This week we get into the details of the PADI TEC 50 course to plan advanced dive profiles using air/EANx/oxygen for accelerated decompression. This is the fourth in a series of articles exploring the PADI Tec Deep Course: the first article provided an overview of the PADI Tec Deep Course; the second article explored the details of the PADI TEC 40, considered to be the gateway into TEC diving; and the third article explored the details of the PADI TEC 45 course for extending your depth and time using 100% nitrox.
This week we get into the details of the PADI TEC 45 course to extend your depth and time using 100% nitrox. This is the third in a series of articles exploring the PADI Tec Deep Course: the first article provided an overview of the PADI Tec Deep Course, and the second article explored the details of the PADI TEC 40, considered to be the gateway into TEC diving.
More and more divers today are feeling an itch to explore more of the underwater world in a responsible way and this is exactly what the PADI Tec Deep Course offers. It is a challenge to any seasoned diver whether he/she is an instructor or experienced advanced open water diver.
This series of blogs takes a closer look at exactly the steps involved in the PADI Tec Deep Course, starting with a look at how the program is structured.
In Feb 2013, Two Fish Divers contracted with Blue Label Diving, a premier PADI/TDI facility for TEC Courses and diving, to run all TEC Diving services at Two Fish Divers locations, under the name Blue Label Diving Indonesia (BLDI).
One of the most important service that BLDI provides is Sidemount Diving – providing courses and diving for recreational use to 40m as well as services for more deeper diving to 100m-plus. When you visit us, you may be interested in our FREE weekly Intro to Tec that we hold at our resorts, or the 2-day/3dive Sidemount Course for only Eu140 (supplement on top of normal accomm/dive package) – and during Jan-Mar 2014 we are running our TEC Promo that gives you 20% discount on all our TEC courses!!
TEC Instructors Hiro and Sandy are tekkies in Blue Label Diving Indonesia and are based in Bunaken, Indonesia. They are a technical diving duo and provide technical dive training and dives on sidemount, twinsets and rebreathers. They began technical diving in 2009 on rebreathers and open circuit, and then made the switch to teaching tec in 2012.
They love TEC so much that they actually got married at depth of 130 meters. Not only that, they actually exchanged vows, rings and a kiss at 130 meters underwater in a cave in Thailand and set a Guinness World Record for the deepest wedding!
It’s been a long silence. And that can mean only one thing – we’re busy, especailly with rebreathers and sidemount! So here’s the Bunaken and Lembeh technical diving update for the past couple of weeks.
Our last dive in the advanced trimix course in Bunaken, Bunaken island to 100m took us almost two hours. Usain Bolt runs 100 meters in less than 10 seconds and could probably run another 100 at the same pace!
The last weeks have all gone under one keyword – planning – despite there being resorts and dive centers on Bunaken and Lembeh the process of getting helium and oxygen in all desired combinations is still quite slow. That in turns means we need to look quite far ahead with our planning (specially for divers wanting to dive deeper on trimix) to have stock of all gases for all dives and all situations.
After returning from the wonderful Singapore and ADEX show it was time to get down and dirty, and over the last week we have done lots of sidemount diving in Bunaken.
Blue Label Diving Indonesia is proud to bring you a PADI TecXplor 2013 in Bali!!
How do you feel about sidemount diving? not sure? sounds like pretty much everyone else. A few of the guys in Lembongan just had a little try out on one. Yayan one of our guides said it was lots of fun and really good for buoyancy control. Didn’t take long at all to get used…
ADEX 2013 in Singapore is knocking on our doors and Blue Label Diving Indonesia will be there, so you can talk to us at ADEX if you want to find out about Tec diving in Indonesia!
With side mount getting more and more popular it was just a question of time when the first PADI sidemount course would take place here at Two Fish Divers.
PADI Discover Tec experience with John and Craig in Bunaken, our divemaster interns.
With our divemaster candidate (well, now a divemaster already) John leaving us it was time to hone his stay, get our other divemaster candidate Craig along and see what these twinsets are all about.
We would like to welcome Markko, our new Tec Instructor/Manager, who arrived in Bunaken last week, and this means that Tec diving and Tec courses are now available in Bunaken & Lembeh!
Markko is from Estonia, he is 30years old and has been diving since he was 16years old. He is a very experienced recreational instructor and has almost reached the level of PADI Master Instructor. He has just spent a month on a technical diving internship in Thailand with Blue Label;s Ben Reymenants developing his technical diving and teaching capabilities.
OzTek 2013 next weekend 16-17 March in Sydney, Australia. We’ll be at the show this year but not as Two Fish Divers – we are going as Blue Label Diving Indonesia as part of the Blue Label family!
We are pleased to announce that Two Fish Divers Indonesia and Blue label Diving Thailand have formed a new company for tec diving in Indonesia that will operated as a joint venture, and it will be called Blue Label Diving Indonesia (BLDI).
THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN: We congratulate Arto and Jimmy who finished their IDC yesterday and wish them all the best for the IE tomorrow. Check out the pic of Arto diving with a CCR – he loved the quiet, no bubbles experience!! Also this week barracudas galore on the day trip, lots of sharks, schools…
Last week we undertook our deepest dive yet to 120m. One of our guests Iain visited us with his rebreather and decided to take advantage of the tec diving facilities offered by our sister company BunakenTec. These services include full support for trimix diving on both open circuit and rebreather, and paticipation in deep exploration…
Sidemount diving is the current craze!! With sidemount, the tanks are mounted on either side of the diver instead of on the back of the diver. It is a popular configuration with advanced cave and techincal divers, as smaller sections of cave and wrecks can be penetrated and tanks can be changed with greater ease.…
The current craze in diving is rebreather diving!! With a rebreather, all the air you breath out is captured in the unit on your back and the carbon dioxide is removed, and it is returned to you for breathing again. This means that you do not need as much air, therefore the tanks are only…
Yesterday Brendon and Nigel went diving with their brand new Megadolon Rebreather!! What is a Rebreather? A rebreather is a type of breathing set that provides a breathing gas containing oxygen and recycled exhaled gas. This recycling reduces the volume of breathing gas used, making a rebreather lighter and more compact than an open-circuit breathing…
We are now the first and only PADI Tec Center in North Sulawesi. We have set up a new Tec diving branch called Bunaken Tec, and it specialises in Tec Diving around Bunaken. We are providing support for Tec Deep diving, Trimix diving and rebreather diving. We are also running expeditions to find the elusive…