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Tec Deep Diver
The Tec Deep Diver course is intended for those divers with the prerequisite
experience and training needed to begin moving beyond recreational scuba depth
limits. The Tec Deep Diver course will qualify a diver to make gas-switch, extended
no-stop dives, decompression stop dives and accelerated decompression dives using
air, enriched air, and pure oxygen to 165fsw.
This is the approximate equivalent to other Training Agencies courses that would
include: Advanced Nitrox, Decompression Procedures, and Extended Range, combined.
The Tec Deep Diver course involves 6 Knowledge Development Presentations, 8 Practical
Applications, 12 Training Dives, and 2 examinations. There are significant academic,
psychological, and physical demands required of the Tec Deep Diver candidate.
One should be mindful of this and objectively evaluate themselves prior to enrollment.
The Tec Deep Diver course is the finest technical diver course currently on the
market. It provides the Tec Deep Diver candidate with training, structure, and
support material that is without equal in the industry.
Tec Deep Instructor
The DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Training Program is a very demanding yet rewarding
experience. There are many prerequisites and exit requirements that must be met
by the candidate. The program will also require several presentations, consisting
of classroom, confined water and open water, as well as many hours of preparation
and skill evaluation.
Prerequisites: Be a renewed PADI OWSI or higher rating; Be a PADI Enriched Air
Specialty Instructor; Be a PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor; Have a minimum
of 100 logged dives, where at least 20 dives were made using EAN, 25 deeper than
60fsw and 15 deeper than 100fsw.
Exit Requirements: Be a PADI MSDT or higher rating; Be certified as a DSAT Tec
Deep Diver or equivalent. If the candidate does not possess a DSAT Tec Deep Diver
certification or equivalent, the candidate must complete the entire Tec Deep Diver
course; Have assisted with at least two DSAT Tec Deep Diver courses or equivalent;
Have a minimum of 270 logged dives, with at least 25 stage decompression dives
deeper than 130fsw; Have certified a total of 10 or more PADI Deep Divers and/or
PADI Enriched Air Divers. Any combination is acceptable: Have successfully completed
the Tec Deep Instructor Standards Exam and the Tec Deep Instructor Theory and
Practical Application Exam; Meet the peer review waterskill requirements listed
on the DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Application.
DSAT Tec Trimix Diver
The DSAT Tec Trimix Diver course is intended to extend the depth range available
to technical divers trained and qualified to use air, enriched air, and oxygen
for technical decompression dives beyond 165fsw. This course extends their depth
range capabilities by training them in the use of Trimix (helium, oxygen, and
nitrogen). The successful candidate will be qualified to dive to 245fsw using
various Trimix blends, using open circuit technical diving equipment and procedures
to manage the risk involved. The Tec Trimix Diver course consists of 4 Knowledge
Development sessions, 5 Practical Applications, 8 Training Dives, and an Exam.
Divers enrolling in the DSAT Tec Trimix Diver course that have DSAT Tec Deep Diver
training, must complete only 6 of the 8 required dives. There are significant
academic, psychological and physical demands required of the Tec Trimix Diver
candidate. One should be mindful of this and objectively evaluate themselves prior
Prerequisites: PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent. Minimum age or 18 years. Certified
as a DSAT Tec Deep Diver or equivalent (divers who meet this qualification through
an agency other then DSAT must read the entire DSAT Tec Deep Diver Manual and
complete the Knowledge Reviews prior to beginning the Tec Trimix Diver course).
Have a minimum of 150 logged dives. Beyond the listed prerequisites, your instructor
will accept you into the Tec Trimix Diver course believing that you have the attitude
as well as the aptitude to pursue Trimix diving. Your instructor recognizes that
Trimix diving and training for it, imposes significant demands; rising to these
challenges begins with you acknowledging and accepting your responsibilities in
DSAT Tec Trimix Instructor
The DSAT Tec Trimix Instructor training course provides training as a Tec Trimix
Instructor for Tec Deep Instructors who have the Tec Trimix certification or a
qualifying full trimix certification from another organization. The course will
also require the candidates to make several classroom and open water presentations,
as well as many hours of preparation. This will help the perspective candidates
to prepare for the DSAT Tec Trimix Instructor course.
DSAT Tec Gas Blender
The DSAT Gas Blender course develops the student's ability to competently blend
enriched air nitrox and helium-based gases using one or more blending methods
available for the dive industry. Prerequisites for this course are that you must
be 18 years of age or higher and must be certified as a PADI Enriched Air Diver
or hold a qualifying enriched air certification from another certification organization.
The course is divided into Knowledge Development and Practical Application Lab
DSAT Tec Gas Blender Instructor
The DSAT Gas Blender Instructor course will train qualified individuals to teach
the DSAT Gas Blender course. Prerequisites for this course are that you must be
a teaching status PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor or higher level PADI Member
and a PADI Enriched Air Instructor and be certified as a DSAT Gas Blender or have
qualifying gas blender certification fro another certification organization.