The PADI Tec 50 Course is the third part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program. As a Tec 50 diver, you’ll 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 completing your PADI Tec 50 Course will open the door to deeper diving expeditions.

What You’ll Learn

  • Make actual decompression dives as deep as 50 metres/165 feet
  • Use enriched air nitrox and/or oxygen for decompression
  • Use desk top decompression software to create custom dive tables and plan your dives
  • Qualify to make technical decompression dives independently

Prerequisites

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • DSAT Tec 45 Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which
    • 20 dives must be enriched air dives
    • 25 dives must be deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
    • at least 20 dives must be deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a medical statement signed by your physician

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