Technical Diver

  This Program is designed to train divers to conduct dives to depths between 100 fsw (30 msw) and, at the instructors option, up to 170 fsw (51 msw) using custom blend breathing gas mixtures.

To provide greater understanding of custom blend breathing gas mixtures, a complete knowledge of the limits of any EANx mixture, and the use of EANx and oxygen for decompression. The knowledge and skills taught in this program are more than adequate to qualify divers to perform dives outside of training up to 170 fsw (51 msw). 


1. Certications requirements:

IANTD Advanced EANx Diver or equivalent.

 2. Age requirement must be a minimum or 18 years of age without guardian approval.

3. Dive experience: a. Open Circuit:

I. Proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 30 were deeper than 90 fsw (27 msw) or suf cient experience doing technical dives to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training. 

IANTD Liability􏰍 Release

IANTD Medical Questionnaire


Extended Range Diver

This course provides training and experience required to competently utilize air for dives up to 55 metres / 180 feet that requires staged decompression, utilizing nitrox mixtures or oxygen during decompression. The objective of this course is to train divers in the proper techniques, equipment requirements, and hazards of deep air diving to a maximum of 55 metres / 180 feet utilizing nitrox mixtures or oxygen for staged decompression. 

General Liability Release and Express Assumption of Risk 

Technical Diving International Medical Statement 


DSAT Tec 50 Course

  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.

To enroll in the Tec 50 course, you must:

  • Be a PADI Tec 45 diver
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, with at least 20 dives on enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply

Download PADI Medical Statement  (signed by a physician)

Standard Safe Technical Diving Practices Statement of Understanding 


Tec Dive Log Page