The process of learning is a never ending one and for Steve and Alan this is also the case having just completed a tech diving course.
After weeks of training involving both practical skills and theory/exams, the course culminated this week with a trip to Malta for the qualifying dives. More images and videos will follow – but for now a huge congratulations to both Alan & Steve. Some information on the courses involved is below – It just goes to show that there is always something new to learn!
Tec 40 Diver
An introduction to technical diving that provides a transition from rec to tec and bridges the gap to full technical deep decompression diving. You gain experience and begin building tec diving knowledge and skills. You will qualify to make limited decompression dives to 40m.
Tec 45 Diver
Wearing full tec kit of doubles (either sidemount or backmount) plus a decompression cylinder you’ll extend your depth limit to 45m and learn to plan and execute repetitive accelerated decompression dives using up to 100% O2. This is a course where you’ll rise to the challenge and make the commitment to become a technical diver.
Tec 50 Diver
As a Tec 50 diver, you show that you’ve developed competency as a tec diver and have the skills to dive to a maximum of 50m. You will make extended range dives using two decompression gases. It’s not easy to reach this level and earning your Tec 50 certification opens the door to deeper diving expeditions.
This post would be be complete without a mention for Alex McNellan who taught the both Alan & Steve.