Welcome to Houston's only PADI Tec Rec Center.  Technical diving is for highly proficient divers interested diving deeper and 





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We are Houston's only PADI Tec Rec Center.  Technical diving is for divers who want to dive deeper and longer than allowed with recreational diving.  Technical diving training is significantly more demanding, time consuming, and expensive than recreational dive training.  However, this technical training results in vastly increased diving knowledge, skill proficiency and diving opportunities.  Courses can be taken in either backmount or sidemount with sufficient sidemount experience.  Our courses are taught by the only local PADI technical diving instructor certified to teach TEC 40, TEC 45, TEC 50, TEC 65 trimix, TEC REC trimix, and TEC sidemount, with years of technical diving experience in Texas, Florida, Mexico, Bonaire, the Caymans, and Egypt. 

TEC 40 - $600 tuition + course materials + deco gases
PADI entry level open circuit tec course.  Learn about technical diving equipment, practices, dive planning, and decompression procedures.  Divers meeting certification requirements can use two tanks with a bottom gas of 21% or higher oxygen, one deco tank with up to 50% oxygen, decompress for up to 10 minutes, and dive to 130 feet.

TEC 45- $600 tuition + deco gases
For TEC 40 certified divers.  Develop decompression planning, diving knowledge, and skills for longer and deeper dives requiring greater decompression periods.  Divers meeting certification requirements can use two tanks with a bottom gas of 21% or higher oxygen, one deco tank with up to 100% oxygen, unlimited deco time, and dive to 145 feet.

TEC 50- $700 tuition + deco gases
For TEC 45 certified divers.  Further develop knowledge and skills to conduct deeper and longer open circuit dives requiring two decompression gases.  Divers meeting certification requirements can use two tanks with a bottom gas of 21% or higher oxygen, two deco tanks with up to 100% oxygen, unlimited decompression time, and dive to 165 feet.

TEC 65 Trimix- $1000 tuition + course materials + deco gases + helium
For TEC 50 certified divers.  This is an entry level open circuit trimix course for divers wanting to surpass the limitations of diving with air.  Divers meeting certification requirements can use two tanks with a bottom gas with 18% or higher oxygen, two deco tanks with up to 100% oxygen, unlimited decompression time, and dive to 210 feet.

TEC REC Trimix- $750 tuition + deco gases + helium
This is the highest level open circuit course offered by PADI.  Divers meeting certification requirements can use two or more tanks with a bottom gas with less than 18% oxygen, two or more deco tanks with up to 100% oxygen, travel gas tanks, unlimited decompression time, and dive to 300 feet and deeper with appropriate experience.

TEC Sidemount - $300 tuition + course material 
Preparatory course for divers without sidemount experience wanting to technical dive in sidemount configurations.
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