Discover Tec

A short, confined water experience that gives you the opportunity to give technical diving a try without committing to a full course.

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Overview

Are you interested in technical (tec) diving, but not sure if you’re ready to commit to a Tec course? Discover Tec is a short, confined water experience that gives you the opportunity to give technical diving a try without the commitment to a full course. You will get to try all the tec diving gear and take it for a spin. Your PADI Tec Instructor may introduce a few basic skills, such as primary to secondary regulator switch and gas shutdown procedures.

Prerequisites

To enroll on a PADI Discover Tec course, you must:

Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)Be over 18 years oldHave logged 10 scuba divesHave been medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months

Materials Required

There are no required materials for the Discover Tec, your Instructor will cover all of the necessary theory in the classroom with you first.

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Equipment Required

Tanks and weights will be available for use throughout your course. In addition, you will need to have:

Fins, mask and snorkelTechnical diving buoyancy control device (BCD) or harnessPrimary and secondary regulatorBreathing gas monitoring device (e.g. submersible pressure gauge)Depth monitoring deviceAdequate exposure protectionDive computer with multi-gas capabilityCompassTwo surface signaling devices – one audible (whistle, air horn, etc.) and one delayed surface marker buoy with reelTwo surface signaling devices – one audible (whistle, air horn, etc.) and one delayed surface marker buoy with reel

All required equipment is included in the price of your course.

What’s Involved in the Course?

The Discover Tec program will go over the equipment you use for Tec Diving and cover basic tec diving procedures, such as the importance of diving in teams. You’ll 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’re interested.

How Long Does the Course Take?

Normal duration: 1/2 day

Why XTC?

Unspoiled location off the beaten trackDiving in a marine parkIncredible biodiversity on dive sitesDedicated Tec Diving facilitiesQuality rental equipmentFull range of courses availableTransparent pricingQuality training with performance-based coursesHighly-trained staff

Prices

$250/day

At XTC we are committed to making safe and competent Tec divers that are able to meet the course performance requirements in a comfortable and repeatable manner. Tec diving has additional inherent risks (when compared to recreational diving) and we want to minimize these additional risks as much as possible. This means is that our training is performance-based, not time-based, so course prices are based on daily rates and your Instructor will discuss with you if additional training days are required.


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