with a few more drills.

The theory is very similar to your Tec 45 program starting with Gear configurations, planning missions and planning your dives using 2 decompression gases.

padi tec50 sidemount

Once the theory is out of the way and we have planned the first simulated decompression dive it is time to head to the pool or limited open water dive site for our first simulated Technical Training Dive.

On the first dive you will have 4 tanks and practice all previously learnt skills and drills, we will execute a simulated decompression dive planned to 50m. You will be doing gas switches with 2 decompression gases, gas shut down drills, out of gas scenarios, redundant buoyancy use, staging cylinders in separate locations and much more.

The second dive is a simulated decompression dive to practice the previously learnt skills in an open water environment without the depth but with all the tanks and equipment you will be using on your final 2 dives.

decompression stop

The last 2 dives of the PADI Tec 50 Course are actual decompression dives to 50m using EANX and Oxygen to accelerate your decompression. For these dives you will plan and lead the team to execute a technical diving mission at 50m.

Do you have what it takes to become a Tec 50 diver?

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Entry Requirements

  • Certified as a PADI Tec 45 diver or qualifying certification from another training organisation. For the purposes of this level, a qualifying technical certification is one that qualifies the student to make decompression dives to 45 metres/145 feet using air, EANx and oxygen using open circuit scuba equipment
  • 18 years old.
  • 50 logged dives (12 deeper than 18 metres/60 feet using EANx, at least 6 deeper than 30 metres/100 feet (with or without EANx).

Exit Dive Qualification

  • Certified to dive to 50m
  • Use 2 decompression gases of EANX and up to 100% 02
  • Unlimited Decompression within gas calculations

Where to Next?

  • PADI Tec 65
  • PADI Tec Deep Instructor