PADI Discover Technical Diving



Curious about technical (tec) diving, but not sure about jumping into a course? Discover Tec is a short confined water experience that allows you to give technical diving a try. You get to wear all the extra tec diving gear and take it for a test dive. Your Rec2Tec Diving Tec Instructor may introduce a few basic skills, such as primary to secondary regulator switch and gas shutdown procedures. If you are interested in tec diving and are a PADI Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old, and have a minimum of 10 logged dives, you qualify for Discover Tec.

Your Rec2Tec Diving Instructor will explain the equipment you will use and go over basic tec diving procedures, such as the importance of diving in teams. You will get in the water, make gear adjustments, then simply explore and get a feel for the equipment. Discover Tec may credit toward the Tec 40 course if you successfully complete the Tec 40 Training Dive One required skills. Ask your instructor about this option if you are interested.
You will want to have your mask, fins and exposure suit. Your Rec2Tec Diving Instructor will have the technical diving equipment, including but not limited to – two tanks, primary and backup regulators, and technical diving BCD and harness or sidemount harness.
Getting Started
Contact Rec2Tec Diving to ask about PADI TecRec courses.