Technical Diving


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.


The PADI Tec 40 course is where you transition from recreational scuba diving to technical diving. It is a great place to start because it ss the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Diver course and bridges the gap between no stop diving and full technical deep decompression diving.


The PADI Tec 45 course is the second part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program. You will extend your depth limit to 45 m and learn to plan and execute repetitive decompression dives using a single stage/decompression cylinder. It puts you in a complete tec diving rig, which can be either backmount or sidemount. You will also make accelerated decompression dives using EANx or pure oxygen. This is a course where you will rise to the challenge and make the commitment to become a technical diver.


The third part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program is Tec 50. As a Tec 50 diver, you show that you have developed competency as a tec diver and have the skills to dive to a maximum of 50 m. 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.


If you have looked into technical diving, you realise that tec divers always wear more than one tank. Sidemount is an increasingly popular way to configure multiple cylinders for technical diving. You can enter the world of tec diving with the Tec Sidemount Diver course and apply what you learn to other TecRec 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).


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.


​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 5 metres of water, or if the conditions are right we can take you in open water at Stoney Cove down to 6 metres.

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.


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.

Copyright © Rec2Tec Diving 2020