Often, recreational divers wonder how they can efficiently assist technical divers in their dives. This distinctive specialty is designed to give divers the knowledge, skills and techniques to safely support technical divers during their decompression dives while they use trimix, enriched air mixes and O2. Topics covered include overseeing technical diving activities and providing surface and in-water support, further the understanding of technical equipment configurations, dive profiles and hazards, train recreational divers to carry up to two stage cylinders and exchange these with technical divers while efficiently communicating within a team, and to respond to and handle rescue situations and technical diving emergencies

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

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver
  • Have at least 20 logged dives
  • Have CPR / 1st aid training within the last 24 months
  • Be fit for diving, with no medical conditions

  • If you do not currently have the certifications and dives necessary to start the program please contact us with details of your current level and we can put together a program to meet your needs.


    2 Training Days including classroom sessions, confined and open water dives, cylinder rental, equipment rental, breathing gases, certification fees.

    Required materials:
    No materials are required for this course.

    Gasses used:
    Air or Nitrox.

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