PADI Tec Rec Courses Phuket

Tec Courses in Phuket Thailand, Technical Diving, Thailand Tec diving, PADI Tec Rec, comes in many forms, and there are several courses we offer here at Phuket Tec Rec that are still classed as Recreational Diving course.
Although with these courses we are using a bit more gear than your typical recreational course may offer.

So what is the difference between Recreational and Technical Diving?

Recreational Diving – Is no stop diving with a maximum depth of 40 lineal metres from the surface. Breathing compressed air or Enriched Air Nitrox with a maximum of 40% oxygen content. Also offers limited overhead environment for those certified as Wreck, Cavern or Ice diver.

Technical Diving – Is full decompression diving (multiple stops while ascending to surface) or most likely “accelerated decompression” diving, depth is dependent on divers training level (40 metres – 95 metres) Breathing gases which include, air, enriched air, oxygen and trimix (O2, N2, H2) For technical divers with correct certifications overhead environments exceeding 40 lineal metres from the surface.

These course are a good start to a possible pathway into tec diving. The skills learnt, and the experience gained from these courses will certainly help  you as you consider which is the best Tec course for you!

Enriched Air

Enriched Air

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver in Phuket Thailand

Nitrox course in Thailand

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

With the PADI Enriched Air course you are going to extend your bottom time, excellent when you are doing wreck dive, multiple day dives, liveaboard….

What are you going to learn

  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer

Duration: 1 1/2 Day

Price for the course is 9,900 Baht and that includes 2 dives

Self Reliant Diver

Self Reliant in Phuket Thailand
Self Reliant Diver Tec Course in Phuket

Self Reliant in Phuket Thailand

The purpose of the Self-Reliant Diver specialty course is to recognize and accept the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety while identifying and developing self-reliance and independence while diving. There are two reasons for an experienced diver to take the Self-Reliant diver course:

• To develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a partner
   when preferred or necessary.
• To sharpen skills of diving self-reliance, making the diver a stronger

   partner in a dive pair or team.

What are you going to learn

This course covers when diving alone may be applicable, and the need to compensate for those situations, including dive planning, life support system readiness, adaptive training, equipment and responsibility. This course is an introduction to self-reliant diving that helps student divers develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on themselves first, whether or not they are diving with a partner, including:
• The value and application of the buddy system.
• The philosophy of, and motivation for, diving without a partner.
• Potential risks of diving alone, and how to manage those risks.
• The value of equipment redundancy and what back-up equipment is

• Dive planning and gas management.

Duration: 1 1/2 Day

Price:  10,800 Baht, PADI fee included

Sidemount Course

PADI Sidemount Course
Sidemount PADI Course in Phuket

PADI Sidemount Diver Course in Phuket Thailand

Find a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the PADI Sidemount Diver course.

Because you are able to move the cylinder from your back to your side, it instantly takes the pressure off your back and gives you more flexibility to move and enjoy your dive. Plus, you don’t have to walk to the dive site with the cylinders on your back. You can enter the water and clip them on and go.

What is Sidemount?

Sidemount diving is the, now increasingly formalized, approach towards conducting dives with 2 or more primary cylinders secured at the side of the body and in line with the torso – with no cylinders on the diver’s back. A common feature that defines sidemount configuration in the use of bungee cords to provide an upper attachment on the cylinder valve, normally routed from behing the diver’s upper back, whilst the lower cylinder is secured to the diver’s lower harness ( butt-plate or waist D- rings ) via bolt-snaps.

PADI Sidemount outline

The padi Sidemount course provides structured training for recreational divers who wish to safely and effectively use Sidemount configuration for their diving.The course includes, knowledges development and practical application, allowing divers to learn how to properly set-up and configure sidemount kits.Divers also participate in a series of open water training sessions, enabling them to get the most out of this ground-breaking approach to scuba diving.

Course Goals
Once certified, student divers will be able to use sidemount equipment comfortably for no stop recreational dives in conditions similar to, or better than those encountered during training.



  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • At least 15 years old

You can easily combine sidemount diving with any other PADI Specialty you have take.  Ask us how.

Duration:  2 days
Price: 11,800 Baht, PADI Fee included