XTC Tec Diving is a dedicated Technical Diving operation located in Xcalak, Mexico (Caribbean Coast) offering World-Class diving and training in a purpose-built facility, designed with the modern Tec Diver in mind.

Email: gotec@xtcdivecenter.com

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Tec Basics

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for divers seeking training in back-mounted doubles

The Tec Basics and Tec Sidemount diver courses are the first step towards becoming a technical diver and a pre-requisite for any technical diving student that is not familiar with technical diving equipment, be it in sidemount or back-mounted doubles.

Our team at XTC Tec Diving has a wealth of experience diving both configurations and we can perfectly cater to either preference and accommodate almost any diving style. For training in Sidemount, please refer to our Tec Sidemount Diver section.

The Tec Basics course introduces a recreational diver in the setup and use of back-mounted technical diving equipment including the use of stage / decompression cylinders, emergency drills, proper deployment of DSMBs and at the same time allows for fine-tuning of buoyancy and propulsion techniques required to move efficiently through the water as well as maintain precise decompression stops. Upon completion of this course, you will be fully prepared to enter formal technical diver training.


To enroll in the Tec Basics course you need to meet the following requirements:

Be at least 18 years old

Be a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent from another training agency)

Have at least 30 logged dives

Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

Duration, Price and Materials

Duration: 2 days
Price: $375

Included: 2 Training Days including classroom sessions, confined and open water dives, cylinder rental, all gases, equipment rental.
No materials are required for this course.
NB: Additional Training: All of our TEC courses are performance based. If additional/remedial training is required beyond the scheduled course duration in order to meet the performance requirements, additional training may be required as follows:
Additional Classroom day (or part thereof): $100.
Additional diving day (TEC): $200.
Additional diving day (Trimix): $250 + student and instructor gases.

Gases used and Maximum Training Depth

Gases used: Air only in all cylinders

Maximum Training Depth: 10m / 33ft


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