PADI Tec Rec

All Canary Divers Courses are taught by fully qualified staff

 

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday: 2:00pm - 7:15pm

Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday: CLOSED (Gone Diving!)

 

Store Address:

11 High Street

Rishton

Blackburn

Lancs

BB1 4JZ

Tel: 01254 659145

 

Course Schedule

DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING (TRY-DIVE) - Thursday PM / Saturday Afternoon  (Daisyfield Pool)

SCUBA REVIEWS - Thursday PM / Saturday Afternoon  (Daisyfield Pool)

PADI JUNIOR SCUBA DIVER - Starts every 2nd week

PADI OPEN WATER - Starts every 2nd week

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EFR FIRST AID - January

RESCUE DIVER - June

PADI SPECIALITIES:

Nitrox - 2nd November

Emergency First Responder - 13th Jan

Emergency Oxygen Provider -  13th Jan

Dry Suit Diver - Throughout Winter / Spring

Wreck Diver - By Arrangement

Navigation - By Arrangement

Deep Diver - By Arrangement

Night Diver - By Arrangement

Boat Diver - On Request

Peak Performance Buoyancy  - On Request

Search & Recovery Diver - On Request

Sidemount - On Request

TEC 40 - Autumn (Ask for details)

TecRec Courses (Discover Tec, Tec 40,45,50) - On Request

 

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UK Trips - 2017/18

2017 Trip Plans
* 12th Feb -York Hard Hat
*  24th - 26th March  - Nemo33 Brussels Weekend Trip (Cancelled)
* 28th April/1st May - Loch Fyne
* 13th/14th May - Coniston
* 19th May - Maldives Holiday
* 18th - 25th August - Gozo / Comino / Malta Holiday
* 8/9/10 Sept - Vobster / NDAC Weekend

* October - Coniston 
* December - Xmas Drift Dive

2018 Trip Plans
* 18th Feb - York Hard Hat
* 4th - 7th May - Loch Fyne
* 25th May - 1st June - Gozo Holiday
* June - Coniston

* 14th July - Wastwater
* 3rd - 10th August - Red Sea Liveaboard Holiday
* 7/8/9 Sept - Vobster / NDAC Weekend
* October - Coniston 
* December - Xmas Drift Dive

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Club Holidays

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25th May - 1st June 2018 - Gozo / Malta / Comino

3rd August 2018 - Red Sea Liveaboard

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PADI TecRec

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Technical diving is scuba diving’s “extreme” sport, taking experienced and qualified divers far deeper than in mainstream recreational diving. Technical diving is marked by significantly more equipment and training requirements to manage the additional hazard this type of diving entails. Tec diving isn’t for everyone, but for those who hear its challenge call, the PADI TecRec courses are the answer.   View the PADI Tec Diving Blog  

What is technical diving?

Technical scuba diving is defined as diving other than conventional commercial or research diving that takes divers beyond recreational scuba diving limits. It is further defined as and includes one or more of the following:

  • diving beyond 40 metres deep
  • required stage decompression
  • diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear metres of the surface
  • accelerated decompression and or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive

Because in technical diving the surface is effectively inaccessible in an emergency, tec divers use extensive methodologies and technologies and training to manage the added risks. Even with these, however, tec diving admittedly has more risk, potential hazard and shorter critical error chains than does recreational scuba diving.

How long has technical diving been around?

Most people would agree that cave diving is a form of technical diving. Cave diving developed in the late 1960s and 1970s, developing into a discipline largely like it is today by the mid 1980s. In the early 1990s, several groups of divers around the world began experimenting with technologies for deep diving (beyond recreational limits) to explore both caves and wrecks. These communities united and emerged as “technical diving” or “tec diving” with the publication of aquaCorps (no longer in print), which dedicated itself to this type of diving. Since then, tec diving continues to develop both in scope and in its technologies.

Why would I want to be a tec diver?

Tec diving not only has more risk, but it requires significantly more effort, discipline and equipment. It’s not for everyone, and you can be an accomplished, avid top-notch diver your entire life without making a tec dive.

That said, there’s a cadre of individuals who want to visit places underwater that relatively few people can. Many spectacular, untouched wrecks lie at depths well below 40 metres. Deep reefs have organisms you don’t find in the shallows. Some people enjoy the challenge and focus tec diving requires. Still others love being involved with cutting edge technologies. These reasons make tec diving rewarding.

The PADI TecRec Difference

The TecRec program debuted in 2000. Although TecRec is not the first tec diving program (cave diver training has been around for decades), it repeatedly receives accolades for its merits.

  • TecRec courses are integrated into an instructionally valid, seamless course flow that takes you from beginning tec diver to one qualified to the outer reaches of sport diving using different gas mixes.
  • Each level introduces you to new gear, planning and procedures appropriate to extend your diving limits.
  • The Tec Diver course is an integrated sequence of three subcourses: Tec 40Tec 45 and Tec 50.  You can complete them continuously, or you can complete each level separately with a time span between them.  This gives you learning efficiency, instructional integrity and schedule flexibility.

The Scuba Gear You'll Use

Technical diver with scuba diving equipment

Tec diving uses much more equipment than recreational diving. The technical scuba gear typically uses two to four or five regulators, a dive computer, and some accessories.

Check with Canary Divers about the gear you need for this course. You can find most everything at Canary Divers.

 

Prerequisites

TecRec prerequisites vary (see individual course descriptions), but the following applies to anyone interested in technical diving: You must be

• 18 years or older
• A mature, responsible person who will follow the required procedures and requirements strictly and faithfully
• Medically fit for tec diving (physician’s signature required)
• Willing to accept the added risks that tec diving presents
• An experienced diver with at least 100 logged dives
• Certified as a PADI Enriched Air Diver and PADI Deep Diver or equivalent (for this program equivalency is proof of training in recreational deep diving 18 meters/60 feet to 40 meters/130 feet consisting of at least four dives and training in nitrogen narcosis considerations, contingency/emergency decompression, making safety stops and air supply management OR, have a minimum of 20 logged dives deeper than 30 meters/100 feet.)

Diver in technical scuba equipment
The Fun Part

The fun part of TecRec is rising to the challenges as you dive deeper and longer than most divers ever do.

 

The Courses

** All Canary Divers TecRec courses are undertaken by Darren Clawson, a member of our staff working under his own 'Ocean-Tek' banner

 

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