About The Course
The PADI Tec Basics course is a bridge from recreational to technical diving, providing divers with an opportunity to gain exposure to tec diving and learn and practice entry level tec diving skills. It introduces recreational divers to tec diving without them initially having to make the larger commitment (in terms of equipment, time and cost) necessary for the core PADI Tec courses. PADI Tec Basics dive scope is within recreational limits, splitting the skills of Tec 40 Dive 1 into two dives. The course provides PADI Tec Instructors with the opportunity to have students practise fundamental tec skills before enrolling in the PADI Tec 40 programme. The course also presents a recognition level for students who choose not to continue their technical training.
You will need to complete Tec 40 Knowledge Development One and Two. This will be done as prestudy. Our instructors will hold a classroom session to review missed questions on Knowledge Reviews and answer any other questions you have.
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification. PADI Rescue Diver is recommended.
- 15 years of age
Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.
Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.
If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).
We will provide all your core scuba diving equipment during your course including:
- Mask & Snorkel
- Buoyancy Device, Wing - Harness with shoulder and hip D‐rings (backmount or sidemount).
- Regulators, Primary and Secondary Regulators In Tec Configuration – Primary regulator must have seven foot/two meter hose for air sharing.
- Scuba Cylinders - Twin cylinders with dual manifold and isolator or independent cylinders in a sidemount configuration.
- Stage/deco cylinder with attachment hardware, a single second stage regulator, and SPG.
- Weight System & Weights
- Scuba Diving Computer
- Scuba Diving Fins
- Dry Suit & Undersuit (If Required)
- Reel or spool
During your course, we will include Free rental of all of the above core dive gear items only. You will be required to collect your core dive gear prior to the open water training dives from us.
- Course Tuition
- PADI eLearning
- Equipment hire
- First Fill At Open Water Site, if Cylinders are not full.
- Certification Card
- Dive site entry from £15- £25 per day
- Transport (we will do our best to arrange lifts if needed)
- Subsequent air fills on open water dives payable directly to site
The PADI Tec Basics Specialty is actually a portion of the PADI Tec 40 course, Tec Basics may credit toward this certification. Tec 40 Training Dive One, Practical Applications One and Two and Knowledge Development One and Two may be credited towards the PADI Tec 40 Diver if all performance requirements have been met. Credit towards Tec 40 Diver is valid for 12 months from the completion of the Tec Basics Specialty
Please complete the PADI Medical Statement before attending any diving course, Please note no in water training can take place with out an in date medical on file. For Tec courses you must have a physician's signature (valid for 12 months) prior to attending.Complete Medical Statement
Enrol onto the course by making your purchase online through our website. You will then receive an email asking for some more details to get you registered and also offering some help to get you started with your online materials.
After that, we will send you more details on logistics of your course, such where to be and when. If you already know which of our upcoming course dates suits you best, please book this date if you are unsure or can’t find a date that works for you simply give us a call to discuss this further.
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