We are Houston's only PADI Tec Rec Center. Technical diving is for divers who want to dive deeper and / or 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 the full range of tec courses based on years of technical diving experience in Texas, Florida, Mexico, Bonaire, the Caymans, and Egypt. TDI courses are also available independently outside of the shop.
We carry a large variety of tec gear from Diverite, Xdeep, and Dolphin Tec. We carry more plate and wing systems than anyone in the Houston area.
TEC 40 - $600 tuition + course materials - PADI entry level open circuit tec course. Learn about technical diving equipment, practices, dive planning, and decompression procedures. Divers can use two tanks with a bottom gas of 21% or higher O2, one deco tank with up to 50% O2, deco for up to 10 minutes, and go to 130 feet.
TEC 45- $600 tuition + O2 - For TEC 40 certified divers. Develop deco planning, diving knowledge, and skills for longer and deeper dives requiring greater deco periods. Divers can use two tanks with a bottom gas of 21% or higher O2, one deco tank with up to 100% O2, unlimited deco time, and go to 145 feet.
TEC 50- $700 tuition + O2 - For TEC 45 certified divers. Further develop knowledge and skills to conduct deeper and longer open circuit dives requiring two deco gases. Divers can use two tanks with a bottom gas of 21% or higher O2, two deco tanks with up to 100% O2, unlimited deco time, and go to 165 feet.
TEC Sidemount - $300 tuition + course material - Preparatory course for divers without sidemount experience wanting to technical dive in sidemount configurations.
TEC 65 normoxic trimix and TEC hypoxic trimix call for information.
We are planning on making a significant number of technical dives during our 8-15 August 2021 Red Sea trip to Dahab Egypt. This is the location of the infamous Blue Hole and Arch. There are many videos on Youtube about this site. Use the search terms "dahab, blue hole, arch". This dive requires at least a TEC 65 normoxic trimix certification which we would be happy to assist you with during the trip.