/// Tech Course Pre-requisites

The following table details the Tech Course Pre-requisites that are needed for both PADI and TDI courses

Course Min. age No. of dives required No. of logged
nitrox dives >18m
No. of logged
deep dives >30m
Rescue diver Nitrox diver AOW/Tech diver Medical
PADI Tech Basics 15 N N AOW N*
PADI Sidemount 15 N N N N*
PADI Tec Sidemount 18 30 N N AOW Y
PADI Disc Tec 18 10 N N N N*
PADI Tec 40 18 30 10 10
(7 if have PADI Deep)
Y Y N Y
PADI Tec 45 18 50 12 6 Y Y AOW; Tec 40 Y
PADI Tec 50 18 100 20 15 Y Y Tec 45 Y
PADI Tec Deep 18 100 20 15 Y Y AOW Y
PADI Tec Gas Blender 18 N Y N N
TDI Intro Tech 15 25 N N N N*
TDI Adv Nitrox 15 25 N Y Intro Tech N*
TDI Deco Proc 18 25 N N Adv Nitrox N*
TDI Extended Range 18 100 25 N Y Adv Nitrox +
Deco Procedures
N*
TDI Trimix 18 100 N Y Adv Nitrox +
Deco Procedures
N*
TDI Sidemount 18 10 N N N N*
SDI Solo Diver 21 100 N N AOW N*

*Please note you will need to complete a self assessment medical form at the beginning of the course. Should you answer YES to any of the questions on the form, we will require a doctor’s sign-off which can be arranged locally.


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