Technical

These courses consist of classroom time only, making them perfect for winter.
 Tec Diver Level One
Cost: $750

Sign up for both the Tec Diver Level One and Tec Deep Diver for $1,200!
If taken together, only one certification card will be issued and both courses will be taught as a single course.
If you’re interested in technical diving, but haven’t yet met the prerequisites for the DSAT Tec Deep Diver course, you can consider enrolling in the DSAT Apprentice Tec Diver course. It is also a subcourse of the full DSAT Tec Deep Diver course.

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • PADI Deep Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, of which at least 10 must be enriched air dives, 12 must be deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and at least six dives must be deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
  • Minimum age: 18 years old

When you are finished:
You’ll learn to make gas switch, extended no-decompression dives using air and enriched air to 40 metres/130 feet. You’ll also prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies. Since it’s part of the Tec Deep Diver course, your DSAT Apprentice Tec Dive course training credits towards the DSAT Tec Deep Diver course.

Materials:
This includes the necessary books, slates, and certification card, but does not include entry fees to the quarries or the equipment. Please contact Midwest Scuba for the necessary Tec equipment required.

 Tec Diver Level One Class Schedule
 Classes offered upon request.

 Tec Deep Diver
Cost: $550Sign up for both the Tec Diver Level One and Tec Deep Diver for $1,200!
If taken together, only one certification card will be issued and both courses will be taught as a single course.
The DSAT Tec Deep Diver course takes you past recreational diving and immerses you in the world of technical diving.

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • PADI Deep Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which 20 must be enriched air dives, 25 must be deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and at least 15 dives must be deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
  • Minimum age: 18 years old

When you are finished:
After successful completion of the DSAT Tec Deep Diver course you’ll be able to conduct gas-switch extended no-decompression dives, decompression dives, and accelerated decompression dives using air and enriched air to a depth of 50 metres/165 feet. You’ll also understand the hazards and risks involved in technical diving, as well as how to prepare for and handle reasonable foreseeable technical diving emergencies.

Materials:
This includes the necessary books, slates, and certification card, but does not include entry fees to the quarries nor the equipment. Please contact Midwest Scuba for the necessary Tec equipment required.

 Tec Deep Diver Class Schedule
 Classes offered upon request.

 Tec Trimix Diver
Cost: Coming soon.

This course will be offered in the near future.For the extreme diver ready to further explore the world of technical deep diving, the gas of choice is trimix. The DSAT Tec Trimix Diver course takes you to the outer edges of technical deep diving, opening the door to pristine dive sites few divers – if any – ever see.  

Prerequisites:

  • Certified as a PADI Rescue Diver
  • Certified as a DSAT Tec Deep Diver

When you are finished:
The DSAT Tec Trimix Diver course is intended to extend the depth range available to technical divers trained and qualified to use air, enriched air and oxygen for technical decompression dives beyond 50 metres/165 feet in open water. The DSAT Tec Trimix Diver course is intended for technical divers certified as DSAT Tec Deep Divers (or qualifying certification from another training organization). The course extends their depth range capabilities by training them in the use of trimix (helium, oxygen and nitrogen).

 DSAT Tec Trimix Diver Class Schedule
 Coming soon.
 

 DSAT Gas Blender
Cost: $90

More people are diving with enriched air and this means the demand for enriched air fills is also increasing. However, there needs to be someone qualified to administer these fills to meet this demand. This is where the DSAT Gas Blender course comes in.The DSAT Gas Blender course will train you as a qualified gas blender, allowing you to provide gas mixes to appropriately certified consumers. You’ll learn the physical properties of oxygen, its associated hazards, handling requirements and what cleaning equipment is necessary. Finally, you will learn the five methods of obtaining the desired enriched air Nitrox mix and the various methods used to obtain proper helium mixes.

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Enriched Air Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 18 years old

Materials:

  • DSAT Gas Blender Manual
  • Gas Mix Calculator
 DSAT Glas Blender Class Schedule (classroom only)
 Classes offered upon request.