The third part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program is Tec 50. As a Tec 50 diver, you show that you’ve developed competency as a tec diver and have the skills to dive to a maximum of 50 metres/165 feet. You know how to make extended, accelerated decompression stops using up to two gases. It’s not easy to reach this level and earning your Tec 50 certification opens the door to deeper diving expeditions.
The Tec 50 course includes two knowledge development sections, four practical application sessions dives. A primary focus of this course is mission planning and execution. You also learn more about handling emergencies and how to think like a technical diver.
You’ll use full technical equipment and you may use a technical sidemount configuration, plus two stage/decompression cylinders. You may also be introduced to using trimix on the last open water dive.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply.