Tec 50

Tec 50 Course

The Tec 50 course completes your training as an entry-level tec diver, taking you past the limits of recreational diving. You may be able to utilise two decompression gases up to 100% to accelerate decompression.

What You Learn

  • Make actual decompression dives as deep as 50 metres/165 feet
  • Use enriched air nitrox and/or oxygen for decompression
  • Use desk top decompression software to create custom dive tables and plan your dives
  • Qualify to make technical decompression dives independently 

Get College Credit

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Tec 50 Course.

The Scuba Gear You'll Use

You use technical scuba diving equipment

The Learning Materials You Need

The Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to tec diving lingo, emergency procedures, decompression and stage cylinder handling and gas planning. The pak includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures.

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Programme Sequence

The Tec 50 course consists of three Knowledge Development Sections, three practical application sessions, exam and four training dives.

The fully integrated instructional sequence for the Tec 50 course is;

  • Knowledge Development One
  • Practical Application One
  • Dive One - Depth 2.4 m -10m

  • Knowledge Development Two
  • Practical Application Two
  • Dive Two - Depth 12m-24m

  • Knowledge Development Three
  • Practical Application Three
  • Exam
  • Dive Three - Depth 30m-50m

  • Dive Four - Depth 40m-50m


- 20 dives must be enriched air dives

- 25 dives must be deeper than 18 metres/60 feet

- at least 20 dives must be deeper than 30 metres/100 feet