Technical Diving Courses


TecRec Course Technical-Diving-Philippines

Technical diving can be defined as: diving other than conventional commercial, military or scientific diving, that takes divers beyond recreational diving limits. It is further defined as an activity that includes one or more of the following: diving beyond 40 meters/130 feet, required stage or accelerated decompression, diving in an overhead environment beyond 130 linear feet from the surface and/or the use of multiple gas mixtures in a single dive Because technical diving exceeds the scope of recreational diving, technical divers require advanced training, extensive experience, specialized equipment and often utilize breathing gases other than air or standard nitrox.  

I offer the full spectrum of technical training from entry-level tech to advanced trimix, and also trimix gas blender. All courses can be completed in backmount or sidemount.   With over a decade of experience teaching technical diving as a full-time career via several agencies, I always ensure that the highest global standards of certification are maintained. These courses are challenging and and result in a performance that you’ll be proud of.


I offer a full range of technical training that runs  from pre-tech preparation to advanced trimix diving via RAID and TecRec. 

Pre-Tech Foundations Clinic

Pre-Tech Foundations Clinic

This non-certification training clinic is an exclusive opportunity to receive personalized assessment and development of the fundamental skills necessary to embark on technical diving training.

The clinic is entirely flexible to suit the student’s needs, but a typical timescale is 4-5 days of intensive theory and in-water tuition.

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Tec Sidemount

PADI TecRec Tec Sidemount Course PhilippinesThis TecRec certification course trains the diver to utilize sidemount configuration for their technical diving, including the proper configuration of sidemount deco/stage cylinders.

It can be taken as a stand-alone conversion course for existing technical divers or amalgamated with any other TecRec course offered.

Duration:  5 Days /  Dives: 2 confined + 4 dives minimum

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Deco40 – Trimix Decompression

RAID Technical Diving PhilippinesThe RAID Deco40 is the first step into technical decompression diving. It qualifies the diver to use normoxic/hyperoxic trimix and one decompression gas for challenging dives down to 40m depth.

This course includes an all-day skill development workshop, along with 5 intensive technical training dives that introduce you to high performance team diving for accelerated decompression.

Duration:  3 Days /  Dives:  5 minimum

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Deco50 – Trimix Extended Range

RAID DECO50 Technical Diving Course PhilippinesThe RAID Deco50 is very prestigious and highly recognized decompression diving course that qualifies the diver to use normoxic trimix and one decompression gas for challenging dives down to 50m depth.

This course includes 8 intensive training dives that allow you to gain confidence and proficiency with the right equipment, protocols and drills.

Duration:  5 Days /  Dives:  8 minimum

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Tec40 – Limited Decompression entry-level TecRec technical certification course is the first step for recreational divers into the world of technical diving.  It is also a phenomenal development course for advanced/deep recreational divers.

The course syllabus covers the equipment, planning, mindset and safety protocols necessary for limited decompression diving.

Duration:  3-4 Days  /  Dives:  1 confined + 3 dives minimum

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Tec45 – Full Decompression

PADI TecRec Tec45 course subic philippines This TecRec course creates full technical divers.  It delivers the skillset and competencies necessary for safe diving with unlimited decompression to a depth of 45m, with one decompression gas only.

The course syllabus covers the equipment, planning, mindset and safety protocols necessary for full decompression diving using air and decompression gas to 100%O2.

Duration:  3-4 Days  /  Dives:  1 confined + 3 dives minimum

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Tec50 – Extended Range

PADI TecRec Tec50 Course Subic PhilippinesThis TecRec course qualifies divers for extended range technical diving.  The syllabus prepares the diver for unlimited decompression using two or more stage/deco tanks to a maximum depth of 50m.

The course syllabus covers the advanced technical dive planning, contingency protocols and higher level technical skill proficiency.

Duration:  3-4 Days  /  Dives:  1 confined + 3 dives minimum

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Tec65 – Normoxic Trimix

PADI TecRec Tec65 course subic philippinesThis TecRec course qualifies the diver to use normoxic trimix (18-21% O2) for exploration level diving to a depth of 65m.

It is an optional step en-route to the Tec90 qualification.

The syllabus includes advanced dive and trimix gas planning, along with critical protocols and procedures for safe completion of significant decompression dives.

Duration:  3-4 Days  /  Dives:  1 confined + 4 dives minimum

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Tec90 – Advanced Trimix

PADI TecRec Tec90 course subic philippinesThis pinnacle level course develops the competencies and knowledge for full hypoxic trimix dives.

The maximum training depth is 90m, but divers are qualified progress to unlimited depth based on their own experience and competency.

  • If Tec65 Qualified:  3 Days  /  Dives:  3 dives minimum
  • If not Tec65 Qualified: 6 Days /  Dives:  8 minimum

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Technical Performance Clinics

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My exclusive performance development clinics are suitable for technical divers of all levels, and also prove popular with inexperienced technical diving instructors.

These clinics are individually tailored to promote elite-level skill development in a spectrum of technical competencies.

Be prepared for a demanding and challenging experience, as I lead you towards levels of performance you’ll be proud of.

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Talk to any experienced technical diver and they will assure you that, when it comes to technical diving, the quality, specific -active- experience and motivation of an instructor is everything. In an era of fast-track ‘zero-to-hero’ technical instructor courses, the prospective student needs to be extremely discerning in their selection of a training provider and mentor.

With over a quarter-century of advanced diving experience, across 5 continents, specializing in technical wreck diving, qualifications from multiple technical agencies and a pedigree as a technical diving author and course designer; you can be assured of receiving the most comprehensive, world-class instruction and the highest of standards.

I exclusively dive sidemount, technical and wreck… day-in, day-out… and have done so for over 15 years…and I live to teach!

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