TecRec is part of the Technical Diving PADI courses. It means that after successfully completing the program, you will be an advanced technical diver. It goes beyond the limits of recreational diving and you get to explore the underwater life below 40 meters.
It's a big challenge to start a TecRec program, as you get to see places that no one has ever seen before - places that are simply magical. There are many risks when you dive down to 40 or 50 meters as you cannot reach the surface in case of an emergency. Aquatic is a fully trained and experienced diving center that will help you reach your diving limits with safety.
The TecRec, DSAT 40/45/50 Tec Diver course is an entry-level technical open circuit diving course. It is part of the DSAT TecRec program (TecRec is the encompassing overall name for all DSAT technical diving courses). By definition, technical diving (tec diving) takes divers beyond the limits of recreational diving.
The TecRec program addresses professional divers who want to surpass their limits and learn how to make limited decompression dives up to 40, 45 or 50 meters below the surface. The full technical decompression diving will get you from the recreational diving up to the next level.
In order to enroll in a TecRec you need to be an Advanced Open Water Diver, a PADI enriched Air Diver with at least ten dives using enriched air deeper than 18 meters, a PADI deep diver with at least 10 dives to 30 meters, 18 years old with 30 logged dives. In case you do not fulfill the prerequisites, you can contact Aquatic to give you extra courses before following the TecRec program.
After successfully completing the program you will be able to dive beyond 40 meters using stage decompression. You will feel confident using the required technologies and the extensive equipment for accelerated decompression while diving in an environment below 40 meters of the surface. Of course, upon successfully completing each TecRec course your dives are logged, and you obtain your certification after the exam which takes place at the end of each course to recap and perform what you have learned.