These courses are definitely not for everyone and are specifically aimed at experienced divers who wish to dive beyond recreational diving limits - often to increase the time spent underwater diving on wrecks etc.
PADI's Diving Science and Technology (DSAT) program qualifies divers to extend no decompression dives, make gas switches underwater and also complete accelerated decompression dives using enriched air and oxygen to a maximum depth of 50 metres - using technical diving equipment and procedures to manage the risks involved.
DSAT is the technical training branch of PADI and the materials for the courses follow PADI's excellence and they provide some of the best technical training materials on the market. The course structures are very regimental and require the utmost concentration and dedication. The perfect advancement for those with existing recreational and professional level education.
The PADI DSAT Tec diving range of courses even now include Rebreather courses.
The PADI Twinset Fundamentals distinctive specialty was written by Kiwidiver Master Instructor Kevin Black to help recreational divers become familiar with technical dive equipment configuration and use prior to starting a technical course
You will learn about the differences in technical equipment, how to choose the best equipment and configure it for technical diving. You will learn some new safety drills to practice while diving in double cylinders.
This course qualifies you to rent twinsets (doubles) and dive them in technical configuration to depths you are currently qualified to and using gasses you are currently qualified to use.
This course is ideal for someone thinking about going down the technical route or wanting to experience diving in technical equipment.
Boat Diving (2 Boat Dives) 1 Day Course 7,500 Baht
Backpacker Special (2 Beach Dives) 1 Day course 6,500 Baht
The entry point into the technical range, Tec 40 provides a transition from recreational to technical diving. Although the use of full tech gear (doubles and wings) is preferred, it does allow modified use of recreational gear in some situations, provided the diver has two separate regulators, with one of the first stages fitted with a long hose. (a main cylinder and pony cylinder combination). The intended working limit for a diver at this level is 40 metres/130 feet with up to 10 minutes of non-accelerated decompression. They may use any EANx mix with up to 50% oxygen content or air. To enroll on the course, a diver must be the equivalent of a PADI Advanced Open Water diver, with an EANx Diver rating and have deep recreational diving experience.
3 day course 20,000 Baht
After successful completion of the DSAT Tec 45 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 45 metres/145 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.
The Course Covers: Technical diving risks and responsibilities, technical equipment rigging, gas planning, team diving, technical pre-dive checks, specific tech diving hand signals, gas shut down drills, gas switching, long hose gas sharing, lift bag deployment, removal and replacement of deco cylinders, equipment and gas failure procedures, handling technical diver emergencies and rescue drills, oxygen management, decompression computer software, executing decompression stops and dives.
After successful completion of the DSAT Tec 50 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.
Beyond the realms of deep air diving we introduce trimix - a gas blend consisting of oxygen, helium and nitrogen, for those wishing to explore deeper into technical diving. The DSAT Tec Trimix Course is designed for individuals already certified and experienced in technical deep decompression diving with air and enriched air nitrox. The course is designed to extend your depth range capabilities utilizing trimix to a max depth of 75m.
4 day course 45,000 Baht
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. It can result in one of two certifications: DSAT Gas Blender or DSAT Trimix Blender. Being a gas blender has significant advantages to your technical diving at any level, it gives you the confidence and understanding of the mixes you require to execute your dives.
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.
PADI's Diving Science and Technology department have just announced that they intend to release a rebreather program. Keep am eye on this page and we will let you know when it is available.
The objective of this course is to train the divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for utilising EAN 21 through to 100 percent oxygen for dives not requiring staged decompression. To a depth of 40 msw (130fsw) this course can be combined with Decompression Procedures at the discretion of your instructor.
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This Course examines theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. The objective of the course is to train divers how to plan and conduct standard staged decompression dives not exceeding a maximum depth of 150 fsw / 45 msw. During the course students will look at the most common equipment requirements, gear set-ups, decompression techniques and dive planning. Students are able to use EAN and Oxygen for decompression provided the gas mix is within their current certification level.
This course provides training and experience required to competently utilise air for dives up to 180 fsw, 55 msw that require stage decompression, utilising nitrox mixtures or oxygen during decompression. This course is the most rewarding course you may take as a diver and sets the foundations for all your future deep diving.
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