DSAT PADI Technical Tec Diving courses Malaysia.
Technical diving is scuba diving’s “extreme” sport, taking
experienced and qualified divers far deeper than in mainstream
recreational diving. Technical diving is marked by significantly
more equipment and training requirements to manage the additional
hazard this type of diving entails. Tec diving isn’t for everyone,
but for those who hear its challenge call, the DSAT TecRec courses
are the answer.
DSAT (Diving Science & Technology) is a PADI affiliate, with DSAT
TecRec courses the most instructionally coherent and demanding tec
diving programs available. They’re not easy – nor would you want
them to be for this kind of diving.
What is technical diving?
Technical scuba diving is defined as diving other than conventional
commercial or research diving that takes divers beyond recreational
scuba diving limits. It is further defined as and includes one or
more of the following:
- Diving beyond 40 metres deep
- Required stage decompression
- Diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear meters linear
of the surface
- Accelerated decompression and or the use of variable gas
mixtures during the dive.
Because in technical diving the surface is effectively
inaccessible in an emergency, tec divers use extensive methodologies
and technologies and training to manage the added risks. Even with
these, however, tec diving admittedly has more risk, potential
hazard and shorter critical error chains than does recreational
How long has technical diving been around?
Good question. Most people would agree that cave diving is a form of
technical diving. Cave diving developed in the late 1960s and 1970s,
developing into a discipline largely like it is today by the mid
1980s. In the early 1990s, several groups of divers around the world
began experimenting with technologies for deep diving (beyond
recreational limits) to explore both caves and wrecks. These
communities united and emerged as “technical diving” or “tec diving”
with the publication of aquaCorps (no longer in print), which
dedicated itself to this type of diving. Since then, tec diving
continues to develop both in scope and in its technologies.
Why would I want to be a tec diver?
Honestly, maybe you wouldn’t. Tec diving not only has more risk, but
it requires significantly more effort, discipline and equipment.
It’s not for everyone, and you can be an accomplished, avid
top-notch diver your entire life without making a tec dive.
That said, there’s a cadre of individuals who want to visit places
underwater that relatively few people can. Many spectacular,
untouched wrecks lie at depths well below 40 metres/130 feet. Deep
reefs have organisms you don’t find in the shallows. Some people
enjoy the challenge and focus tec diving requires. Still others love
being involved with cutting edge technologies. These reasons make
tec diving rewarding.
The DSAT TecRec Difference
The DSAT TecRec program debuted in 2000. Although TecRec is not the
first tec diving program (cave diver training has been around for
decades), it repeatedly receives accolades for its merits.
TecRec courses are integrated into an instructionally valid,
seamless course flow that takes you from beginning tec diver to one
qualified to the outer reaches of sport diving using different gas
Each level introduces you to new gear, planning and procedures
appropriate to extend your diving limits.
You can complete the
Tec 40 level,
50 Diver, as a single course, or divided into
two or three courses. This gives you learning efficiency,
instructional integrity and schedule flexibility.
TecRec prerequisites vary (see individual course descriptions), but
the following applies to anyone interested in technical diving: You
- 18 years or older.
- A mature, responsible person who will follow the required
procedures and requirements strictly and faithfully.
- Medically fit for tec diving (physician’s signature
- Willing to accept the added risks that tec diving presents.
- An experienced diver with at least 100 logged dives,
- Certified as a
PADI Rescue Diver,
PADI Enriched Air Diver
and certified as a PADI
Deep Diver or equivalent (for this
program equivalency is proof of training in recreational deep
diving 18 meters/60 feet to 40 meters/130 feet consisting of at
least four dives and training in nitrogen narcosis
considerations, contingency/emergency decompression, making
safety stops and air supply management OR, have a minimum of 20
logged dives deeper than 30 meters/100 feet.)
The Fun Part of DSAT Tec course
The fun part of TecRec is rising to the challenges as you dive
deeper and longer than most divers ever do.
Discover Tec Diving
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