by Virginie Abrial

The first DSAT Tec 40 diver trained by PURE has just successfully completed his course in Sharm el Sheikh. Congratulations go to Dennis Solovyev and his instructor Andrey Sokolov! The new training programme from DSAT, the technical diving branch of PADI, offers an easy way to jump into technical diving adventures. This way, PADI divers can now learn to dive safely beyond the limits of recreational diving. To go further and stay longer!

The Tec 40 program is the first subdivision of the full DSAT Tec Deep Diver course and consists of four dives. Because one of these dives can be conducted in confined water (such as a pool), some divers decide to start their training in the winter time, ready to continue in open water when spring arrives. But hey! You don’t have to wait that long! Come and join us now under the generous and ever present sun of Sharm el Sheikh and you will be able to complete your training right away in the clear and warm waters of the Red Sea, teeming with incredible underwater life. Also a bit more attractive than a swimming pool, we’d like to think.

During this course, you will learn:
• How to use decompression software and dive computers to plan and make decompression dives (up to 10 minutes of decompression time) to a maximum depth 40 metres.
• How to use a single stage cylinder to make your “deco” stops with a Nitrox mix containing up to 50% O2, improving your decompression and giving you an extra safety factor.

Obviously, everything you will learn will be credited for the next courses, i.e. the DSAT Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses. Having taken these three programs, you will have achieved the Tec Deep Diver level and you’ll be able to jump into the trimix adventure with the Tec Trimix 65, and finally the Tec Trimix course. Equipment requirements will progressively move from a slightly adapted recreational diving rig, to a full technical diving rig using twinsets and a double bladder wing. You will also learn safety procedures and diving techniques step by step in order to master more challenging dives in the future. Our dedicated and professional instructor team will be there to guide you every step of the way. Why not go all the way and advance to the Tec Trimix level, the highest certification level in the DSAT program? Do not hesitate, join us now and…………..
For more information, please contact cave@purediving.com.

Welcome to the dark side!