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  Certification Courses

Important Notice

Technical diving requires dives under conditions that are not covered by normal holiday insurance. In some cases, even normal scuba diving insurance is not adequate. In order to make use of any of our technical diving services, you must provide proof of diving accident insurance which covers technical diving activities. The standard Medical Evaluation Form and Technical Liability Waiver must also be filled in.

DSAT

DSAT TecRec courses provide the techniques and procedures necessary for diving beyond recreational dive limits. These are some of the most intensive, yet exhilarating, courses you'll find. Technical diving isn't for everyone but if this type of diving appeals to you and you're willing to accept the risks, responsibilities and obligations, you'll find it one of the most rewarding dive experiences you'll ever have.


DSAT Apprentice Tec Diver

The DSAT Apprentice Tec Diver course is the entry-level course for those who want to take up Technical Diving. It is a subcourse of the full DSAT Tec Deep Diver course. You'll learn to make gas switch, extended no-decompression dives using air and enriched air to 40 metres. You'll also prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies. Since it's part of the Tec Deep Diver course, your DSAT Apprentice Tec Dive course training credits toward the DSAT Tec Deep Diver course.

Prior experience required:

- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
- PADI Enriched Air Diver or equivalent
- PADI Deep Diver speciality or equivalent
- Minimum of 50 logged dives, of which at least 10 must be enriched air dives, 12 must be deeper than 18 metres and at least six must be deeper than 30 metres
- Minimum age 18 years


DSAT TecRec Deep

The DSAT Tec Deep Diver course takes you past recreational diving and immerses you in the world of technical diving. After successful completion of the DSAT Tec Deep Diver course you'll be able to conduct gas-switch extended no-decompression dives, decompression dives and accelerated decompression dives using air and enriched air to a depth of 50 metres. You'll also understand the hazards and risks involved in technical diving, as well as how to prepare for and handle reasonable foreseeable technical diving emergencies.

Prior experience required:

- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
- PADI Enriched Air Diver or equivalent
- PADI Deep Diver speciality or equivalent
- Minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 20 must be enriched air dives, 25 must be deeper than 18 metres and at least 15 must be deeper than 30 metres
- Minimum age 18 years


DSAT TecRec Trimix

For the extreme diver ready to further explore the world of technical deep diving, the gas of choice is trimix. The DSAT Tec Trimix Diver course takes you to the outer edges of technical deep diving, opening the door to pristine dive sites few divers if any ever see.

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 50 metres/165 feet in open water. The DSAT Tec Trimix Diver course is intended for technical divers certified as DSAT Tec Deep Divers (or qualifying certification from another training organization). The course extends their depth range capabilities by training them in the use of trimix (helium, oxygen and nitrogen).

Prior experience required:

- PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent
- Proof of CPR and first aid training within the last two years
- DSAT Tec Deep Diver or equivalent



DSAT Gas Blender

The DSAT Gas Blender course will train you as a qualified gas blender, allowing you to provide gas mixes to appropriately certified consumers. You'll learn the physical properties of oxygen, its associated hazards, handling requirements and what cleaning equipment is necessary. You will learn the five methods of obtaining the desired enriched air nitrox mix and the various methods used to obtain proper helium mixes.

Prior experience required:

- PADI Enriched Air Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
- Minimum age: 18 years old

 

 

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