Tec 50

Tec 50

This qualification represents a high level of competency for a technical diver. The Tec 50 is the third part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program.

The diver is qualified to use air for bottom gas and 2 decompression mixes up to 100% Oxygen to make extended, accelerated decompression dives. Depth limit is 50 meters / 165 feet.


You’ll learn to make gas switch, extended no-decompression dives using air, enriched air and pure Oxygen, to 50 meters / 165 feet. You will practice all the motor skills learned in Tec 40/45 whilst swimming ‘on the fly’ and completing surprise emergency drills. You’ll also prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies.


This courses include reading of the student manual, KRs and Practical Applications


To enroll in the Tec 50 course, you must:


  • Be a PADI Tec 45 diver
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, with at least 20 dives on enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
  • Be at least 18 years old


Tec 50 course includes:




Theory and practice


Padi certification


What scuba gear will you use?


You’ll use full technical equipment and you may use a technical sidemount configuration, plus two stage/decompression cylinders. Your Tec Deep Instructor may also introduce you to using trimix on the last open water dive.


Next Step: Continue your tec diver training.

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