PADI TECHNICAL & SIDEMOUNT Diving Courses

SIDEMOUNT & PADI TEC REC
Courses with Dressel Divers

Dressel Divers, in select destinations, offers a wide range of PADI Tec programs and other technical diving courses to take you beyond your usual dive parameters.

PADI TECHNICAL & SIDEMOUNT diving in general allows you to dive deeper and longer with more advanced techniques than those sufficient for recreational diving.

For any one wanting to move beyond the usual limits to diving, we offer very recognized technical dive programs and in particular a Tec Camp that groups them all in one!

Any of these great courses will widen your diving possibilities to include options and diving styles not available without technical training.

But why not go all out and broaden your diving options all in one go with our Jeff Loflin sponsored technical diving camp!

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JEFF LOFLIN TECREC CAMP with Dressel Divers

Jeff Loflin Tec CampThe camp includes all the following very recognized technical courses* sponsored by the renowned JEFF LOFLIN!

  • PADI Sidemount Diver
  • PADI Tec Sidemount Diver
  • PADI Tec 40, 45 & 50
  • PADI Tec Gas Blender

Jeff has an impressive background in the field of dive training with strong emphasis on technical diving. Just some of the things you will learn in our TecRec courses sponsored by JEFF LOFLIN

  • Stage cylinder handling and use of computer decompression software to make decompression dives.
  • Gas planning and use a cylinder with decompression gas (with up to EANx50).
  • Technical dive language.
  • Technical diving emergency management.
  • Knowledge and use of technical scuba diving equipment.

Tec Camps are timed to be PRECEDED BY our highly recommended PADI Instructor Courses.

All tec courses are ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE TRAINER LEVEL for dive professionals that want to teach technical and sidemount diving themselves

Prerequisites See individual course sections. Medical prerequisites may apply also.
Frequency Suficient demand permitting, just after our PADI IDC´s (see calendar)
Duration The Camp takes aprox. 9-10 days. For individual courses see sections.

PADI TEC 40 course with Dressel Divers

PADI Tec 40 Deep Diver CoursesPADI Tec 40 is the first part of the PADI TecRec Deep Diver program. Available in our dive destinations with Tec Camp, this course introduces you to limited decompression scuba diving without exceeding recreational dive table depth limits. 

The course derives its name from the fact that you will experience decompression dives at the 40 meters/130 feet limit of the recreational tables without exceeding it.

The course equipment requirements only impose a few add-on’s to your standard scuba equipment allowing you to enjoy this level of diving with little extra investment in equipment. There is also no need to acquire complete specialized diving gear at this point unless you plan in any case to continue all the way to Tec 45 and 50.

Note: Bring Medical Statement signed by a physicians. This statement should not be older 12 months.

Prerequisites Be at least 18 years old, a PADI Advanced Diver, a PADI Deep Diver , a PADI Enriched Air certified (or equivalent from any other certifying agency or federation) and have minimum 30 logged dives of which  at least 10 to 100 feet / 30 meters and  10 to 60 feet /18 meters with enriched air nitrox.
Frequency See Camp calendar & upon request (minimum 3 participants).
Duration 3 days

PADI TEC 45 course with DRESSEL DIVERS

PADI Tec 45 CoursesPADI Tec 45 is the second part of the PADI TecRec Deep Diver program. Available in our dive destinations with Tec Camp, this course is an intermediary certification, on your way to PADI Tec 50, that qualifies you to make limited decompression dives slightly beyond recreational depth limits. 

You will learn how to plan and execute repetitive decompression dives using a single stage/decompression cylinder. You will experience accelerated decompression dives using EANx or pure oxygen and backmount or sidemount equipment configurations.

The course derives its name from the fact that you learn the above decompression techniques to progress to 45 meters/145 feet.

Note: Bring Medical Statement signed by a physician. This statement should not be older 12 months.

Prerequisites Be at least 18 years old, a PADI Rescue Diver, a PADI Tec 40 Diver (or equivalent from any other certifying agency or federation) and have minimum 50 logged dives, of which at least 10 to 100 feet /30 meters and 12 with enriched air nitrox deeper than 60 feet/18 meters.
Frequency See Camp calendar & upon request (minimum 3 participants).
Duration 3 days

PADI TEC 50 course with DRESSEL DIVERS

PADI Tec 50 CoursesPADI Tec 50 is the third part of the PADI TecRec Deep Diver program. Available in our dive destinations with Tec Camp, the Tec 50 course is the course you were building towards with the previous two tec levels! 

It´s time to learn how to make extended, accelerated decompression stops with use of up to two different gases opening the possibility to deeper diving adventures. You will learn the entry-level skill to enjoy open circuit deep decompression diving.

You finish the program fully qualified but within the limits of your training and equipment, to do decompression diving. The course derives its name from the fact that you learn the above decompression techniques to progress to 50 meters/165 feet.

Note: Bring Medical Statement signed by a physicians. This statement should not be older 12 months.

Prerequisites Be at least 18 years old, a PADI Tec 45 Diver (or equivalent from any other certifying agency or federation) and have minimum 100 logged dives, of which at least 15 to 60 feet /18 meters and 20 with enriched air nitrox deeper than 60 feet /18 meters.
Frequency See Camp calendar & upon request (minimum 3 participants).
Duration 3 days

PADI TECHNICAL SIDEMOUNT course with DRESSEL DIVERS

PADI Tec SidemountGive your back a rest from carrying the cylinder with our PADI Tec Sidemount Diver Course. Dressel Divers, a few of its select dive destinations, offers the Sidemount Course to give you the opportunity to discover a new dive equipment configuration that is becoming ever more popular.

Sidemount diving with its different approach to scuba gear configuration affords divers a constant view on all their valves and first stages for easier management of these and is a great alternative to carrying heavy, back-mounted double tanks. Sidemount diving since time is very popular with cave divers, deep exploration divers, and extended range divers and is not a new concept but is now spreading fast to recreational open water diving and technical diving proper.

In technical diving the divers always use several tanks. Sidemount is growing in popularity because it allows you to configure these many cylinders in optimal way. So if you are doing one or all of the Tec 40, 45 or 50 courses, this course can be integrated with them because it is the perfect add on to the PADI Technical Deep Program.

You will learn how to set up a sidemount harness and also all about the advantages of diving with it.  The Sidemount Diver course consists of on confined water session and four open water training dives.  During these dives you progress from two cylinders to at least four in total, perhaps even to as many as six tanks.

Prerequisites Be at least 18 years old, a PADI Advanced Diver (or equivalent from any other certifying agency or federation) and have minimum 30 logged dives. (Recommended: PADI Enriched Air Diver certification).
Frequency See Camp calendar & upon request (minimum 3 participants).
Duration 2 days

PADI TECHNICAL GAS BLENDER course with DRESSEL DIVERS

PADI Tec Gas BlenderWant to become a PADI Tec Gas Blender? Dressel Divers, in its Technical destination offers theTec Gas Blender Course for those that want to be qualified to properly provide certified divers with tanks of mixed gases.

Our Gas Blender program will qualify you as a fully recognized DSAT Gas Blender by teaching you the physical properties of oxygen, how to safely handle it and the five ways of producing enriched air nitrox mixes with it.

You will learn the proper techniques required to create correct helium mixes. The Gas Blender course includes practical classroom sessions, but no open water diving. Participants learn how to blend enriched air nitrox and helium-gases using one or more blending methods and about their advantages and disadvantages.

You also learn how to mix enriched air and trimix to within one percent of the target mix. The potential hazards and correct management techniques related to oxygen handling, including the requirements for oxygen service are also covered.

Prerequisites Be at least 18 years old and a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or equivalent from any other certifying agency or federation).
Frequency See Camp calendar & upon request (minimum 3 participants).
Duration 1 day

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Course season
extends all year!
Average visibility:
+35 meters (+115 feet)
Coldest water temp.:
78.8 ºF (26 ºC)
Warmest water temp.:
87.8ºF (31 ºC)

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Everyone can join Dressel Divers

STAY & DIVE

STAY at a resort with a Dressel dive shop on the premises, where you can board a Dressel boat and go TEC DIVING DIRECTLY from the hotel beach or pier!

VISIT & DIVE

Staying somewhere else but want join a Dressel Divers Tec diving course or camp? Join us by organizing a DAILY TRANSFER (exceptions may apply).

Technical Course Destinations

Sidemount & Tecnical Course Prices

Item Diver Instructor
Sidemount $400 $600
PADI Tec 40 $700 n/a
PADI Tec 45 $650 n/a
PADI Tec 50 $650 n/a
PADI Tec n/a $1000
Tec Deep n/a $1500
Tec Sidemount $600 $800
PADI Gas Blender $300 n/a

$ = All prices are in USD. The Online 20% discount IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THE TECHNICAL CAMPS.