Technical Diving

PADI TecRec Courses

PADI TecRec courses are the quality benchmarks in the tec diving world due to their rigorous, yet logical, training sequence and the PADI educational materials that support them. TecRec courses are instructionally valid and have a seamless course flow that takes you from a new tec diver to one qualified to dive to the outer reaches of sport diving. Each level introduces you to new gear and procedures to extend your dive limits.

PADI Tec Basic

Tec Basics is a multi-use course that focuses on orientation to new dive equipment, technical diving skills, and techniques. It is an optional level that can help divers explore new equipment configurations and refine their foundational skills before moving on to Tec 40 Diver.


PADI Tec Sidemount

Wearing more than one tank has become increasingly popular for technical diving. With the Tec Sidemount Diver course you can apply what you learn to other TecRec courses.

PADI Tec 40

Consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four training dives. Designed for the diver transitioning from recreational diving to technical diving.

PADI Tec 45

Your Tec 45 training consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four open water dives. Building on what you learned in the Tec 40 course, you focus on the function and maintenance of tec diving equipment and associated issues. You continue fine-tuning gas planning and calculating accelerated decompression stops. Plus, you learn to think like a technical diver.

PADI Tec 50

The Tec 50 course includes two knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four open water dives. A primary focus of this course is mission planning and execution. You also learn more about handling emergencies and how to think like a technical diver.

PSAI Tec Courses

The Professional Scuba Association International is oldest technical / extended range scuba certification agencies in the world. PSAI was the first agency to offer certification at the diver and instructor levels in both recreational sport and technical diving, almost three decades before anyone else.

PSAI was first founded in 1962 as Florida Divers Supply (FDS) by Hal Watts. In 1969 the name was changed to Florida State Skindiving Schools (FSSS). FSSS at the time was one of the largest dive schools in the world, with four locations in Florida and one in St. Lucia. It was as FSSS where the Golden Triangle originated and later evolved into the PSAI logo used today. As the organization had expanded well beyond the borders of Florida the name was again changed to the Professional Scuba Association (PSA) in 1988. The tenants, upon which PSA training was built, were so successful they led to further expansion into the international diving arena. Thus, in 1995 the “I” was added to PSA to make it the Professional Scuba Association, International (PSAI).

PSAI Open Circuit

Are you a qualified diver with 50 or more logged dives, who has deeper diving experience? Do you want to progress your diving and learn the skills to dive deeper or longer?

If so the Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures course will introduce you to the first level of decompression diving. If you are looking to dive deeper on open circuit then a Trimix course is for you.

PSAI Closed Circuit

​Do you want to try a rebreather out? You can join us in the pool in Luton on a Thursday night to try one in 5m of water, or if the conditions are right we can take you in open water at Stoney Cove down to 6m.

If you are keen to learn how to use a rebreather; the mechanics and electronics of the unit, rebreather physiology and history, gas management, unit decompression and dive planning, equipment configuration and emergency procedures, care and maintenance then contact us for more information.

PSAI Technician / Gas Blender

Are you keen to learn how cover theory and practical application of nitrox blending and blending mixed gases, specifically trimix? Does learning the techniques and protocols for determining the suitability of scuba cylinders for service interest you? Would you like to be able to properly prepare scuba equipment for use with elevated oxygen mixtures and pure oxygen.

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