Course Overview

The Tec 50 Diver programme is the final part of the full tech deep programme. You’ll demonstrate you know how to plan, execute and safely carry our extended accelerated decompression dives to a maximum of 50 metres using two decompression gases plus your back gas. This opens the door to mixed gas diving at the next level.

What’s Involved

This course has two knowledge development sessions, three practical application sessions and four open water dives. These will be scheduled to suit divers enrolled in each course, but typically will be run over a long weekend.

Course Skills

Advanced teamwork, focus on managing failures and emergencies, advanced gas and decompression planning. Emphasis on control, attitude, behaving and thinking like a technical diver.

Why Do the Course?

This course will appeal to experienced technical divers who are now seeking to explore the limits of extended range, air decompression diving. It develops and prepares you for the PADI Tec 65 trimix and full trimix courses and gives you a platform to explore advanced wreck, techncial rescue and safety diver training programmes.

What’s Included

The course fee covers instructional time, manual, use of facilities including pool. Students are expected to pay any boat costs and accomodation costs required to complete the course but we do have packages available. Only after the successful completion of the course do you pay your certification fee – “you pay for training – you earn the certification”

What You Need

Standard scuba equipment plus a spare mask, timing device, a dsmb, a spool/reel with 30m of line. We also strongly advise that this course is conducted using manifolded twin cylinders or in sidemount configuration. These may be rented for the duration of the course.

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Tec 45 diver or equivalent.

At least 100 logged dives, 20 on EANx beyon 18m and 15 deeper than 30m.

18 years old and current medical statement signed by a physician

Student to Instructor Ratio

3:1 (maximum)

No. Sessions

2 theory sessions; 3 practical sessions, 4 open water dives


On joining we will send you a kit list, full kit can be rented for the course

Related Courses

JJ-CCR Rebreather Course

PADI Wreck, Advanced Wreck

TEC Trimix

Technical Rescue / Safety Diver Course

Foundations of Safer Diving

I’ve been diving for over 20 years, including instructing and Matt was able to bring my diving skills and knowledge to a completely new level

Kirk K, Kerry

Rec Diver