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PADI Tec 100 CCR Diver

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PADI Tec 100 CCR Diver

PADI Tec 100 CCR Diver is at the top of the PADI Tec CCR diver training. In this course, you'll learn to plan and make hypoxic trimix/heliox dives using a Type T (technical) CCR to a maximum of depth of 100 metres/328 feet. You'll also learn to carry and manage multiple bailout cylinders and complete multiple decompression stops.

The PADI Tec 100 CCR Diver course addresses technical diving with Type T CCRs. These include a range of electronic CCRs (eCCRs) and manual CCRs (mCCRs). Tec 100 CCR Diver refines your ability to diagnose, understand and effectively respond to life-support problems. In the course, you will use hypoxic trimix/heliox diluent to complete a technical dive, with its necessary decompression obligations. You will carry a range of high/low oxygen and trimix/heliox bailout cylinders while doing this.

This training is significantly more challenging than the Tec 60 CCR Diver course. This is in part because it includes the use of diluents and bailout gases you cannot safely breathe at the surface. Successful Tec 100 CCR Diver course completion requires divers to demonstrate the superior level of skill necessary to competently dive a technical CCR at exploration depths.

Divers wishing to apply their certification to another Type T CCR at the Tec 100 CCR Diver level will need to complete the Tec CCR Qualifier program. This will covers skills and knowledge specific to the particular unit.

This refresher program covers the level of skills required to make Tec 100 CCR dives. Divers may also refresh skills appropriate for the PADI Tec 40 and 60 CCR Diver courses as well, if required.

What will I do?

Going deeper than 60 metres/200 feet brings up a few key considerations that you'll focus on during this course. This goes beyond what you already know as a Tec 60 CCR Diver. During knowledge development, one confined water dive and five open water dives, you'll cover:

  • Diving with hypoxic gases and managing oxygen exposure deeper than 60 metres/200 feet
  • Wearing three or more bailout cylinders and choosing bailout gases
  • Dealing with CCR problems and dive emergencies at extreme depths

What scuba gear will I use?

You'll use standard tec diving equipment along with the gear you used for your PADI Tec 60 CCR Diver course. In addition, you'll use at least two more bailout cylinders.

After certification as a PADI Tec 100 CCR Diver, you'll need to qualify if you want to use a different Type T CCR model because procedures vary with each model. However, you don't need to repeat the entire course. Just take a PADI Tec CCR Qualifier program that focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to use a different Type T CCR model.

Note that all CCRs used in PADI TecRec courses must be third party tested and manufacturers must ensure they meet a comprehensive list of requirements.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

To enrol in the Tec 100 CCR Diver course, you must:

  • Be a Tec 60 CCR Diver qualified on the specific Type T CCR to be used in the course
  • Have a minimum of 175 dives, with at least 50 dives and 100 hours experience diving the Type T CCR used in the course with an offboard bailout system. At least 25 of these dives must be multistop decompression dives deeper than 40 metres/130 feet with trimix/heliox diluent.

Note that manufacturer requirements also may apply and qualifying certifications from other diver training organisation may be acceptable - ask your Tec 100 CCR Instructor.