TEC DIVER LEVEL 3

TDI: Extended Range ⎜PADI Tec-Rec: Tec 50

This course is considered the most advanced course you can take that still involves using air as your back gas.

The TEC Diver Level 3:
  • Teaches you to control multiple stage cylinders in the water
  • You will make extended/accelerated decompression stops using two different gases.
  • Increases your depth limit to 50m (PADI) /55m (TDI).

You will use a twinset with two stage cylinders during the course, thereby teaching you more advanced gas switching techniques. Dive using air as a back gas and stage cylinders containing a higher nitrox mix will allow you to extend your diving range on air, and will give you access to sites that are well outside the limits of recreational diving.

Among the other subjects covered in this course are dive management and planning, equipment requirements and the hazards associated with deeper diving.

While the course requires only 4 dives (2 training dives, 2 deco dives) to complete, here at Scuba Seekers we believe 1 or 2 extra dives are incredibly beneficial to maximise student confidence and safety. If needed, these additional experience enhancing dives are included in the price of the course.

Tec diver level 3 in Dahab:

The training part of the course will be perform inside Dahab bay. And for the final deco dives we have plenty of Dahab’s great sites with deep reef walls, valleys and canyons to choose from.

Tec Diver Level 3 vs Level 4

If you are a certified Tec Diver Level 2 (TDI Decompression Procedures) you can choose between sign up for Tec Diver Level 3 or directly for Level 4.

Tec Diver Level 3 is a very rewarding course and a useful continuation of deco training. Deep dive with air as your back gas is a valid option, specially in areas where helium is not available. But if you are planing to dive in challenging environmental conditions -for example cold water, limited visibility or a physically demanding dive- our recommendation is to learn to use mix gases from the beginning and join the Tec Diver Level 4 directly.

Scuba Seekers TEC

TEC DIVER LEVEL 3

Duration: 4 days (4-5 dives)
Max. depth: 50m (PADI) 55m (TDI)
Federations: TDI Extended Range
PADI TEC-REC Tec50
Prequisites: 18 years of age;
100 logged dives
Medical Statement;
* TDI: TDI Deco Pro
25 dives deeper than 30m;
* PADI TEC-REC: Tec 45 diver;
20 dives on nitrox deeper than 18m;
15 dives deeper than 30m;
Price: € 650
* Certification fee not included

TEC DIVER LEVEL 3: Federations Available

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Extended Range Course

Extended Range Course

The Extended Range course is the third tec diving level with TDI.

This federation is considered the worlds largest technical diving certification agency. TDI specialises in advanced Scuba diving techniques, particularly diving with rebreathers and the use of breathing gases such as trimix and heliox.

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TEC 50 Course

TEC 50 Course

TEC 50 is the third technical level from PADI TEC-REC.

PADI is well known as the world's largest recreational diving training organisation. With a solid reputation as a teaching agency, PADI has developed the PADI TEC-REC technical courses for divers wishing to dive beyond recreational diving limits.