Español English Deutsch Dutch Français
Visit us on Visit us on Facebook
To make a booking or for more information contact us at: info@rubicondiving.com or call us at:
0034 928 349 346
GUEST COMMENT
Hi Guys, just wanted to drop you a line and thank you all for a first class service on our recent visit. As Rookie divers Meghan and I really enjoyed our dives and your very professional attitude inspired total confidence. We look forward to diving with you in the future
Neil & Meghan

Technical Diving - DSAT/Padi

1. Discover TEC Diving
The PADI Discover TEC Diving course is designed to let you experience and try out technical diving including technical diving equipment and procedures. As part of the Discover TEC course you will learn about technical diving and can also gain credit towards the Tec 40 course. In order to undertake this course you will need basic scuba gear and we will provide the technical divng equipment you will need. The only pre-requisites are that you must be a PADI Open Water Diver and be at least 18 years old with a minimum of 10 logged dives.

The PADI-DSAT Discover TEC Diving course costs €250 and lasts two days.

More Information: Click here
2. PADI TEC 40
The Tec 40 course is the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course and consists of the first four dives of the Deep Diver course.

As part of your TEC 40 course you will learn to:

  • use decompression software and dive computers to plan and make decompression dives with no more than 10 minutes of total decompression and not deeper than 40 metres.
  • use a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50 percent oxygen (EANx50) to add conservatism to the required decompression.
The PADI Tec 40 course training counts as credit towards the PADI Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses.

Pre-requisites - In order to undertake the TEC 40 course you must:
  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Be a PADI Deep Diver (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres / 60 feet.
  • Have a medical form signed by your physician


The TEC 40 course costs €350 and lasts for two days.

More Information: Click here
3. PADI TEC 45

The Tec 45 course picks up where Tec 40 leaves off and  takes your training as a Tec diver further and deeper. TEC 45 is the second subcourse in the full PADI Tec Diver course

As part of the TEC 45 course you will learn:

  • the skills and equipment and planning need to dive to a maximum of 45 metres/145 feet
  • the knowledge to plan and execute single and repetitive decompression dives using a single stage cylinder of EANx or oxygen to accelerate or add conservatism to decompression stops.
  • that there is no time limit to the amount of decompression
  • to prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies 
  • to master the basic skills and procedures you’ll need as you move into deeper technical diving

As part of your TEC 45 you will use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak which includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is also a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through to the Tec 50 course.
Pre-requisites - In order to undertake the TEC 45 course you must be

  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • A PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • A PADI Deep Diver (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • A PADI Tec 40 (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, of which at least:
       - 12 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
       - 6 (with or without EANx) dives were deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
  • At least 18 years old
  • Have a medical statement signed by a physician


The PADI TEC 45 course costs €450 and lasts for two days.

More Information: Click here
4. PADI TEC 50
The Tec 50 course completes your training as an entry-level Tec diver and takes you past the limits of recreational diving.

During the Tec 50 course, you will learn to:

  • Make actual decompression dives as deep as 50 metres
  • 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
Pre-requisites: -  in order to undertake the TEC 50 course you must:
  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Be a PADI Tec 45 Diver (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which
    • 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
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a medical statement signed by your physician


The TEC 50 course costs €850 and lasts 4 to 5 days.

More Information: Click here
5. PADI TEC TRIMIX 65

The Tec Trimix 65 course introduces divers to the advantages of trimix and qualifies you to make multi-stop decompression dives that employ EANx and oxygen for accelerated decompression, and any trimix with an oxygen content of 18% or more, diving to a maximum depth of 65 metres.

What You'll Learn

The PADI Tec Trimix 65 course is intended to extend the depth range of technical divers already trained and qualified to use air, enriched air and oxygen for technical decompression dives beyond 50 metres. The course is meant for Tec 50 divers (or those holding an equivalent qualifying certification from another training organisation). The course extends your depth range capabilities by training you to use trimix (a blend of helium, oxygen and nitrogen).

As part of the course you will:
  • Plan and execute at least five trimix decompression dives using various trimix blends.
  • Use decompression software to create custom dive tables and dive plans.
  • Make training dives as deep as 65 metres.
Pre-requisites: -  in order to undertake TEC 50 course you must:
  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation and have proof of CPR and first aid training with the previous two years).
  • Be certified as a Tec 50 Diver (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have logged at least 100 dives
  • Have a medical form signed by your physician.


The PADI Tec Trimix 65 course costs €850 and lasts for 4 days.

More Information: Click here
6. PADI TEC TTRIMIX DIVER COURSE

The Tec Trimix diver course uses trimix – a blend of oxygen, helium and nitrogen to allow divers to reach the outer edges of technical deep diving, opening the door to pristine dive sites few divers – if any – ever see.

The PADI Tec Trimix Diver course is intended to extend the depth range of technical divers already trained and qualified to use air, enriched air and oxygen for technical decompression dives beyond 50 metres. This course is designed for Tec 50 or Tec Trimix 65 divers (or those holding an equivalent qualifying certification from another training organisation).

As part of the course you will:

  • Plan and execute at least five trimix decompression dives using various trimix blends
  • Use decompression software to create custom dive tables and dive plans
  • Make training dives as deep as 75 metres.
Pre-requisites: -  in order to undertake TEC Trimix  Diver course you must:
  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organisation and having proof of CPR and first aid training within the previous two years)
  • Be certified as a Tec 50 or Tec Trimix 65 (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have logged at least 150 dives
  • Have a medical form signed by your physician


The PADI Tec Trimix course costs €1250 and lasts for 5 days.

More Information: Click here